Hulu's Only Murders in the Building is one of television's most talented casts. I affirm there is now. Stars of the show include icons such asSteve Martin,andTina Fey,millennial celebrities,Selena Gomez,and Cara Delevingne, Jane Hoodichel and Jackie Hoffman. Character actors such as Amy Schumer, Jane Lynch, Shirley MacLaine and more. But I think The Only Murder Season 2 has the obvious MVP. That is series star Martin Short. As Oliver Putnam, Short is comically operating on another level this season, none more overt thanMurder in a Building OnlySeason 2 Episode 8 "Hello He's Darkness."
In this week's episode of Murder in the Building Only, a blackout hits New York City. Charles (Steve Martin) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) are worried about going to Lucy (Zoe Colletti), but Oliver is more worried about the treasure trove of free dips gifted by the pickle diner. (When the power goes out, you can't refrigerate it, so it goes bad. I felt ripped out of The Last of the Mohicans' speech.
Hey everyone, Martin Short!
Only Murders in the Building puts you in the middle of a true murder mystery in a palatial Upper West Side building. It follows three true crime podcast aficionados who, at first, withdrawn and nervous Charles, feisty and ambitious Oliver, and talkative millennial Mabel make unlikely friends. , they are basically family by the time Season 2 begins.Only Murders in the Building Season 2's plot is that Mabel (and Charles and Oliver) are arrested for the murder of their neighbor. The appeal of the second season hinges on how the show doubles down on each character's standard quirks.For Oliver, I love the dip.
Oliver Putnam is a disgraced Broadway producer who is secretly in debt, so his diet of choice is dips, specifically the ones he finds in various Upper West Side eateries. It's an ongoing joke throughout the series, but this week's episode takes it to a new level of insanity. presents a huge bag of dips to him, and even though it weighs him and his bad hips, he treats it like gold.Charles and Mabel walk up the stairs Oliver is appalled when he suggests dropping dips to ease his time, but in the end, he says goodbye to his loved ones. Announcing, he quoted one of Daniel Day-Lewis' most iconic speeches.
In the context of The Last of the Mohicans, Daniel Day-Lewis speaks to the woman he loves. I'm here. To keep her alive, as he is forced to separate from her at her most dangerous moment. Martin Short perfectly expresses this passion by speaking to Dip. It's a comedic moment that only works because the short tries so hard to match Day-Lewis' desperation. It's an incredibly hilarious moment he's been thinking about ever since he first saw it a few weeks ago.
But that scene wasn't the only thing this season's shorts were spectacular. His jokes land effortlessly. His dramatic scenes are full of pathos. Only Murders in the Building Short was great throughout season two, but I think "Hello Darkness" is a great showcase for him. He holds the screen with a whimsical energy that brings welcome chaos to the show.
I can only hope that he will be reunited with Dips.