It all started with Tom Wopat. I couldn't get his name out of my head and I'm not sure why. It was just there.
So Tom Wopat. (and since he was on Broadway with Bernadette Peters in "Annie Get Your Gun" and she was in that movie Pink Cadillac with Clint Eastwood (and also because Eastwood's character in the movie is named Tommy Nowak and to me Nowak and Wopat have a very similar sound) I somehow decided that I want to see a Walken/Eastwood movie. Not only because it would be weird, given how much like Ronald Regan Eastwood has begun to act these days... but also because I want to see them in a 'grudgingly friends' thing. Like the first Lethal Weapon movie. That would rock)
longest parenthetical phrase *ever*.
Anyway, I spent some time on bizarre connections yesterday after I looked up Wopat and found that he'd sung the theme song to the tv sitcom Empty Nest. That info was just too weird not too share and then all of a sudden I was looking for other connections and decided to lead them all to Walken. Becuase *all* roads lead to Walken really.... and he's been in somehting like 75 major films.
So the first, not really good one I came up with was mixing tv with movies...This is what I had...
Tom Wopat sang the theme song to Empty Nest which co-starred David Leisure, who was in Airplane! with Leslie Neilsen who was in Dracula: Dead and Loving it with Peter MacNichol.
I knew there had to be another connection there but I was at a loss.
But then Karl fixed it. Peter MacNichol was in Ally McBeal with Calista Flockhart who was in The Birdcage with Nathan Lane who was in Mousehunt with Christopher Walken.
So I started giving him names for awhile and he is sort of scary good at that.
So... if ever this becomes a big thing and people nationwide start playing it... I'm just letting you know that I've got dibs on Karl being my partner.
I'm trying to remember some of the people... .there was William H. Macy, Lilly Taylor, Michael Jeeter...
Of course most of them were way too easy... mainly becuase of Pulp Fiction
The first thing I remember Calista Flockhart from was HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis. (basically real life after school special sort of things where they tell the story and then have a summing up, message thing from the victim/main character.... it was usually a victim of *something*...)
She played a bulimic/anorexic named Mary-Margaret. I remember being *grossed the fuck out* that they used someone who was really anorexic to play the part, since Calista was soooo horribly thin.
heh. Little did I know...
My dad cleaned the kitchen a little bit and has taken the opportunity to feel entitled to bitch at me about my mother.
I cut him short and told him that I don't let her talk shit about him and I won't allow him to do it to her. That if they have problems, they need to talk to each other about them, not me.
I also added "After over 30 years of the same problems, you two will never talk to each other... so I think adaptability should at SOME POINT come into play and you two should just get over what you can't get past" and left the room.
I'm out of coffee... so I'll have to go back in there at some point.
But hopefully he's still sitting there blank faced.
Rhiannon wants me to meet her boyfriend before I leave. I keep telling her I will, but I'm honestly just busy with other things.
I dunno... I'll have to find the time.