LeBlanc is LeBack
Posted by Ed at 22:00 on 01 May 2012
Let us speak of Matt LeBlanc. Last year he sent himself up splendidly by playing an egocentric version of himself in the BBC/Showtime crossover joint Episodes, in which British sitcom-writers Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan come to LA to oversee the US remake, only to find their clever, nuanced script pulled apart in favour of a brainless star vehicle for Joey from Friends.
How very meta. It manages to satirise the US networks' liking for box-ticking star vehicles, while at the same time being a pretty effective star vehicle.