On last night’s episode of Chuck, several characters were asked to name their favorite non-Connery Bond. It’s something I’ve thought about a lot. Here’s my list (to be fair, in certain moods, I may prefer some of the top three on this list to certain Connery performances):
- Moore (Live and Let Die – For Your Eyes Only)
- Any of the actors who portrayed Agent James Bond in the 1967 version of Casino Royale
- Barry Nelson
- Moore (Octopussy – A View to a Kill)
2 thoughts on “Answering Life’s Important Questions”
How can Roger Moore be in there twice?!
Moore was the first Bond I encountered as a child and is thus is in my Top 3 for sure. Moonraker FTW!
Pierce is certainly at the top and I don’t mind Daniel Craig at all. Dalton was certainly the worst Bond albeit an interesting change of the character.
While I know Lazenby was the one-off Bond, I don’t think I’ve watched “Majesty” in ages so I need a refresher to be fair to him.
So the next important life question has to be, who is the best Stooge?
Moore is up there twice because Octopussy and A View to a Kill are horrible, horrible movies, unlike his first batch of Bond outings.
Lazenby is the man. Re-watch OHMSS- he’s simultaneously suave and gritty in what has to be the best story of any Bond flick.
As for the Stooge question, you just blew my mind. They were all and could be funny on their own, but most of their genius came from playing off each other. Moe is the most consistent. Larry, I’d say is the most underrated. The only comparisons you can make are among those who served as third stooge.
Even at that, Joe and Curly Joe were clearly sub-par to Shemp and Curly. A lot of the shorts Shemp was in were retreads of Curly storylines. Still, Shemp was a genius in his own right. Even with that, I think Curly was the best third stooge.
But I don’t think I could pick between Moe, Larry and, say, Curly.
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