So, I'm in Love with Henry Grubstick

Christopher Gorham as "Henry Grubstick"
And I mean in love.  I'm talking watching ep after ep after ep of Ugly Betty , unholy, unhealthy, literally dreaming 'bout this dude type of love.

*blissful sigh*

In a way, Andrew Allan James is partially to blame for this because after seeing him play a hotter version of his nerd self in the latest ep of Awkward Black Girl, my infamous love of nerds has increased with a vengeance.  He was the primer for what came after.

And by Gawd is this a (well-written) nerd.  Henry Grubstick is an accountant and next-level mathlete who knows random stuff like the circumference of the Earth (24901.55 miles/40075.16 kilometers, thank you very much).  Since he can't dress up for Halloween at work, he pulls a Superman/Clark Kent.  Henry goes to restaurants inspired by the European Middle Ages, and critiques the mutton.  He drinks milk to coat his stomach before he imbibes alcohol...and then gets drunk off wine coolers.  He can't dance for shit.  He bowls for a team of accountants called The Debitz (I know), and he apparently has a thing for thick women of color.

I hope America Ferrera savored every single kiss and hug she shared with this man on set. You wanna talk white boys I dig? Shoot Henry Grubstick to the top of the list.










Neo-Prodigy...take it away.

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  1. "Neo-Prodigy...take it away."

    *falls the fuck out laughing*

    Dayum, you know me too well.

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  2. Dayum, you know me too well.

    *nods* Mm-hm. Every time I watch him, I think of you.

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  3. "Grubstick?????"

    Yes girl. Because that's a stick I want to grub on (as well as drive).

    Also, if you haven't already you need to watch Christopher Gorham in Jake 2.0 as well as Harper's Island (I also highly recommend this show to my fellow writers as it had a few plot twists I think you'll appreciate).

    Gorham also has a special place in my heart because he represents a nerd that doesn't often get showcased: the Clark Kent types.

    Those of us who might appear uptight or bookish or have the boy next door charm but underneath the clothing, we're rocking the washboard abs and the biceps. We're sorta geek chic. We're not bulky or obvious and you might have to get us undressed to get the prize (that's part of the fun) but yes we are men of steel (in character and in physiques) and we don't need powers from the sun to show you how we're supermen.

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  4. Wait a minute...you mean he plays nerds...a lot? He...does this on other shows?

    *cue sound of angel chorus*

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  5. He's on Covert Affairs right now playing the CIA's answer to Q.

    Um Q from Bond, not Star Trek.

    Ha! A Buffy quote in my comment about nerds!!!

    *grabs the internet*

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  6. So am I the only one here who used to watch Popular?

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    1. Hi do you wtach ugly betty cause henry is so amazing and so everything he so awesome i so totally in love with him.

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    2. No you aren't cuz I loved and I mean loved that show to pieces. Thats why I watch any show that Chris is in and plus I love the fact that he met his wife, the lovely Anel Lopez who is Spanish on Popular . Yes for Chris liking women of color and they as a couple are too cute for words plus I liked it when they had that brief loveline in Popular. Dang I miss the WB.now that use to be some awesome programming/ channel.

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  7. @Ankhesen, I think the white men age better than the white women b/c they are better nourished and don't purposely tan the heck out of their skin.
    So it's been my observation that some white men do pretty darn well into their 40's, but you'd be hard pressed to find a youthful looking 37 year old white woman. I see some couples and honestly wonder how they men don't mind that their wives now look like their moms.

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  8. ElectricAfro12/10/11, 1:47 AM

    I adore Christopher Gorham. But I, couldn't stand the Henry/Betty romance. I was a hardcore Gio/Betty girl. He did a mini-series a few summers ago called "Harper's Island." It's worth checking out if you like thrillers.

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  9. I've been watching him on Covert Affairs, and envy every woman who gets to get down with him. He gave some lucky woman one of the most sensual kisses I've seen.

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  10. ... And I thought I was the only one. I loved that pairing on the show, and I used to drool all over my TV back in the Jake 2.0 days.

    I swear, this blog and the Narrative feel like home to me.

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  11. "Out of Practice" is also available to stream on Netflix. There's only one season, but it co-stars Stockard Channing. And yes, he's a nerd on that show too.

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  12. I dunno. He's kinda creepy to me. Has that unsettling nerd who collects fifties comics and kills hookers in a violent rage when they ask for their money steez goin on...

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  13. Yes girl. Because that's a stick I want to grub on (as well as drive).

    LOLOLOL! No argument there...!

    Those of us who might appear uptight or bookish or have the boy next door charm but underneath the clothing, we're rocking the washboard abs and the biceps. We're sorta geek chic. We're not bulky or obvious and you might have to get us undressed to get the prize (that's part of the fun) but yes we are men of steel (in character and in physiques) and we don't need powers from the sun to show you how we're supermen.

    Some of the best candy takes time to unwrap. And to this, Neo, I bow.

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  14. @ BlackPeopleSufferFromPTSD

    He actually plays the soft & tender sorts, especially on "Ugly Betty". On "Covert Affairs" he's a blind CIA Agent who's now a techie. And on "Out of Practice", he's the youngest of three kids in a family of doctors. He, however, is a marriage counselor whose hippie wife is divorcing him.

    I have yet to watch enough of "Harper's Island" to make a call there.

    By the way, on "Out of Practice," his older sister is this really kick-ass lesbian.

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  15. Btw, "Covert Affairs" focuses too much on Piper Perabo, whom I hereby dub the She-Vartan, 'cause it's too damn difficult to see anything in her.

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  16. I thought Betty was too good for that dude! He kept letting his baby's mama manipulate his relationship with Betty! I guess that's why he looks like a spineless dweeb to me. I must have let his character become too real! lol

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  17. He kept letting his baby's mama manipulate his relationship with Betty!

    THAT was annoying, but I strictly blame the writers for this one because they were trying to find some flimsy reason why these two just couldn't be a regular, dorky couple. No other man measured up to Henry on that show (to me, anyway). Everyone else felt too contrived or just plain boring.

    She and Henry, however, were perfect, and much of the credit goes to Gorham & Ferrera. They had flawless chemistry, especially when they kissed.

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  18. I must address two things here:

    1) Andrew Allan James is dead sexy and something needs to happen on ABG so that he can bring the nerdiness down a bit and hook up with J. Or he can just leave ABG and come to my house.


    2) I never really watched Ugly Betty, but Grubstick is looking hot in those pictures. Look at that delicious broad back.

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  19. Since I'm days away from having a net life again, I decided to check in on you and honey... you know my stance on this topic; however, this hunk would even turn *me.* I'm watching "Covert Affairs" religiously and I couldn't tell you anything about the plot, just Auggie... Christopher and his wife, Anel Lopez, are making some beautiful babies, too.

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