Guess. Who. Died: Charles Nelson Reilly.
Jude and I were at this vegan diner today having some stuff with chili piled on it, and watching all the people. We were saying how pleasant it is that we all like to entertain one another, with our hairdos, costumes, comedy routines and Big Speeches.
So, CNR is gone now. Did you know he won a Tony for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying?" Me neither -- read it on CNN. I only ever saw him on Hollywood Squares. Anyway, thanks for everything, CNR.
Now, to entertain you, I've gathered some of CNR's classic Hollywood Squares moments here:
What are "dual-purpose cattle" good for that other cattle aren't?
CNR: They give milk... and cookies, but I don't recommend the cookies.
Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
CNR: His feet.
According to Robert Mitchum, one thing has ruined more actors than drinking. What?
CNR: Not drinking.
Was Snow White a brunette or a blonde?
CNR: Only Walt Disney knew for sure.
You've heard of the phrase "A pig in a poke"...what's a "poke"?
CNR: It's when you're not really in love.
According to experts, the worst time for sex is right after...what?
True or false - a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
CNR: Boy it sure seems that way sometimes.
Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
CNR: My sense of decency.
Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
CNR: Get it in his mouth.
Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
CNR: Who told you about my elephant?