I love sitcoms, that's no secret. Two of my favorites are The Golden Girls and Roseanne. Let's start with the Golden Girls. One the best episodes is when the girls are approached by the police to use their home as a stake out location to catch two jewelry thieves who live next door. I realize that's the most ridiculous premise for an episode of a show that stars 4 women over 55, but it is what it is. On this episode, one of the police officers is none other than George Clooney. So cute, and such ridiculous lines. But here's a guy who refused to quit, a guy who would take any role, even a tiny part on a sitcom about old ladies. That's admirable. Later, the Golden Girls ended and a spin off began, without Bea Arthur, called The Golden Palace. In it, the rest of the girls ran a hotel, with none other than Don Cheadle as the manager. In hindsight, this show was destined to fail. Spinoffs rarely work, and this one was no exception. But again, here's an actor who HAD to know that this show was a long shot, but instead of thinking he was too good for it or for TV in general, he signed on.
Back to Clooney (who I just learned was also on The Facts of Life!). Roseanne, in its first season, had a character named Booker, who managed the factory that Roseanne and her girl friends worked at. Who played Booker? George Clooney! And he was great! Anyway, my point is that I like actors who'll do whatever to make it, even cheesy tv shows.
Side note, another Golden Girls episode featured several Elvis impersonators, one being Quentin Tarantino. Yes, I watch too much tv.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Posted by Unlikely Oilfield Wife at 12:02 PM