Sometimes, the best ideas come in the spur of the moment. That’s why TV writer’s rooms have so many people in them at once – the more brain activity, the better.
Funnily enough, this tumblr thread started to look more like a herd of David Chase prodigies than an online forum.
Check out this wild storyline they came up with about a kind-hearted police officer who looks, acts, and talks like a mob guy.
Really, this just sounds like every nice Italian guy I knew growing up in New Jersey.
It’d be a nice spin on the super-simplified and kind of offensive mob stereotypes that are applied to most Italian characters in movies and TV.
Plus, who wouldn’t want a coworker who brought in fresh cannoli every so often?
Would you look at that!
Sure, Vinny has a bit of a temper, but he’s a true family man at heart.
Don’t mind the broken coffee mugs.
He just cares a lot.
I can already tell this show would be rife with top-tier wordplay.
That photo is so accurate.
Vinny the Mangler is just a big guy with a heart of gold.
He might look like he’d whack you, but he wouldn’t dream of hurting a fly.
I wonder if Vinny realizes he’s using weird mob film lingo – or if this is just how he actually talks.
What an incredible idea and nice reminder of why the internet is a glorious place. I’m not a producer or TV executive by any means, but I’ve got a good feeling about this concept.
I’d even pay for another streaming subscription to watch this show, if I had to.
So, what’s your take on Vinny the Mangler? Would you want to see this up on the small screen, or do you think this idea’s better off sleeping with the fishes?
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