The unexpected cowboy in the arts
February 15, 2010 5:11 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for examples from literature, comic books, film, and other media, in which a character, for no clear reason (or unexpectedly), is a cowboy.
posted by Astro Zombie to Media & Arts (46 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Some examples: Cowboy Curtis from Pee Wee's Playhouse and Jeff Goldblum in Buckaroo Banzai. It's not necessary that the fact that they dress as cowboys is incidental to the plot -- although it helps -- just that they are the only cowboy in the story, and the fact of them is rather surprising, like the Texan Quincey Morris in Dracula.