5 Things About Vikings That We Get All Wrong

Unfortunately, thanks to centuries of misinformation in scholarly histories and in popular culture, most people suffer from a variety of misconceptions about the Vikings, from who they were to when they were active to what, exactly, they did.

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Patton Oswalt is one of those comedians who pops up in the most unlikely places sometimes. Sporting 230 acting credits on his IMDB page, Oswalt has been appearing in random comedies since the mid 90's. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see how many of our favorite movies, tv shows and even video games Patton has landed in. 

Seinfeld: Video Store Clerk

Patton Oswalt Seinfeld

NBC

Oswalt must have jumped with joy when he heard he booked the role of video store clerk on Seinfeld. Oswalt gives George the info for who last rented Breakfast At Tiffany’s, resulting in a full display of George’s lack of social boundaries. 

The Weird Al Show: Seymore

Patton Oswalt Weird Al Show

CBS

Patton and Weird Al have a great friendship, he’s done a few projects with Al, but the earliest must be his brief appearance on The Weird Al Show. Oswalt plays a secret club member named Seymore. Nothing better than some young Patton.

Man On The Moon: Restaurant Goer

Man On The Moon Patton Oswalt

Warner Bros

A simple role, with a bold haircut. This scene from Man On The Moon contains Oswalt's famous line “Are you Andy Kaufman?”

Fairly Odd Parents: The Crimson Chin Writer

Fairly odd parents Patton Oswalt

Nickelodeon

In one of the few live action scenes from the series, Oswalt plays the writer of the crimson chin who is attacked by The Nega-Chin on The Fairly Odd Parents.

Flight of the Conchords: Elton John Impersonator

Patton Oswalt Flight of the conchords

HBO

In one of my favorite episodes from Flight of the Conchords, Oswalt plays an Elton John impersonator alongside fellow Mr.Show alumni Mary Lynn Rajskub. 

Community: Male Nurse Jackie

Patton Oswalt community

NBC

Patton finally got to play his dream role as “Male Nurse Jackie'' in season one of Community

Reno 911!: Jillet-Ben Coe

Patton Oswalt reno 911

Comedy Central

Patton was all over RENO 911! Usually playing a nerdy DnD player or Ren Fair attendee. My favorite role, however, has got to be Jillet-Ben Coe, who confesses to a murder he committed in Thailand.

Portlandia: Thor83

Patton Oswalt Portlandia Thor83

IFC

Patton plays Thor83 in this quick guest spot on Portlandia. He is the self proclaimed inventor of the world of funny Evite replies.

Sorry To Bother You: White Voice

Both Patton and David Cross were the resident “white voices” for the film Sorry To Bother You. Patton is the white voice for Mr._______ and I gotta say, it’s hard to think of anyone who sounds whiter. 

Zoolander: Monkey Photographer

Patton Oswalt Zoolander

VH1

“Dance monkey! In your little spangly suit!” Get a great fisheye lens close up of Patton in this quick flashback from Zoolander, where he plays a photographer. 

Mr. Show: Famous Mortimer

Patton Oswalt Mr.show

HBO

Blink and you’ll miss him! Patton plays “Famous Mortimer” in this classic Mr.Show sketch where a news anchor breaks the news of his divorce to the giant cast of co-anchors. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Harry Baskin

Curb your enthusiasm Patton Oswalt

HBO

Patton was the B-plot for an entire Curb your Enthusiasm episode in the 11th season. If you didn’t catch it, Larry ropes Patton into participating in a hot dog eating contest.

Dead Rising 2: Randy Tugman

Patton Oswalt Dead Rising 2

Capcom

This was a massive shock for me. If you’ve ever played the Dead Rising series of games, one of the most memorable psychopaths from the whole series is the crazed chainsaw wielding pig man, Randy Tugman. Patton detours away from his usually lighthearted voice over work to portray this terrifying bloodthirsty maniac.

Balls of Fury: The Hammer

Patton Oswalt Balls of Fury

Spyglass Entertainment

Patton had a lot of experience working with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant on RENO 911! So it’s a no-brainer that he would show up in their 2007 comedy Balls Of Fury. Oswalt dons the role of a nerdy ping pong champ named “The Hammer” and it fits him like a bloody glove.

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