“What the hell was I thinking?”
Tom Green (born 1971) is a natural born moose-humping machine from Ottawa, Canada who is known as a comedian, actor, rapper, writer, professional hack, and the latest big disappointment in comedy. Green is also in The Guinness Book of World Records for Most Moose Humped by an Adult and Most Dazzling Display of Arson.
Although many assume that Green maintained a career through his former internet talk show, Tom Green's House Tonight, the Los Angeles-based comedian is going through a current lull in his career that resembles a kind of performance artists' welfare-check existence. Once a favorite of MTV-watching teenagers, hipsters, and industry executives who didn't know what to do with him, Green accepted his failure in Hollywood, and now does stand-up comedy on the road with Steve-O of Jackass fame (with an audience consisting of satanic worshippers and dairy farmers). Critics have argued that Green is more famous for marrying Drew Barrymore and divorcing her four months later.
In his spare time, Green performs hip-hop despite the fact that he is, by all accounts, Canadian.
Growing up as a military brat, Green humped anything he could grind his hips into since the age of 2, when he found a bear rug to bump and grind for hours. As he humped bear rugs, pillows, and chair armrests, he progressed to humping small puppies and kittens. At the age of 4, it is alleged that Green invented the practice of kitten-huffing after a dead kitten was found in his home. It was later discovered that he was humping the kitten, thinking it was a moose. The kitten-humping emotionally crippled his parents while this made Tom truly happy. Torturing his parents with stunts such as these became a staple in Green's future comedy career, as he humped more kittens to death to make his mother and father cry.
When he entered grade school, Green began rubbing his backside against any and all objects, and his classmates gave him the nickname "King Tushie." (This was to be the inspiration of his one and only rap hit, "The Bum Bum Song") Despite several learning disabilities, including ADHD, OCD, and an ability to get really depressed when he couldn't make anybody laugh, he took up skateboarding, soccer, and watched lots of Saturday Night Live and Kids in the Hall for his future comedy career. He also began listening to hip-hop, and by his teens was an accomplished rapper that landed a recording contract with his group Organized Rhyme of which Rolling Stone Magazine opined "...if the Beastie Boys were milk, there would be a sack of sugar in it." Although his short-lived teenage rap career came to an end, his moose-humping became an obsession; it is said that Green humped over 10,000 moose, dead and alive, by the time he was eighteen.
The Tom Green Show Years (1994-2000, 2003)
Known as the most successful show of his career, broadcast from Rogers Television 22 (Canada), Comedy Network (Canada), and MTV (USA), The Tom Green Show is founded upon three original premises:
- Banging his friend Glenn Humplick over and over again like a moose
- Kitten-humping even more kittens in front of his parents
- Creating outrageous skits that are watered-down versions of the typical Japanese game show:
Among his most famous sketches are The Slutmobile; hanging out with Monica Lewinsky and making an "announcement" to the media; hanging his own art in a museum for days without anyone noticing; and the numerous pranks on his parents at their house. This show gained popularity and was rushed to the United States and MTV, where the young audience took in the Green act for about a minute, and then went back to watch their zany emo comedies that didn't remind them of Canada, Canadians, the weird way Green said "about," or when he spoke in French.
Freddy Got Fingered, Worst Movie Ever
“The day may never come when it is seen as funny.”
“GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY! I NEED TO GET TO THE BANK WITH YOUR MONEY! ”
“I thought that the film was a masterpiece.”
In 2000, 20th Century Fox handed Green a wheelbarrow of money and proceeded to make Freddy Got Fingered, a dog's dinner of a movie notable only for resembling exactly what kind of a movie your most immature scatological friend would make in the same circumstances. Although unanimously panned by critics and audiences alike, it proved to be just one of many signs that Green, being a poor man's Jim Carrey, couldn't make anything past a YouTube video.
Cancer Ball Death Hell
After finding out that he wasn't just manorexic, and diagnosed with testicular cancer, Green devoted an episode to his condition and operation of his one cancerous ball, due to humping over 20,000 moose in the span of a decade. It was at this point that his Hollywood career began to jump the shark, because he was viewed by network executives as the most boring subject of a cancer patient in living memory. Despite keeping company with his squeeze, actress Drew Barrymore, and numerous shots of his removed cancerous ball, TV audiences left in droves.
The Tom Green Subway Monkey Hour (2002)
Green has long denied that his show was canceled in 2003 due to anti-Semitism, involving a bit where Green dressed up like a moose, and humped a rabbi to death at a Bar Mitzvah. However, it is industry lore that The Tom Green Subway Monkey Hour is the nail in the coffin that banished him to his internet talk show. After running around Japan in a moose suit humping puppies, farting on the erections of Japanese businessmen and throwing actual monkey feces at the Emperor of Japan, executives sent Green packing from MTV and into obscurity. This story was later refuted since there was no evidence found that any type of demographic watched the episode.
Some people were Tom Green fanatics (the MTV audience, and Canada) while others preferred Seinfeld, Friends, and other shows that were not as Canadian as Green's show. Green came into prominence at the height of the Jim Carrey years, and thus became a poor man's Jim Carrey. The humor of Green can be best described as a mix of the physical comedy of Jerry Lewis, using the full-frontal onslaught of Howard Stern shock, with the countenance and inner personality of Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. It is this mix of influences that has confused audiences for years. However, Green's unique style did later influence MTV shows such as Jackass and much of reality TV, although for some reason none of these shows would ever hire Green, except in "little doses," which is industry lingo for "not liking him that much."
Relationship to Tom Hanks
Tom Green has pulled off many despicable pranks on Tom Hanks (the Oscar-winning actor of Forrest Gump). As legend has it, Green decided that he needed an archrival. He did not care who it was, but he knew his life would be in vain without a mortal enemy and the death of his mortal enemy's family. Green proceeded to make a list of people he knew which included famous, non-famous, and imaginary friends. On December 7, 2007 (Pearl Harbor Day) Tom finally did a lotto drawing on all names he compiled. The ball he picked actually said "Darth Vader" but Tom was so excited, he only gave the ball a quick glance and claimed it said "Tom Hanks."
Now Tom Hanks laughs at Green's lack of scrutiny, poor reading comprehension with the use of phonics, and plots a military attack (including a stampede of moose in heat) against Green reminiscent of the Hanks-produced documentary Band of Brothers yet paralleling the halcyon days of Howard Stern, when Stern used to carve the brain matter out of his rivals with a single microphone.
Tom's Destructive Path, NOT
There are those who claim that many have been left in the wake of Tom Green's destructive path. Unfortunately, in contrast to the Kardashians, Green still resembles Ned Flanders from The Simpsons on a bender, traipsing up and down Sunset Boulevard with a Broadway musical grin on his face. In an attempt to make the world his, and not yours to laugh about, Green's previous occupations ranged from contract killer, to the guy who wears the Chucky Cheese costume that scares the hell out of your kids, which were all a steaming pile of fail and gained no traction with the American public. Most people are still unaware of Tom Green, and have never gone to extreme measures to halt Green's supposed reign of terror in the Western Hemisphere, because no one has time for that, much less tell him that his standup comedy tour is another form of self-imposed euthenasia.
Green's last alternative is to walk the streets of Hollywood looking for Ryan Seacrest to produce the next Tom Green Show.
Current Hollywood Projects
Green was hired as a "news correspondent" for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, starred in the Disney Channel movie Bob the Butler, traveled to Kosovo for a USO Tour, and participated on NBC's America's Got Talent. Recently, Green broke his leg in a Hollywood Hills skateboarding accident, published an autobiography that no one bought, and broadcast his internet TV show Tom Green's House Tonight to an audience of crickets. His appearance on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice was quickly forgotten, while internet tough guys kept hacking into his internet show with maniacal glee. Without a clue on how to market it better, inviting A-list guests/friends repeatedly to his house, his show failed, and no one knew when the show was cancelled by itself. Green previously taped and uploaded his talk show from his own living room, since no major media conglomerate ever put up money for him to become "The Johnny Carson of the Internet."
Green will soon host The Tom Green Project on the new Discovery Planet Green network in late 2008. As of Summer 2008, he is currently in production shooting an episode named "Sport Moose-Humping" (Episode 1)
Tom is set to play the Master Chef in the sequel to Manos: The Hands of Slut Shaming, directed by Uwe Boll and Tommy Wiseau. He will star alongside Ronald McDonald, Green's favorite artist. A sex scene between a moose and Green is currently being proposed.