Good ole Squirrelly played by Jayme Bell is one of the funniest characters we have for The Fellows Hip. Not only was it well written by Scott and Christopher, but was well executed by Jayme. When Jayme auditioned, we knew pretty quickly we had our man. Jayme was one of the first people we ensured we got locked down to take on the roll. Jayme had us cracking up, right from the start. However he’s just not all about laughs. Just like all of our characters, Squirrelly goes on a journey of his own to find out who he is.
*Spoilers* Starting out, Squirrelly thinks he’s the every man (much like the characters from the hit show “Big Bang Theory”). He believes he is a lady’s man, a great leader with superb marksmanship skills and a guy who knows how to rough it. What he finds, much like Nate, is who he was born to be. He is the opposite of the fake persona he wants everyone to think that he is. But through this journey/this test – he reaches deep within himself to find out the truth. And in this, he begins to embrace what he originally believes are weaknesses. He finds that these are who he really is, and can now be used as strengths.
Once he’s able to do this, he finds out that he can now embrace who he was born to be. And, if you stayed through the end, you find out how he’s rewarded…
If you have a geek in your life, like my wife does, than just like Squirrelly – encourage them to embrace who they are and you’ll help them find that there’s a little bit of geek and hero in all of us.