Tuesday, April 22, 2008
God - I used to love this show. I had to be 10, 11 maybe. Sure, I didn't even know about Dirty Harry back then, or Police Squad. All I knew was that David Rasche was awesomely insane, and insanely awesome. It's not hard to please a 10 year old boy with daddy and violence issues...
Harrison Page was the screaming police chief - filling the cliche role that only a great B-character actor could pull off. And I would have never known at the time that the actor in this clip, sending up John Vernon's morally ambiguous Mayor from Dirty Harry is none other than... John Vernon.
Holy nuts - John Vernon's birth name was Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz? I kid you not.