I think he was awesome but isn't it odd that he didn't had his famous Mustache in this one? afterall any child of the 80's including myself remmebers him from those Quaker Oats commercials and now those Health Insurance commercials.
I'm sure when he was Blaire and went beserk, they were all out of Oatmeal and he wasn't suffering from Diabeetus, more like Thing-aginus.
Wilford Brimley is one of my fav actors, but I've seen him so many other productions where he was better. One of two things were happening, either his charactor was suppost to be a bit subdued or as a actor he was just phoning it in.