Jerry Mclean (Jack Black) in the buddy comedy Be Kind Rewind (2008). Written and directed by French creative talent Michel Gondry, it tells of two friends who are forced to shoot their own remakes of famous films after accidentally destroying the originals in a small town video store.
You know, Rupert, guys have underestimated me my entire life. And for years, I never understood why. It used to really bother me. But then one day, I was driving my little boy to school and I saw this quote by Walt Whitman, and it was painted on the wall there. It said, “Be curious, not judgmental.” I like that.
So I get back in my car and I’m driving to work, and all of a sudden it hits me. All them fellas that used to belittle me, not a single one of them were curious. You know, they thought they had everything all figured out. So they judged everything, and they judged everyone. And I realized that their underestimating me… who I was had nothing to do with it. ‘Cause if they were curious, they would’ve asked questions.
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) in the brilliant show Ted Lasso (2020-), which tells of a quaintly charming US sports coach who comes to a west London football team after being hired for the most unlikely of reasons.
There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. But isn’t that the point?
Pam Beasley (Jenna Fischer) in the brilliant mockumentary The Office: An American Workplace (2005- 2013). Based on the British version, the American adaptation was set in Scranton, Pennsylvania and tells of Michael Scott, Jim, Pam, Dwight and a wide array of memorable characters.
And I know we weren’t perfect but I’ve never felt this way for no one And I just can’t imagine how you could be so okay now that I’m gone Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me ‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Taken from Olivia Rodrigo’s debut song Driver’s License (2020), which has smashed all number of records, including being one of the most dominant number one’s in US Billboard’s Top 100 history.