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  1. McLennison

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    Watching the annual Honeymooners marathon yesterday reminds me each year what a phenomenal character he was. One night he was at his favorite watering hole Toots Shor's with Milton Berle. You probably know Uncle Milty was known for being huge in the pants. After many drinks Forrest Tucker from F Troop saunters by. Forrest also had that reputation. Jackie bellows to Sgt O'Rourke "I'll bet you anything Milton is bigger than you!" Forrest could down the liquor too and said he'd take that bet. Milton, not drunk, tells Jackie "C'mon Jackie you're embarrassing me. What am I supposed to do lay it out right here on the table?" Jackie not missing a bit tells him "Just take out enough to win!" Milton said that was the funniest ad-lib he hever heard.

    Jackie was Belushi and Farley before there was a Belushi and Farley. His hard drinking and partying was seriously affecting his health. His doctor told him he must slow down and advised he get out of Manhattan so he had this home built in upper Westchester. I had driven by it a few times but you can't see it from the road. My electrician friend was doing some work there long after Jackie had died and new people moved in. He called me and I got there pronto. Magnificent! The man knew how to live!

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    As a kid we'd go bowling at Bronxville Lanes. Art Carney lived in Bronxville and sure enough one time he came in while we were there. Even though we were young we knew who he was and flocked to him. What a nice guy, he let us gush and engaged in nice conversaton with a bunch of 13 year olds.
     
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    Gleason was the king of ad-lib. It blows my mind every time I see Smokey and the Bandit that he ad-libded the whole movie.
     
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    Yeah I've seen that house, no idea that was Jackie gleesons. Very cool
     
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    to the moon alice
     
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    he was no square :rs:
     
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    Through clenched teeth: Put the evidence in the car!
     
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    How can anyone so round be so square? :roll:
     
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    "You see this drawer Alice? There's one pair of my trousers in it. See this drawer? It's yours filled with clothes. How come I have only one pair of pants in my drawer?"

    "Because one pair of pants is all that will fit in your drawer!"
     
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    Great post! Is The Honeymooners a NY thing? It seems to be....
    I've always wanted to see his house, I always thought it was so cool he lived so close by.
    Art also lived in a nice section of Yonkers for awhile too. My inlaws were at the wedding of his son Brian, he married the daughter of their friends! It's nice to know he was friendly to his fans.
     
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    Don't know if it's a NY thing but my friends all loved the show. To this day we always quote lines during our everyday conversations. But I know that you know that I know how much you loved the show too.

    And BTW, thanx for the reps you've (and many others) have given me in the past. Don't know if there's a protocol for personal message thanks or what, the help section is pretty vague on stuff like that.
     
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    thread title is misleading....

    came in here expecting The Rock smh
     
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    I thought you meant Mark Levin. :bounce:

    Great thread though. Jackie Gleason was the original.
     
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    From the underground compound of our fearless leader.....
    Mark LEVIN!
    :giggle:
     
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    OK, maybe he didn't actually live in Bronxville. There was a barber shop on Parkway Rd that had his picture in their window so I assumed he lived in town.

    Brian the Geico guy?
     
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    Though this was about The Rock
     
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    I thought it was about Gretzky. How many "the great one's" are there?
     
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    No, he did live in Bronxville too...
    And yes, that's the guy! My husband told me the story when we were dating and I didn't believe him-thought he was trying to impress me cuz he knew I loved the show. But it was true :bounce:
    The best was watching the HMers back to back with the Odd Couple every night on channel 11......:hersh:
     
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