I had the strange pleasure of playing one of my favorite, childhood superheroes on Japanese TV, well, sort of. I got to do a reenactment of one Enrique dos Santos. If you’re not familiar with the story, there was this Brazilian man who enjoyed painting himself green in order to look like Marvel Comics’ “The Hulk.” Having “Hulked out” several times before, one more time couldn’t hurt right? Well, on this fateful occasion, though, he went the the shop where he would normally buy paint, except they didn’t have the normal brand that he used. So the store owner gave him a “special” brand of green paint. Little did the clerk or Enrique know that the paint dos Santos would cover himself with was actually used to paint submarines and missiles. After a day of hulking, dos Santos went home to was the paint off, only to find that…DUN, DUN…the paint wouldn’t come off. After hours and hours of scrubbing and assistance, the good news is the pain did finally come off. I was trying to figure out the moral of this story:
Moral number one: Don’t do dumb sh*t!
Moral number two: If you’re gonna paint yourself, please check your paint labels.
Moral number three: It ain’t easy being green, believe me, I know, I’ve tried it.
So I had to reenact de Santos’s story on a Japanese TV show, and I had a ball! The only unfortunate thing was that I, nor any of the people worked with, never saw the finished product. I have checked and checked and checked, yet I am unable to find it. I may have to come to terms with the fact that this TV footage may be lost to the ravages of time. Fortunately, my friend Robert (who did this job with me), got some great photos of my “hulking” process:
Click the play button for added effect as you scroll through the pics (hee, hee)
In the end, yes it was a little weird stripping down to my underwear in a public park to get painted, yes it was strange having green nipples for a couple of days (too much information?). But this had to be one of the craziest, funnest jobs I’ve done so far.
Until the gamma energy hits me again,