Friday, July 03, 2009

soap opera villain-y

adj. Not to be confused with evil twin-y.

Real citation: "When I think of a mad scientist, I think of a guy actively involved in, you know, science stuff. Weird experiments, crazy inventions, and the like. They’re trying to accomplish something, they’ve got some kind of goal. In that respect, the villain in the 1944 train wreck The Monster Maker isn’t really a mad scientist, he’s just sort of a jerk. I mean, he’s a scientist. And he’s definitely mad. Yet all he really does is inject people with a disfiguring disease and then blackmail them for the cure. You don’t have to be a mad scientist to do that. It’s not really mad scientist-y at all. It’s actually kind of soap opera villain-y. Boo."
(Sept. 6, 2008, UncleBear,

Made-up citation: "I'm seeking a soap opera villain-y seductress with a swanky snorkel. Just like Mom..."

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