Monty (3/28/09)


This week’s Monty strips have seen the bespectacled title character dress up as Abraham Lincoln, travel back in time to foil the assassination at Ford’s Theatre, and inadvertently cause the death of the great emancipator by feeding him great quantities of gummy bears. Now we have Rod Serling and Ron Howard appearing as visions, one to wax poetic about the paradoxes of time travel and the other to lobby for the purchase of Frost/Nixon on DVD. Serling makes some interesting points, but I just can’t get on board with what Howard is selling. For my money, Frost/Nixon plays like a dated, low stakes drama about the office of the president; a well-acted yawner that pales in comparison to the entertaining endorsement of Barack Obama that Howard posted shortly before the 2008 election.


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