Saturday, October 24, 2009


Traditionally October has been reserved for inductions into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame that have some sort of Halloween vibe to them - Lily Munster and Grampa, Frankenstein's Monsters, Sweet the Demon, and Orson Welles (for his Halloween broadcast of "War of the Worlds", which played a part in Toobworld more than three times).

But a lot of real word figures as seen on TV have been inducted during October over the years, and some of those have been monsters as well. And real life monsters are the most horrible of all - like Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack the Ripper, those already inducted, as well as Hitler and Stalin, who'll probably be inducted someday. Since this year also marks the 40th anniversary for the horrors known as the Tate-LoBianco murders, we've chosen to induct a monster who still exists - mastermind of that murder spree, Charles Manson.

Here are some of the portrayals of Manson that have appeared over the years: Jeremy Davies
. . . Helter Skelter (2004)

James DeAngelo
. . . "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(1996-02-22)}

Michael Reid MacKay
. . . Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)

Erik Passoja
. . . The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)

Steve Railsback
. . . Helter Skelter (1976)

Adam Wilson
. . . Manson (2009) (TV)

The one pictured here is of Jeremy Davies as Manson. And finally, from the TV dimension of Skitlandia, here's Charles Manson as seen on Ben Stiller's show:

Maybe that should have been Schizlandia....

No welcome forthcoming from the Hall this time around!


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