The Terrible Catsafterme

Brad’s Musings and Meanderings

random acts of quoting

"Instead of getting a cat, why don't we all just stop flushing?" - Red Foreman, "That 70's Show"

Norm!

August 24th, 2015

normIt seems way too trite to actually name this posting “Norm!” One can only imagine how many times a day poor George Wendt hears it as he goes through his daily routine. But there is simply no better way to remember this actor because George Wendt has become synonymous with this character. Yes he’s done other things, many of them quite cool: My Bodyguard, Fletch, Guilty by Suspicion, Airplane II: The Sequel. But since his day on one of my all-time favorite sitcoms Cheers, where he was one of only three actors to appear in every single episode, there was no cutting ties between George Wendt and his character Norm Peterson.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Wilder Siblings

August 18th, 2015

dean5The centerpiece of our massive two-week-in-July-2013 road trip was the Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and the driving force at the Wilder Pageant that made it some desirable was having a decent number of Little House on the Prairie TV cast members present at the affair. This was made even more amazing by the seats that we were given on that Friday, July 25, 2014, performance of the play. Two of the celebrities present happened to play siblings on the show, that of Laura Ingalls’ husband Almanzo Wilder and his sister Eliza Jane, both fictionalized versions of real-life people. Read the rest of this entry »

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joanBack in 2003 when I was in the throes of creativity in regards to producing one of the best and most thorough newsletters in the history of the Sons of the Desert (that’s my opinion anyway, and I know it is held by many others), I was working on issue 27 of Dante’s Info, which was a full 32 pages bursting at the seams with fun research and info. Encompassing four of those pages was an article I did based on a phone interview I conducted with Joan Del Mar. Joan had had a speaking role in Laurel and Hardy’s 1944 M-G-M film Nothing but Trouble. I titled the article the exact same thing that I titled this posting.  Read the rest of this entry »