‘The Dogfather’ could be Chris Parnell’s finest role

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):