Saturday afternoon, mindlessly flipping through channels, and then . . .
Geraldo was on Baywatch?!
I only caught the last five minutes (thank heavens!), so I had to turn to teh Internets for verification:
Hasselhoff, 6 feet 4 inches, blinding white teeth, leathery skin, was nothing if not rock solid. And he could play for laughs, too. In one vintage episode recently rerun, guest-starring Geraldo Rivera as a dweeb looking for romance tips, Hasselhoff calls out, "Hey, flat-butt!" to Rivera across the beach.— Who Watches the Baywatchers? in Slate
Oh no! While I was Googling for an image to put with this entry, I came across G on the cover of Playgirl. Oh, this gets worse and worse. I'd better stop now, before I'm permanently scarred. Eek!
Whattaya mean "Geraldo can't act"? My god, sir, have you never seen that Baywatch episode? His performance as a shy beachcomber infatuated with a beautiful surfer girl (ironicaly portrayed by his real life wife--at the time) was postitively Olivier-esque!— Bucky on Democratic Underground
In other news:
I re-watched Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade on DVD yesterday, and they are awesome and totally believable, so there.
I also got sucked in to watching the last forty-five minutes or so of Stand By Me on "DVD on TV" on AMC, despite the stoopid censoring and commercial breaks. I think that was one of the first movies I had on tape — my Aunt Helen gave me a copy. I still have it ... although I haven't watched it in years. I still have the soundtrack on cassette, too; haven't listened to that in ages either, but I refuse to get rid of it. These are just two of the zillion reasons why I need to move to a bigger apartment.
Now playing on iTunes: The Chordettes - Lollipop