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James Franco + Anime Body Pillow = Genius

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There’s no time for James Franco to mourn the loss of the Raimi-era Spider-Man films, he’s too busy establishing himself as TV’s go-to guy for bizarre roles and self-deprecating cameos. Recently, he began a short stint on General Hospital as the murderer/conceptual artist known as, wait for it, Franco. Not merely content with wreaking havoc in Port Charles (his appearance on the soap will be tied into a real-life art show at New York City’s Deitch Projects gallery in the spring), he appeared on last night’s 30 Rock episode as a version of himself who was in love with an anime body pillow named Kimiko. Maybe this hits a bit too close to home for some of you, if so you have my apologies. For everyone else, this is the greatest bizarro celebrity cameo since David Duchovny flashed his goods on The Larry Sanders Show. You can watch the highlights of Franco’s 30 Rock appearance at AOL Television. Does anyone know if the pillow bears the image of a real anime character? 

  

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.