Brian Wilson’s first short-film debut lasted all of two seconds, but his offseason antics and the costume he adorned when appearing on “Lopez Tonight” on Thursday are bound to be discussed at longer length.
The eccentric relief pitcher for the Giants visited comedian George Lopez’s TBS talk show to promote a series of short films he co-wrote and acted in for the “MLB 2K11” game.
The film itself showed seconds of Wilson talking on cell phone used in the mid-1990s about a pitchers beard that, obviously, could not match his own.
Wilson’s dyed-gray beard and sailor suit, complete with matching light-colored pants and socks, though, quickly stole the attention of the host, who made reference to Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Square Pants as Wilson took the stage.
Wilson said he wanted to get closer to a seaman, especially during his offseason travels to Thailand.
Wilson also closed the show by playing a version of the TV game show “Minute to Win It,” against Lopez where the two used bananas dangling between their legs to move an orange into a circle in under a minute. Wilson won.
Of course, Wilson’s appearance would not be complete without a visit from The Machine, who was represented by a small figurine the closer pulled from his jacket-breast pocket.
When Lopez asked Wilson what The Machine was, Wilson explained it was a “figment of your imagination” that had ESP and could read what one thinks.
Lopez replied: “I think you’re a crazy motherf-----.”