Tuesday, June 9, 2009
A new Highlight Reel™ vote: Mr. T, fool!
As the Catwoman vote winds down to the final few hours, Julie Newmar's name has appeared on 67% of the ballots cast. If this were the Baseball Hall of Fame, she wouldn't get in because the threshold is 75%.
C'mon, people! What's the Baseball Hall of Fame without Julie Newmar?
Okay... sorry. I may have gotten carried away with stretching comparisons beyond their breaking point. I've been reading too much David Foster Wallace.
So let's go back to an actual Highlight Reel™ vote. What is the finest work in the oeuvre of Mr. T?
Besides the Always Good and Always Stinks options, (I decided Mr. T would not like an option called Always Sucks), you have Rocky III and The A-Team as Highlight Reels™, and The A-Team as his Milk Carton™, the last thing he did before effectively vanishing into parody.
Some people might want to vote for the time Nancy Reagan sat on his lap, but let us recall that was not a role in a movie or on a TV show, that happened in real life.
You've got until next week, fools, so stop your jibber jabber!