The Day the Laughter Died: Robert Sheehan to leave Misfits

Posted: April 12, 2011 in Ficus News, Ficus Rants
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In a truly devastating and heartbreaking development, it has been revealed that Robert Sheehan, aka Nathan from Misfits. will no longer be a part of Britain’s favourite gang of delinquents.

I find the rather muted response from media outlets and fans alike as rather treacherous. Sheehan was not only the humour so critical to the success of the show’s compelling 2 season run, but also the most enigmatic and talented performer amongst a strong cast.

I don’t blame the show’s producers, Sheehan wishes to expand his presence in film, where no doubt he sees a prosperous future.

We will get to see him grace the Misfits stage for an online webi-sode that will explain his departure.

Yet, from a fan of the show’s perspective, one has to wonder how Misfits can survive in the post-Nathan era. …

Never fear, Rudy will be there: Rudy can’t fail. Wait, who’s Rudy?

He’ll be a new super-charged character…

Just plonk a dufus named ‘Rudy’ in the void and all will be well.  He’ll turn a few tricks and the discontent amongst the causal johns will dissipate. The Ficus’ fury, on the other hand, will endure.

Worst case scenario is that the Rud-ster will be so highly derivative of Nathan that he’s like a cheap knock-off from Chinatown. Conversely, he’ll be a character named Rudy, slightly gimpish in his sincerity, scratching his nether-regions as he attempts to find a way into our hearts.

Either way, he aint no Nathan.

I wish Robert all the best; thanks for the laughs and the memories. To Rudy, as of now uncast, I say: You can’t fix a broken heart, no matter how big your tool, you super-charged fool.

A forlorn Misanthropic Ficus

Source: The Press Association

My owners have seen fit to move me over to this location http://misanthropicficus.blogspot.com.

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Comments
  1. Okash says:

    That totaly sucks with a swallow!
    Robbie has lost the chance for legendary role – role of his life (as Nathan).
    He will never reach this in random movies…
    I saw “Season of the Witch”… and OMG that was rubbish and lame and stereotype pattern, rly… Just another american/hollywood heroic, boring crap. Anyway – good luck Robbie… *laugh* ; /

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