by Patricia Grandjean
Oct 21, 2011
12:01 PMBox Office
Anyone who loves Connecticut resident Christopher Walken—and really, isn't that everyone?—is bound to appreciate this YouTube satire of AMC's horror series, "The Walking Dead" (titled, of course, "The Walken Dead"), in which a worldwide virus turns everyone into Walken impersonators:
Just one complaint: It needs more cowbell . . . quotes. (Two favorites: "I put my pants on, just like the rest of you, one leg at a time . . . except, once my pants are on, I make gold records!" and "Really . . . explore the space!") As a reminder, here's the classic "Saturday Night Live" skit that got the cowbell fever going:
When it comes to Connecticut celebs who know how to devise funny conceptual videos, late night's Conan O'Brien is my pick for the king. Here, he introduces the lucky beneficiaries of his Airbnb.com campaign to rent out his TBS TV studio for $1 a night: three retired women who live in Mexico.
For more on Connecticut celebrities and their current projects (video or otherwise), be sure to check out the December 2011 issue of Connecticut Magazine.More Cowbell!