Friday, August 11, 2006

Mike Douglas, R.I.P.

When I was a kid, and spent weekdays at home during summers and holidays, pretty much the only talk show I watched was the Mike Douglas show. (David Frost was a bit too cerebral for my youthful brain.) I fondly remember the episode in which Stan Lee was a guest (Stan and the other guests reminisced about EC Comics, with Stan of course pointing out the EC alumni who worked for Marvel), which culminated with Douglas (ever a good sport) emerging on stage in a very silly Batman outfit.

Douglas, whose show lasted for 21 years, passed away this morning at age 81.

On his blog, Mark Evanier (who basically has encountered everyone in entertainment) tells an anecdote about how Douglas could do anything -- except tell a dirty joke.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can remember watching a toddler Tiger Woods on the Mike Douglas show hitting golf balls with Bob Hope