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BTWF: Mark Hamill on Night Gallery
June 25th, 2019 under Before They Were Famous, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]

Before Mark Hamill was the Joker, the joke was on him in Night Gallery. He looks the same now as he did when he was 20 in that 1972 episode.


BTWF: Mark Hamill on The Bill Cosby Show
June 24th, 2019 under Before They Were Famous, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]

Before the force was strong with Mark Hamill, he desperately needed it on The Bill Cosby Show. Thankfully, he learned how to fight better on screen than he did when he was 19 in that 1970 episode. It was his first acting job, so we can forgive him.


The singing seal!
June 22nd, 2019 under Animals, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]

If someone told you that a seal could sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, you would be that is cool. However, Zola can sing that nursery rhyme and the Star Wars theme. Now that is so out of this world that it is in a galaxy far far away.

According to CBS News, Zola and two other seals, Janice and Gandalf, were taught how to mimic sounds. While Zola is the singer, the other two can mimic vowels. Dr. Amanda Stansbury and Professor Vincent Janik of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews in Scotland taught them how to speak in hopes that it could “help shed light on speech disorders.”

Pretty impressive. I cannot wait to have a conversation with a seal. Hopefully, that will happen in our lifetime. If it does, then what do you say to them? Polly, want a cracker, is already taken. They will probably be like stop giving us balls to balance on our nose. Then they would tell us that they are so much better than us as they take over the world. Maybe it is not a good thing that we are teaching seals to use their voices?


Mark Hamill got fired from Jack in the Box
June 11th, 2019 under James Corden, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1981, Mark Hamill was a household name thanks to Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. Because of that fame, he was able to star in The Elephant Man on Broadway. While that was him, Bradley Whitford was waiting for his start in the biz and was working as a waiter in Manhattan to make ends meet. The Studio 60 star got a little treat one night when Luke Skywalker walked into his restaurant and sat down at his table. Not only that he got a good tip from the star.

Yesterday, when they were both on The Late Late Show, James Corden wanted to see if Hamill remembered that moment from nearly 40 years ago. Sadly, he did not.

What he did remember was when he worked as a waiter and that is why he gave Whitford a good tip. He also remembered when he worked at Jack in the Box. He was in the back, but all he wanted to do was work the window at the drive-thru. Finally, he was given the chance and felt that the clown needed to sounded like a clown. He did his best clown voice and his manager sent him home…permanently.

I wonder if that manager realizes he fired the future voice of Joker? I wonder what he is doing now? Besides kicking himself for firing Mark Hamill.


What does Harrison Ford think of Mark Hamill’s impression of him?
May 27th, 2019 under Harrison Ford, Jimmy Fallon, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]

For over 43 years, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill have worked together, so they probably know each other well by now. They do.

When Luke Skywalker was on Late Night with Seth Meyers, he did a spot-on impression of his co-star. While I thought it was perfect, what does Ford think of his friend doing him? The other night when Han Solo was on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon asked him just that.

When you watched him watching the playback video, you would think he hated it. Then after he put some thought into it, he said, “That’s me.”

I will never understand why Ford does not do comedies because his deadpan humor is so funny. Maybe he can do one with David Duchovny because they are both masters of that genre of comedy.


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