Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where Were They Then?: Michael Emerson, AKA Benjamin Linus

In honor of next week's premiere of season five, let's take a look at what our favorite frozen donkey wheel pusher, Benjamin Linus, was up to before LOST. Most clips I found of Micahel Emerson, he was playing a creepy and intense character, similar to his role in LOST. He played a man claiming to be a murderer on The Practice, a corrupt doctor in Saw, and my personal favorite, a child slave trafficker opposite Ice-T on Law & Order: SVU (amongst others). But viewing those clips, I really feel like I'm just watching Benjamin Linus up to his old tricks: lying, manipulating and of course, being creepy. So let's take a look at Mr. Michael Emerson playing a Lawyer in a show starring Whoopi Goldberg called (what else?) Whoopi. I didn't even know this show existed, but at the same time it kind of seems like there would HAVE to be a show starring Whoopi Goldberg called Whoopi. A quick side note: The connections seem to be prevalent off the Island too. It couldn't just be a coincidence that Ben was on Whoopi and Hurley was on Becker, and Whoopi and Danson were once romantically involved, now could it?

Of course, he's still kind of creepy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Whoopi-Danson connection is just like the numbers. But what does it all MEAAAN???

Nice video. I also liked that that overweight guy is that comedian that often has stand up specials on Comedy Central.

-Eryn

madewell said...

oh man, I wonder if he's creepy in real life.

Anonymous said...

I read in US Magazine yesterday that Michael Emerson's real-life wife played Ben's mother in flashback. Who says you don't learn things from US Magazine?

-DB

Cody said...

Wow. US Weekly sure knows how to make a creepy guy sound even creepier!

DB said...

Yeah, in the same piece they talked about what a creep he is. Celebs - they're just like US!