Paul F. Tompkins - Movie Character Costumes

  • Season 1, Ep 6
  • 02/12/2010
  • Views: 21,258

Paul F. Tompkins sees people dressed up like movie characters on Hollywood Blvd. and some costumes are fantastic, while some are the opposite of fantastic. (2:57)

I LIVE NOT FAR FROMHOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD.

IT'S A BIGTOURIST DESTINATION.

THERE'S THE FAMOUSCHINESE THEATER

WITH THE STARSON THE WALK OF FAME.

I LIKE TO WATCH PEOPLE GETTINGEXCITED BY STUFF LIKE THAT.

LIKE, TOURISTS WILL COMEAND THEY'LL TAKE A PICTURE

OF A CERTAIN STAR,AND WHEN THEY LEAVE,

I GO OVER AND TAKE A PEEKAT WHO IT WAS.

OH--LORETTA SWIT.

(laughter)

I HAD NO IDEA "MASH"WAS SO POPULAR IN GERMANY.

(laughter)

NOW, A COUPLE YEARS AGO,THIS STARTED HAPPENING

WHERE THESE PEOPLE STARTEDDRESSING UP IN COSTUMES

INSPIRED BY THE MOVIES,

DRESS UP AS FAMOUS MOVIECHARACTERS.

NO ONE ASKED THEMTO DO THIS.

NO ONE IS PAYING THEMTO DO THIS.

THESE PEOPLE OF THEIR OWNFREE WILL WEAR THESE COSTUMES.

THE IDEA IS TOURISTS COME,

AND THEN THEY'LL GET A PICTURETAKEN WITH THEM,

AND THEN YOU TIPTHESE CHARACTERS

A COUPLE BUCKS, RIGHT?

NOW, SOME OF THESE COSTUMESARE FANTASTIC.

BUT SOME OTHEROF THESE COSTUMES

ARE THE OPPOSITEOF THAT WORD I JUST USED.

(laughter)

LIKE, THERE'STWO SPIDER-MANS, RIGHT?

AND THE ONE SPIDER-MANIS PERFECT.

HE'S GOTA REGULATION COSTUME.

HE DOES GOOD POSES AND STUFF.HE'S REALLY INTO IT.

HE'S GOT A FANNY PACK,BUT I LET IT SLIDE.

(laughter)

BUT THIS OTHER SPIDER-MAN...

(laughter)

HE NEEDN'T HAVE BOTHERED.

(laughter)

THIS GUY HAS THE TOP HALFOF A SPIDER-MAN COSTUME,

NO GLOVES...

AND BLUE SWEAT PANTS.

(laughter)

WHAT?

SIR,THERE ARE CHILDREN HERE.

(laughter)

DON'T EXPOSE THEMTO DEPRESSED SPIDER-MAN

WHO'S GOING THROUGHA BAD BREAKUP OR SOMETHING,

CAN'T GET IT TOGETHERTHAT DAY.

(shudders)

"WHY SHOULD I PUTTHE WHOLE THING ON?

"WHO CARES?SHE'S NEVER COMING BACK.

"I HOPE DR. OCTOPUSSMASHES THIS CITY,

INCLUDING KEVIN!"

(laughter)

MY FAVORITE GUY OUT THERE

IS THIS GUY DRESSEDAS PIKACHU FROM POKéMON.

(laughter)

HE'S GOT THIS BIG ROLY-POLYYELLOW PIKACHU OUTFIT.

THE THING I LOVEABOUT THIS COSTUME

IS IT IS FILTHY!

(laughter)

LIKE, YOU GET A LITTLE CLOSER,YOU'RE LIKE, "OH, MY GOD!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS--"

IT'S COVERED WITH GRIME.

I DON'T KNOWWHAT IS GOING ON.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S JUSTIMPOSSIBLE TO CLEAN,

LIKE, HE'S TAKEN ITTO A CLEANERS.

LIKE, "CAN YOU DO SOMETHINGWITH THIS?"

THEY JUST SAY, "NO, WE ONLYKNOW HOW TO CLEAN FLAT THINGS."

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