Because, you see, Aziz Ansari made one promo where he sat with Kristen Bell and made a joke watching the Hurt Locker, about a bomb being in his pants. And that was apparently enough for people to wash him from their memories, because now they’re bombarding the interwebs and the airwaves with ads featuring Tom Cruise as Les Grossman, berating movie stars.
Les Grossman is a tertiary character added in a movie because Tom Cruise needed something to revive his flagging career. Now he’s being used in MTV promos, because MTV doesn’t have enough faith in the guy they’ve hired as a host to air his face in promotional materials. To be fair, though, I’ll give anyone props who yells at Robert Pattinson about his hair. That takes halfway decent writers. And the thought of a fat kid at space camp makes me happy.
But this is the state of the entertainment industry.
Enjoy. Whoever made those prosthetic hands is my new hero. Behind Josh Schwartz.