Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Seamus Finnegan : Underrated Awesome Character

Found HERE

This picture by itself isn't uproariously funny, but I felt obligated to post it. Seamus is probably my all-time favourite bit character, and he needed a little love on SHP. I actually used to have a pet rat named Seamus Finnegan. :)

I would like to point out the slight political/stereotypical subtext of the character while we're here. Seamus is Irish, not a Brit like most of the other characters. I cannot ignore the reference to Northern Irish bombings. Although his constant ineptitude results in semi-harmless and often humourous explosions, I'm wondering what exactly Jo was trying to convey through Seamus' character, since it didn't seem to add much to the story (the explosions, I mean).

I wish I knew how to not notice a perceived slight to the Irish, haha.
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