Monday, September 26, 2005

Don Adams inventor of the shoe phone 9/26/05

Don Adams of Get Smart fame has passed into syndication now. Of course you all know Don from Get Smart where he played a dimwitted version of James Bond....but had a much cooler shoe phone. Admittedly I prefered Don Adams voice work on Tennessee Tuxedo to his Get Smart work. Remeber Tennesee Tuxedo will not fail. Apparently Don was some what of a ladies man, as he was married three times, or he didn't learn the first two times he wasn't married. Don becomes the second sitcom actor to die recently since Bob Denver passed a way about two weeks ago. Anyway here we go:

Goodby Don Adams
Though Agent 99 knew you well
You had the grace to act a fool
Using your shoe phone we could tell
You crawled out of New York City
With a dream in your hand
Always had a job
Once the Love Boat set sail again

And it seemed to me like you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing when to way
Your plans to Chumley again
And it seemed like I did know you
When I was just a kid
You candle burned out long before
Tennesee's plans ever did.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Bob Denver--The 3 hour tour is over 9/6/05

Bob Denver (who?) Gilligan from Gilligan's Island has passed away. Bob first gained famed on Dobie Gillis playing a stoner way before his time. He was the first guy to have a goatee from what I remember on those old TV shows. As for his other well known show, Gilligan's Island, there are so many unanswered questions about that show that hack comedians have gone into over the years. Here's one to thing about..if the Skipper was in charge of the boat why didn't that name the show Skipper's Island? Maybe they didn't because they wanted to punish him for wrecking the tiny tiny ship. What did they expect though the weather was getting rough. One last thing before the CITW Bob Denver version, I'm currently efforting a special item for regular readers just in time for the end of year. I should have things all together by then. Oh yeah in case you are wondering I'm a Ginger guy. Well here is is Bob Denver CITW....

Goodbye Bob Denver
The Skipper knew you pretty well
You had to live in a grass hut
A three hour tour the song would tell
You crawled out of nowhere
With a bucket hat in your hand
Became a sitcom icon
How’d the Globetrotters get off the island again?

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing when to say
Fix the boat professor man
And I would have liked to know you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
TBS reruns ever did