Friday, August 24, 2018

Blind Item #7 - Birdie Blind Item

Here's one from back in the day:

We now know who won't be attending this convention of sorts, which is a kind of live, multi-day shout show. This story concerns however someone who will be attending. It takes place back in the day, at the height of his fame - owing entirely to this one character he played. You'll know him by what he wore.

One day, at a glass and china shop in the valley, the clerk made the mistake of making eye contact with him - you were never to do that. He flew into a rage, shattering vases, hurling crystal angels against the wall, and finally overturning a life-sized glass carousel horse. The flying glass injured staff and customers alike; several of them, including a mother and her young son, had to be hospitalized. The network, of course, made the bad press and charges go away. Apparently, it wasn't the first or last time.

83 comments:

Unknown said...

Charlie Chaplin?

Satan 666 said...

Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman)?

Brayson87 said...

Harambe?

Swinfa said...

Lou Ferrigno?

Thia said...

Mr. T?

c dan run said...

Trigger

(although I have no clue what a "live, multi-day shout show" is)

LooksLikeCRicci said...

Swinfa, I hear you wouldn't like him when he's angry....

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Yeah unless it’s a convention for mediums, I don’t see Charlie attending... 🤷🏻‍♀️

HeatherBee said...

Chaplin is deceased,?as is Charlton Heston, who was my guess.

LooksLikeCRicci said...

I'm guessing the live, multi-day shout show is Comi-Con?

Am I completely off?

E Roach said...

An older Doctor Who? (because you'd know him for what he wore)

Someone Said said...

Henry Winkler.

Pip said...

Ferdinand the bull.

Guesser said...

Who is going to Comic Con? I bet shout show is a typo. Going with the mr.T guess from @ Thia.

sandybrook said...

Bozo?

Unknown said...

Wreck it Ralf

Swinfa said...

Ben Affleck for the actor not attending the Fall Comic-Cons...

Neil said...

Adam West is deceased....could this be Burt Ward?

sandybrook said...

Maybe Michael Keaton when he was Batman. Would that be considered his height of fame?

Swinfa said...

I wouldn’t like his green body paint on my furniture... lol.
And men wearing clam diggers? Just no....

Scandi Sanskrit said...

THE CLOWN?! 🤡

😂🤣💛🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂✨🥂

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Why are the guesses so fucking weird for this particular blind item?

Guesser said...

@sandybrook, I think the actor was on network TV. I thought the Batfleck clue meant a superhero as well.

Max Power said...

Oscar the Grouch

Guesser said...

@Scandi,because this is back in the day and some of us are old.😂

Queen of Pith said...

William Katt? Greatest American Hero? Reboot coming on ABC.

John the peon said...

Lou Ferrigno ,for one simple reason in one of the Animated Avengers cartoons that have recently appeared on television be Hulk collects little glass figurines in his room in Avengers tower that might be a sly reference to this incident. And he hates when you touch or break them!

John the peon said...

Also we know from recent reports Stan Lee won't be at comic con anymore.😥😥😥😥

Jon said...

Steve Burns?

Sara, Making It Work said...

Caroll Spinney

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Uuuuuh. So Hulk’s Laura from “The Glass Menagerie” now?

Funny I used to get assigned that character in class. Grrrr... 🙎🏻‍♀️

Scandi Sanskrit said...

LOl but Bozo tho. 😂😂😂😂 The last time I heard someone name Bozo on here was when someone compared him to Fabio on the J.Lo thread by Fabio’s former neighbour.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Bert’s got anger issues too (plus he’s closeted, and closeted equals unhappy).

Alf Landon said...

Dean Cain

Neal M said...

Since the guesses don't fit the blind -
Tv Show from the past.
Some sort of show or convention (shout show)
One actor won't be attending
But the other will and he is a temperamental diva prone to outbursts of rage.

So the one not showing is probably disgraced, dead, or on the outs with the show.
The one attending is a Tom Cruise type - don't let crew look or speak to me.

I have no clue. I wish I had a time period to help out. We just know the show was from back in the day which could be anywhere from the early 2000's, 90', 80's, 70's etc.

For some reason Starsky and Hutch was what came to mind, with David Soul being dead, but I don't see that show having a convention etc.

MeliticusBee said...

In other words...
We have no idea.

BestMan said...

Matt Groening

Someone Said said...

Politicon could be considered a shout fest, and Henry Winkler is a speaker.

https://politicon.com/2018-line-up/

Neal M said...

Dean Cain's superman would have been a good guess, with Terri Hatcher being eligible both the part of the person not going and the person throwing the tantrum in the shop. But the blind clearly calls that person as a "he".
So if we really want to get this and not just wait for Tricia or MD to solve it for us - guesses should be Show, actor clearly not going and reason, and male actor throwing tantrum/diva.

mooshki said...

Definitely The Fonz. He seems to have changed a lot since then. (Hopefully.)

Sara, Making It Work said...

@Someone
Politicon/ Winkler sounds good. Excellent job interpreting "shout show"

Joe said...

No way is it Henry Winkler. From every account he is one of the nicest and most genuine actors in Hollywood. He'll win the Emmy this year both for his performance and because he is universally beloved.

Neal M said...

Dean Cain's superman would have been a good guess, with Terri Hatcher being eligible both the part of the person not going and the person throwing the tantrum in the shop. But the blind clearly calls that person as a "he".
So if we really want to get this and not just wait for Tricia or MD to solve it for us - guesses should be Show, actor clearly not going and reason, and male actor throwing tantrum/diva.

yepthatsme said...

Cmon guys, its obviously Tiger Woods!

Alf Landon said...

Stan Lee is person no longer attending. Announcement a couple weeks ago he will no longer do Comic-Cons. Doesn't state an actor

Alf Landon said...

Dean Cain will be attending the NY Comic-Con in Oct. I figured he had roid rage back in the day.

Swinfa said...

https://www.ratedred.com/outdoor/lou-ferrigno-talks-airforce-air-rifles-at-shot-show-2018

MDAnderson said...

If it’s Politicon then Milo Y is the person not showing up.

Unknown said...

Thanks swinfa, Lou has been known to go to S.H.O.T. shows before.

schweetyfleety said...

I always heard Lou Ferrigno was a nice guy.

Ophelia said...

hahahahhahah +1 Brayson, RIP

Brayson87 said...

@Ophelia, they say you shouldn't make eye contact with gorillas, or throw your children to them

DDonna Tarttty said...

I have met and spoken with Lou Ferrigno and made eye contact with him and he was very nice. He did not Hulk-out on me. Extremely nice!

This was after "The Incredible Hulk," perhaps he was different when younger, but I've always heard good things about him.

On the other hand, Henry Winkler, fits the "back in the day," "one role" and "what he wore" clues (1970s/Fonz/leather jacket). The late Heather O'Rourke was a regular for one season on "Happy Days," we should all recall.

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/gallery-1982-heather-orourke-henry-winkler-picture-id93751338?s=612x612

Brayson87 said...

@Queen, They're making a Greatest American Hero reboot, sweet! Used to love that sho wait, wait a sec, Hannah Simone? What about the goofy guy with crazy hair? How is it advancing anything to make her a super-powered dumbass f*ck up who crashes into everything? Sigh.

Neal M said...

Maybe it is Robin Leech for the isn't going part. since he just croaked.

Neal M said...

I just want to know what kind of random shop in the valley would have a life size crystal horse in it?!?!?!?

Large Marge said...

This sounds like Mr. T. Probably referring to the Shout tv/video convention.

Steroids are not good for the mood.

Lion's Den said...

Jonathan Winters

OKC Teacher said...

I feel like Enty including “Crystal Angels” is some sort of clue

JL said...

+1 The network made the bad preas go away. Eliminates movie actors like Chaplin. So TV guy known for his costume.

Guesser said...

@Scandi J was assigned to read the Laura part as well. There really is a Shout Convention? Then Mr. T is right.

I'm Outraged! said...

"Lion's Den said Jonathan Winters"

Best reference of the week winner.

Hortensia said...

Someone in or out of the closet, i.e., most straight men don't shop china or glass figurines.

Hamid said...

Unless you're making some weird joke, David Soul isn't dead.

Unknown said...

Wm Shatner

Haywood Jablomee said...

Rerun from What's Happening.

ardleighstreet said...

Paley Center (for "Shout Show")

Honoring Miami Vice

The know him by what he wore tool who was a bull in a china shop:
Don Johnson

kelli grrrl said...

A few years ago I went to a comic con & very obviously reverse photo-bombed Henry Winkler (didn’t want to pay the $35 to get his autograph). And then a few hours later, my friends & I saw him leaving. He was walking out nonchalantly, no entourage, just a little satchel in his hand and I screamed “See ya Barry Zuckercorn!!!” He smiled & waved. So I guess what I’m trying to say is, he seems like a pretty nice guy to me.

Coffee Bean said...
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Coffee Bean said...

Bloody hell, accidentally deleted my comment. Second try...
"live, multi-day shout show" is the clue and my guess.
The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
It was Televised over the weekend in the eighties or seventies. Jerry Lewis is a well protected pedophile with Deep State protection from more than two Governments.

Yet he has the keys to success through more than just talent.

hunter said...

oh wow excellent guess Coffee Bean.

K said...

Winkler IS one of the nicest guys in the business- I know from personal experience working on the set of one of his shows about 15 years ago- he was always beyond kind to us nobodies/newbies and took time to talk to us and sit with us at mealtime.

GentleBreeze said...

My mother couldn't stand Jerry Lewis.

Cherry Stiles said...

What about a wrestler from back in the day? There is always shouting and Wrestlemania is always a build-up-to event over a week or so. The BI states that you'd know them by what they wore as a character... that could be a wrestler. I honestly have no idea but I went straight to the idea of wrestling and "roid rage."

plot said...

The Jerry Lewis guess is very interesting.

However, could the shout event be a political convention?

Can anyone make sense of the almost illiterate mixing of past and present tenses here?

MDAnderson said...

The telethon is a great guess but it ended in 2015 I believe.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Jerry Lewis was evil, but this isn't him. MDA Labor Day thing wasn't a "convention" and Lewis was known for far more than one role or distinctive garb.

K said...

What about Hasselhoff? He would fit.

Bubbles said...

Well hopefully he had the cash for settlements/payouts to match that diva-ish attitude, otherwise he deserves one ole ass whooping!

NicQuerica said...

Hulk Hogan?

Hugo Pedersen said...

No way this is Henry Winkler.

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Pea Tea said...

Steve Urkel?

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