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chai2
 
Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 05:26 pm
Just walked through the living room, where the television is entertaining itself.

Seems like a Mayberry marathon is going on, and Otis Campbell (for whom I named one of my kitties otis) was doing his thing.

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Why, I'm sure Andy would have let Otis babysit Opie if he and Aunt Bea had to go up to Mount Pilot.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 05:34 pm
Arthur was so drunkenly adorable he had TWO ladies chasing him!

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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 07:33 pm
@chai2,
I'm trying to think of a few examples, from film & television, of adorable, irresistible teetotalers.
Off the top of my head I can't think of any.
But there must be some!
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 07:55 pm
@msolga,
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of adorable, irresistible teetotalers.


Wasn't Margaret Thacker a non drinker?
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 07:57 pm
@msolga,
There areunfortunately lots of them msolga, otherwise I wouldn't have started this thread.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 09:22 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

I'm trying to think of a few examples, from film & television, of adorable, irresistible teetotalers.

Jean Simmons in Guys & Dolls.

Tori Spelling in Beverly Hills, 90210.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 09:24 pm
@joefromchicago,
OK.
I've been wracking my brain to think of any.
You've done far better than me! Smile
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 09:25 pm
@JTT,
Ha!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 09:33 pm
WC Fields
Dean Martin
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 06:38 am

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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 07:03 am
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:


Jean Simmons in Guys & Dolls.



Naw, she was your garden variety binge drinker.

Take her to Cuba and it's Girls Gone Wild.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 07:22 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Dean Martin



Speaking of Dino, who could forget the ever lovable lush Forest Brooks?

msolga, I guess you don't do irony. Alcoholics are not lovable, show business just sometimes portrays them to be.

Otis was the fat dirty town drunk. Arthur only got by because he was rich.

edgar, I remember watching the Dean Martin show as a child. It was, I think one of my dads (a particularly unappealing alcoholic himself) favorite shows.

Personally I found Dean himself sleazy, and made me uncomfortable, and whenever Forest was on (it seemed like every show) I couldn't understand why anyone would think he was funny.





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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 07:32 am
I will say though, that Mad TV's Anton Jackson (played by Damon Wayon) was really funny. He didn't sugarcoat it.

Then again, all the Wayan brothers have great talent.

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Reply Thu 28 Feb, 2013 03:32 pm
Richard Pryor used to do a character he called Ned the Wino. I can't say he was lovable, but Pryor was a genius at evoking a character. One of my favorite bits was Pryor acting out the discussion with mobsters who owned the club where he worked.
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