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Would Alec Baldwin make a good Rob Ford?

Posted by Derek Flack / July 10, 2014

alec baldwin rob fordWhat kind of Rob Ford would Alec Baldwin make? He's certainly not the first actor one thinks of to portray our mayor, but there's lots of buzz that the former 30 Rock star is in talks to develop a television show in which he plays a Rob Ford-type mayor of New York City. The details are limited at this point, but it sounds like Baldwin is behind the concept for the show, which is based around a crack smoking mayor with a propensity for inappropriate outbursts.

You know the Rob Ford phenomenon is out of control when New York starts posing as Toronto (they'll probably film the show here and call it NYC). But perhaps Baldwin really is cut out to play a version of our mayor. He's had his own run-ins with the law, he's good for an outburst or two, and you know that he's comfortable being a bully. All I want to know is who gets to play the New York version of Doug Ford?

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Swarm of Ford Locusts / July 10, 2014 at 10:10 am
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Alec B. can play Doug. Jim Henson Inc. should do a Rob Ford version of the Star Wars Jabba the Hut as Ford.
pat / July 10, 2014 at 10:25 am
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Get Daniel or Stephen Baldwin to play DoFo. Yes, I know they're both younger than Alec, but it would work.
Seymour / July 10, 2014 at 10:26 am
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He better start eating lard now.
iSkyscraper / July 10, 2014 at 10:41 am
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Given that Alec has occasionally desired to actually run for mayor he should do quite well at this, though he usually plays smart characters rather than dumb ones. But don't make too much of it -- making fun of doofus mayors on TV goes back a long way. This just sounds like a new version of Spin City.

Lard replying to a comment from Seymour / July 10, 2014 at 11:28 am
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Funny about the lard comment...Baldwin has battled with his weight and overeating his whole life. A hollywood job where he gets to be fat is like a dream for him.
Rob Ford / July 10, 2014 at 11:43 am
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I can play me.
W. K. Lis / July 10, 2014 at 02:48 pm
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Since they shouldn't name him "Ford", is "Olds" or "Pontiac" available as the mayor's name?
Chris / July 10, 2014 at 03:20 pm
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No he won't because there's no such thing as a "good Rob Ford".
Irwin Mimico / July 10, 2014 at 04:42 pm
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I can do homophobic. I am homophobic! I luv Rob Ford!
Chewy replying to a comment from Swarm of Ford Locusts / July 10, 2014 at 05:25 pm
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Ford should have Stintz on a chain wearing a bikini-like Leia was in the movie.
Playing RoFo / July 10, 2014 at 07:35 pm
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Tips on being robert bruce ford: 1) Murder the English language and make up your own definition of words like "conflict of interest" or "racist". 2) Marry an attractive Polish woman, then ruin her life, beat her, humiliate her in public, and sleep around with hookers, midgets and meth-addicts, in front of your wife. 3) Become best friends with a murderer, drug-dealer, arsonist, drunk-driver, gun-runner, and child-molester, then call the chief of police a pu$$y in jamaican patois and.blame it on binge drinking. 4) Pee and drink in a public park named after your father after your best friend sandy gives you a rubntug in his range rover. 5) Believe every lie your big brother says while jamming his football cheerleader daughter at the family condo in florida.
Irwin Mimico / July 11, 2014 at 06:34 pm
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It's hard 2b a homophobe in love with Mayor Piggilly Wiggily!!
Hunh? / July 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm
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Eh, wot? Wots dat aboit, Irwin me boy?
Well, OK Irwin / July 11, 2014 at 11:01 pm
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If it's that important to you that you have a hissy fit...all comments will hereinafter no longer contain the words "my name".
Rob Ford / July 12, 2014 at 12:13 am
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Irwin, "You light up my life, you really do...".
Rob Ford / July 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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Irwin..."You give me hope to carry on...and you(Irwin) light up my life..." Kisses, big wet smacks!

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