they are talking some serious rain and ice storms for my area of the hudson valley for tomorrow and through the first part of this week. all my life i’ve always loved inclement weather and really dig watching what nature can do. storms, blizzards, you name it--it’s always an awesome display to me! being snowed in can be a wonderful experience and I even enjoy driving in snow storms and rain. go figure.
anyway, that’s neither here nor there. it was pretty rainy and gloomy here all weekend too. sharon and i spent most of it obsessed with finishing up twin peaks on dvd and were treated to some fo the scariest--and the funniest--moments i think i’ve ever seen on network tv. funny too that i was reading through my lastest issue of entertainment weekly to see that they’d named leland palmer as one of the scariest television villains ever. it’s a wacky ride--it’s david lynch, after all--one of my heroes--not only as a director and storyteller, but as an actor--his character on the show as fbi district chief gordon cole absolutely KILLS me--so original, so funny! anyway, as i was saying, it’s a wacky ride, and maybe and acquired taste, but if you ever wanna have some fun, check this series out.
as for the answers to our “five on friday”, it seems i should have specified (my bad!) that we were looking for the star playing the same role in prime time television. i never meant to dis on the soaps and i am certain that there are actors on those programs that have been on far longer. my apologies for the confusion and the slight.
here are the answers.
1. what lollypop-sucking 70's tv detective was, in real life, the godfather to a member of the cast of 'friends'? (know 'em both)
telly savalas (kojak) and jennifer aniston (rachel)
2. urban legend time; what child star supposedly died when he mixed pop rocks with coke?
mikey from the life cereal commercial(s) (he likes it! hey, mikey!) also, this urban legend is NOT true.
3. what television star holds the record for playing the same character the longest?
it’s a tie between james arness--marshall matt dillon of “gunsmoke” and kelsey grammer as frasier crane on “cheers” and “frasier” (there are some arguments as arness didn’t appear in all of the episodes in the last 2 seasons due to health issues. but, while frasier was introduced in the second season of “cheers”, he too did not appear in every episode that year. fight!)
4. in 1996's "a very brady sequel", who was revealed to be carol's first husband?
carol’s first husband was revealed to be the professor from “gilligan’s island”
(and while we’re on it; though that first ”the brady bunch movie” was a bit of a waste, poking fun at the 70’s and the wholesomeness of the original show, “a very brady sequel” is well worth the watch as they skewed some of the very best episodes and updated them, especially in the [uncomfortable] situation of who should get the attic room, greg or marcia. go rent it--it’s squirm inducing fun!)
5. how many campers did jason voorhees kill in the first "friday the 13th"?
one answer is zero--it was all mrs. voorhees, jason’s mother, out to punish the counselors that let her son drown. the other answer is one, in the very last scene jason springs up to grab alice outta the boat, because we didn’t find out until the sequel that that was actually alice’s dream.
(also, how’d they get that arrow through kevin bacon’s neck…?)
there will be more trivia on friday
and more blog here on wednesday!
smell ya later!