May 19, 2004

TONY RANDALL

The Odd Couple star Tony Randall has died at 84. To hell with Friends; Felix and Oscar were far cooler than Rachel and ... umm ... that guy who canít act, and had a monkey. Paulo? Geoffrey? Apple? Whatever his name was.

Also, their apartment was better.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 19, 2004 03:55 AM
Comments

Welcome back, Tim.

Posted by: Ash at May 19, 2004 at 04:48 AM

Quick, talk to Sheila O'Malley. She wants to shave her head.

Posted by: Ash at May 19, 2004 at 04:53 AM

That was not a month! Tim lied, turkeys cried.

Posted by: Quentin George at May 19, 2004 at 08:05 AM

I must be one of the few who thinks of the old radio show "I Love a Mystery" when he hears Tony Randall's name. By the magic of radio, he played a private investigator who was always looking for a fight. On the internet, no one knows you're a dog; on the radio, no one knows you're not Sean Connery.

http://www.radiomemories.com/radiomemories/iloveamystery.html

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at May 19, 2004 at 08:13 AM

No, it's okay, it's okay. I won't shave my head, now that Tim has returned. Phew.

Posted by: red at May 19, 2004 at 08:18 AM

Friends did have an opening scene during their first season where the group at Central Perk somehow all ended up making sounds that merged into the theme to "The Odd Couple" so at least the writers and producers back then knew what a good show was (and from the middle of the second to the middle of the fifth season, "The Odd Couple" was one of the funniest shows in the history of television).

Posted by: John at May 19, 2004 at 08:27 AM

LOL@Quentin.

Welcome back, Tim.

Posted by: Donnah at May 19, 2004 at 12:37 PM

Tony is survived by a knockout wife and two minor children: aged 5 and 7.

~(:-D) What a man ! !

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at May 19, 2004 at 05:43 PM

The nightmare has ended.

Posted by: Emily at May 19, 2004 at 05:51 PM

Just when I was getting used to the idea of Tony Randall fathering children, he goes and dies. Well, St. Peter had better start cleaning up the place!

Posted by: Jim Treacher at May 19, 2004 at 06:35 PM

Emily, I'm afraid the nightmare is only beginning. Syndication awaits, with "Friends" being shown in four-hour blocks on six different stations. The horror...

The pussification of the Western male continues unabated.

Posted by: Sage at May 21, 2004 at 12:50 AM

The final verdict on the Friends male is this; Would you want any of those guys to have your back in a bar fight?

Posted by: Richard Cook at May 21, 2004 at 06:26 AM

I'd like them to have my back, alright!

Posted by: El Homo Loco at May 22, 2004 at 01:57 PM