August 02, 2005 12:20 AM by Joe Blackmon
Last week, Toni Ferrari stole the show on Kill Reality. This week, it was Jonny Fairplay’s turn in the spotlight. One of the things that makes Kill Reality work is that many of the participants are just fun to watch. From his “Heart Your Grandma” cap to the way he relishes telling the cast and crew about how Tonya went from nearly jumping out a window to landing in his bed, it’s hard not to laugh at Jonny’s somewhat dark sense of humor.
The relationship between Jonny and Tonya is both bizarre and compelling. Jonny sums it up best when he says, “I’m probably the worlds’ worst boyfriend and dollars to donuts says she could be the world’s worst girlfriend.”
The other big laughs on Kill Reality come from Steven Hill and Rob Cesternino. Steven Hill cheerfully cleans a toilet while poking fun of the occupation of being a reality star, while Rob Cesternino has a deadpan comedic style as he expresses the frustrations of trying to direct reality stars, who have quickly adapted to engaging in all the eccentric on-set behavior that you would expect out of seasoned movie stars.
One of this episode’s major plot points deals with Jenna Lewis struggling with a scene involving nudity. Jenna had thought it was only a topless scene and becomes distraught when she realizes that she will be fully nude on the set. Rob Cesternino says that it’s the hardest he has ever had to work in getting a woman naked in his entire life (perhaps he should have offered her peanut butter and chocolate).
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Stacie J. seems to have no problem with her nudity which takes place in a romantic scene with Jonny Fairplay. Stacie J. credits Jonny Fairplay with being a great kisser, further building up his reputation on the set.
In addition to being the romantic star on and off the set, this is the week for Jonny Fairplay’s character in the movie to be killed. A female stunt double is brought in to do some of the stunt work in Johnny’s death scene. However, the part of the scene that is even funnier than seeing a female Jonny Fairplay is watching Stacie J., who plays Jonny’s girlfriend in the movie, explain how she has to draw on the devastation she felt from being fired on The Apprentice in order to act out her grief.
We can’t help but to wonder in Jonny’s grandma knows he’s dead.