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Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.

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Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.

    4 - Any Questions?

    4 - Any Questions?

    Connor imagines an alternate timeline with the help of Saturday Night Live alumn Bobby Moynihan, who played a major role in one of Tom Hanks's late-career triumphs: David S. Pumpkins.

    Watch the Haunted Elevator sketch that gave the world David S. Pumpkins.

    • 33 min
    3 - The Replacement

    3 - The Replacement

    Connor doesn't trust his memory.

    Actor, comedian, and showrunner of Adam Ruins Everything Adam Conover explains that, without a doubt, Connor is misremembering the details of his experience on Band of Brothers. At least some of them.

    Award-winning illustrator Maëlle Doliveux critiques an autobiographical comic that Connor wrote and drew about being fired.

    Connor has an overdue conversation with actor Adam Sims, his replacement on Band Of Brothers. The two discover their respective stories share more in common than they'd anticipated.

    For Maelle's full analysis of Connor's comic, check out the Dead Eyes YouTube channel.

    • 44 min
    2 - Tristesse

    2 - Tristesse

    A 10-year-old Connor acts onstage in a 1985 production of Oliver! and has a seemingly disastrous first television interview. Years later, a 17-year-old Connor stars in a production of Ordinary People across from Emmy-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Town, Baby Driver), who was a senior in college at the time.

    Connor and Jon look back on their time working together and recount their highs and lows in various audition rooms.

    Plus, a recreation of Connor's Band of Brothers re-audition scene featuring Nicole Drespel (UCB, Broad City, 30 Rock), and a candid conversation about the audition process with a real New York City casting director.See 10-year-old Connor's appearance on KRCG-TV's Showtime.

    • 39 min
    1 - He's Having Second Thoughts

    1 - He's Having Second Thoughts

    In the year 2000, actor Connor Ratliff is fired by Tom Hanks from the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers for supposedly having "dead eyes". Two decades later, Connor talks about it with his friends D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office, Avenue 5).

    • 32 min
    0 - Dead Eyes Trailer

    0 - Dead Eyes Trailer

    A quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted comedian Connor Ratliff for two decades: Why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.

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    • 2 min

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