Just imagine Humphrey Bogart playing not Sam Spade but Sam Wilson — a 1941 version of Sam Wilson, hangdog gumshoe turned Captain America's unorthodox partner.
That's what I did in mashing and mocking up this poster for Captain America and the Maltese Falcon.
I'd brainstormed the title a couple of years ago for a #BadNoir hashtag game on Twitter. While it was merely meant as a gag line, it just has so much Reese's Peanut-Butter Cup potential.
Photo: Al Levine / NBC © 1982.
What's most surprising about Don Pardo's passing on Monday is either half of this sentence taken with the other: He was 96 and still working as the primary voice of Saturday Night Live.
That was a really difficult post title to type.
Photo: Jim Britt / ABC © 1978.
I was introduced to Robin Williams, who died on Monday at the age of 63, in his guise of Mork — first on Happy Days and then, of course, on Mork & Mindy. Although I'm twenty years younger, I aged with him, or vice versa, through his stand-up and dramatic roles and talk-show appearances and film comedies and mush and, just this past year, his return to network TV.
Which I think is a big part of why his death hits so hard.