Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blind Item #8

This former SCTV star and movie actor blew off some kids who recognized him from one of his more popular movies. When they wanted to get their photo taken with him he told them he didn't take photos with fans, but when he saw the mother of one of the kids he said he would make an exception for her and winked before walking away.

78 comments:

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Eugene Levy

sandybrook said...

Chevy Chase? I Robt remember if he was in Sctv or not...

Tricia Shaw said...

Martin short

sandybrook said...

And Eugene was my other choice. Si nce Bill Murray does take pics with fans.

sandybrook said...

Eugene because Chevy wasn't sctv.

Seven of Eleven said...

Chevy Chase is an a*hole. Talented, but an a*hole.

Froggy England said...

Well the choice is narrow, here is a list of the stars,,,can't see the big deal though, he winked at a woman, scandalous.

John Candy
Robin Duke
Joe Flaherty
Eugene Levy
Andrea Martin
Rick Moranis
Catherine O'Hara
Harold Ramis
Tony Rosato
Martin Short
Dave Thomas

jack ducky said...

What is sctv

TalksTooMuch said...

I just can't, y'all. I love them all. You guys go on without me!

TalksTooMuch said...

Second City TV, jack, it was a comedy improv troupe out of Canada

OneEyeCharlie said...

Rick Moranis

Kids recognize from 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'

derek harvey said...

Is SCTV Canadian? am I suppose to know this ?

Seven of Eleven said...

Candy's dead (RIP, Uncle Buck) but I could totally see Rick Moranis doing this. Wink at her and say, "Honey, I'll take a pic if you shrink the kids out of it."

TalksTooMuch said...

Basis of SNL, right? If only the Profane one was aboot to illuminate

sandybrook said...
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TalksTooMuch said...

Have you seen his Ipanema Rap, Seven? It's GENIUS

texas rose said...

Second City - comedy troupe based in chicago. A number, see above, of second city players have had great careers. Wasn't bill murray also an alumni?

parissucksliterally said...

Rick Moranis - "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" was a huge kids movie.

jack ducky said...

Oh okay, thanks, ttm!

derek harvey said...

I've met Dan Levy (Eugenes son) who was a host for MTV Canada. Biggest douche moron on the planet. He thought he was so cool but his career lasted about 5 minutes. His career consisted of talking about The Hills on tv. He also did some BAD acting in a Mischa Barton movie. Now he just lives off daddys money I guess..

TalksTooMuch said...

Toronto, wasn't it? Still there

texas rose said...

TTM- I thought chicago but Canada sounds right. Was it the Canadian SNL?

Seven of Eleven said...

@TTM, that was golden! Rick Moranis in drag, not just drag, but leather lingerie drag!

Saran Wrap!

Tricia Shaw said...
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derek harvey said...

I don't know much about SCTV--before my time but I am pretty sure it is Canadian---is that not where the movie Strange Brew came from?

TalksTooMuch said...

I think MOST of those listed above are Canunckladians, right? I think I need to wiki before I make any more of an a$$ of myself

TalksTooMuch said...

Why she walkin so MUCH??!!

derek harvey said...

and I think it is Eugene cause he has done a few kid movies including one with the Olsen twins...

Froggy England said...

I think by a process of elimination it has to be moranis or Martin short.

TalksTooMuch said...

One of the movies that came out of it, you hoser!

Sandy said...

Moranis (Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Ghostbusters, Parenthood). He retired from acting when his wife died, and is one of the reasons the third Ghostbusters never got off the ground - he and Murray declined to participate. Moot, now that Ramis is gone.

And wow, no one knows what SCTV (Second City Television) was anymore. Sad.

TalksTooMuch said...

Yw, jackducky!

bellaluna said...

Well, Harold Ramos just died recently, right? So either this is an old blind or it happened prior to his death. If it's him, that is.

bellaluna said...

Ramis. Damn you, auto correct!

QueenAnne Guido said...

Derek, SCTV was great great fun.

I'm with TTM in my all kinds of sad.

I still think the movie review guys ("They blowed it up. They blowed it up real good.") paved the way for Bay.

auntliddy said...

Mb he was just kidding. From that list, i dont see any of them being nasty except Dave Thomas. And thats based on some snarky crap he spewed on letterman show once.

Russell said...

Second City originated in Chicago but has branches in other cities, including Toronto (which was the basis of SCTV).

TalksTooMuch said...

We should have a candlelit vigil, watch SCTV and mourn us some good Canuck TV, Gweeds. Oooh, also Kids In The Hall! Who's with us?

Tina Mallette said...

There were Second City theatres in Toronto and London, Ontario as well as Chicago as far as I remember. The Canadian troup started the SCTV show in Canada which I think was bought up by an American network in its final few yaears - and of course it wasn't as good as its early days with no interference and low budgets.

What talented impressionists and so many iconic characters. Bunch of us were talking about the Schmengy Brothers last weekend. Always loved Catharine O'Hara's Lola Heatherton. Joe Flaherty and Eugene Levy as the anchormen. There was a running soap opera. Stuff that still holds up as funny now.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Count me in. Between Guido and I, we will have stereo vision.

Candyland said...

I loved Kids in the Hall! Wasn't Dave Foley in that? Anyhow...happy Father's Day and Sunday everyone!

TalksTooMuch said...

And hey! I could sit in the middle and it would be like I wasn't even there!

TalksTooMuch said...

He sure was, Candyland!

Tinydancer said...

I swore I would name a boy child "Big Jim McBob" in honor of SCTV. Good thing I only had girls!

Sherry said...

My thought too , Charlie.

Besides Martin Short is an incredibly nice guy. He's very generous with fans.

Sherry said...

Did Moranis' wife die also? I know Martin Shorts wife of many many years passed and Kathy Lee brought her up as though she were still alive when she did an interview with him. He was incredibly gracious. The epitome of class.

MommaBear said...

@Tina Mallette they were an amazing group of improve actors. You have to be older to have seen it on tv. I loved John Candy and Catherine O'Hara.

This can't be Candy as he died in the mid 90's and Short is a very nice guy.

RowdyRodimus said...

Second City was founded in Chicago (hence Second City, named after Chicago pretty much burned and had to be rebuilt) however, SCTV was filmed and distributed in Canada and later made it's way to the US.

I always liked it better than SNL, I have every episode on DVD and watch it constantly. I would've killed to have Gilda Radner on SCTV (who didn't love her?)

Cee Kay said...

SCTV is Canadian. Second City is a comedy troupe yes, in Chicago. And I'm gonna guess Enty got it wrong, since there is no way any of the SCTV gang would do that. Maybe Rosato. But nobody knows who he is.

texas rose said...

Rowdy - I always thought the origin of second city name was because it was second next to NYC. Not from either place so don't care but I assume most would think that. In fact I just checked origin of name and most sources said because of size relative to NYC (although in the 50s LA passed it in size, population).

Malibu Borebee said...

Martin Short is a comedic genius and the nicest man in the world. One wink and I'd forget all about any children in the vicinity.

Rick Moranis, not so much.

AJ said...

Adored Dave Foley in the Kids in the Hall and wasn't there an MTV show he did too ? Strangers with Candy ?

RowdyRodimus said...

@Texas I'm really not sure either, I'm just going based on interviews and books about the old days of Second City.

AJ said...

@Sherry that was so painful to watch with Kathie Lee.
Ug. Research your guests !!! Jeeesh.
I felt so bad for him but he handled it quite gracefully.

AJ said...

Martin Short made me laugh hysterically whenever his movies were on when I was growing up.

I also loved Moranis since I'm a child of the 80s and both Ghostbusters & Honey I Shrunk the Kids were huge during my childhood. They were always constantly being played at my house or my friends.

I miss Ramis too. Sad he passed away. He was such a talented screen writer.

Sandy said...

Second City is what Chicago used to be called, after New York. Los Angeles is really the Second City now, but the name stuck to Chicago.
And SCTV was in fact an offshoot of the Chicago Second City sketch comedy troupe (which, with the Groundlings in LA and Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, has been the source of all cast members on SNL since time immemorial) (ie, the 1970s).

MadLyb said...

I don't want it to be anyone from the SCTV cast. I love them all. If I had to pick, I'd want it to be Eugene Levy over Rick Moranis. I can totally picture Eugene Levy winking, but still refuse to believe he'd be that douchey.

texas rose said...

I learned something today- was always confused by second city/ chicago/toronto thing. I though there was a connection between SC and SNL and there is- Akroyd, Belushi , Radner and Murray were all in SC chicago before SNL. SC chicago alum also include Alan Arkin, Robt Klein, Fred Willard,david steinberg.

Studio54 said...

SCTV is my all time favorite show ever, hands down the best comedy show I've ever seen. Eugene Levy was at the top of the heap in brilliance. I believe this is probably him, he never had what it takes to be a star though. That's not an insult though, because he played ordinary people so dead, funny in a way that a real person would be, on that is was amazing.

Angela said...

Forget it Sandy, it's Polynesiantown.

Studio54 said...

Check out YouTube classic SCTV clips:

SCTV 3D House of Stewardesses, SCTV Nutcracker Suite, SCTV South Sea Sinner, SCTV Sammy Maudlin 23rd Anniversary show, SCTV Whatever happened to Baby Ed, SCTV Midnight Cowboy 2, SCTV 3D Stake from the Heart, SCTV Foreign Film Festival - Rome, Italian Style, a great take off on Fellini's 8 1/2. All masterpieces.

Studio54 said...

Practically every one of Enty's blinds show why Hollywood could NEVER, EVER produce an SCTV, it had to come from Canada. The network of actors from Broadway to Hollywood, or comedy shows to their own TV shows, or film to TV doesn't exist anymore. The place is run like a brothel, talent has virtually nothing to do with it, it's whoever sleeps with X producer or director, or whatever untalented hack the gay mafia has put in a position of power. That's why TV and movies are so bad, all these retakes of classics are done again, and You Tube is producing talent, like Justin Bieber and video games rule. Hollywood needs to kick the gay mafia out and the casting couch and whore mentality needs to go. Talent is not making it's way through this 1000 percent corrupt system.

Malibu Borebee said...

Hey Studio, lay off the gays. They have less power than you imagine. Hollywood is the same as it ever was. There's a lot of dreck and a few gems every year.

Frosty said...

Eugene Levy.

I dis woman said...

"blew off some kids" makes me think of the movie Honey I Blew Up The Kid. Kids would know Rick Moranis from the "Honey" movies.

mfbinc said...

this one's easy as pie...martin short....if you met him , this would be a no-brainer....

urban chaos said...

' these are the Dave's I know, I know, I know! These are the Dave's I know.. Most of us are David's but some of us are Dave's! Something something something.. And we come from different moms! Ahh kids in the hall!!

As for sctv alumni I want to say Levy but only because like one of the posters above I met Dan his son and he really was annoying as fvck
No real reason to believe his dad was other than maybe the apple didn't fall far from the tree??

TalksTooMuch said...

County and Western music? You understand it now?

surfer said...

I used to work next door to Second City (Toronto).

Christine MacInnis said...

I got bored reading most of the comments..sorry late here. But I did work with Mr Moranis and the rest from Second City TV when they were shooting here in Edmonton way way WAY back in the early 80's. ...Yeah I'm that old. Anyway after a ridiculous long shooting day, Rick was sitting beside me in the greenroom and asked me out..aka doIwantto fuckhim..?.... And I said "sorry darling, I'm starting tech week in the morning for a play I'm doing and will be in 10 out 12's for the next 4 days." He nodded and turned to the girl on the other side of him and asked her the same. ...She agreed. Truth be told, John Candy and Andrea Martin were the kindest and most real of the stars on that entire gig. The rest were just kind of, what's the word I'm searching for... oh yeah right, pigs. The best part of my "career" with Second City was meeting and studying with Michael Gelman, the principal founder of Second City out of Chigago. PS Rick Moranis is about 4 feet tall...no, REALLY.

Tina Mallette said...

Kids in the Hall was another show I loved - Canadian comedians just seem to have a perspective or a knack for sketch comedy that Canadians and Americans enjoy. I loved the skits when all the guys were in drag. Dave Foley was hot as a French Canadian red head. And of course Scott Thompson's Buddy monologues were priceless. And as soon as I think of Kids in the Hall I think of the two musci videos they did, These are the Daves I know I know these are the Daves I know or the classic Terriers. And Mark McKinney as the Chicken Lady and the "crush your skull" dude.

Tina Mallette said...

oh someone else remembered the Daves I know LOL

TalksTooMuch said...

Don't forget "We Broke Up", Tina!

rangergirl said...

I have seen pictures of Martin Short with adult fans only but never with kids. Go to Facebook and see pictures of him. If you got to Youtube there's a video of a little girl interviewing Short he was kinda rude to her at the end, one more thing I remember awhile back there was a blind item here about a former SNL alumni at a party during the weekend and he was talking to women to see who would go home with him but was getting turned down cause they were interested in the other stars that were there, well.. I believe it was Martin Short, he was at a wedding reception type party in Malibu for some high profile gay couple. Funny thing, you can't really find any gossip type dirt on this guy, he flies under the radar.

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Haywood Jablomee said...

Probably not the great Joe Flaherty. Kids have no clue who Guy Caballero is, but they should. Cross John Candy off the list as well. Still too soon?

Anothergrayhare said...

I'm sure I went to a live Second City show in Toronto when I was 18 or so, which was a very long time ago. It was a comedy troupe that did a lot of improv. I remember being afraid to sit near the stage lest I be dragged into someone's act.

Studio54 said...

@Christine MacInnis: Thanks for that info on Rick Moranis. I guess that's where he got his one and only pick up line for rock star Clay Collins "thank you, it's good to know my music turns on pretty women like you."

I know he's short, but he was hilarious on SCTV. Remember when he was Gerry Todd winning all the technical awards on the rigged "People's Golden Global Choice Awards" and in his acceptance speech said, "sure you have your Robert Redford's YOUR ALAN HALE'S, but what about a guy like Nogie?" That Alan Hale zinger was delivered so naturally, it still cracks me up. He had those touches for the character he played that made them all the more realistic.