Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Annoying Child Actor Hall of Fame Welcomes...Ross Malinger

It finally hit me after watching "Sleepless in Seattle" a few weeks ago: Good lord, Jonah is obnoxious. Why isn't Tom Hanks letting this twerp steamroll him? If this were "Kramer vs. Kramer," Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman would be battling over who didn't get to keep him. Why is Nora Ephron trying so hard to irritate me? 

This is the reason Ross Malinger never made it to the next level, though he was good as Mr. Lippman's son in the bar mitzvah episode of "Seinfeld."

Indeed, you're a man, Mr. Malinger. But you're not too old for this honor. No go speak in acronyms with Gaby Hoffman as I wonder why I'm not reading or watching that documentary on Japanese beetles.

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