Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good for You John Goodman

One of my favorite treadmill watching shows these days is HBO's Treme. It takes place in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, and focuses on the music and the food of New Orleans, and the people struggling to bring it all back.

I love the show because I have a particular soft-spot for New Orleans. Ten years ago, after years of fruitless fertility treatments, my husband and I somehow managed to conceive my daughter there during a weekend get-a-way trip. A few Hurricanes (a drink) and oysters in New Orleans did what years of artificial insemination's, drugs and procedures could not.

The one thing that has distressed me somewhat about the show is John Goodman. Not his performance, but his size. John Goodman is a big guy, and has never been what you'd call svelte, but in this series he's absolutely huge (probably close to 400 pounds by his own admission). His thighs on Treme look to be a yard around, and he has bigger boobs then most women. It's painful to even watch him move because it looks like he's struggling.

So I'm happy to hear that he's apparently gotten on the diet and exercise wagon and lost what looks like an entire human being. He was recently on the David Letterman show talking about his weight loss. Unfortunately, I don't have the technical know how to actually embed the clip, but you can watch it here:

On Letterman, John Goodman looks like a closer approximation of his old Roseanne self. Still a big guy, but obviously a lot trimmer and healthier than he was when he filmed Treme.

1 comment:

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