The Dogfather is a new film that ponders that age-old question: what if your dog was secretly an ex-mafioso on the lam? Because how well do you really know your best friend? But even in a film that features a bulldog wearing suits and eating spaghetti (not to mention riding a skateboard, which, let’s face it, seemed a little out of character), the clear stand out is former SNL cast member Chris Parnell.
As much as I loved him as Dr. Leo Spaceman on 30 Rock, this could be his finest role. No one pulls off that informercial style, Gee whiz! accomplishing-regular-tasks-is-hard!-style acting with as much humanity as he does. And at the 1:06 mark, he delivers the line that should take top billing in the next cut of his acting reel:
WIFE: (trying on new ring at the dinner table) “Where did you find it?”
CHRIS PARNELL: (matter-of-factly) “In Sonny’s poop.”
-Thanks to Ryan for the tip
(And, just as a bonus, here’s my favorite Dr. Leo Spaceman moment from 30 Rock — also dog-related, coincidentally):