Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Paul Newman's only appearance in Toobworld proper (which excludes talk show appearances and the like) actually is situated in the Tooniverse. In the 'Simpsons' episode "The Blunder Years", he appeared as himself. But he definitely existed in the TV Universe and his movies are held in high regard. Well, for the most part....

"Fastlane" (2002)
Van Ray:
It's not even a Steve McQueen movie. It's a Paul Newman movie, man. And the building does more acting.

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970)
{Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady (#3.24)}
Rhoda Morgenstern:
If I felt that way I'd never go to a Paul Newman movie.

"Muppet Show, The" (1976)
{Juliet Prowse (#1.1)}
Juliet Prowse:
You mean to tell me that Paul Newman is here?

"Police Squad!" (1982)
{A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (#1.1)}
Ted Olson:
As you can see, it completely destroys the Burt Reynolds interview, and everything from Bo Derek to Paul Newman - but only up to the point where Barbara asks him "is it difficult to love?" Now let me show you what happens when the gun is fired from three feet, which is the distance Sally claimed the shots were fired from.

What that actually meant I have no idea without seeing the episode again......
Toby O'B

1 comment:

movie fan said...

it's hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman's Own line--high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes... very smart.