Take a Letter Mr. Jones... - Netflix

This series follows the misadventures of Joan Warner, a top business executive as she battles the sexual politics of big business and the general ineptness of her staff. She is aided in her struggle to balance motherhood, her career and her "mad Italian maid" by her faithful male secretary Graham Jones.

Take a Letter Mr. Jones... - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 1981-09-05

Take a Letter Mr. Jones... - Red Letter Media - Netflix

Red Letter Media, LLC is an American film and video production company operated by independent filmmakers Mike Stoklasa (formerly of GMP Pictures) and Jay Bauman (formerly of Blanc Screen Cinema). The company was formed by Stoklasa in 2004 while living in Scottsdale, Arizona, but, as of 2011, is based in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. It attracted significant attention in 2009 through Stoklasa's 70-minute video review of the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The review was posted in seven parts on YouTube, and was presented by his character “Harry S. Plinkett”. While Stoklasa had published other video reviews of several Star Trek films before that, his The Phantom Menace and subsequent Star Wars prequel reviews were praised for both content and presentation. Stoklasa has produced other works under the Red Letter Media banner, including short comedies and web series (The Grabowskis), several review-based web series (including Half in the Bag, Best of the Worst and re:View), and concert, wedding, and corporate videos. His low-budget features have been largely horror and comedy, and have included Feeding Frenzy, The Recovered, Oranges: Revenge of the Eggplant and Space Cop. Bauman, who directed Stoklasa in several low-budget features under the Blanc Screen Cinema banner, has been a director and producer on most of his projects. In addition, Stoklasa has employed his colleague Rich Evans as a full-time actor and stagehand in their projects.

Take a Letter Mr. Jones... - Mr. Plinkett character - Netflix

Stoklasa created his first video review for Star Trek Generations after watching the film again in 2008. He noted that he thought it was a “shitty movie” and “completely messed up the transition to the big screen from what was a really great TV show”, inspiring him to share this view with others. Stoklasa believed his own voice sounded “too boring” for the review and adopted the persona of Harry S. Plinkett, a character he had previously used in several short films (originally played by Rich Evans) and since further developed within the reviews. Plinkett has been described as “cranky”, a “schizophrenic”, and “psychotic” with a voice that has been called “a cross between Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers and The Silence of the Lambs' Buffalo Bill”. The character has also been described as illiterate. He mispronounces words like “protagonist”, and brags that he has never read a book and has no intention of doing so. He also displays ignorance of history, as shown by his confusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis with World War I, and the Nazi invasion of France with the French Revolution. Through side comments in narration, flashes of disturbing images, and cuts to live scenes filmed by Red Letter Media, Plinkett is implied to have murdered his various ex-wives. Glimpses of human remains and hostages seen in his basement indicate he may be a serial killer. Plinkett has said he is 119 years old and claimed to have been aboard the Titanic when it sank. He claims to have had a disappointing son who hanged himself in a gas station bathroom, and an “adopted” son he kidnapped from a grocery store parking lot. Plinkett also has a fondness for Totino's Pizza Rolls, and encourages feedback by promising to mail one to viewers who leave comments on his “webzone”. While seeming oafish and moronic, Plinkett appears to demonstrate an astute understanding of film history and criticism, referencing numerous other films. His voice and other traits were intended to incorporate a sense of humor to avoid making the reviewer sound too much like a “nerd” or “armchair critic”. Plinkett seems to live, or at least have lived, in Teaneck, New Jersey, having made references to its police department (in his Star Trek review) and the Cedar Lanes Cinema (in his Revenge of the Sith review). He also has a fondness for gambling in Atlantic City; some reviews give his mailing address as a slot machine at a casino there. Plinkett first appeared in You're Invited! The Olsen Twins Movie, a short film that incorporates clips from The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley, in which the Olsen twins accept a phone call from a man named Mr. Plinkett.

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