Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rare Footage: Clint Eastwood getting the crap beaten out of him

Compliments of my Sitcom Room partner, Dan O'Day. Here's something you don't see every day -- someone beating the living shit out of Clint Eastwood. But James Garner, as the nattily dressed Maverick does just that. I imagine Clint said, "I don't care where you hit me, just don't touch the hair."

15 comments:

John said...

He also ended up battling with this character a short time later. It was a rough patch in Mr. Eastwood's life...

Cranky Cowboy said...

At least Edgar Buchanan, who had some dentistry training, I believe, was there to take care of any necessary dental repair.

Tom Quigley said...

Don't know if your heard about the interview in the last two days that someone did with James Baker, Ronald Reagan's former Chief of Staff and one of the campaign strategists for George H.W. Bush's presidential run, but one of the people they were considering to join Bush #1 on the ticket as the vice presidential candidate was Mr. "Go Ahead -- Make My Day" himself... They ended up choosing Mr. "Go Ahead -- I Can't Spell Potato", Dan Quayle...

LouOCNY said...

With Ronnie and Clint, it would have been the Warner Brothers contingent in the White House - wonder who would have been Secretary of State? Elmer Fudd? Oh...right....we got Alexander Haig...no difference

James said...

You never saw Jack Kelly do that.

John said...

10/15/2011 10:16 AM

Actually, Haig was more of the Yosemite Sam type...

KG said...

Ken, for Friday questions:

I watched an old episode of Frasier, "The 1000th Show", and Frasier and Niles came out of a shoe store called "Lloyd and Keenan".

Of course David Lloyd and Joe Keenan were writers/producers for "Frasier".

I've noticed that many writers on various shows refer to themselves in store-names, names of characters, acronyms (KACL is another example) etc.

So my questions is: Do you guys do that because you want to refer to yourselves? Or do you do it because you don't want to spend time thinking about names so you just take yours?

DanTedson said...

This is how My Two Dads should have ended.

RCP said...

Garner reminds me of myself back in the days when I had to take action.

MikeBo said...

Oddly enough I had just finished watching "Coogan's Bluff," when I clicked on your blog. Eastwood played a western deputy sheriff in NY to bring back a fugitive. He got the crap beaten out of his several times - by cops, by the bad guys. No wonder he picked up the .357 magnum and started the "Dirty Harry" series.

HogsAteMySister said...

My Mom dated Jim "Bumgarner" in Norman a time of two. Sadly, he moved to Hollywood to beat up Clint rather than make me way taller and better looking.

purplejilly said...

this has got NOTHING to do with Eastwood (or does it, if we do six degrees of Kevin Bacon?) But I'm reading this book I picked up called "The View From the Bridge" by Nicholas Meyer, which I grabbed for what I thought would be the fun Star Trek Trivia, since over the summer My out of work husband gave our 7 year old daughter a summer crash course in Star Trek, after having filled our Netflix queue with the entire original series. We watched them all through the summer, and she liked it, and kept pointing out all the jokes that STar Trek had stolen from Futurama. (Since she saw Futurama first, she thinks they were the originals,lol). She went back to her school, and for her second grade essay of 'what did i do over the summer' she drew pictures showing the characters and ideas of 'redshirts' in the cast, and how you would know they would die, and die quickly when you saw them in the show, and if she was ever offered the part of a redshirt, she was not going to take it cause she knew the code! (LOL)
but the important part of the post is now Nicky is done with Star Trek, and is going on to tell me about his next project he worked on, some whacky comedy called Volunteers, with Ken Levine! Oh ho! Now I will get the other side of these stories!! hee hee. It's 1AM and I can't sleep, and so then reading the book I THOUGHT would relax me instead made me jump up in a manic frenzy and get online & come make this post. LOL Thanks for screwing up my nice night of sleep, Nicky and Ken Levine!

Johnny Walker said...

I see they cut out the scene where Clint sneaks into Garner's place at night and shoots him through a pillow.

cadavra said...

In case anyone's interested, this "Maverick" episode is included as an extra on the 2-disc DVD edition of UNFORGIVEN.

Paul Dica said...

Which sounds like Clint at least forgave James...

Other James--but Jack Kelly was the original host of the original SALE OF THE CENTURY, so it balances out

Ken.--believe it or not,, the host of the 1980's version, Jim Perry, previously had a short stint as a DJ on WABC.
He also hosted the first version of CARD SHARKS...its revival handled by former KRLA jock Bob Eubanks.