Sunday, March 27, 2005

Of all of the wacky neighbors in all of the sitcoms in all of television...

This morning as I ironed my shirt, I thought, as I always do, of Howard Borden, alone in his apartment, ironing and singing "As Time Goes By" in an episode of The Bob Newhart Show. If there were a Wacky Neighbor Hall of Fame, surely Bill Daily would be elected in his first year of eligibility. Everything about him was funny on that show -- the way he talked, the way he walked, the odd little hand movements -- everything. He wasn't bad on I Dream Of Jeannie, either, even with all of those lousy scripts.


Jambo said...

Tho we never did get to meet his brother, Gordon Borden, the Morman doorman.

Joseph said...

Hadn't he previously been a game warden, too, so he was Warden Gordon Borden, the Mormon Doorman?

Jambo said...

I think you may be right. If I remember right there where several more lines of that sort in the episode. Man that was a good show. I'd love to see it again. There must be a DVD set out.

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