Why I love Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan.
Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan is my favorite late season cast addition to any show…
Usually when a show is late in it’s life, a few seasons away from ending or being canceled, it’ll add actors to it’s cast list to try to boost ratings and add interest to the story line.
Like when the Brady’s little cousin Oliver came into the show.
Or when Eric Foreman left and they added Josh Meyers’ character Randy.
In my opinion, they usually strike out, and the show just isn’t as good.
But Mike Hannigan as Phoebe’s boyfriend and later husband was a perfect fit in the cast. He was like the friend we never knew we always wanted. The show was perfect without him, but with him, it was still perfect. Not better… it wasn’t some celebrity stunt to gain raitings…it was just a perfect addition to the family.
And that is why I love Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan.