Open Road Films keeps on releasing promotional clips from "Jobs," the Ashton Kutcher star vehicle that finally hits theaters across the U.S. this Friday. And every time it does, I have an acute sense of what seems to be missing from the Steve Jobs biopic: Jackie. And Hyde. And Fez. And Eric and Donna and the rest of the "That '70s Show" gang.
Because, I'm sorry, but Kutcher in what I've seen of "Jobs" so far may kind of, sort of look like a young Steve Jobs, but he sounds nothing like Steve Jobs. He does, though, sound eerily like Kelso from "That '70s Show" -- i.e.., like a petulant, goofy teen with a Wisconsin accent.
Seriously, check out this clip from "Jobs":
Now, wouldn't that be way better if Red and Kitty Forman suddenly walked into the store? And Red said to Steve Jobs, "Are you on dope? ARE YOU?!" And then Kitty could say "Because, Steve, we can help you get clean. There's counseling, hospitalization..."
And then Red would gruffly interject with "My foot kicking your ass."
(Cue laugh track.)
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.
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