Happy birthday Joan Cusack.
It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Joan Cusack was the voice of Jessie in Toy Story 2 and 3. I can’t explain why exactly. Jessie was a brilliant character but she was so much more centered than the characters I’m used to seeing Cusack play, like Principal Mullins in School of Rock where she was both incredibly funny but also so believable and sympathetic as someone under so much pressure it’s amazing she holds it together as well as she does. And then there’s Addams Family Values in which, in my humble opinion, she steals the show. That’s no small feat considering who else is in the cast.
To celebrate her October birthday here’s her grand moment from that film. Warning: this clip contains spoilers as well as electrocution, a flying baby, and a rage-inducing Malibu Barbie. Because Joan Cusack can play a wide range of characters but Malibu Barbie IS NOT WHO SHE IS.
Happy birthday, Joan Cusack! I’m happy about this post, Tennessee Chris.