Jason Marsden is a brilliant character actor. He is fascinating and for many years has been in multiple if not known roles. Why? He does a lot of voice work. Most well-known of his roles in recent years is on Fairly Odd Parents as Timmy Turner’s best friend Chester McBadbat and various other roles on that show.
He is most well-known in actual onscreen roles is always as the best friend to the main star or as a rival to a main star. He played Rich on Step by Step as JT (Brandon Call)’s best friend. On Boy Meets World he played a character named Jason who played Will Friedel’s character Eric’s best friend. On Full House he had a few cameo appearances as DJ’s rich boyfriend, Nelson who she dumped when Steve came back.
For random movie Monday a joint announcement and movie review. This week’s Wacky Wednesday is “High Hopes” with Jason Marsden and another review this week is Blue Like Jazz, possibly for True Tuesday.
The review is A Goofy Movie. Max Goof in both movies was voiced by Jason Marsden. In the first movie he like other kids at his school are amped to see a concert at the end of the Summer. He also wants to impress a girl who is voiced by Kellie Martin. Big Pete, who is their next door neighbor and best friend to Goofy, and his son is close with Max, has him convinced that if he does not force him to bond with him that he could lose him. Unfortunately for Max, Big Pete does not tell him the fringe benefits that they have in their RV.
So Max feels trapped into a vacation that he doesn’t want to go on with his dad and a regular tent…he lies to his friends, especially the girl he’s interested in that his dad is friends with the rock star, and they are going to the concert as his guest. So he constantly tries to thwart his dad’s best intentions and finally the two blow up.
Goofy is hurt and angry that Max isn’t engaging in all of the activities he has planned and is goaded by Pete into putting his foot down to force him. They don’t do all the family events that he tricks Goofy into doing and plays both sides hyping all of the air conditioning and video games the RV has to offer.
As with most Disney movies there is a happy ending but for Max there is an unexpectedly happy ending as he somehow does get to go to the concert and dance on stage with his favorite singer. All of his friends see it and even some of the guys who called him a loser.