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Diedrich Bader, image via WikipediaMr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of people who thought Diedrich Bader?s character on The Drew Carey Show had a familiar name but couldn?t quite place it? in the new new media capitol of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
By BOB ANDELMAN
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I imagine that after playing Oswald for nine seasons of "The Drew Carey Show," Diedrich Bader probably never dreamed he?d get another shot at anyone quite as wacky, socially limited and yet lovable.
After all, who could have foreseen the ultimate ugly American he plays as Indian call center manager Charlie Davis on NBC?s ?Outsourced??
But what a hysterical year it?s been to be Bader: chasing and failing with beautiful young women before finally scoring with one of their mothers? Inadvertently ? yet repeatedly -- insulting his Indian employees and their religious and cultural beliefs only to develop an unlikely friendship with the buffoonish Gupta.
There is just one episode left of ?Outsourced? for Charlie as this is written, the finale of Rajiv?s wedding odyssey, Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 p.m. If you haven?t followed this show, it?s not too late to jump in and have a few brightly colored belly laughs at the expense of Charlie and Co.
DIEDRICH BADER audio excerpt: "I had to turn down playing my own great grandfather (former Atlantic City Mayor Edward Bader) on 'Boardwalk Empire' to do the pilot of 'Outsourced.' ... Nucky Johnson hurt a lot of people, one of which was my grandfather. "
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including 'The Consulate' with Thomas R. Stutler, 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, 'The Profit Zone' with Adrian Slywotzky, 'Mean Business' with Albert J. Dunlap, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.'
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