Last night's Tricking and Treating with Martha Stewart featured holiday-themed crafts, cooking and decorating vignettes from The Lady Stewart and her guest, actor Brandon Fraser. The special was filmed in Martha's Bedford, N.Y., property, where set decorators adorned the barn with insect-themed wall hangings, a fog maker, a mirror wrapped in mummy tape, and objects inspired by taxidermy. Despite the creepy setting—which also included an enormous fake tarantula and writhing snakes—Martha and Fraser seemed utterly at ease—so much so that each couldn't help but slip into the tried-and-true roles they've grown accustomed to. Above, for instance, there's Fraser doing what he does best; that is, acting like a mummy from The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. After the jump, there's George of the Jungle, The Passion of Darkly Noon, and, of course, Martha's usual on-air M.O.
Last week, Martha drank with Oprah; this week, she drinks with Brandon Fraser! Note Fraser's obvious discomfort; note Martha's obvious glee:
Method acting, people! Here, Fraser summons the carnal side he spent months perfecting for George of the Jungle:
Never seen the 1995 hit The Passion of Darkly Noon? Us, either. But one can see the IMDB plotline evident in Fraser's obsessive clutch here: "When Clay returns home and Darkly sees the two lovers kiss, it is too much for him. Every night he hears them making love."
Oh, and sorry, dude—Ben Affleck got the starring role in The Town:
· Brandon Fraser Strips for Martha Stewart [YouTube]
· Tricking and Treating With Martha on Hallmark Channel [The Martha Blog]