Today is a special someone's birthday -- Special K's birthday, to be exact. Back when he was just 24 years old, we saw Seth Green take being a wigger to the extreme when he played Kenny Fischer in 'Can't Hardly Wait.' With his trusty lackeys by his side, Kenny, as his alter ego Special K, barges into a graduation party with one thing in mind: sex. Whether you're ridiculously stoned or allergic to dancing, you're on Kenny's radar.
In honor of Green's 37th birthday, we're dedicating this week's Scenes We Love to one of our favorite Seth Green characters, that very Kenny Fischer. Even better? The scene we're going with from 'Can't Hardly Wait' is the epitome of typical Special K behavior. After his sexual ray of light finally arrives in the form of a party-goer who just split from her boyfriend, Kenny decides he must dip into his "love kit" to ensure he's fully prepared. He heads to the bathroom and, to the tune of RUN-DMC's "It's Tricky," preps for the magical night he's been dreaming of.
It's too bad the school "tampon," Denise Flemming (Lauren Ambrose), barges in on Kenny trying to mask his "premature evacuation." But hey, Kenny's got to understand -- she just had a brownie hurled at her head after which Eric Balfour tried to lick it off. Regardless, once that bathroom door is shut, it's shut, and when Kenny rips the knob off, there's no way out.
They really don't make them like 'Can't Hardly Wait' anymore, and every new poser pales in comparison to Kenny. Yes, 'Can't Hardly Wait' is just another teen comedy showing off a glorified high school party and Kenny is just another kid trying to be something he's not, but this movie has way more heart than most of what we've seen of its kind since. And the same goes for Kenny himself. The character might be just another high school cliché, but there's a lot more to him than that, which is what makes Kenny Fischer likable, hilarious and so damn memorable.