But who does Tom Shales look like?

Ever-annoying reviewer of TV, movies and style Tom Shales poses punditry on the important aspects of the State of the Union Speech: tie colors, camera angles, and how on TV, some people look like other TV people.


Kennedy looked hale and robust, though one couldn’t help notice a certain resemblance to SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular Nickelodeon cartoon character….As for Bush, when smiling he looks a little like Paul Newman (though too much of the smiling last night seemed self-congratulatory in nature), while his physical stature suggests a folksier version of Dick Cavett.

I’ll have to admit that I’d never heard of SpongeBob, but when I read this, I had to see for myself. I’ll let you decide for yourself, is Tom Shales correct? Were SpongeBob and Ted Kennedy separated at birth?


I must admit, I find myself in the unusual position of agreeing with Tom Shales. So much so, I had to compare his other two TV people who look alike. What do think, could the President and Paul star together in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Old Guy?


Wow, that Tom Shales really has an amazing ability to see resemblences where I’d never see one. But I’m inspired. I think I’ll try just one:

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