Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dabbs Greer, one of the greatest character actors to grace the land of the Toob. Perhaps he's best known for playing Mr. Jonas the shopkeeper in 'Gunsmoke' and he played the first man in Metropolis rescued by the Superman of Earth Prime-Time.
Most baby boomers should know him as the minister who married Mike Brady and Carol Taylor in the pilot episode of 'The Brady Bunch'.
And it's that minister who brings us together today, Team Toobworld, in order to honor Dabbs Greer on his birthday.
We started marking centenary milestones two years ago with Frank Sinatra, and followed that up with several honorary memorial inductions into the Hall for other League of Themselves centenarians last year. This year we're honoring characters who qualify for the Hall and who were played by those centenarians. Already this year we honored not only the memory of Desi Arnaz on the occasion of his 100th birthday, but his legendary Ricky Ricardo as well.
And so we're here to honor that minister who married Mike and Carol. Not because he performed that service; had that been all there was, I would have probably only noted Dabbs Greer's natal anniversary over in my Toobworld Dynamic Facebook page and that would be that. But to become a member of the Television Crossover Hall Of Fame, one must have three separate credits to their "resume". And luckily the Reverend fills the bill.
O'BSERVATION - This is a reworked "Inner Toob" post from October 3, 2011, when I partook in a blogAthon celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'. I ended up posting 24 entries that day!