Waiting for The Dude

January 11, 2019-January 12, 2019 – I was watching The Big Lebowski. It was an early scene at the bowling alley. John Goodman’s character pulled a gun out on his teammate while they were sitting at their lane. It was taking a while for him to put away the gun. It was getting a little uncomfortable. I was waiting for The Dude to show up.



(NOTE: In my dreams, celebrities usually appear as conflations of themselves and the characters they play.  So if a dream takes place in a movie or TV show, then its characters are usually also the actors that play them.  There a few exceptions: animated characters generally are not counted this way, as they don’t tend to have this same conflated quality.  So, an appearance by Bob Belcher would not also count as an appearance by H. Jon Benjamin.  Also, for fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by Mary Poppins counts as an appearance by Emily Blunt only if it is the version of Poppins as played by Blunt.)

It somehow just feels right that RuPaul and Alex Trebek are tied for first.

RuPaul – 5
Alex Trebek – 5

Donald Trump – 4

Johnny Galecki – 3 (each time as Leonard Hofstadter)
Chris Gethard – 3
Simon Helberg – 3 (each time as Howard Wolowitz)
Kyle Mooney – 3
Kunal Nayyar – 3 (each time as Raj Koothrappali) – 3
Jim Parsons – 3 (each time as Sheldon Cooper) – 3
Adam Scott – 3 (once as Max Jennifer from Ghosted)

Pete Davidson – 2
Zooey Deschanel – 2 (both times as Jess Day)
Billy Eichner – 2
Will Forte – 2 (once as Phil Tandy Miller)
Monique Heart – 2
John Krasinski – 2
Brie Larson – 2
Ginger Minj – 2
Bobby Moynihan – 2 (once as Alex Riley)
Bob Odenkirk – 2
Issa Rae – 2 (once as Issa Dee)
Paul Rudd – 2
Emma Stone – 2

Ben Affleck – 1
Aja (Drag Queen) – 1
Tyler Alvarez – 1 (as Peter Maldonado)
Anthony Anderson – 1
Blake Anderson – 1
Louie Anderson – 1
Jennifer Aniston – 1
KJ Apa – 1 (as Archie Andrews)
Allisyn Ashley Arm – 1 (as Heather from A.P. Bio)
Fred Armisen – 1
Scott Aukerman – 1
Stone Cold Steve Austin – 1
Ashleigh Barty – 1
Paul Begala – 1
Candice Bergen – 1
Mayim Bialik – 1 (as Amy Farrah Fowler)
Big Bird – 1
Maame Biney – 1
Emily Blunt – 1
Jim Boeheim – 1
Bowser – 1
Tom Brady – 1
Josh Brener – 1
Alison Brie – 1
Aparna Brielle – 1 (as Sarika from A.P. Bio)
George W. Bush – 1
Jim Carrey – 1 (as Truman Burbank)
Jon Cena – 1
Kim Chi – 1
John Cleese – 1
Deon Cole – 1 (as Charlie Telphy)
Jodie Comer – 1 (as Villanelle)
Kevin Corrigan – 1
Tom Cruise – 1
Kennedy Davenport – 1
Charlie Day – 1 (as Charlie Kelly)
Adam DeVine – 1
Erica Durance – 1 (as Lois Lane)
Idris Elba – 1
Dakota Fanning – 1
Chris Farley – 1
Will Ferrell – 1
Chuckie Finster – 1
Gal Gadot – 1
Zach Galifianakis – 1
Teri Garr – 1
Ana Gasteyer – 1
Robin Givens – 1 (as Sierra McCoy)
Ilana Glazer – 1 (as Ilana Wexler)
Donald Glover – 1 (as Earn)
Griffin Gluck – 1 (as Sam Ecklund)
Ariana Grande – 1
Draymond Green – 1
Bill Hader – 1
Tom Hanks – 1
Justin Hartley – 1 (as Oliver Queen)
Anders Holm – 1
BoJack Horseman – 1
Allen Iverson – 1
Alex Jacob – 1
Abbi Jacobson – 1 (as Abbi Abrams)
Jameela Jamil – 1 (as Tahani Al-Jami)
Scarlett Johansson – 1
Dwayne Johnson – 1
Jake Johnson – 1 (as Nick Miller)
Dru Johnston – 1
Jerry Jones – 1
Michael Jordan – 1
Mindy Kaling – 1
Katya (drag queen) – 1
Keegan-Michael Key – 1
Stan Lee – 1
John Legend – 1
Eugene Levy – 1
Jane Levy – 1
Jennifer Lewis – 1 (as Ruby Johnson)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – 1 (as Elaine Benes)
Kyle MacLachlan – 1 (as Mr. Mayor)
Rami Malek – 1
Jason Mantzoukas – 1
Mastodon – 1
James McAvoy – 1 (as Kevin Wendell Crumb)
Melissa McCarthy – 1
John McLaughlin – 1
Camila Mendes – 1
Jason Momoa – 1
Jack Nicholson – 1
Amy Renee Noonan (of Karmin) – 1
Sandra Oh – 1 (as Eve Polastri)
Asia O’Hara – 1
Catherine O’Hara – 1
Kaitlin Olson – 1 (as Dee Reynolds)
Isaih Pacheco – 1
Teresa Palmer – 1
Ralphie Parker – 1
Randy Parker – 1
Emo Philips – 1
Karolina Pliskova – 1
Kevin Pollak – 1
Mary Poppins – 1
Esther Povitsky – 1
Adam Ray – 1 (as Officer Crowder from American Vandal)
Rex Reed – 1
John C. Reilly – 1 (as Dewey Cox)
Matthew Rhys – 1 (as Philip Jennings)
Britt Robertson – 1
Nick Robinson – 1 (as Simon)
Austin Rogers – 1
Saoirse Ronan – 1
Keri Russell – 1 (as Elizabeth Jennings)
Rick Sanchez – 1
Bernie Sanders – 1
Paul Scheer – 1
Amy Schumer – 1
Yara Shahidi – 1
Shangela – 1
Luke Skywalker – 1
Wesley Snipes – 1
Kevin Spacey – 1
David Spade – 1 (as Joe Dirt)
Ryan Stiles – 1
Jerry Stiller – 1
Holly Taylor – 1 (as Paige Jennings)
Kristin Scott Thomas – 1
Kenan Thompson – 1
Jesse Thorn – 1
Melania Trump – 1
Liv Tyler – 1
Jessica Walter – 1 (as Lucille Bluth)
Elizabeth Warren – 1
Damon Wayans, Jr. – 1 (as Coach)
Betty White – 1
Serena Williams – 1
Venus Williams – 1
Bruce Willis – 1 (as David Dunn)
Oprah Winfrey – 1
Tommy Wiseau – 1
Reese Witherspoon – 1
Yoda – 1

See Star Wars Run

December 13, 2018-December 14, 2018 – I was watching SNL. I started to fast-forward as a commercial break started. But I wanted to watch the first commercial, so I rewound a bit. It got to the sketch right before the break. Then right after that, there was a filmed piece about how there was an attempt in every Star Wars to make a run way out in the galaxy. Now in the next one, they were finally going to do it and it turned out to be really easy. It was called “Simple Run” or “Original Run.” Kyle Mooney played one of the pilots.

An Xmas Story

August 25, 2018-August 26, 2018 – I noticed that some people were watching a movie. It featured Ralphie from A Christmas Story as an adult watching TV. My brother explained that this was a sequel in which multiple characters, including Ralphie’s uncle, died from using drugs. Ralphie was using psychotropics. At one point characters’ faces appeared green and frog-like. Ralphie was on drugs and watching TV the whole time. He ate a couple of waffles and spilled some syrup on his shirt. He was so zoned out. There was no dialogue, just occasional grunts and murmurs. Randy wanted to join him on the couch, which he eventually did.

A Grande Update

June 22, 2018-June 23, 2018 – I was watching SNL. Ariana Grande was anchoring Weekend Update. She wasn’t the host, instead she was making a surprise guest appearance. One of her jokes involved pronouncing some four-syllable word with the phonetic spelling appearing on the bottom of the screen. It was a word familiar to SNL fans, so it was funny the way she said it. Then Pete Davidson came on and did a desk bit. As expected, the two of them had an easy rapport. After Pete left, Ariana announced that she was indeed going to be the musical guest of the season finale. This was the second (and last) episode in March, there would be three episodes in April, and then two in May. It seemed like she would also be the host, though she didn’t mention that specifically. I looked at the Wikipedia page for this season. It listed Ariana as the musical guest for the finale, with a note that she was also possibly going to be the host.

June 8, 2018-June 9, 2018 – I was at my parents’ house. We were heading out somewhere to watch Olympic skiing up close. I ended up in a cabin with two guys. I think they were announcers, or something like that. I think I knew one of them. We were talking about watching the skiing. There was a window we could look out from, but our view was going to be quite obscured. The guys discussed going outside to watch. I would be up for that, but I didn’t have any boots to walk around the snow in. There were at least two pairs of boots on the floor, but neither of them were mine. Then we were outside. It actually wasn’t that snowy. The skiing surface was pavement without any snow on it. Several of us were standing around it. The skiers were starting to come down. Someone was trying to shoo me to the side to get out of the way. I had to jump right before one skier zoomed by. A bunch of skiers were going down the course simultaneously instead of one at a time. 91-year-old Jerry Stiller was among the next wave coming down. We were all impressed by him. The Olympics were being more open about who was allowed to enter, but still everyone here was decently impressive. Then we were back in the cabin. Two of my uncles were laughing about something. One of them said, “Get me Anne Meara!” She was part of our family, someone’s mother-in-law. I was trying to remember whose she was. Scarlett Johansson was also a member of the family, so I was looking forward to going to her eventual wedding. A little later, we were packing up the house. Walking in and out of one room, I caught SNL on the TV. The host was announced as Count Dracula, with Scarlett Johansson announced as a special guest. I sat down to see what this was all about. I was going to have to watch later the parts of the opening segment that I had missed. Pete Davidson was playing Dracula. He was wearing purple makeup and purple clothes. Apparently he had come up with this idea with ScarJo, and she was going to help him out during the episode if he needed it. For his monologue, he was explaining Dracula’s perspective on sketch comedy. It didn’t really have anything to do with being a vampire.

Love, Future Purge

March 26, 2018-March 27, 2018 – I was at a fancy party. Most of the attendees were around my age. I walked up to the dining area. I headed to the bathroom. There was a screening of Love, Simon happening here. It started out with a bunch of kids hanging out on a boat. Later in the movie, it was the end of the night. Simon, or somebody, could be heard saying that he had never really been asked out to hang out before, and he was really grateful for this. I couldn’t tell if this was happening at the beginning or the end of the school year. One of the characters was played by Britt Robertson. They were all switching over to another boat. I grabbed Britt with my left arm and helped her over. Then I jumped over, too. I was watching a trailer for the next Purge movie. People were in a warehouse, where they were being checked to see if they were possessing certain things (like a gun or other weapons, I think). Elsewhere, there was someone on a recording giving instructions on how not to be detected. Everyone was red and veiny, I guess because this was the future and they were mutated humans. The instructor explained that the last part involved turning off your brain activity, which would be incredibly painful. There was some guy hanging from the warehouse ceiling, about to turn off his brain. There was another guy hiding behind a column who injected himself with something to help turn off his brain.