|“||My faithful readers will recall that I have not enjoyed Mr. Funcoot's previous efforts.||”|
Al Funcoot is an anagram of and alias for Count Olaf, used as a pen name for when he writes his plays.
Count Olaf seems to have used Al Funcoot as an anagram for several years; in a review column for The Daily Punctilio, Lemony Snicket shows distaste for his plays, which have been performed at the Ned H. Rirger Theater.
Funcoot's plays seem to be egotistical works meant to give Olaf cause to show off; his first two plays seem to be claiming Olaf as the "most handsome man in the world," and after rewriting The World is Quiet Here into One Last Warning to Those Who Try to Stand in My Way, the opening number was changed to "Introducing a Very Handsome Man."
Funcoot's name was used again for The Marvelous Marriage, a play written as an excuse for Olaf to marry Violet Baudelaire and gain the Baudelaire fortune. The play is described as dull and foolish, of little interest to the audience.
List of Works
- The Most Handsome Man in the World
- "A tedious, arrogant show." - Lemony Snicket
- Why, I Believe I've Become Even More Handsome!
- The sequel to The Most Handsome Man in the World
- "Just another excuse for the play's one-eyebrowed star to show off." - Lemony Snicket
- One Last Warning to Those Who Try to Stand in My Way
- A rewriting of The World is Quiet Here
- "Comedy, indeed- [it] feels more like a dastardly plot." - Lemony Snicket
- The Marvelous Marriage
- "It was a lousy play!" - Audience Member