Where Did You Go? Part 12


Man,  I havn’t done one of these for a while. Actually, I haven’t done much of anything on here for a while. And for that, I am sorry. So to make amends, I am writing this pants-less with large foam sombrero on my head. The things I do for you people. Now let’s get down to business.

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“Graaaaaaaaace!” Holy shit, this lady is one of my favorites. It is Edie McClurg, the round, bubbly, chipper mid-western lady that occasionally will drop an F-bomb. Everything about her, I love.  And it is not just because she has been in John Hughes films. Although that is a big part. What am I talking about? Between Ed Rooney’s secretary role and her role in Planes Trains and Automobiles, she can do no wrong with me. In fact, even if those were her only two times on the silver screen, she would still be a huge star to me.

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But even though she rocked the last half of the eighties, her type-cast didn’t hold her back from continuing a very busy career all the way to today. She started satirical acting at a young age and was even a voice in the 1960’s cartoon The Jetsons. (How awesome would it be if she was Astro?) Her first real movie role was Carrie an since then she has been in John Hughes’ films,  Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, voice overs for Pixar movies and numerous of TV shows like Small Wonders, Diff’ent Strokes, Mr. Belvedere, Sienfeld, Rosanne and so many others. Oddly enough she was never in an episode of Murder She Wrote. There goes that theory. But still, her role as Grace the secretary made her what she is for me today: a sex symbol I am not proud of. Rowr…

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If you look close, that is Edie in the shower. Yeah, I need to get out more.

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I forget who requested Wyatt from Weird Science but here you go. His real name is Ilan Mitchell and was discovered by a talent agent at a ballet studio in Massachusetts. Yeah, speaking of weird. From then he went on to a brief but successful acting career including, of course, Weird Science, The Chocolate War, the TV series Superboy and few others. To be perfectly honest, I only remember him as Wyatt and have very fuzzy memories of Superboy. But that is okay because…

41he wasn’t meant to be an actor but rather a real life professor.

It’s true, Ilam went from Weird Science to Weird-Beard and also…total…denim. Sorry, that distracted me. What was I saying? Ah yes, Ilam is married with two kids and is an assistant professor of English. Oddly enough his wife never knew of his acting career until one day she confessed to loving The Chocolate War. That is when Ilam not only confessed to loving The Chocolate War as well but also to staring in it. TA DA! I don’t know what is more disturbing; being married to the star of your favorite movie and not knowing it or not knowing you’re married to the star of the John Hughes 1986 classic, Weird Science. Either way, that is a great excuse for domestic violence.

Chris Burke03aPlease don’t think that I am about to do what you think I am. I am actually curious to see what Chris Burke, who played Corky Thatcher in the early 1990’s hit show Life Goes On, is up to today. And looking to IBDM for a reference it seems that Chris has been on a few other shows like ER and Touched By An Angle. There are others but to be honest, if the role he plays in Life Goes On, Touched By An Angle  and ER is the same, is it worth listing? That’s what I thought too.

I might be alone on this but did it piss anyone off that his family nicknamed him “Corky” on Life Goes On? If you have a downs syndrome kid, don’t give him a fucking nickname. Especially if it is cute and ends in a “Y”. AT LEAST Chris was able to rise above it. In an interview he said:

People said I could never become an actor because I’m retarded. It goes to show you that anyone can make their dreams a reality… unless they’re brain dead.

Holy Fuck.

In my quest to see what Chris is up to, I found this on YouTube and had to sit for awhile after. There are somethings that leave me unable to add anything to them. This is one of those times. If there are small children in the room, you might want to ask them to leave now.

So…anyone for a chip? Yeah, I lost my appetite too.

13 Comments

  1. I heard that scene with Mr. Rooney…the one where she is on the phone was all ad-libbed by her…just some more info to boost her sex symbol status.

  2. Love these posts almost as I love being touched by an angle.

    • I love being touched at any angle.

  3. OH MY GOD!!! That video was horrible! I know I know I am a jerk for saying so.

    That was sooo bad I had to watch it twice!

  4. Oh. Oh, no. I want so badly not to make fun, but what the flying fuck was THAT all about? Are they still touring?

  5. I want to watch the Chris Burke video but I cannot – my sister informed me this past Sunday that I lost the last shred of my soul due to a Down Syndrome related incident. Bah.

  6. I used to love the show Life Goes On. I think every 90’s girl did. They should really play shows like that in syndication. But I remembering liking the show my so called life and I watched it a couple of years ago and I was like what? Are they even trying?

    Look up on youtube retarded policeman. You’d like it I think.

  7. Let’s not forget my personal favorite Edie role: Chastity Pariah in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

    And WTF is with Illam (Illan?)’s wife? How the hell could you NOT know that your husband was in movies? I mean, maybe if he was in porn…but don’t you think that his acting career, however short-lived, would have come up at some point in the relationship before the wedding bells rang? That’s just mental.

    • HAHA wrong on both counts. I meant Ilam or Ilan. Or whatever. I shall call you Squishy.

  8. Corky, fabulous.

    And dang, part 12 already?

  9. Umm…is it horrible that I just spit up a mouth full of Honey Nut Cheerios all over my screen?

    I covet you, Will. Like really covet…

  10. corky’s friend should lose the waistcoat

  11. Where did you go to part 13:

    Billy W.

    Where has he gone 😉

    Happy Saturday!


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