Ronald Pederson (born January 8, 1977) is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for his starring role on the comedy sketch show MADtv, which he was a part from 2002 until 2005. He was let go, much to the anger of several fans. After he left the show, he went on to work on multiple theatre projects. He has often been seen on Canadian television, and he has performed in his hometown of Edmonton in a live improvised soap-opera called Die Nasty. Ron has also been doing comedy sketches for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.more...
Pederson joined the cast of MADtv in season 8 (2002-03). At the beginning, he imitated celebrities such as Art Carney, Dick Clark, Mark Steines, and Woody Allen. Then at season 9, he created memorable characters such as ambiguously gay Abercrombie & Fitch model Carpenter, irritable 7 A.M. Condo Report host Clifford Bussley, Grandpa Finkel ("Feuding Parents"), and Aussie salesman Roland Backinson. He also became renowned for his offbeat impersonation of Clay Aiken, which feuled rumors if the American Idol runner-up was gay or not. He also repeated his impersonation of Woody Allen, as well as recurring impressions of Dave Foley in "Celebrity Quarters" sketches and Senator John Edwards during Season 10, which would be his last season.
Carpenter (Abercrombie & Fitch)
Clifford Bussley (7 A.M. Condo Report)
On the cult show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a group, consisting of Buffy and her friends, that fights evil and quips way more than necessary. First referred to as such by Xander as a joke, because the gang sorta solves mysteries, like Scooby Doo and co. The core Scoobies are Buffy, Xander, Willow and Giles; they remain in the group throughout the entire series. Honorary/temporary members include Anya, Tara, Dawn, Cordelia, Oz, and i guess Angel, Spike, Faith, Andrew, Jenny Calender, Wood, and dumb-ass Riley. Hon/temp members are this because they either died (shot through the heart, neck snapped, sliced by a Bringer) joined further into the show (i.e. became someone's girlfriend, were taken hostage, were created from living energy into a person, shit like that), left further into the show (as in had to control werewolf urges, had a hissy fit and flew away on a helicopter), turned evil (i.e. lost soul after moment of true happyness, lost love of life and went psycho, just kinda turned into an uber-bitch), switched to Angel the Series, or quite possibly a combination. Most everyone has a dark side/dark past, and they rarely all get along perfectly, and sometime they screw up, but they're Scoobies :)
"Yeah, I guess the Scooby Gang changes around a lot."
"Time for a Scooby meeting."
"You're the cutest of the Scoobies with your lips as red as rubies and your firm yet supple- tight embrace!" --Xander about Anya in Once More, With Feeling
"Don't tell me we're Scoobies." --a scathing Spike on Angel the Series