Thursday, May 22, 2008


By now, most visitors to Inner Toob must have heard the news about Senator Ted Kennedy and his recent diagnosis of brain cancer. The grand old lion of the Democratic party and the patriarch of the Kennedy Dynasty is already being eulogized on TV as though this meant he was already dead. Here's hoping that he still has time to get those things that matter to him accomplished.

I suppose in a way, today's Tiddlywinkydink serves as a eulogy as well.......

These are the actors who have portrayed Edward M. Kennedy in Toobworld, some from alternate TV dimensions:

Kevin Conroy (I) (Ted Kennedy)
. . . "Kennedy" (1983) (mini) TV Series

Patrick Labyorteaux (Ted Kennedy)
. . . Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (1977) (TV)

Matt Letscher (Ted Kennedy)
. . . Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001) (TV)

Jacob Richmond (Edward 'Ted' Kennedy)
. . . Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000) (TV)

Jared Cook (I) (Teddy Kennedy (age 9))
. . . J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993) (TV)

Seth Gabrielse (Teddy Kennedy)
. . . J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993) (TV)

Fraser McGregor (Teddy Kennedy (age 3))
. . . J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993) (TV)

Dylan Price (Edward 'Teddy' Kennedy)
. . . "Woman Named Jackie, A" (1991) (mini) TV Series

James Read (II) (Teddy Kennedy)
. . . "Robert Kennedy & His Times" (1985) (mini) TV Series

Joris Stuyck (Teddy Kennedy)
. . . Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988) (TV)

Kevin Hare (I) (Edward Kennedy)
. . . RFK (2002) (TV)

Bill Lake (Older Edward Kennedy)
. . . Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000) (TV)

Craig T. Nelson (Senator Edward Kennedy)
. . . Ted Kennedy Jr. Story, The (1986) (TV)

For this last leg of his life's journey (and again, here's hoping it will continue for a while), my "Wish-Craft" would be that Brian Dennehy assays the role of Ted Kennedy.

Depending on how this all plays out, it could be a political "Brian's Song"......
Just sayin', is all......

Toby OB

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