Solving a lame mystery and getting a boring answer

Yesterday the TNG episode Transfigurations aired on Spike TV (or Space, I forget). The lovely young actress who played Christie Hendshaw looked awfully familiar, but I couldn't tell from what.

Fortunately, TV.com can give you an answer to that sort of thing quickly, and IMDB can give you additional information.

The problem is that it didn't really help. I don't watch Scrubs, have seen about 100 combined minutes of House (I saw it on last night, but during the Oilers game), didn't watch Party of Five (or tried not to), and don't watch Nip/Tuck.

So what does that leave me with? Her "starring" role as the hot company chick from Tommy Boy? Her role as the hot chick from Doc Hollywood is the only other real choice. I haven't seen most of Doc Hollywood, but I did watch Tommy Boy once upon a time. (Curious side note, when the rock opera "Tommy" was coming to the Jubilee Auditorium in 1996 or '97 or so, my father, who was born in the 30s, actually asked me if it was based on that "stupid movie Tommy Boy". Oddly enough, the rock opera Tommy was released during his lifetime, not mine)

If you really want to see more of her, White Lies seems like a respectable movie she starred in. She also had parts in the critically acclaimed Mr. Saturday Night and Herman's Head...well, there's still Mr. Saturday Night, I guess...

Bonus "oh dear Lord" quote:A reviewer on IMDB.com wrote about Tommy Boy:

I must however say that one scene almost had me on the sticky floor of the theater because I was laughing so hard. In the scene, the duo are driving down a highway in Spade's recently trashed GTX. An old Carpenters song is playing on the radio and the two are emotionally singing along with it. That alone is funny enough, then the hood of the car pops up and they skid wildly out of control. This produces a hilarious argument culminating in Spade smacking Farley in the head with a 2x4.

The only time I have ever laughed harder in public was during the snowman scene in Dumb and Dumber.