Seen as an answer to every teacher's dilemma of reluctant male readers, the deadpan wit and cartoonish character illustrations have what it takes to engage students and keep them reading.
Although their costumes and deadpan humor led some to write Devo off as performance art rather than serious music, they were in fact extremely musically inventive.
Perhaps Kirk (and Shatner) is at his best on the comedic episodes, with his deadpan reactions to hundreds of cascading tribbles, for instance.
Max himself narrates with a stone-cold deadpan monologue that will send shivers down your spine and make you glad that you aren't Max Payne.
Fans love Kiernan because of his deadpan humor, relatability, and easy smile.
"Nothing has gotten into me," he replied in a deadpan voice.