Even my father, whose love for musicals extends solely to those whose cast lists include my siblings and/or me, is left puzzled by this particular choice. Nothing against Oliver Platt; the man starred in Flatliners (which happens to be the only place left where Loyola students can enjoy the Jes Res Lawn).
But I finally got to the West Wing Season Two episode today where Platt makes his first appearance (which, if my father asks, I watched online, not on the box set that I swiped from our basement the last time I was home), and it's left me questioning what other beloved West Wing guest stars might be more aptly suited to handle the vim and vigor that is sure to be Lauren Graham's Adelaide.
Once I remembered that Matthew Perry guest starred on the West Wing at all, I considered just stopping the list right here. First of all, he and Lauren Graham are already good friends/possible lifemates, which I learned from separate interviews on Ellen. Second of all, 1955: Everyone wants to marry Frank Sinatra. 2005: Everyone wants to marry Chandler Bing. Could it BE any more obvious?
I haven't reasoned out quite yet why he should be included on this list. But I highly enjoyed his work on Good Morning, Miami.
The man could stand to beef up his resume. This way, my roommate might stop asking, "Is this the one where he's got the baboon heart?" every time his name comes up in conversation. Also, Heathers. Always, Heathers.
He guest starred as a Secret Service agent. How cool is that. We already know he can sing. Idina Menzel would agree. And Guys & Dolls could stand a multi-cultural facelift.
For obvious reasons.