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NFT: Robert Conrad. RIP. 84

Earl the goat : 2/8/2020 8:15 pm
Love him in The Wild Wild West
also  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 2/8/2020 8:17 pm : link
Baa Baa Black Sheep.
I was just thinking about Baa Baa Blacksheep...  
BamaBlue : 2/8/2020 8:25 pm : link
I played the theme song from that show on my Google Home just this afternoon. Even though the show was not anywhere near the truth of the VMF-214 and the real Pappy Boyington was a douchÖ the show was very entertaining. I still marvel a that airplane (F4U Corsair) because of the show...
And a Man Called Sloan.  
Chris in Philly : 2/8/2020 8:35 pm : link
Loved his shows back then.

But the highlight was him talking shit on Battle of the Network Stars, and Mr. Kotter absolutely smoking him in a race.
RE: And a Man Called Sloan.  
PEEJ : 2/8/2020 8:44 pm : link
In comment 14806966 Chris in Philly said:
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Loved his shows back then.

But the highlight was him talking shit on Battle of the Network Stars, and Mr. Kotter absolutely smoking him in a race.


I remember the race and the brou-ha-ha. Hilarious !
WOW  
Anakim : 2/8/2020 8:48 pm : link
W.O.W.


WHAT. A. FINISH. Duke must have some horseshoes up their asses
From the end of regulation and then the end of OT  
Anakim : 2/8/2020 8:49 pm : link
What a win by Duke and what an absolutely crushing loss for UNC
Sorry  
Anakim : 2/8/2020 8:50 pm : link
Wrong thread
RIP  
MadPlaid : 2/8/2020 8:51 pm : link
Big fan of his from Baa Baa Black Sheep and Wild Wild West.

He may have had a chance against Gabe Kaplan if he wasnít smoking a cigarette prior to their race. Ha! Crazy how at that time, smoking on air was no big deal.
We can honor someone for his/her entertainment contribution  
KeoweeFan : 2/8/2020 8:55 pm : link
without regard to their politics or personality.
Cosby was a great comic; a terrible person evidently.

I don't care what side of the aisle Robin Williams or Jonathan Winters were, they were comic geniuses!

On the other hand if they use their talent and fame for political purposes, then it is fair to dump on them.
(E.g. Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Fonda et al)
RE: We can honor someone for his/her entertainment contribution  
Chris in Philly : 2/8/2020 9:46 pm : link
In comment 14806988 KeoweeFan said:
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without regard to their politics or personality.
Cosby was a great comic; a terrible person evidently.

I don't care what side of the aisle Robin Williams or Jonathan Winters were, they were comic geniuses!

On the other hand if they use their talent and fame for political purposes, then it is fair to dump on them.
(E.g. Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Fonda et al)


What the hell are you talking about?
one of the best  
bluepepper : 2/8/2020 10:02 pm : link
Columbo villians. Played an arrogant fitness guru which I don't think was too big a stretch but they say just playing yourself is one of the hardest things for an actor to do so mucho respect on that one.
He was very good in my favorite miniseries  
Big Al : 2/8/2020 10:15 pm : link
Centennial.
Here's a Robert Conrad story that was going around Hollywood.  
81_Great_Dane : 2/8/2020 10:27 pm : link
Backstory: NBC had "Baywatch" (as a summer replacement show, I think) and didn't pick it up, David Hassellhoff knew he had something, slimmed down, got it made in first-run syndication and "the rest is history."

So while "Baywatch" was at its peak, Conrad came in to NBC attached to an action-adventure series, rescue teams working in high mountains, yada yada yada.

The NBC people kept wanting changes to the pitch. They want it to be sexier. They want it to be more like "Baywatch." More hard bodies in slow motion. More skin. "More like 'Baywatch,'" they keep saying.

After the umpteenth time of them saying that, Conrad lost patience. "HEY!," he says. "You HAD 'Baywatch.'"

("High Sierra Search and Rescue" was picked up by NBC and ran for 8 episodes in 1995. I don't remember if it was much like "Baywatch.")
Guess someone finally knocked the batteries off his shoulder  
lono801 : 2/8/2020 10:38 pm : link
Used to love Black Sheep

RIP....
I  
AcidTest : 2/8/2020 11:26 pm : link
remember Baa Baa Black Sheep. He was a very good actor. RIP. God bless. Prayers to his family and friends.
RIP  
Bubba : 2/9/2020 7:32 am : link
To a real life tough guy.
RE: RE: We can honor someone for his/her entertainment contribution  
kes722 : 2/9/2020 9:03 am : link
In comment 14807029 Chris in Philly said:
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In comment 14806988 KeoweeFan said:


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without regard to their politics or personality.
Cosby was a great comic; a terrible person evidently.

I don't care what side of the aisle Robin Williams or Jonathan Winters were, they were comic geniuses!

On the other hand if they use their talent and fame for political purposes, then it is fair to dump on them.
(E.g. Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Fonda et al)



What the hell are you talking about?


He was openly conservative.... Oh the horror!!
Orson Bean  
XBRONX : 2/9/2020 10:42 am : link
died also. I guess he doesnt rate a separate thread.
RE: Orson Bean  
Big Al : 2/9/2020 11:16 am : link
In comment 14807180 XBRONX said:
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died also. I guess he doesnt rate a separate thread.
The younguns here donít have any idea who he is.
RE: RE: Orson Bean  
kes722 : 2/9/2020 11:45 am : link
In comment 14807194 Big Al said:
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In comment 14807180 XBRONX said:


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died also. I guess he doesnt rate a separate thread.

The younguns here donít have any idea who he is.


He was also Andrew Breitbart's father in-law and help found Breitbart news
kes  
XBRONX : 2/9/2020 11:51 am : link
Thanks for the info. Didnt know Bean was that stupid.
I loved The Wild, Wild West.  
Klaatu : 2/9/2020 11:55 am : link
One of my favorite shows when I was a kid. Learned later on that they had an incredible crew of stuntmen who worked with Conrad on all of the fight scenes, and that once he suffered a pretty serious injury in one, jumping up to hang on a chandelier, but taking a bad fall swinging off of it.

They always had awesome villains, especially Michael Dunn as Dr. Loveless, plus the best gadgets and eye candy. Conrad and Ross Martin really worked well together, playing off each other's strengths. I guess now they can ride the train together once again.

RIP
Orson Bean  
bluepepper : 2/9/2020 11:57 am : link
was one of those game show celebrities who nobody knew what they did to become famous in the first place ala Brett Somers and Bobby Van/Elaine Joyce. He was a Broadway actor at one point apparently. Also on Carson a lot which I don't remember but can believe because he was a great raconteur.
Isnít it political  
Big Al : 2/9/2020 12:02 pm : link
to call someone stupid because of their politics and a violation against site rules? Personally I donít like the rule but I respect it.
RE: Orson Bean  
Klaatu : 2/9/2020 12:19 pm : link
In comment 14807217 bluepepper said:
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was one of those game show celebrities who nobody knew what they did to become famous in the first place ala Brett Somers and Bobby Van/Elaine Joyce. He was a Broadway actor at one point apparently. Also on Carson a lot which I don't remember but can believe because he was a great raconteur.


He also did a ton of TV, from the early '50's up until this year.

Among his many roles, he starred in one of the "lighter" episodes of The Twilight Zone, Mr. Bevis.
Bean made an a very funny appearance on  
MadPlaid : 2/9/2020 12:38 pm : link
How I Met Your Mother. I thought he was hilarious.

Apparently he died because he got hit by a car. Two to be specific. Very sad.
I dare you  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/9/2020 12:39 pm : link
RE: RE: We can honor someone for his/her entertainment contributionk  
djm : 2/9/2020 4:31 pm : link
In comment 14807029 Chris in Philly said:
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In comment 14806988 KeoweeFan said:


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without regard to their politics or personality.
Cosby was a great comic; a terrible person evidently.

I don't care what side of the aisle Robin Williams or Jonathan Winters were, they were comic geniuses!

On the other hand if they use their talent and fame for political purposes, then it is fair to dump on them.
(E.g. Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Fonda et al)



What the hell are you talking about?


Lol
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