History Creator / PhilHartman

2nd Apr '17 11:19:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'' (1985)

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* ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'' ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' (1985)
25th Feb '17 7:42:20 PM nombretomado
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Hartman has been consistently praised as one of SNL's best performers. His memorable celebrity impressions included FrankSinatra, Creator/CharltonHeston, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Ed [=McMahon=], Creator/KirkDouglas, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Barbara Bush, and UsefulNotes/BillClinton (years before Darrell Hammond would also be famous for the impression[[note]]in fact, a lot of Darrell Hammond's memorable impressions were made famous by Phil Hartman, like UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Dick Cheney, and Music/JohnnyCash[[/note]]). His original characters included Eugene the Anal-Retentive Chef (who also appeared as an anal-retentive carpenter and an anal-rententive sportsman) and The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. His ability to adapt to any performance earned him the nickname "Glue" from co-star Creator/AdamSandler.

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Hartman has been consistently praised as one of SNL's best performers. His memorable celebrity impressions included FrankSinatra, Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/CharltonHeston, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Ed [=McMahon=], Creator/KirkDouglas, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Barbara Bush, and UsefulNotes/BillClinton (years before Darrell Hammond would also be famous for the impression[[note]]in fact, a lot of Darrell Hammond's memorable impressions were made famous by Phil Hartman, like UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Dick Cheney, and Music/JohnnyCash[[/note]]). His original characters included Eugene the Anal-Retentive Chef (who also appeared as an anal-retentive carpenter and an anal-rententive sportsman) and The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. His ability to adapt to any performance earned him the nickname "Glue" from co-star Creator/AdamSandler.
6th Feb '17 4:55:24 PM Premonition45
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Hartman has been consistently praised as one of SNL's best performers. His memorable celebrity impressions included FrankSinatra, Creator/CharltonHeston, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Ed [=McMahon=], Creator/KirkDouglas, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Barbara Bush, and UsefulNotes/BillClinton (years before Darrell Hammond would also be famous for the impression[[note]]in fact, a lot of Darrell Hammond's memorable impressions were made famous by Phil Hartman, like Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, and Music/JohnnyCash[[/note]]). His original characters included Eugene the Anal-Retentive Chef (who also appeared as an anal-retentive carpenter and an anal-rententive sportsman) and The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. His ability to adapt to any performance earned him the nickname "Glue" from co-star Creator/AdamSandler.

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Hartman has been consistently praised as one of SNL's best performers. His memorable celebrity impressions included FrankSinatra, Creator/CharltonHeston, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Ed [=McMahon=], Creator/KirkDouglas, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Barbara Bush, and UsefulNotes/BillClinton (years before Darrell Hammond would also be famous for the impression[[note]]in fact, a lot of Darrell Hammond's memorable impressions were made famous by Phil Hartman, like Donald Trump, UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Dick Cheney, and Music/JohnnyCash[[/note]]). His original characters included Eugene the Anal-Retentive Chef (who also appeared as an anal-retentive carpenter and an anal-rententive sportsman) and The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. His ability to adapt to any performance earned him the nickname "Glue" from co-star Creator/AdamSandler.
26th Jan '17 12:41:52 AM gjjones
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!!Tropes applying to Phil Hartman's work:

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26th Jan '17 12:41:31 AM gjjones
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* TheDanza: [[invoked]] As Phil Fimple in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''.

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* TheDanza: [[invoked]] As Phil Fimple in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''.DownerEnding: His death from multiple gunshot wounds at the age of 49.
26th Jan '17 12:39:46 AM gjjones
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* FakeAmerican: [[invoked]] Almost all the characters he played were American; he was Canadian by birth.



* HeAlsoDid: [[invoked]] Hartman was also an artist who worked with rock groups. He designed the logo for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as album covers for Music/{{America}}, Poco, and Creator/TheFiresignTheatre.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] He played many {{Jerkass}}es characters (often for laughs), but was one of the gentlest souls around, which makes his sudden murder even more tragic.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]]
** He was going to play Zapp Brannigan on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', but died before working on it. As mentioned above, Groening gave Fry the first name "Phillip" in honor of Hartman, and Creator/BillyWest based his portrayal of Brannigan on Hartman's mannerisms.
** He was supposed to provide the voice of [[DiscoDan Disco Stu]] in the Simpsons episode "Two Bad Neighbors", but when the animators needed to do a model change, Hartman was unavailable, so Creator/HankAzaria took the part.
** He wanted to do a live-action film about Troy [=McClure=], and while it never got beyond enthusiasm, many of the ''Simpsons''' creative staff admitted it would have been fun to do.
** He had wanted to re-create his Groundlings character, Chick Hazard, a private eye, both on SNL and on film, but it never got very far.
** [[https://sb2tlopg.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/interview-with-dean-goss/ He nearly became the announcer/sidekick]] for the second season of ''[[Series/LetsMakeADeal The All-New Let's Make A Deal]]'', but [[Series/HighRollers Dean Goss]] got the gig instead, as Goss was being considered by Monty Hall to be his replacement, only for syndicator Telepictures to cancel it instead, fearing not being able to sell the show without Hall.
6th Jan '17 3:51:58 AM JamesAustin
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Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 -- May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born comedian and actor famous for starring on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' from 1986 to 1994, [[note]]considered by many to be the show's second GoldenAge after fumbling around blindly in utter mediocrity from 1980 with Jean Doumanian's cast to nearly getting canceled in 1985 with LorneMichaels' return featuring a disjointed cast of semi-famous people and bizarre writing from writers who didn't know how to work with the cast on making them funny as a unit[[/note]] for his guest appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as incompetent attorney Lionel Hutz (who has a law office at the local mall called "I Can't Believe It's a Law Firm") and washed-up B-movie actor Troy [=McClure=], and for starring as Bill [=McNeal=] on the sitcom ''Series/NewsRadio''.

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Phil Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman (September 24, 1948 -- May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born comedian and actor famous for starring on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' from 1986 to 1994, [[note]]considered by many to be the show's second GoldenAge after fumbling around blindly in utter mediocrity from 1980 with Jean Doumanian's cast to nearly getting canceled in 1985 with LorneMichaels' return featuring a disjointed cast of semi-famous people and bizarre writing from writers who didn't know how to work with the cast on making them funny as a unit[[/note]] for his guest appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as incompetent attorney Lionel Hutz (who has a law office at the local mall called "I Can't Believe It's a Law Firm") and washed-up B-movie actor Troy [=McClure=], and for starring as Bill [=McNeal=] on the sitcom ''Series/NewsRadio''.



* ''{{Film/Houseguest}}'' (1995)

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* ''{{Film/Houseguest}}'' ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'' (1995)


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* TheDanza: [[invoked]] As Phil Fimple in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''.


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* FakeAmerican: [[invoked]] Almost all the characters he played were American; he was Canadian by birth.


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* HeAlsoDid: [[invoked]] Hartman was also an artist who worked with rock groups. He designed the logo for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as album covers for Music/{{America}}, Poco, and Creator/TheFiresignTheatre.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] He played many {{Jerkass}}es characters (often for laughs), but was one of the gentlest souls around, which makes his sudden murder even more tragic.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]]
** He was going to play Zapp Brannigan on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', but died before working on it. As mentioned above, Groening gave Fry the first name "Phillip" in honor of Hartman, and Creator/BillyWest based his portrayal of Brannigan on Hartman's mannerisms.
** He was supposed to provide the voice of [[DiscoDan Disco Stu]] in the Simpsons episode "Two Bad Neighbors", but when the animators needed to do a model change, Hartman was unavailable, so Creator/HankAzaria took the part.
** He wanted to do a live-action film about Troy [=McClure=], and while it never got beyond enthusiasm, many of the ''Simpsons''' creative staff admitted it would have been fun to do.
** He had wanted to re-create his Groundlings character, Chick Hazard, a private eye, both on SNL and on film, but it never got very far.
** [[https://sb2tlopg.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/interview-with-dean-goss/ He nearly became the announcer/sidekick]] for the second season of ''[[Series/LetsMakeADeal The All-New Let's Make A Deal]]'', but [[Series/HighRollers Dean Goss]] got the gig instead, as Goss was being considered by Monty Hall to be his replacement, only for syndicator Telepictures to cancel it instead, fearing not being able to sell the show without Hall.
5th Jan '17 10:09:20 AM JamesAustin
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!!Tropes applying to Phil Hartman:

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5th Jan '17 10:01:25 AM JamesAustin
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Has gained greater esteem due to the horrific nature of his death.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Was universally beloved by people who worked with him, especially due to his quietly friendly nature.
10th Dec '16 10:21:34 PM Xtifr
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'''Phil Hartman''' (September 24, 1948 -- May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born comedian and actor famous for starring on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' from 1986 to 1994, [[note]]considered by many to be the show's second GoldenAge after fumbling around blindly in utter mediocrity from 1980 with Jean Doumanian's cast to nearly getting canceled in 1985 with LorneMichaels' return featuring a disjointed cast of semi-famous people and bizarre writing from writers who didn't know how to work with the cast on making them funny as a unit[[/note]] for his guest appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as incompetent attorney Lionel Hutz (who has a law office at the local mall called "I Can't Believe It's a Law Firm") and washed-up B-movie actor Troy [=McClure=], and for starring as Bill [=McNeal=] on the sitcom ''Series/NewsRadio''.

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'''Phil Hartman''' Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 -- May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born comedian and actor famous for starring on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' from 1986 to 1994, [[note]]considered by many to be the show's second GoldenAge after fumbling around blindly in utter mediocrity from 1980 with Jean Doumanian's cast to nearly getting canceled in 1985 with LorneMichaels' return featuring a disjointed cast of semi-famous people and bizarre writing from writers who didn't know how to work with the cast on making them funny as a unit[[/note]] for his guest appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as incompetent attorney Lionel Hutz (who has a law office at the local mall called "I Can't Believe It's a Law Firm") and washed-up B-movie actor Troy [=McClure=], and for starring as Bill [=McNeal=] on the sitcom ''Series/NewsRadio''.
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