In praise of Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird


In praise of Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird

by JohnSV12 – View Source


  1. There once was a barmaid from Sale,

    On whose breasts were the prices of ale.

    And on her behind, for the sake of the blind,

    Was the same information in Braile.

  2. I DVR’d the show and didn’t watch it until a few months after it ended. I had no idea he was going to be in it, so I let out a triumphant “Fuck yes” when he showed up on screen for the first time.

  3. My favourite 🙂
    (Also known as Jessica’s Feet in Rick and Morty) 🙂
    Heres hoping for a massive part in legion S2! 🙂

  4. I’ve watched a lot of his stuff and I’ve gotta say, he’s really blowing it out the park with Oliver. I can’t imagine anybody else playing the part and coming across half as charming as Jemaine. Brilliant character, perfect balance of comedy and these human subtleties JC is adept at performing.

  5. Before Legion I thought Jemaine was funny; a great comedian and that’s it. Just a comedian actor once in awhile. Now I see that he’s actually a really great actor as well, playing such a great role that while comedic, is not centered on his comedy. Loved Oliver.

  6. Oliver is my favorite character on the show. Absolutely love Jemaine’s brand of humor and he plays the role perfectly. I’m so glad we’ll be getting a lot more Oliver next season.

  7. Thought that was him in Gentlemen Broncos. Now there’s a properly fucked up piece of film for ya. Also starring Sam Rockwell.

  8. Good article. True enough as the article points out, the story he tells about Fuzzy and the Ocean is probably about him indeed. This is our first true introduction to him, at the beginning of Episode 4, and he says specifically that this is a story told in 5 acts. The fifth act is Episode 8.


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