Thursday, May 13, 2010


It's probably a silly notion, but for the month of May inductions into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame, we've used "Queen of the May" as our theme these last few years.

And this year, just a few years shy of the 50th anniversary of her death, we're inducting Marilyn Monroe because of her status and legend as a queen of the silver screen. And we're going for a very specific televersion of Marilyn Monroe - as seen on TV played by Susan Griffiths.

Here's a rundown of her credits as the former Norma Jean:
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
- The End (2005)

- Stalker (1997)

"Dark Skies"
- The Warren Omission (1997)
"Quantum Leap"
- Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993)

Marilyn and Me (1991)

The argument could be made that her presence in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' was a fantasy Larry David had while lying on Death's door. I prefer to think he really did have a near-death experience and everything we saw occur during that moment actually took place.
Ms. Griffiths even played the role in a McDonald's commercial:

(Nothing I can do about the quality, sorry about that Chief.)

Ms. Griffiths could even be inducted into the Hall as a special Birthday List honors someday for playing a woman who made a living as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, tying together 'Growing Pains', 'Cybill', 'nip/tuck', 'The Split' and a TV movie "The American Snitch" - all under the name used in 'nip/tuck': Joyce Monroe.

At any rate, Marilyn Monroe is now a member of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame!


1 comment:

Carmeile Wandsworth said...

I think Marilyn was a very mis-understood, naturally beautiful, woman and I love the work and dedication you have put into this page!