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For some reason, this weekend seems to be a time when I'm reminded of the more delightful people among my relatives.

I had a long chat with my mom yesterday, which happens far too infrequently. Mea culpa, not Mom's.

Among other things, Mom mentioned that my nephew Sam (whom I've mentioned before) had lunch with Tom Hanks, about a possible role in one of Hanks' movies. *thud* I also got this site:
I can't wait to see the mini-series so I can see the kid! This is actually an older site, since Sam has already been to, and come back from, the English acting school.

Another of my cool relatives is my niece Melodie. Besides having a cool name (she's named after a friend from our childhood who died very young - my brother's sentimental, bless him), she's a cool person, great fun to be around. And she is creating a website for our family history! It's here (not that anyone but a Trueman will care, but I'm still posting it!) :

And lastly, my dad (both my parents are great, but in very different ways) sent me this bit of nostalgia which cracked me up, because I can remember these people and hear their voices in my head. Those of you who are my age will enjoy this even more if you recall the old Hollywood Squares. I'll put this under a cut, since it's longish.

If you remember the Original Hollywood Squares and its comics, this may bring a tear to your eyes. These great questions and answers are from the days when 'Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course..

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q.If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q.You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A. Rose Marie: No; wait until morning .

Q.Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.

Q.As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget!

Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q.Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q.If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q.Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do ?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q.When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh


Yay for phone calls with your mom. :) Good luck to your nephew in his acting career - he sounds like he's on his way up! Your niece is making a very interesting website. And yes, I remember the old Hollywood Squares very well, and I can "hear" the voices of these actors saying these things, too! Thanks for sharing this!
John Adams, huh? I've heard nothing but exceptional things about that mini-series! How great for your nephew! I fully intend to watch it when it comes out on DVD, so I'll be on the lookout for him!

I'm glad you had a nice weekend! And sorry I didn't make it back to chat. I can't imagine how I missed you on Thursday!
Also? The Old Hollywood Squares was filthy, wasn't it? Hee! I love it.
They were pretty anything goes, weren't they? And the modern generation thinks it invented permissiveness....

I loved Paul Linde. Looking at these though, I'm amazed my mother let me watch it...