Saturday, June 16, 2012

"1984" II


And here's a different approach to "1984"......





BCnU!

"1984"


Here's the 1954 BBC version of George Orwell's "1984", starring Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, and Donald Pleasance.....




Big Brother is watching you....

BCnU!

TVXOHOF, 06/2012 - WARREN ZEVON


Since today is my brother Andrew's birthday, I thought I'd also celebrate in Inner Toob by inducting one of his favorite musicians (and mine as well) into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame.

WARREN ZEVON
Warren Zevon met the requirements for induction by appearing in three different sitcoms as a member of the League Of Themselves - 'The Larry Sanders Show', 'Suddenly, Susan', and a cameo appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' eponymous sitcom. (Unfortunately, I couldn't find a clip for that.)

Add to this his many variety show appearances, and he's got a solid body of work as a citizen of Toobworld. But what really sells it in the end was his final appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman', where he was very candid about what he was facing......












So this is for you, AJ. Enjoy every sandwich......

BCnU!

AS SEEN ON TV: O'BRIEN


When I celebrated my brother Bill's birthday back in March, I chose his favorite character from 'Game Of Thrones' to mark the occasion in the "ASOTV" showcase.

Today is my brother Andrew's birthday. And to mark this occasion, I've chosen the most evil O'Brien in all of literature.

Oh, I'm not suggesting that AJ is evil. No, in my family that honorific goes to my nephew Ian......

O'BRIEN

CREATED BY:
George Orwell

PORTRAYED BY:
Andre Morell

The actor even had a variation on your first name!

AS SEEN IN:
'BBC Sunday Night Theatre'
("1984")

TV STATUS:
Recastaway

TV DIMENSION:
Alternate Toobworld

From Wikipedia:
O'Brien is a fictional character and the main antagonist in George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four". The protagonist Winston Smith, living in a dystopian society governed by the Party, feels strangely attracted to Inner Party member O'Brien. Orwell never reveals O'Brien's first name.

Winston suspects that O'Brien is secretly opposing the Party. Eventually O'Brien approaches Winston with some leading remarks which seem to confirm Winston's suspicions. Winston finds the courage to approach him candidly, declaring himself an enemy of the totalitarian state. At first, Winston's intuition seems to be correct: O'Brien presents himself as a member of the "Brotherhood" seeking to overthrow the Party.



When Winston is later arrested, it turns out that O'Brien is actually entirely loyal to the Party. He reveals himself as he enters the cell by responding to Winston's exclamation ("They've got you too!") by wryly commenting, "They got me a long time ago." This may mean that he once had rebellious feelings like Winston, or it may simply refer to him becoming involved with the totalitarian Ingsoc movement at an early stage. The point is never elaborated on again in the novel.

O'Brien's job appears to be to search for potential thought-criminals (citizens who think something that is deemed to be unacceptable by the party, this could even be done by accident), lure them in by pretending to be on their side, then arrest and "cure" them. O'Brien tortures Winston to cure him of his "insanity," in particular his "false" notion that there exists an external, self-evident reality independent of the Party; O'Brien explains that reality is simply what the Party defines it as.



He is entirely honest about the brutal cynicism of the Party; the Party does not seek power to do anything good, but simply to revel in that power: "Always, Winston, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."



Even in the torture scenes, there is a strange intimacy that persists between Winston and O'Brien, who displays an uncanny ability to infer what Winston is thinking. O'Brien even states that Winston's mind appeals to him, and that it resembles his own mind, except that Winston happens to be insane. Eventually, in Room 101, O'Brien does manage to torture Winston into submission so that he "willingly" embraces the philosophy of the Party.

While "O'Brien" is a well-known Irish family name, there is no recognizable Irish background to the character other than his name. Various commentators have tried to infer why Orwell had given the character this specific name, but Orwell's surviving notes provide no real clue.

In the 1954 BBC Television adaptation of "Nineteen Eighty-Four", the character was played by André Morell. Canadian actor Lorne Greene played O'Brien in a 1953 adaptation on CBS's anthology series 'Studio One'.



In a third production for TV, Joseph O'Conor played O'Brien on 'Theatre 625' in the episode "The World Of George Orwell: 1984". Over in the Cineverse, Michael Redgrave played "O'Connor" in the 1956 movie version. (It is believed the name was changed to avoid confusion with the star, Edmond O'Brien, who played Winston Smith.) Decades later, Richard Burton's last film role was as O'Brien.

Andrew, 
The second-best gift Mom and Dad ever gave me was you as a brother. Although technically you were there to change the TV channels for me and to get me a soda. (And let's face it, I have to say the best gift was Leah as not only my sister but my god-child as well. I have to say it or she'll kill me.)

Later today will be a more appropriate celebration of your birthday here at Inner Toob - we'll be planting a tree, I mean, we'll be inducting a new member into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame in your honor....

And remember, Little Brother.....




Come on, you had to figure I'd use that!

BCnU!

Friday, June 15, 2012

THE BRACKMAN PEACOCK


'FRANKLIN & BASH'
"STRANGE BREW"


After a wild night of partying during which they flew up to Napa to see the Pugs perform, Peter Bash and Jared Franklin's office/home had a pet peacock whom they named "Douglas".

It will be the contention of Toobworld Central (until contradicted by any  future scripts) that the peacock was named "Douglas" after Douglas Brackman, a senior partner of the MacKenzie-Brackman-Chaney-Kuzak law firm in Los Angeles.

Franklin and Bash probably faced off against him in a courtroom, and this might have been considered more of an insult than a tribute.

BCnU!

"AND THE MOON BE STILL AS BRIGHT"


We're getting a jump start on the "Video Weekend"......

Here's the version of "The Martian Chronicles" about the third mission to Mars, as seen in 'The Ray Bradbury Theater'......




BCnU!

TELE-MARS - 3 VIEWS


Thanks to 'The Ray Bradbury Theater', there are at least three different Toobworlds in which the events of 'The Martian Chronicles' take place. Proof of this can be found with the character of John Wilder. In 'The Martian Chronicles', Colonel Wilder was played by Rock Hudson.

But the character was recast twice in 'The Ray Bradbury Theater' - George Touliatos played the role in the episode "The Long Years", while Kenneth Welsh was Wilder in "And The Moon Be Still As Bright."

JOHN WILDER
[KENNETH WELSH]
JOHN WILDER
[GEORGE TOULIATOS]
So each of those episodes and the mini-series means that we're seeing "The Martian Chronicles" from three different TV dimensions.

Another example:
TWO DIFFERENT WILDERS
WITH TWO DIFFERENT PARKHILLS
And yet neither of them are of Earth Prime-Time. Bradbury's vision of Mars clashes with what was established in other TV shows like 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Outer Limits', and of course, 'My Favorite Martian'.

His timeline also skewed wrong with that established in Toobworld, as already recounted here in Inner Toob.

As the years in the real world got closer to the date of death for the Hathaways, one might have thought Bradbury would have pushed it farther into the future. But apparently he remained adamant on that point. And I think I know why......

Bradbury would insist that the only piece of science fiction he ever wrote was "Fahrenheit 451", that everything else was fantasy. By making it impossible for his Martian stories to jibe with the timeline of the real world, they are no longer the possibility promised in science fiction. They are tales of fantasy.

(It's funny - Bradbury would argue that his works were fantasy while Anne McCaffrey would argue that her series of books about the Dragonriders of Pern were science fiction. Yet many fans would hold them both to be the opposite.)

Out there somewhere in the dimension of Earth Prime-Time is the main Toobworld's own "Martian Chronicles"; one that won't clash with the established Martian history.

It just hasn't happened yet....

BCnU!

AS SEEN ON TV: JEFF SPENDER


JEFF SPENDER

CREATED BY:
Ray Bradbury

PORTRAYED BY:
Bernie Casey

AS SEEN IN:
'The Martian Chronicles'

TV DIMENSION:
Alternate Toobworld

TV STATUS:
Recastaway

From Wikipedia:
A third mission, "Zeus III", lands on Mars in June 2001. The men, except for the archaeologist Spender and Colonel Wilder, become more boisterous. Spender loses his temper when Briggs starts dropping empty wine bottles into a clear blue canal. He knocks him into the canal. He leaves the rest of the landing party to explore Martian ruins. Spender (who always has had deep misgivings about the mission) then goes on a killing spree to avenge the destroyed Martian civilization and manages to shoot all astronauts except Parkhill and Wilder, who shoots Spender in the chest before he has the opportunity to kill them as well.

From the IMDb:
Major Spender ( Bernie Casey ) finds the Martians dead, wiped out by chicken pox brought by the previous expeditions. He becomes obsessed by Martian culture to the point where it drives him insane. He kills three of Wilder's men, and Wilder kills him in return. As he holds the dying Spender in his arms, Wilder wonders what sort of future Man will have on Mars....


MAJ. JEFF SPENDER
I just believe in things that were done. And there were so many things done here. Streets and houses and books and big canals and clocks and places with names - things that were used and touched for centuries. And I don't see how we could ever use them without feeling uncomfortable. Oh, we could change the names, but the old names will still be there. So no matter how we touch Mars, we won't be able to really touch it. See, that'll make us angry. We'll get mad at that and just rip it up. We'll change it to suit ourselves. And ruin it. Just like we've ruined Earth.
COL. JOHN WILDER
We won't ruin it.
MAJ. JEFF SPENDER
No? Us Earthmen have a talent for ruining things. If there are any Martians alive in those hills, they're going to grow to hate us.


And here's how Jeff Spender looked in a different TV dimension:


So far, the only time Jeffrey Spender has shown up in the main Toobworld, he was an FBI agent and half-brother to Fox Mulder (as seen in 'The X-Files'.)

BCnU......

Thursday, June 14, 2012

FEYNMAN'S DAY



For the people of 'Eureka', Oregon, it wasn't on April Fool's Day when they celebrated pranks and practical jokes. It was on Feynman's Day. Apprarently the world-renowned physicist Richard Feynman was a great lover of practical jokes.

Since Feynman was born on May 11, 1918, we could assume that the 'Eureka' episode "In Too Deep' - which occurred on Feynman's Day - then I think the "holiday" was taking place on May 11, Feynman's birthday. Most people would choose the date of birth rather than the day they died to celebrate someone Like with Abraham Lincoln. I know that's what Yoko would want for John.......

So "In Too Deep" had to take place on May 11 of this year. We can then use that as a marker to plot out the positions for the other episodes of the series on the Toobworld timeline.

The one we'd still have trouble with is last year's Christmas episode. I think we have to just chalk that up to being about one of the alternate dimensions.....

BCnU!

"CHIEFLY O'HARA" - MILES EWAN


"CHIEFLY O'HARAS"
[EPISODE FOUR]
"HAIL TO THE CHIEF"


Miles Ewan O'Hara was a plain-clothes police detective in one of the largest metropolises in Nebraska - perhaps Omaha, maybe Lincoln. There he married "the farmer's daughter" - the eldest child of James and Frances (née Blassingame) McCutcheon. Mr. and Mrs. O'Hara raised three children of their own - oldest daughter Helen Juliet and the fraternal twins James and Francis.

B.L. McCutcheon often argued with his sister
about the toll her marriage to O'Hara was taking on her.....
After raising her three children to adulthood in the country's heartland as best she could, Mrs. Miles O'Hara suddenly passed away, leaving Detective O'Hara distraught. (Mrs. O'Hara's younger brother, B.L. McCutcheon blamed O'Hara for the death of his beloved sister. McCutcheon claimed that O'Hara's over-zealous involvement in his job, which left her alone to raise the children, became a burden which was too much for her to bear.)


This is why Miles O'Hara jumped at the chance to relocate to Gotham City in order to become its police chief when the offer came. The position had the advantage of freeing him from so many memories of his wife back in Nebraska. As police chief in Gotham City during the turbulent 1960's, there would be plenty of misadventures to keep Miles O'Hara from brooding over his late wife.


Unfortunately, Chief O'Hara - along with his boss, Commissioner Gordon, came to depend too much on the crime-fighting capabilities of the Caped Crusader, Batman (with his sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder.) Many outside observers began to see him as something of a joke as the Police Chief.

"Any ordinary crook the department can handle.
But the when in comes to the likes of Penguin,
there is only one being on earth..."

Being quoted thus in the papers certainly didn't help his image.....


At any rate, Chief O'Hara tried to instill the same dedication to the Law in his children as he had, and for the most part he was successful.....


Coming up next: "Police Woman"

SHOWS CITED:
  • 'The Adventures Of Superman'
  • 'Batman'
  • 'Heartland'
  • 'O'Hara, U.S. Treasury'
  • 'Psych'
  • 'The Westerner'
BCnU!

AS SEEN ON TV: BEN DRISCOLL


BENJAMIN DRISCOLL

CREATED BY:
Ray Bradbury

PORTRAYED BY:
Christopher Connelly

AS SEEN IN:
'The Martian Chronicles'

TV DIMENSION:
Alternate Toobworld

From Wikipedia:
World War III has occurred on Earth, and Mars was evacuated shortly before. Only a few scattered humans remain on Mars. One of them is Benjamin Driscoll, who lives alone in First Town. One day, he hears a telephone ringing in someone's home, and suddenly realizes that he should answer it to find companionship. Missing the call, and several others, he sits down with a phone book of Mars and starts dialing at A.

After days of calling without answers, he starts calling hotels, and then (after guessing where he thinks a woman would most likely spend her time) calls the biggest beauty salon on Mars (in New Texas City) and a woman answers. Tremendously excited and overcome with romantic dreams, he flies 1,500 miles to New Texas City to meet Genevieve Selsor.

She turns out to be thoroughly narcissistic and entirely obsessed with her own good looks. 


Disappointed, Driscoll runs away when she rejects his advances but still expects him to make a nice breakfast the next day while repairing her sauna.

BCnU!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"CHIEFLY OHARAS" - THE KLINGER CLAN


"CHIEFLY O'HARAS"
[EPISODE THREE]

"MAX"

At this point, I think we should go off on a tangent and discuss Tim O'Hara's godfather, Maxwell Q. Klinger.  (Mostly so that I have something for the monthly salute to 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'.  You'll see what I mean......)


There may be those who dispute my idea that Tim O'Hara was partially of Lebanese descent, but I prefer to look for ways to disprove that it couldn't have happened, besides the fact that both of them were born in Toledo, Ohio. (Always remember when tilting at windmills, they might be giants.)

Here's a good example:

As for Max having a sister who could have married Timothy O'Hara, Sr..... While serving in Korea with a mobile medical unit, Max Klinger mentioned his sister who married a swarthy, dark-haired olive-picker. But that doesn't mean she was his only sister.

Max Klinger had several cousins and nephews who all bore an uncanny resemblance to each other. This was mostly due to that distinctive Klinger schnozz borne by all the men in the family bearing the family name. (It was a attributed to a curse laid down by a witch.) But Tim O'Hara didn't have that prominent proboscis - first off, his last name was O'Hara, and he was only half-Lebanese.


The most famous of all these cousins was Charlie Klinger (although he could be Max's younger brother), who moved to New York City to find his fortune. He started out working the Snappy Service deli concession that serviced the offices for 'The Alan Brady Show'. Later in life, he managed one of the dry cleaning stores owned by George Jefferson. (But he would claim that he was the owner.)


But there were two others, twin cousins named Fred and Benny Klinger, who made their way to Los Angeles and each had a close encounter with their "semi-cousin" Tim O'Hara. Not having seen Tim since he was a lad not yet in high school, they wouldn't have recognized Tim had they spotted him. But having reviewed the evidence, I don't think they saw him. (Or in Benny's case, at least not until the trial.....)


Fred Klinger was an orderly working fifteen years (since 1950) at a local Los Angeles hospital.  (For the purpose of this theory, I'm going to claim it was Community General.)  When he crashed his gurney into the one carrying Tim, the reporter didn't really get a chance to see him after the impact. In case the argument could be made that in those short seconds, Tim did look up and fixate on Fred, it could be that one of the symptoms of fluosis, the  Martian ailment which he contracted, was blurring of the vision.  Otherwise, why didn't he shout out, "Hey, Uncle Max!"

(By the way, Benny and Fred Klinger were born the same year as Tim O'Hara, as was Charlie Klinger, all in Toledo.)

Later, when their paths crossed again, Tim wasn't looking up and Fred had already passed by.....


As for Benny Klinger, Tim knew about him after Exigius 12½ revealed what he learned by eavesdropping into Mr. Philbrick's office. Benny wasn't at the warehouse when the police arrived and according to Tim's news story, he wasn't arrested until later - for which Tim wasn't present. However, after the episode ran and the story continued, Tim would have finally seen him at the trial. There he would certainly have noticed the resemblance to his Uncle Max.


So those splainins should remove any Zonks about the Klinger twins meeting Tim O'Hara.


For those that don't know, Benny Klinger being a criminal wasn't a fluke for the family. Most of the Klinger men had arrest records. This could be why Timothy O'Hara Sr. decided to move to Los Angeles so that his son would not fall under the influence of Uncle Max and his other maternal relatives.

Yes, Team Toobworld, it's true. Even Max Klinger had a police record. When he returned home to Toledo after the Korean Conflict, his family shunned him for having married Soon-Lee. Without their assistance in getting re-established in the community surrounding N. Michigan Street, Max and Soon-Lee fell on hard times. Out of desperation, Max turned to petty crimes and got caught. His former commanding officer, Sherman Potter, intervened to get the charges dropped - provided he move to St. Louis and work at the VA Hospital there.


Among Max's other relatives who had criminal records:
  • an Uncle (unnamed) who was a Chicago hitman for $100. (3.11) {possibly "Hasan the enforcer" the most important member of the Klinger Clan {10.17}
  • an Uncle Bob who served two years for involvement in Toledo's "Payolla Scandal" (6.19).
  • an Uncle "7199199", in jail for counterfeiting (9.12)
  • an Uncle Harry, supposedly the best "whiplash lawyer" in Toledo who is serving a jail sentence of "15 to 25" (10.9).
  • an Uncle Habib who is serving a jail sentence of "1 to 5"; he sent Klinger a Zoot Suit in (11.2).
I don't think Tonoose, the leading patriarch in the Lebanese-American community of Toledo, had a criminal record. But hey, you never know.....

MUG SHOT?
SHOWS CITED:
  • 'AfterM*A*S*H'
  • 'All In The Family'
  • 'Diagnosis Murder'
  • 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
  • 'The Jeffersons'
  • 'Mad About You'
  • 'M*A*S*H'
  • 'Make Room For Daddy'
  • 'My Favorite Martian'
Coming up next: "Hail To The Chief"

BCnU!

My thanks to the 'M*A*S*H' wiki for the background information on Max Klinger.  Everything else can be blamed on me....

TOOBWORLD *IS* THE TRUENIVERSE!


PALO ALTO, CA—A report released Tuesday by physicists at Stanford University has revealed that the entire known universe—including the whole of human civilization and the totality of all existing matter and energy—is actually the fictional setting of a police-procedural television series called 'Hard Case'.

It must be true. I read it in The Onion.

So... I never heard of 'Hard Case'. Does that mean I don't exist?

BCnU!
(I hope!)

AS SEEN ON TV: GENEVIEVE SELSOR


GENEVIEVE SELSOR

CREATED BY:
Ray Bradbury

PORTRAYED BY:
Bernadette Peters

TV DIMENSION:
Alternate Toobworld

From Wikipedia:
[Genevieve Selsor] turns out to be thoroughly narcissistic and entirely obsessed with her own good looks. [Ben] Driscoll asks her out on a date, and she reveals that she decided to stay behind simply because "they wouldn't let me take all my clothes with me back to Earth."


[Genevieve] enjoys having access to all the clothes, makeup, footwear etc. in New Texas City without having to pay for anything, but also laments the fact that she has to do all the cooking and technical maintenance herself. Disappointed, Driscoll runs away when she rejects his advances but still expects him to make a nice breakfast the next day while repairing her sauna.


BCnU!

Sending out this "ASOTV" showcase to Jeffrey Paul Baker, Bernadette Peters' Number One Fan.......

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"CHIEFLY O'HARAS" - TIMOTHY, JR.


"CHIEFLY O'HARAS"[EPISODE TWO]"TOLEDO"


The grandson [Conjecture - his name was Ewan] of Sgt. Biff O'Hara, who became a sheriff in Nebraska, had three sons - the oldest was Miles, the middle son was named Timothy, and the youngest was Seamus. Timothy moved back to Toledo, Ohio, only to find that the neighborhoods which had been the bastion for his Irish forebears were now home to Lebanese immigrants. A man named Tonoose, who had Americanized his family name to Williams, acted as the unofficial head of these inter-connected families.

Timothy O'Hara ended up marrying one of those Lebanese-Americans, a girl from the Klinger family. They had a son whom they named Timothy O'Hara, Jr. (It is a common practice to name the oldest son after oneself, which is why we made the claim that the middle son's name was Timothy. The names of the other two O'Hara boys, Miles and Seamus, were established on TV.) 


Tim O'Hara's godfather was his mother's youngest brother Max Klinger. (Although the actors Jamie Farr and Bill Bixby were born in the same year, Max and Tim were separated by at least a decade, perhaps even two, on the Toobworld timeline.)

But before Tim could reach high school, the O'Haras packed up and moved to Los Angeles.


Tim O'Hara eventually became a reporter for the Los Angeles Sun, and he took in an older male companion whom he passed off as his "Uncle Martin". (It's not what you think - not that there's anything wrong with that!) Tim O'Hara has not been seen on Earth Prime-Time for many decades, and it's believed by the ruling council of Toobworld Central that his "Uncle Martin" came back for him and took Tim O'Hara on a trip that could be described as "out of this world".

Meanwhile, the connection between the O'Hara family and the Lebanese-Americans of Toledo continued... in a way. One of the grandsons of Aloysius O'Hara who remained in Toledo had a son who married a nurse named Kathleen Daly. After O'Hara died from wounds he suffered earlier in World War II, his widow Kathy and their young daughter Linda moved to New York for a fresh start. There, while tending to a sick boy named Rusty Williams, she fell in love with his father, Danny - a nightclub performer and the nephew of Tonoose, the patriarch of the Toledo Lebanese-Americans.


It's a small Toobworld, after all.

SHOWS CITED:
  • 'The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin'
  • 'Batman'
  • 'Make Room For Daddy'
  • 'M*A*S*H'
  • 'My Favorite Martian'

BCnU!

AS SEEN ON TV: SAM & ELMA PARKHILL


THE PARKHILLS

CREATED BY:
Ray Bradbury

PORTRAYED BY:
DARREN MCGAVIN
AS SAM PARKHILL













JOYCE VAN PATTEN
AS ELMA PARKHILL














TV DIMENSION:
Alternate Toobworld



From Wikipedia:
Sam Parkhill [was] the only survivor (apart from Wilder) of the third Zeus mission. He has opened a hamburger bar on Mars with his wife, when a lone Martian walks in. He panics and kills him. Suddenly, numerous Martians appear in sand ships. Parkhill takes his wife to his very own sand ship and flees. The Martians catch up and give Parkhill a message: he now owns half of Mars. Unfortunately, the fleet of 10,000 rockets filled with 100,000 "hungry customers" won't be coming to patronize his restaurant, as the nuclear war has begun on Earth.


Two for Tuesday!

BCnU!

Monday, June 11, 2012

"CHIEFLY O'HARAS" - ALOYSIUS aka "BIFF"


Running through this week are the chapters in the O'Hara genealogical album - short anecdotes about the family tree beginning back in the 1870s and continuing through today. It's more or less a direct line from Aloysius to Juliet, but with side trips to showcase other members of the family like Tim and his "Uncle Martin", the widow Kathy (nee Daly), and "Fishface", the last grandson of Krypton.

The following theories of "relateeveety" are just that - a theories. Mileage - I mean, lineage! - may vary in other shared universes......

"CHIEFLY O'HARAS"
[EPISODE ONE]
"BOOTS AND SADDLES"


ALOYSIUS "BIFF" O'HARA

"TO PROTECT AND SERVE"

For one particular branch of the O'Hara family tree in Toobworld, that has been the motto for many generations, going back to at least the Civil War.

For the purposes of this theory of relateeveety, that's when we begin this lineage - with Aloysius O'Hara, an Army sergeant in the U.S. Cavalry who was better known to the troops as "Biff" O'Hara. Stationed at Fort Apache on the Western frontier after the war, Sgt. O'Hara was "lifer" - one could say he was married to the Army and would be so to the day he died.


But Aloysius "Biff" O'Hara was actually married. However, he left his wife and son behind in Toledo, Ohio, to serve his country. With nothing left behind to remember him save the monthly stipend from his Army pay.

One of his grandchildren, an O'Hara lad whose first name is unknown, decided to follow his grandfather west. He settled down in Ashford, Nebraska, and there became the County Sheriff, a position that would one day be shouldered by his own grandson.

SHOWS CITED:
  • 'The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin'
  • 'Make Room For Daddy'
  • 'Mayberry RFD'
  • 'The Mickey Mouse Club' - 'Annette'
  • 'My Favorite Martian'
  • 'O'Hara, U.S. Treasury'
  • 'Psych'


Coming up next: "Toledo"

BCnU!


Thanks go out to Stan Landman, one of the Iddiot Brethren, who suggested the inclusion of Sgt. O'Hara......