Monday, July 07, 2014

Today's Blind Items - Sexual Harrassment

One of the more popular shows of all-time had some behind the scenes drama which would not be allowed today. It just wouldn't happen because of the internet and TMZ and at least on television sets, the atmosphere is more business like. On movie sets, all of this still goes on. The show was #1 for lots of years. Sitcom. Really popular. The male star of the show got to be A+ list on television and has never dropped below a B. Not that great of an actor. His movies have for the most part done poorly. On the set of this show he was king though and he made it very clear to any woman who wanted a line on the show was going to have to sleep with him. He really got to like one of his co-stars and demanded more and more from her and when she finally stopped giving in to his sexual demands he had her fired and made it look like she quit. When she did leave, another actress on the show always put up with everything he did but since the show ended they have not spoken. Ever. Not a word because of the way he used her and the things he made her do. He acts like he is progressive but he was and still is a tool. He just doesn't have a platform any longer to be as rude as he once was.

146 comments:

meme deemed said...

Three's Company

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Seinfeld?

VIPblonde said...

Cheers Ted Danson Shelly Long Kirstie Alley

saycheese said...

cheers, with shelly long leaving?

sandybrook said...

Bill Cosby? Dont think Seinfeld has done movies

meme deemed said...

Cheers - like that guess

spacecowboy78 said...

Kelsey Grammer, Frasier.

fancyscreenname said...

**

Karen said...

I'm with VIP on the Ted Danson guess. Makes sense with acting like he's progressive.

sugarbread maker said...

Married with kids. Or cheers

Freya said...

Dang. Thought it was Seinfeld until it got to the fired part. I like the Cheers guess.

Kelli said...

My first thought was Ted Danson too. But then again he was in those 3 Men & a Baby movies and they did well, just not much else.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Cheers
Ted Danson only movies 3 men...after, flops
Shelley Long- fired
Rhea Perlman- acquiesced
( jk)

Dena said...

I thought of Cheers, too.

Freya said...

The Bee Movie.

LottaColada said...

Not that great of an actor? I beg to differ if this is Ted Danson. He killed it in Damages.

bellaluna said...

Like the Danson guess, VIP.

Violet said...

Ted Danson - not that great of an actor? Pfft. Have you never watched 3 men and a little lady. Classy.

The Real Dragon said...

Everybody Loves Raymond

Count Jerkula said...

VIP nailed it. Betch.

fancyscreenname said...

i cant see shelly long puttin up with this.

or am i just confusing her with diane (her character)????

Freya said...

I wonder if he acted like that on the set of 'Becker' too.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Holy Mother! VIP agrees??!!!!
Rhea part is still the joke, though :-D

Renoblondee said...

Hate to think of Ted like that. He's been with Mary Steenbergen a long time.

fancyscreenname said...

@violet

there u go again with the goodies.

YUM! :^D

fancyscreenname said...

@violet

there u go again with the goodies.

YUM! :^D

Katie said...

King of Queens. He supposedly raped Tila Tequila on the set of that movie with Adam Sandler. Deacon's wife quit/left.

RivenIsAHasBeen said...

Home Improvement
Tim Allen
Pamela Anderson
Patricia Richardson

Not perfect fit with Tim's rankings but eh it was my first thought.

MeanieRhysie said...

I was thinking of Tim Allen. Wasn't Pammy on his show?

I suck at blinds.

WareCat said...

this does sound like 3's Company.
'cept for the death part.
i fukn loved that show!!!!
Ritter was the greatest Dad since Problem Child!

fancyscreenname said...

@katie

WAIT...WHAT? ((stunned))

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Tim Allen is an interesting guess.

WareCat said...

Hold the front door!!!
Meanie just made me have thinks & everything.....

RivenIsAHasBeen said...

@Meanie yeah she was there for the first 2 seasons and then was replaced by Debbie Dunning.

The other actress who put up with it could be Patricia or Debbie. I picked Patricia only because the BI seemed to me to imply actress #2 was on the show for it's full run (though now I can see that's not actually explicitly stated).

Jennifer said...

Pam Anderson left after the second season and was replaced by Debbie Dunning. However she did return for an episode in Season 6.

Now I want to know what Katie is talking about!

Erin said...

Yep!

Inquisitive Ness said...

Cosby Show?

Penelope said...

Ted Danson is a very good actor but the descriptions aren't always accurate, of course. He just never struck me as rude or a bad guy....tough believing this could be him.

My first thought was Charlie Sheen but I don't think it's him either upon further review...

Katie said...

It was a blind item revealed on here a while back about Tila Tequila and how she is so messed up. Lot's of stuff was revealed but one of the things revealed was that she was raped on the set of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Sparkwee said...

Can't be Tim Allen. Toy Story and The Santa Clause were huge successes.

Zach said...

I don't like the Cheers guess. There was a lot of camaraderie on that set (minus Shelley?), and Ted and Kirstie have spoken well of each other since then. Plus he and Mary Steenburgen seem to have one of the more stable, normal marriages in Hollywood. I know nothing about King of Queens...don't really feel Seinfeld fits either without the major cast change.

Tina Mallette said...

But when did Tim Allen ever act like he was progressive, if anything Allen did not mind being considered a bit of a red neck if not very much his character on his show, if I recall correctly, who was not progressive, just a typical guy with a strong wife setting him straight ha ha

Ted Danson is the one out there supporting this and that cause and this and that Democratic candidate with the wifey right there beside him.

I would read this as Kirsty who replaced Long putting up with his antics because she needed the gig.

If it is him, he must behaving on CSI now that TV sets are all business. Also now he is the one that needs the gig.

MeanieRhysie said...

@WC, stop that! Thinking is not allowed!

@Riven,Tim Allen is an asshole of the first kind. I used to know someone who "dated" him and if there's an asshole sexist blind, I always think him.

Ramone Love said...

I always knew Ray Romano was evil.

Tina Mallette said...

Oh Zach just posted saying Kirstie has spoken well of Danson, but then that's is different than actually speaking TO him. Though hard to imagine Kirstie not wanting to rock the boat.

Tina Mallette said...

Though I guess the use of the word Tool is perhaps a clue?

Tricia Shaw said...

Can't see whoopi Goldberg putting up with a toolbag like danson foras long as she did....if this is him

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Tila Tequila reveal

I never saw this mess of a movie. Did Tila have scenes with just one of the dudes?

I can't see Leah Remini putting up with that shite though.

Zilla3 said...

I also thought of Tim Allen.

"Home Improvement."

Pam Anderson, then how many other Tool Time Girls?

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Totally thought Cheers / Danson - Long - Ally. It all fits except that I never heard he was a jerk.
I lived the show. Becker too
Progressive- I figured a crack at his past relationship with Whhopi. (Progressive being Hunk with woman who's not a typical beauty.)

But..
IDk if Ted = asshole.
He was also on Larry David. And Larry would never like an asshole. Never! Except for Cheryl Hines.

Tricia Shaw said...

Tila had scene with sandler, she was one of his three women in a ménage a ..quatro I guess..
So is the assulter supposed to be sandler? Can't see that.
Kevin was in the scene too, as sandler gets rid of the girls...
Dunno, but don't the Kevin this BI answer

La Minette Grincheuse said...

This makes me think M*A*S*H with Alan Alda, but cannot think of a second female...and Loretta Swit didn't leave the show.

Oh well, guess I'll cosign VIP's correct answer.

The Enquirer said...

I like the Cheers guess!

Tricia Shaw said...

Teds an avid environmentalist/ progressive

Steampunk Jazz said...

Tricia, Whoopi dated Ted after Cheers was over.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

@ TriciaS - thank u for coming up with a verrreeeee good point.
Lots of us <3 Sam!

auntliddy said...

No way its ted d. No way. I like the tim allen guess.

Tricia Shaw said...

@ steamy..oh I know that, just saying...if he was a tool then he'd prob still be one...and I just don't see it

@sincerly....Muah:)))

I'm throwing in Alan Alda / MASH/ Loretta swit

Tricia Shaw said...

Progressive because he's one of the original feminist supporters(like Phil Donahue)

Sparkwee said...

Frasier - Kelsey Grammar

Bebe Neuwirth as the quitting costar? She didn't appear on the final season.

And maybe Jane Leeves as the actress that hasn't spoken to him since? Says here she's against a Frasier reunion. http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/06/jane-leeves-uses-british-logic-to-prevent-a-frasier-reunion/

And this is also interesting - The cast did reunite in 2013 but the men were in Chicago and the women were in LA... http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/10/frasier-cast-reunites-thanks-to-entertainment-weekly/

bored soccer mom said...

Totally agree!

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Andy Griffith. We all know how Aunt Bea got that role!! And didn't Gomer quit, then Gueber stepped up.

Mattlock = very progressive

sugarbread maker said...

wasn't married w/ children a known sleeze fest though??
all the females had to sleep w/ either al or the son to get a role?

Tricia Shaw said...

@' grincheuse..didn't see your guess!!! I put it out there too..and she did 8th season...but not sure of replacement
And Alda movies have done well ...especially in the 70's

D Brown said...

What does "He just doesn't have a platform any longer to be as rude as he once was" mean? If I read it as meaning he no longer has a show then Ted Danson and Tim Allen are out inasmuch as they are currently starring on CSI and Last Man Standing respectively. That would also leave out Ed O'Neill (Married With Children, Modern Family). If it means they no longer have number one shows then all three remain candidates. The only candidate without a show at the moment is Kelsey Grammer. A reference to "platform" could indicate KG's most recent show in which he played a politician. Alternatively "tool" could reference TA and Home Improvement.

Lissette said...

I actually thought of Thicke's dad...what's his name? I forgot?

Lissette said...

He made that blonde chick, Julie (that played Kirk Cameron's girlfriend/fiancee) feel creeped out.

Gypsytrill said...

Alan Alda/MASH

msgirl said...

Guys it's not Ted. He's one of the good guys, he's a very good actor, Shelly left because she had miscarried and was pregnant again. I know someone who worked with him and says he's great.

I was thinking The Shat.

Count Jerkula said...

Sorry, I don't believe a word out of Tila's mouth.

And since she is a known whore (was it here I saw the Twitter DMs of her booking a session?), it would only be considered Theft of Services, not rape.

TalksTooMuch said...

I don't know if it reached the cinematic heights of Three Men and a Baby, but it wasn't for lack of trying

Jessica Larson said...

I thought Shelly left to do movies, she won an Emmy for Cheers & believed all the hype about her, thought she would be a movie star. Rhea just hated her, because she acted like a diva.

figgy said...

Rape is rape @Count, even if it's a prostitute.

Tim Allen is SO not a progressive. I saw a few minutes of this year's Last Man Standing, and he's managed to change the format to basically be a right-wing propaganda platform. I was surprised, as there's really hardly even any plot anymore, he actually stands there and gives conservative political speeches, all in the "role" of the Dad. Bizarre.

Topper Madison said...

My vote is for Kelsie Grammer. Frazier was #1 forever, he definitely was the "King" of that show, and he's had drug problems.

Cheers was a long-running #1 show, but no way was Ted Danson the "King" of it. Ted was just a supporting player to Cliff Claven.

portlandjewel said...

It's Cheers, this is common knowledge!

Amartel said...

Neither Kelsey Grammer nor Tim Allen is politically progressive. They both had very serious drug issues back in the day but I've never heard any (credible) person (unreal housewives don't count as credible) saying they were bad guys and both have gone on to do more projects that were very popular since their initial forays.

malcam66 said...

Pam Anderson sat out the 2012 reunion show for H.I., and she'd turn at a door opening, so that's telling.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2035715/The-cast-Home-Improvement-reunite-happy-family-shot-12-years-ended.html

AKM said...

I thought of "Cheers" and Ted Danson, too, but he DOES seem like a good guy so I'm rethinking it. And he IS still on, what..."NCIS"? AND, Kirstie's a bigmouth.

Doubtful that it would be Kelsey (if we're specifically talking about "Cheers" and not "Frasier") since he wasn't an original cast member,,and I would just never think of him as the "king" of "Cheers," either.

But yeah, the "progressive" thing sounds like TD. Isn't his big pet project saving the oceans, especially near his home in Malibu? Not to mention dating Whoopi.

Hmm...so it's back to the drawing board, are we? I dunno.

punningtons said...

Tits or stars? TITS OR STARS?

mw843 said...

Frasier - Kelsey Grammar: Seattle is in King County and Mercedes Ruehl for the "quitter".

Tara said...

This sounds like Ted and Cheers, which upsets me because I love Cheers and I happen to really like Ted in all of his roles...

He did do blackface, though, which still makes me cringe. And he IS progressive. Cheers also had a lot of bit actresses, either Sam's dates or bar patrons. Frasier's girlfriends were almost all known actresses like Felicity Huffman, Virginia Madsen, Laura Linney, Patricia Clarkson. Only a few were unknowns and even so, far from the "sexy tart" girls Cheers always had coming along.

Damnit.

Count Jerkula said...

@Figgy: Not according to Philadelphia courts. SFW NY Times article

It is the same as getting a front end alignment, taking your car for a test drive and not going back to pay for it. When you put a price tag on your body, you lose the ability to be raped.

Froggy England said...

Hmmm,,,it sounds like Kelsey,,,not sure who the actress is, but the blind does not say her pseudo replacement put up with it ,,simply another actress on the show,,,so they could have been concurrent at some point. Remember the blind where he had sex with a fan who approached him whilst his wife waited outside the room?

It could also have been danson,,,it says his movies in the most part did poorly. The key words being "the most part" However I suspect it's Kelsey grammer,,,which probably means it's not..lol.

crila16 said...

...but if Shelley was fired and hated Ted, why would she come back for another episode towards the end of the series in the early 90's?

Count Jerkula said...

@Crila: Trying to bump the Q rating after movies not doing well? The money? To get another crack at Norm?

surfer said...

I'm really liking Ted Danson for this guess, mainly because it seems contrary to his public persona.

He also was in a (brief) gem of a series, Bored to Death. Absolutely hilarious.

Steampunk Jazz said...

People grow and Cheers was his 1st time with power. It can skew a moral compass. I don't want it to be right but I can see it if I squint.

nancer said...

ted danson is an excellent actor. seriously the guy can do anything.

julie has opinions said...

"he was once and still a tool". Tim Allen, Pamela Anderson

yesthatwouldbeme said...


"Tool" Time, Tim Allen
Didn't he also have some kind of a "king" schtick?

the "progressive" descriptor is off though

Topper Madison said...

I seem to remember Shelley Long quitting because her film career was taking off. "The Money Pit," "Irreconcilable Differences," "Troop Beverly Hills," anyone??

PR Princess said...

MARTIN

THE SHOW

MARTIN LAWRENCE

THE ACTOR

THE LADY WHO PLAYED GINA QUIT BECAUSE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sunny said...

And Bored To Death, Lotta!

Sunny said...

Jinx, Surfer (no autocorrect. Not Suede)
That show was perfectly cast and funny as hell

surfer said...

Jinxy, jinxy Sunny. Great minds!

Rose Lizenberg said...

Also, Elaine was the only female on the show.

Sherry said...

I thought Danson as well.

Sherry said...

I think maybe PR Princes may actually have this one. Recsinding my original guess.

LottaColada said...

@Sunny, fist bump.

Omar Little said...

Love Bored to Death! Miss that show.

Studio54 said...

Rob Reiner - All in the Family.

Beth said...

Kelsey Grammar is not a progressive. He is one of the rare "out" Republicans in Hollywood.

auntliddy said...

Yup, pr nailed it!!

Jessi said...

I was thinking all these guess weren't right and couldn't think if a better guess then... PR nailed it!! Totally Martin Lawrenece!!! Well done!!

Studio54 said...

Ted Danson was amazing in The Onion Field, about a true life murder case in the 1930's in California. He was an up and coming actor with that role, but his wife had a massive stroke, and he took care of her.

Studio54 said...

How has Martin Lawrence ever been a progressive?

Yoj said...

Home Improvement's Jonathan Taylor Thomas was the voice of the young Simba in The Lion KING.

Yoj said...

Home Improvement's Jonathan Taylor Thomas was the voice of the young Simba in The Lion KING.

Yoj said...

Home Improvement's Jonathan Taylor Thomas was the voice of the young Simba in The Lion KING.

Yoj said...

Sorry for the repeat posting.

Basil said...

I doubt John Ritter. Somers was the star of that show and I doubt she would quit because Ritter came onto her. She left because she asked for more money and ABC wouldn't give it to her.

Doubt it Ted Danson. Cheers started off as a Shelly Long show, she was the biggest name thanks to Night Shift. Not to say his attitude might have changed later and thought he had a chance with her, but she left because of money and thought she would be successful in movies (which she sort of was for a wee while)

Grammar actually does fit. But Bebe Neuworth wasn't actually replaced and she still came back and even did Frasier. And no female cast member from Frasier quit or was replaced.

My guess is one of the guys from Full House. Alanis wrote a freaking song about how one of them was an asshole. I could see him going through the temps actresses.

Count Jerkula said...

Bored to Death was great. I could watch a show that is just Ted Danson Stoned. That is it. Just write an episode as Ted Danson gets stoned and goes to 7/11. Ted Danson gets stoned and goes to a baseball game. Ted Danson gets stoned and goes to a strip club. Ted Danson gets stoned and goes to a Taylor Swift concert. Ted Danson gets stoned on Willie Nelson's tour bus. And on and on.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Bullshit count.
Finding a source to back you up does not change the smell.
No one works 24 seven.No one who offers sex for money offers buffet, each act costs and not all acts are offered by Choice of the worker.
To ignore restrictions and enforce compliance is Rape.
If you, drugged out and broke,offered to blow the dealer for a hit and after agreeing to those terms, he buttsexed you instead, you were raped.
Even though compensation was agreed upon, You did not offer that service. So, Rape.

Tigercat said...

Uh. Um. Nothing much to add other than this GQ piece on Cheers anniversary.

Highlights:

Rhea still won't talk about Shelley.

Ted & Woody got high, played hooky, took shrooms.

Kirsty stepped in as f@ck coach for Woody.

Ted is endowed.

Read here:

http://gawker.com/5946993/ted-danson-is-well-endowed-life-changing-revelations-from-gqs-excellent-oral-history-of-cheers

Count Jerkula said...

That aint the only instance, Steampunk. California had a go round a year or 2 ago trying to keep money from a rape victim fund away from sex workers. I think they failed, but they fought like hell to keep whores away from that money.

astrogirl said...

Hi haven't seen you for ages

Shark Week said...

(*)(*)

Michael said...

If the blog is accurate it was a long running and #1 rated show. That eliminates King of Queens and makes the possibilities of Tool Time; Fraser; Cheers; Friends Cosby more likely. Not too many of those types of shows

Steampunk Jazz said...

Wrong headed is wrong headed Count. Hooking has been around since the first erection. We are dealing with Thousands of years of negative attitude about sex for cash.
These men and women provide a service, for which they are paid. Instead of being treated as tax payers with the right to protection under law.Instead They are vilified and dehuminized for choosing to do what they want with their bodies. THEIR bodies.
Society needs to catch up to reality. No holier than thou has more rights than anyone else. They need to stop acting like they do.

Henriette said...

Sounds like All In the Family, but Archie Bunker is dead. Ted Danson is still on TV with CSI. With the use of the word "king", it makes me think of King of Queens.

Henriette said...

Shelley Long left Cheers because she thought she had a hot film career, and Cheers was not number one when it started.

Henriette said...

It now sounds like The Cosby Show with Lisa Bonet leaving the spin-off, A Different World. Many have reported of Cosby's sexual escapades.

No female lead left Frasier, and Kelsey Grammer is a staunch Republican/libertarian, so no way is he considered "progressive."

Steampunk Jazz said...

The dog walker! I couldn't think of another female on !king who " kept quiet " I can't see jerry stiller putting up with that kind of crap happening around him. He's Old School and could crush Kevin James like a grape. :-\

Henriette said...

Martin was not a number one show and all his problems were well-documented.

audrey said...

Happy Days.
Henry Winkler
Co star that quit--Linda Pearl
Erin Moran

el80ne said...

This is a really interesting blind because there are enough shows that 'almost' fit.

Cheers would seem like it but it's just hard to believe it's Ted. Plus I think Danson's a decent actor even though I know that's a subjective call.

Can't be Frazier, he's republican. Can't be Martin since Tina quitting the show for sexual harassment was all public, and she continued filming in the final season on the stipulation she didn't have to do any scenes with Martin. Can't be Tim Allen because he's not known for progressive causes. I also for some reason can't see Pam Anderson leaving for that reason.

Cosby would seem to fit the shoe better than any of the others.

Frufra said...

I thought Cheers from the get-go, too.

Count Jerkula said...

@Steampunk: I'm with ya on modernizing and legalizing whoring. With the tests and pharmaceuticals available today, the health risks involved could be greatly minimized, even for whores offering bareback.*

Only way for it to be legalized is to take the right to vote away from women. If there one thing broads don't want to happen is whores fuckin up their legal monopoly of pussy. Legal sex, w/ a chick you can pick off a website, a phone call and couple hundred bucks away would greatly reduce a dude's nonsense tolerance.


*This Truvada drug, that reduces HIV-1 transmission risk by over 90% is now said to also minimize herpes transmission by 36%. $1300/30pills w/o health insurance is pretty steep though. I didn't see if it was a daily or per use drug.

If it is per use, then that, 30hr Cialis and the morning after pill would be a great weekend. Especially if they all mix well w/ beer and weed.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Stop being a wussy. If you can't get your whipped ass buddies to pass legislation that is fair and equitable for sex workers, that's your dick rubbing the rock, not mine. You think I don't know its woman against woman? Puhleeze.
Drop your cock , pick up your socks and do whats right. Prove your prick power and shove that legalization act down their sanctimonious throats : D..

Steampunk Jazz said...

Just saying, I don't mind a thoughtful conversation. if we have it this late...no one will know and your rep as a deviant letch will be safe. : )

sugarbread maker said...

Martin had a very public breakdown. Get has very serious issues

Alabama said...

It's a little known fact....

Bingo.

Count Jerkula said...

@Steampunk: Hey, I was hoping they slipped a repeal of the Amendment that made women people into the Patriot Act, but it didn't happen.

I'm hoping once Chris Christie gets this sports wagering taken care of, he legalizes whores. Them the 2 things keepin AC from being Vegas. AC even has a beach, no reason for Vegas to be so much better. Well, they had better gangsters build it, I guess. Them Philly mobsters were a mess.

nunaurbiz said...

Alan Fucking Alda. Total tool.

Doesn't fit the blind, but he's a complete asshole.

Kenya Standit said...

What about Wings or Scrubs?

Especially Wings with Farrah Forke leaving? I don't know the details, though.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Snicker* They don't need the Patriot Act..Their doing it through "Health and Pro Life" Pretty soon, a girl can't have a period without being charged with ending POTENTIAL life.
Christie, jeeze. Whats the world coming to, that THIS dude was the best the Mob could scrape up for office?
Have we fallen so short that we're reduced to a man that has no discretion?
FFS, ban cameras and call it a security issue, I mean Come ON!

Alabama said...

Nope. Hit movies. Bad Boys. Etc

Count Jerkula said...

@Steampunk: Christie was a Federal Prosecutor who made his bones in a high profile corruption case where they took down a bunch of Jersey Shore mayors and a couple shady Orthodox biddness men. Dude aint a mob guy.

Bailey322 said...

Family Matters - Urkel

Clark Elliot said...

Tim Allen - Home Improvement was my first thought. Pam Anderson & Debbie Dunning fit into the story. "His movies for the most part have done poorly" was the tip off clue, yes The Santa Clause was huge but he followed with some real stinkers. "tool" is the other clear clue.

MovingOn said...

Exactly who I was thinking. I love it when I have a guess and scroll down to see it's also VIP's. Feel like I already won :)

Kremes said...

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air himself and his Auntie Viv numero uno "smell ya later"

Bitca said...

@Henriette -- surely Cosby?

Heard he's one nasty SOB (even if Fat Albert was lovable). I was too cool to have TV then, but the program was massive--like, OMG, a middle-class black family sitcom that's just like a middle-class white family sitcom--everyone's equally mediocre!

It was all Cosby's idea, too, & the man was treated like a god. I can easily imagine white TV execs looking the other way if he helped himself to the more tawdry perquisites of godhood. After all, Jupiter paid any mind to a girl saying "no."

el80ne said...

@Jerkula: He might not be official street mob, but he's still plenty "mob" if you get my drift. You have to be just to get your hands dirty in Jersey politics, the place is kind of a different planet compared to other areas of the country. Price of entry requires organized "mob" shadiness on that level.

Count Jerkula said...

@el80ne: He was a Federal Prosecutor who made a huge, headline grabbing case busting pay to play politicians in NJ. He got elected as a Repub in a predominantly Dem state because of that and the fact that EVERYONE hated that shady Corzine mutha fucker, who was a real embarrassment.

Feds have been slaughtering dirty politicians here in NJ for the past decade. Mayors of Trenton and Hamilton, and some ancillary officials, have gone down in the past year.

P.S. NJ GOP govs always go further in their political career, Keane, Whitman, eventually Christie. Dems leave office in shame, Florio, McGreevey, Corzine. Only good Dem we've had in my lifetime was Codey, who filled in when McGreevey resigned. Would have been very happy if that dude stuck around, rather than strep aside for Corzine.

cowbulls said...

This is one of the best blinds in a long time. It sounds like Ted as Tim and Frasier just don't fit.