Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

Re^3: The best Doctor:

by tbone1 (Monsignor)
on Jul 11, 2007 at 12:23 UTC ( #625993=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: The best Doctor:
in thread The best Doctor:

Actually, it was Mr. Carlson (played by the late Gordon Jump) who said that; and the newsman's name was Les Nesman.

But yeah, that might have been the funniest moment in TV history. Outside of politics, of course.

--
tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee


Comment on Re^3: The best Doctor:
Re^4: The best Doctor:
by apl (Monsignor) on Jul 12, 2007 at 11:39 UTC
    gregor42 was also kind enough to point this out to me. Thanks, both of you, for the memory jog.
    Was it Les (echoing the reporting of the Hindenberg fire) who said "Oh, the humanity of it all!" when he saw the turkeys falling, or is memory playing more tricks on me?
    "the funniest moment in TV history"? It's a toss-up between this, and Chuckles the Clown (dressed as Peter Peanut) being shelled to death by an elephant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. 8-)
      Yes, I recall reading that Richard Sanders, the actor who played Les, spent a day doing nothing but watching the old Hindenberg newsreel. Although I don't think the Hindenberg had turkeys falling to the ground like sacks of wet cement.

      And the Chuckles the Clown episode was fantastic as well. "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."

      If those two episodes aren't in the top two of all time, I'd like to know what is.

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://625993]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others romping around the Monastery: (8)
As of 2014-12-20 02:39 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (95 votes), past polls