22 of the Funniest Tweets from January 5, 2024
It looks like the White Lotus Resort & Spa has new guests checking in for what will surely be a relaxing experience for everyone involved. Film critic Jeff Sneider reported that The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon is set to board the show’s third season. Among other names in the official announcement is comedian Natasha Rothwell, who is set to reprise her Emmy-nominated role on the series. Unfortunately, Jennifer Coolidge’s name is nowhere to be found, which means Mike White probably won’t be indulging her soap-opera pipedream of returning to the series as Tanya McQuoid’s twin sister.
As people throw out their own casting ideas, it would be nice to see Patrick Stewart in the White Lotus mix. Widely known as Picard on Star Trek, the English actor reprised an equally famous role as mutant activist Professor X in 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But the experience was nothing like his previous X-Men outings. Stewart joined Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and discussed the “frustrating and disappointing” filming process for the Doctor Strange sequel. The actor told Horowitz that “the big scene,” which saw a number of unexpected, crowd-pleasing MCU cameos, were shot individually. Disappointed in the solo-ness of it all, Stewart lamented how “the last few years have been challenging,” which really should earn the stage and screen icon a trip to Thailand.
Over on the timeline, our favorite tweeters have clocked in to help us laugh our way to clocking out of the work week. Today’s funniest tweets include those about a baby trading in “Schoolhouse Rock” for “Jailhouse Rock,” someone who can’t even dream about being rich and arguably the most effective campaign against human trafficking ever.