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It’s a time for some holiday cheer, but not before the fellas read some headlines. The panel shares a couple of Smart Suggestions, then scans the ‘net for any interesting stories before remembering their favorite holiday specials. Grab your coco, your trusted local rag and settle in for a cozy chat by the fireside.
Everyone is back and the complete panel is restored. As they hit the big 4-0 episode mark, the guys call a meeting of the Editorial Board to provide the official SSpplL endorsement for the presidency. Who will it be? A world of possibilities opens up when one is not limited to the time, space and nonfiction shackles holding back our current electoral system. And as always, these fellas are chock-full of Smart Suggestions.
This is the first in what will be a series of occasional posts highlighting character actors. That is actors who rarely lead, but instead play characters that nearly every definition Google returns calls odd or eccentric. In any case, they’re supporting roles which are essential to nearly any good work and the talented ones get lots of it, but audiences rarely know their names. So as we do here: make with the learning already!
Kathryn Joosten who passed on June 2nd, made a career of playing the fiesty old lady. Fitting as she began acting later in life at the age of 42 and worked for nearly 30 years after. I can’t remember where I first saw her, but I do remember her terrific performance in a Season 1 episode of Scrubs entitled simply “My Old Lady”. Joosten played a patient who opted out of further treatment toward the end of her life while she helped Zach Braff’s JD learn to accept that choice and live his own life. It’s one of my favorite episodes of the series, played deftly for both laughs and heart.
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