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Robbie Fox Calling Timon And Pumbaa 'Arguably The Most Important Characters In The Lion King' Has Me Very Triggered

This went up onto Twitter last night. Everyone freaked out. I was on my way out to dinner and since I haven’t had a hot meal in 4 years because all I do is blog, I thought “hey, I guess I’ll go out to dinner and let someone else blog it”. Well, my mistake. That’s on me. I apologize. I should have put the blog before my hunger. I’m an idiot for letting someone else get to this before me. Because this is what happened, via Robbie Fox:

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What….what are you even talking about Robbie Fox? “Arguably the most important roles in the film”. Let’s think about what that means. It means he could stand up at a podium and debate someone that Timon and Pumbaa are more vital to the movie than…Simba. Than Mufasa. Scar. Nala. Rafiki. Dead Mufasa in the sky. The Hyenas. The list goes on and on.


Timon and Pumbaa are fine characters. They have some funny scenes and Hakuna Matata is a fire song. But T and P raised Simba to be a lazy sack of shit, not the proud once and future king of Pride Rock. Thank goodness Nala came back and seduced him and encouraged him to return home to avenge the death of his father and rule over the Kingdom, otherwise he would have lived out his days eating bugs, ignoring all responsibilities, until the day he died.

So to say one could argue they are more vital to the movie than…I don’t know, Simba, the actual Lion King himself, the character the entire movie is based around, or his uncle who killed his father, or his father who he deliberately disobeyed when he went to the elephant grave yard, or wise Rafiki who bonked him on the head and told him to stop being such a fuck boy, etc etc etc, well it’s just the dumbest thing ever written on this here website. It won’t shock me when Deadspin uses that line in their next takedown hit piece about Barstool. It’s easily worse than anything Dave has ever said about Sam Ponder.

So again, I apologize for not just blogging this myself last night. And not to mention, Robbie didn’t even mention the gawd Jonathon Taylor Thomas. How are you going to do a blog about Lion King and not mention JTT? I guess because he was still in the womb when the movie came out and doesn’t understand how important JTT was to our generation, shout out Home Improvement.

But anyway, I am excited to see how this movie ends up. Lion King is the greatest Disney cartoon ever made, and they assembled an all-star cast to remake it, and there is zero margin for error.

Now if you’d excuse me, I have to go watch The Office, or as Robbie would call it “that show staring Angela”.