(That's Robert Downey, Jr. as the voice of Mr. Peanut.)
AS SEEN IN:
"Monday Night Mayhem"
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From The New York Times:
By DOUGLAS MARTIN and BILL CARTER
Don Meredith, a former star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who helped change the perception of professional football with the easy Texas charm and provocative wit he brought to its first prime-time telecasts on Monday nights, died on Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M.
He was 72.
Don Meredith was a Dallas Cowboys quarterback for nine years.
The cause was a brain hemorrhage, his lawyer, Lisa Fine Moses, said.
Turn out the lights, the party's over.....
I could have sworn the name "Harlan Kane" had been used before in a fictional sense; it just has that feel. But a quick Google search shows a college student at Northeastern by that name. I hope he wasn't too stoned when that sketch started. (College kids still get stoned while watching 'Saturday Night Live', don't they? Or am I just projecting my mid-70's sensibilities on this?)
[Thanks to Brian Leonard for pointing this out....]
Bill Haverchuck of 'Freaks & Geeks'.
Bill was about fourteen or fifteen in 1980, which is when the show took place. (It aired in 1999.) So thirty years on, he'd be about 45. This guy looks a bit older, but that could have been due to hard living and tough times for Bill since we last saw him on our TV screens. And maybe we could also have pushed the claim that the wife he mentions could have been the former Vicky Appleby, the cheerleader who made out with Bill in the "Seven Minutes Of Heaven" closet.
But since we now know this geek's name is Ivan Cobenk, all is not lost. We can still make the claim that Bill and Ivan are cousins, related in some way at least, with Ivan being a few years older than Bill.....
Actually, it could also be that they are brothers. We never did learn who Bill Haverchuck's father really was, or even if his name actually was Haverchuck.
Could it be pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that Bill Haverchuck's dad was Ivan Cobenk's dad as well?
As I sometimes do, I'm dedicating this post to a friend - Amy Lee O'Connell, a big supporter of 'Freaks and Geeks'........