Friday, January 13, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Don Don Canneloni: Hymie Kaplan. 
What a surprise. Ooh, ohh, wow. You look great. 
So, what brings you to the Pinto Ranch? 
Business or pleasure? 
Hymie Kaplan: May I have a chair? 
Don Don Canneloni: Oh, certainly.
Don Don Canneloni: Oh. It's business. 

Oh, Charles Nelson Reilly. What do we make of Charles Nelson Reilly today? He was a fixture of my childhood in movies like this and on game shows, mincing around, always the joke, but really the only gay around. Is he the gay Sidney Poitier? No definitely not - he's more of our Stepin Fetchit I suppose, but I always liked him all the same and I still do. I'm certainly more Charles Nelson Reilly than I am Neil Patrick Harris. Anyway Chuck would've turned 86 today if he hadn't died a decade back. (He looked I posted about it at the time.) He will not be forgotten!


joel65913 said...

I liked him too. He was more droll than Paul Lynde and his interplay with Brett Somers on Match Game was priceless.

Anonymous said...

Watched the documentary on him that came out a few years before he died. I was surprised to hear that he was not only classically trained, but was a fantastic actor in dramatic roles.