That’s right! Here at Nerdist.com, We are Sleepyheads! But what is a “Sleepyhead”? As proclaimed by this video from Orlando Jones and his Driveby Entertainment production company, a Sleepyhead, noun, is a card carrying member of the Sleepy Hollow fandom….
Hi, my name is Trollando Jones. I’m your problematic fave (at least the problematic part for some of you). And I… Am A Sleepyhead.
Yesterday’s tragic news about Robin Williams has me reflecting on the other notable people we’ve lost this year. One of the deaths that affected me most was Dr. Maya Angelou. Although I didn’t know her personally, her writing touched my soul.
As I’m in the process of launching and refining my multicultural emojis app called Iroc Emoticons, I made this short animation to honor her memory.
RIP my friend. Truly one of the greatest highlights of my life to work with you and get to know you. You will be missed.
Condolences to friends, family and loved ones during this awful tragedy.
Excuse me while I go and have a good cry.
Other than playfully mocking my sartorial splendor, a number of folks have asked me to explain the context of this photograph. So here goes:
After working together in Evolution, my friend David Duchovny offered me a role in House of D, his directorial debut. I immediately said yes, mostly because I couldn’t resist playing Erykah Badu’s pimp and hanging out with Robin Williams.
On my first day of shooting Robin saw my outfit and went straight for the jugular. He didn’t gesture or even look at Duchovny. In a voice that sounded a lot like black guy #4 in any 70’s blaxploitation film he said, “you mean, this white man is paying you to degrade black women by literally acting like a short term relationship consultant aka pimp? How much is this cracker paying you to sell your soul, brutha?”
My response, "He’s not paying me. I owe him five hundred dollars for letting me talk to you"
That moment was captured in this photo.
Like everyone who mourns his death, Robin Williams made my sides and cheeks hurt, made tears of joy stream down my face. I’m proud to say he even made me scream. In turn, one of the great moments of my life was making him laugh. We’re hardly even but it’s a small personal victory I will carry with me always along with the joy he gave me and so many others.
No matter what anyone tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
IMAGE. Design a sci-fi movie poster with the stars played by Misha Collins and the Queen of England. You may not use exisiting altered media images. It must be drawn or painted (digitally painted is acceptable).
Drawn by the ever so talented euclase. Displayed at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
IMAGE. Facts: (1) Orlando Jones’s father played for the Philadelphia Phillies, (2) Orlando’s first acting experiences involved playing a werewolf in a haunted house, and (3) Orlando is currently starring in “Sleepy Hollow”. Let’s see you, dressed as a werewolf baseball player, riding a horse while holding a sign that reads, “We are all Orlando!”
Item 23 starring the actual Orlando Jones in his father’s actual jersey.