Waiting For Godot

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Waiting For Godot

The wait is nearly over...

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Okay I'm lost.
Who's this Johny Deep character?
:P

Umm, what?
Completely lost here.
I need a map.

Bit of a waste of his talents. That's like casting Judy Dench as 'Bystander #3'.

.... I worry about the youth of today.

The point just flew over my head and appears to be on a flight to Mexico.
In other words...
Ya lost me after Johnny Depp.

Ha, 2 hours ago I wouldn't have got this, but we were talking about this play today in class. Really funny.

I have actually seen this in the west end with Sir Ian Mckellen in it. Actually very clever abstract play. Still not 100% sure what its about, but for having 2 acts with 4 characters where each act only has subtle differences from the other. I really enjoyed it. Equal parts pensive hilarious and tragic.

If this is what we have to do to get Tim over his Depp obsession I am in

I think it may be about the fact that in the play godot never actually shows up, so jonny depp wouldn't actually be in that movie.
I don't think that's funny though.

The only Godot I know is from Phoenix Wright, and he has a toaster face-mask!

So either Johnny depp is so bad that he should be given a role that doesn't exist, or that he's so good that a role that originally didn't exist should be made for him. At least, that's what I can gather from it.

I guess the joke is that they always put Johnny Depp as the Poster boy of Tim Burton Movies, (see Alice in Wonderland) and if this were real, it would be a great way to trick people into seeing a movie since in Waiting for Godot; Godot doesn't actually show up at all... :P

... you forgot a t in Beckett. :D

So is this about a bipolar world of mutually broken classes of society dashing blindly towards its own nuclear destruction? Or just a silly joke because Godot never actually shows up and people would still watch, waiting for Johny Depp?
I really shouldn't have read the play. It's weird.

This is a play about the pointlessness of life.

It is mainly about two men, Estragon and Vladmir, who are waiting for a man Godot, a play on the word God.
There are only two other characters, Pozzo, a slave-master, and his slave Lucky. If this seems like a tiny cast it's because it is, it's desolate. Lucky only has one line in the entire play, but this one line (in my version of the text) takes up 3 entire pages, it's complete gibberish.
(Also saw the Ian McKellen version, and I really wish I could find a recording of Lucky's speech, it was brilliant.)

Point is, God(ot) never shows up, Johnny Depp will never get his part. The play ends with them agreeing to leave and not come back, but they freeze, they never exit the stage.

There was also this lovely story that came out-
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1277418/Sir-Ian-McKellen-mistaken-tramp-rehearses-play.html

To lighten the mood at the end, McKellen and Roger Rees did a tap dance. Y'all missed out.

Eternal_Lament:
So either Johnny depp is so bad that he should be given a role that doesn't exist, or that he's so good that a role that originally didn't exist should be made for him. At least, that's what I can gather from it.

I think it's more of a question of: "If Godot was a character, what would he be like?" To that end I like to think that he would be played by Depp; a theoretical man has that Sparrow-Wonka-Hatter quality to him.
Also, of course, it's poking fun at the fact that Depp plays the grandiose figure in pretty much every single one of Burton's films, but this way he could only play that character if he didn't play him at all. It's kinda like a Catch 22 waiting for Godot.

Nah, it's poking fun at how weird screen adaptations of plays could be. I'm reading it as a joke that if Tim Burton made such a movie, not only when Godot appear (Played by Johnny Depp) but he would get more screen time than any other character.

BurnedOutMyEyes:
I really shouldn't have read the play. It's weird.

Reading a play?! Reading a play?! What's next? Playing a novel? Listening to a painting? Plays are watched, not read, or you should not bother appreciating them at all!

TheMich88:
... you forgot a t in Beckett. :D

And this is why we don't let artists write...

Grey Carter:
The wait is nearly over...

No, not TOO obscure, but pretty close.

The poster would be pretty funny if I saw it in real life though. EDIT: assuming Tim did it right (which he probably won't) and we

Oh, Tim Burton, he would do this.
Godot is never actually present on stage, or seen or heard in any way in the play.

Farther than stars:
Reading a play?! Reading a play?! What's next? Playing a novel? Listening to a painting? Plays are watched, not read, or you should not bother appreciating them at all!

Your school may have been different, but we read at least a dozen plays, and only ever saw one live, and maybe watched 2 of them on video.

I'm not saying all of these work very well in the written form. In fact, it may explain part my disdain for most classical dramas. But it's also a regular part of most literary education. Unfortunately, appreciation doesn't always figure into it.

My guess of the joke was "Tim Burton will always give Jonny Depp a big part in his movies, no matter what his character's role was in the source material".

Arg, why do you hate my brain? >.<

Ha! I get it. But makes me sad that something like that could easily happen.


I saw the play performed by Cpt. Pickard and Gandulf the Grey once.

Fat_Hippo:

Farther than stars:
Reading a play?! Reading a play?! What's next? Playing a novel? Listening to a painting? Plays are watched, not read, or you should not bother appreciating them at all!

Your school may have been different, but we read at least a dozen plays, and only ever saw one live, and maybe watched 2 of them on video.

I'm not saying all of these work very well in the written form. In fact, it may explain part my disdain for most classical dramas. But it's also a regular part of most literary education. Unfortunately, appreciation doesn't always figure into it.

Such a same. There's nothing like the first time when you hear a heart-broken Romeo cry into the sky: "Then I defy you stars!"

bificommander:
My guess of the joke was "Tim Burton will always give Jonny Depp a big part in his movies, no matter what his character's role was in the source material".

That is how I understood it. Godot himself would be a mix of The Mad Hatter and Jack Sparrow. And the only time he would not be on screen would be for several appearances of Helena Bonham Carter.

I know what Waiting for Godot is, but I'm not sure what that has to do with Johnny Depp or Tim Burton ... other than "Haha, Depp never shows up" ... so unless that's the whole joke I feel like I'm missing something here ...

I've heard about Waiting for Godot, but didn't know enough to get the joke. So, being a good denizen of the internet, looked it up. So, the net result of today's strip is +1 knowledge, +2 cultural enlightenment, +1 chuckle.

DVS BSTrD:
Okay I'm lost.
Who's this Johny Deep character?
:P

Shinsei-J:
Umm, what?
Completely lost here.
I need a map.

Nile McMorrow:
The point just flew over my head and appears to be on a flight to Mexico.
In other words...
Ya lost me after Johnny Depp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot#Godot

Again, as someone who just really "got it," this is what I thought:

Johnnie Depp, who often is the sole hook people are going to movies for (Pirates of the Caribbean, the new Lone Ranger), is in this case playing a character who doesn't even show up in the movie. Tim Burton also takes on these projects and does wonky remakes of things when they're better left alone. But, at the same time, Tim Burton loves doing these slightly tragic or tragedy type movies, so it isn't even inconceivable. And, Tim Burton does these huge overhauls, and he might do such an overhaul of the original material that Godot shows up in an adaption of a play that's famous for him not even being in it.

So, the joke is, I guess, 1: about Johnnie Depp usually filling seats, and here he's playing someone who doesn't show up, 2: Tim Burton's wonkyness, since they drew Burton's interpretation of Godot as someone wearing a hat with a carrot and a dog and shit, which is baseless since we never see Godot or no what he looks like, 3: As bad as an idea as it may be, it isn't really out of character for Burton.

Finally, I'm at least 65% positive they didn't mean this Godot:

image

Uszi:
*Snip*

Okay Uszi, how long have I been doing this?
Uszi, you know me. You know what I'm about.
Uszi, Uszi wat u doin?
Uszi, srsly
Uszi...
STAHP ET!

Amaror:
I think it may be about the fact that in the play godot never actually shows up, so jonny depp wouldn't actually be in that movie.
I don't think that's funny though.

cynicalsaint1:
I know what Waiting for Godot is, but I'm not sure what that has to do with Johnny Depp or Tim Burton ... other than "Haha, Depp never shows up" ... so unless that's the whole joke I feel like I'm missing something here ...

I read it as "Tim Burton is so mad about crow-barring Johnny Depp into his films that he would do an adaption of Waiting for Godot where Godot actually arrives (played by Depp) and completely takes over the story."

You know, the same way he has crow-barred Johnny Depp into other films, completely ruining them.

Uszi:
*Snip*

It would be great if it was about toaster face Godot though.

Helen Jones:
This is a play about the pointlessness of life.

It is mainly about two men, Estragon and Vladmir, who are waiting for a man Godot, a play on the word God.
There are only two other characters, Pozzo, a slave-master, and his slave Lucky. If this seems like a tiny cast it's because it is, it's desolate. Lucky only has one line in the entire play, but this one line (in my version of the text) takes up 3 entire pages, it's complete gibberish.
(Also saw the Ian McKellen version, and I really wish I could find a recording of Lucky's speech, it was brilliant.)

Point is, God(ot) never shows up, Johnny Depp will never get his part. The play ends with them agreeing to leave and not come back, but they freeze, they never exit the stage.

There was also this lovely story that came out-
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1277418/Sir-Ian-McKellen-mistaken-tramp-rehearses-play.html

To lighten the mood at the end, McKellen and Roger Rees did a tap dance. Y'all missed out.

Samuel Beckett was once asked about this and said "If Godot was meant to represent God, I'd have called him God. They're waiting for Godot."

I saw this when it was on with McKellen and Patrick Stewart opposite him. It was a really excellent performance and incredibly funny. I highly recommend it.

DVS BSTrD:

Uszi:
*Snip*

Okay Uszi, how long have I been doing this?
Uszi, you know me. You know what I'm about.
Uszi, Uszi wat u doin?
Uszi, srsly
Uszi...
STAHP ET!

no u

McFazzer:

Uszi:
*Snip*

It would be great if it was about toaster face Godot though.

I have to agree. Especially if everyone else is dressed like it's 1953 and Godot shows up in an electric visor and drinks 17 cups of coffee in two acts.

Yeah, I don't get it. Who's Godot?

I get the joke about the famous play. It just wasn't that funny XD

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