RIP thread


#681


#682

I remember watching Stiller and Meara on Johnny Carson.


#683

The double rainbow guy.


#684

Damn. We lost Fred Willard. Very few people made me laugh like Fred did. He was a truly brilliant improviser.


#685

Aww. He was hysterical.
Best in Show is one of my favorites ever.


#686

I first Loved his portrayal as Jerry on Fernwood Tonight. Martin Mull (Merle Jeeters’) sidekick.

Decades ago I met Martin Mull and got to talk with him for a few minutes. We talked about Tom Waits and Fred Willard. It was at a concert and we were able to see the sound check, then come backstage to his dressing room after the show. It was in a coaches dressing room At a small college gym, and they had enough coke and potato chips for all three of us.

*edit: Mull’s character wasn’t Merle Jeeters, that was Dabney Coleman’s character from Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.


#687

Coke?


#688

…Of the a-cola variety.

A couple of crowd pleasers of pop and a bag of chips on his rider.


#689

Ken Osmond

Better known as the insufferable sycophant Eddie Haskell from “Leave It To Beaver”.

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#690

Eddie Haskell was such a suck up.


#691

Let’s be honest though…aside from these awesome shirts the Beaver and his friends bought, Eddie was the best part of the show.

Seriously, these are pretty badass.


#692

Those are awesome.

I wonder if they were done by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth? That looks like his style a bit and he was an early airbrush tee shirt artist near Hollywood back in the early 60’s.

You are right the show was pretty lame and Eddie’s character was one of the only interesting things about it.


#693

According to Wally, they were done by a stagehand.

The best part of that episode is that Beaver is the only one that actually wore it to school. His friends were busted by their parents before they left the house.


#694

Wally doesn’t know shit… however ED Roth’s style may have been copied by a background painter on the lot. There was a lot of that going on. I got my start in art by imitating the master.


#695

You can buy reproductions here.



#696

I had no idea air brush was that old.


#697

Stanley Mouse was also a contemporary of Ed Roth and did a lot of t-shirts back then.


https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images2/1/0611/08/original-stanley-mouse-flying-eyeball_1_cb4b7d1e81ddcfeac240fd26f1c4a5a5.jpg


#698

This sounds interesting-

Both the Prine Family and Oh Boy Records — John’s own label — will present Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 11 via the late artist’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The online celebration of Prine will feature musicians, actors and family members honoring the Maywood, Illinois native.


#699

I thought The Big Boy passed away a long time ago. Still…may he rest in peace.


#700

gonna have to make time for this!!!