Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I (Heart) Scott Parkin

My next post is up at The Digital Hive wherein I extol the virtues of the virtuoso improvisational performance of actor Scott Parkin in the Tostitos Nolaf.org site.

I'm giving some love to the California Milk Processing Board's White Gold site too.

But I totally heart Scott Parkin.

A side note to the kids out there - if you think you want to be a comedian, or an actor - watch this man's performance. Genius.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have 8 dollars right here and it is so yours. Thank you so dang much for the nice words. Everybody on this project was so nice to me from the gaffer to the combover adviser. The writers were amazing and generous. I had the best of saftey nets in the script so I could strech out and really get some odd stuff. Having done 100's of tv spots this was the most challenging and funniest stuff to ever get through the ever increasing web of scared humorless people and lawyers. Thank you , thank you, thank you...to all at mekanism and element for the freedom to rip it up!
Scott "combyover" Parkin
ps. I gained 3 pnds for this role

Moda di Magno said...

@Anonymous Scott Parkin

Genius, and I mean it. You are gonna sell a lot of chips!

Good luck making the world a funnier place.

Anonymous said...

hey bye the bye if you liked the nolaf thing maybe you will like the other kool mekanisam thing i worked on at thrillisious.com.........i voiced one of the lizzards in the on going saga of the dancing lizzards from the sobe superbowl spot. this one was totally independent from nolaf but really kool as well. There are several more webesodes in the pipe. Anyway thanks again for the really nice words.

Anonymous said...

hey bye the bye if you liked the nolaf thing maybe you will like the other kool mekanisam thing i worked on at thrillisious.com.........i voiced one of the lizzards in the on going saga of the dancing lizzards from the sobe superbowl spot. this one was totally independent from nolaf but really kool as well. There are several more webesodes in the pipe. Anyway thanks again for the really nice words.

Anonymous said...

Hello lovley lady who says the nice things. I wanted to let you know that a very surreal and super kool thing has happened. My best friend wrote a piot with my life as a single dating dad as a template and CBS put it on the shedule. it stars jay mhor(I think thats how he spells it) and it's called "project Gary" , google it and check out some clips. I get to write on it and we will see what happens. in the mean time watch for my honda pilot spot with the elderly nudists. I would love to actually speak with you at some point cuz i dig your stuff but I don't know if internet people do that. Anyhoo keep up the good work and long live Hedley Lamar. The whole burnett crew as well as Bob Newhart and Mary Tyler More ruled my Saturday nights growing up and had huge impact on my future as a class clown.
Scott Parkin

Moda di Magno said...

Scott:

I just saw the Honda Pilot spot - OMG, totally guffawed.

Shoot me an email: modadimagno AT gmail.com and we'll connect off the comments page. I'd love to hear more about what you are doing.

-Lori

Anonymous said...

I knew Scott years ago, and was reminded of his charm when I heard a radio ad today for 4 out of 5 doctors - a comedy team in Dallas. I'd love to touch base with him and laugh over the "rolodex" of memories. Just can't find his contact info...

serjil said...

My son was lucky enough to be part of the NOLAF project. He's the little street urchin. I can tell you, it was hard for anyone to stay straight-faced in that room during the shoot.

I recognized Scott right away in the Honda commercial before I saw it here.

Anonymous said...

first anonymous.......who are you? I loved doing improv with the doc's and my time in dallas.
Second anonymous........your son was great and it was such fun!
Third hey Magno what gives? Homeland security confiscate the interview? Hope you is good , show is going well but so surreal and different, and wierd, and challenging and odd etc......

KG said...

Let's see if I can refresh your memory. I'm that brown-eyed girl who loved to swim in your apt. pool circa early 90's...

gravyboat said...

ok ...........i just can't remember who the brown eyed girl who like to wim in my apt pool was. You win i've narrowed it down but i need more info

Anonymous said...

need more info dallas......come n give a guy a break!

kg said...

Scott, I'll send my contact info/pic to Magno's e-mail to share with you. Maybe you still won't remember me. You were a popular boy in Dallas and there may have been several brown-eyed girls in the pool...

Magno, thank you for graciously bouncing the ball back and forth between old acquaintances. If it makes you feel better, I'm also a liberal Audi driver. Plus I want to buy some jewelry from you!

Moda di Magno said...

I love that I'm now running the Scott Parkin fan club. I'll set up a Paypal link soon. (~LOL)

RC said...

Scott is an old friend of mine from when he lived in Dallas...and I haven't spoken to him in over 15 years! Scott...if you are out there I'd love to talk to you!!

Moda di Magno said...

@RC send an email to me: modadimagno AT gmail.com

I'll pass your info along.

-Lori

Anonymous said...

I'm an old friend of Scott's from the old Tulsa soccer days, FM radio and back in CA. I've been trying to find contact info for him.

Do you have any contact info for him or a way to contact him?

Thanks,
Bert

Ben Mall said...

I was watching a documentary tonight about screenwriting and Scott appeared, being friends with one of the subjects of the film. Having worked with him several times in Dallas, I said to myself (since no one was in the room) "Hey! It's Scott Parkin!"

Yes, when I was in Dallas, Scott was clearly the funniest guy working. Scott, if you read this, I wish you continued success and happiness.

Moda di Magno said...

Ben Mall, I will be happy to pass your kind words along!

Moda di Magno said...

Ben - shoot me a message at modadimagno AT gmail.com and I'll forward it to Scott.

Randall Montalbano said...

Worked with Scott at KMYZ, in Tulsa. He and his partner, Kevin Anderson wrote some great bits.