Friday, February 10, 2006

Does Anyone Remember This Man?

3 comments:

bobby said...

Yes, that's The Big Mouth, Morton Downey, Jr. I used to watch his show before I really understood the term "far right." That guy was so fascinating to watch, so angry, so confrontational. Smoked on the air. Dad was an Irish tenor. The show introduced the phrase "pablum puking" to my vocab. Then he went a little nuts, beat himself up in a bathroom, blamed it on skinheads. Sad/Funny end to a strange man. (Believe it or not, this is all from memory. The guy made an impression.)

Bradford said...

Thank you Bobby. That does my heart some good that I'm not the only one. When I finally had my own tv I couldn't go to sleep till Loudmouth over. If I'm not mistaken he had a board game too.

bobby said...

"Loud Mouth" -- right. The Big Mouth was, I think, Martha Raye.