Ben Schwartz's Netflix Dominance Is All Thanks to Boners and Skidmarks
The entertainment industry has been arguing over whether or not Tom Cruise “saved movies” for weeks, yet no one is paying comedy’s saviors their due – thank you, Ben Schwartz, Boner and Skidmark.
Earlier today, the actor and comedian who first rose to stardom playing Jean Ralphio in Parks and Recreation reflected on the impact his historic career has had on the industry, namely in preserving its existence. While browsing Netflix, Schwartz noticed that the streaming platforms Top 10 Movies in the U.S. featured two of his own comedy films just in the top four spots – the Jason Bateman-starred family funeral comedy This is Where I Leave You and Dreamworks’ animated feature Turbo both topped the list, preserving comedy’s presence in the medium of film.
In This is Where I Leave You, Schwartz’ Boner character is a young Rabbi who is asked to sit shiva with a grieving family whom he has known since childhood. Turbo saw Schwartz playing Samuel L. Jackson’s sidekick Skidmark in a crew of snail racers. Both performances propelled these movies to the top of the charts today, and both are worth of our respect and admiration.
Where would comedy be without Boner and Skidmark?