As Bob Odenkirk recovers from his stint in the hospital, Connor Rose wants to share how much the actor means to him.
Dear Bob Odenkirk,
Ever since I watched Mr. Show in middle school, I knew I was going to be a lifelong fan of yours. Whether it be your work as an actor or your insane talent as a writer, you have this ability to make people laugh that I absolutely admire and will always look up to.
Your versatility in comedy is so inspiring for me and is one of the main reasons I went into writing in the first place. I can’t say enough how much I laugh at skits like “Manson Lassie” or “Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker” and just admire your profound ability as a comedian and performer. Your passion for humor and wit is unmatched and has gained you the respect and admiration of both your peers and audiences alike.
Your work as a performer has been just as impactful, not only to me but to so many people out there. No matter how big or small the part, you always bring 110% to the character and manage to add so much humor to any situation. One of my all-time favorites is the small Mr. Show reunion in Arrested Development where you play David Cross and Portia de Rossi’s marriage counselor and have such a funny back-and-forth with Cross as you take part in a role-reversal exercise.
Not only did you influence me while I was growing up, you continue to inspire me as I go through college, work at a satirical newspaper writing humorous articles, and get my degree in screenwriting. I hope I can measure up to a bar that you have set so high through your talent alone.
Thank you for your creativity, your wit, and your passion for your work. You’re a bright light in so many people’s lives and we all hope that you make a full recovery soon.