Longtime fans already know this, but if you’re not watching “The Amazing Race” this season, here’s one more reason to watch…Mike-freaking-White! Yep, the man who wrote “Chuck & Buck”, “The Good Girl”, “School of Rock”, “Nacho Libre” and wrote and directed last year’s “The Year of the Dog” is now racing around the world with his gay Evangelical Christian father, Mel. Cool, huh?
Not only is White one of my favorite screenwriters, but he is also a very fine actor. Watching him hold his own with blowhards like Jack Black and Sarah Silverman in “Rock” is proof enough that the dude can act, but if you really wanna see his mad thespian skills at their finest, rent “The Good Girl” and “Chuck & Buck”.
White’s crazy-Christian store security guard in “The Good Girl” kills me every time…he’s awesome. And his creepy-funny stalker in “Chuck & Buck” will haunt you for days. Seriously, the dude is scary and hilarious, often at the same time.
And now, he’s teamed up with his equally-funny father, Mel, on one of our favorite shows ever. Even cooler is the news that as of last week, Mike and Mel were in first place on the race! Yay! Keep on trucking, guys, the screenwriters, and um, gay Evangelical Christians, of the world are rooting for ya!
Still going strong in its 14th season, “The Amazing Race” airs Sunday nights at 8:00PM, so, check it out. And if you haven’t seen any of White’s movies of TV shows — he also wrote for “Freaks and Geeks” and created the short-lived prime time soap “Pasadena” — for yourself, then, get thee to Netflicks, amigos…the dude is hilarious!