Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Montalban School of Fine Acting, Jes!

These past two weeks I've been watching episodes of the late 70's TV show The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew (more on this, perhaps, in another post) this show is very nostalgic for me as I remember fondly watching it as a child but it also holds up well as great goofy 70's feathered hair, bubble gum pop (the show starred David Cassidy's half brother Shaun) and cheese filled fun- lots of guest appearances, and bad guys who laugh too much at their own schemes, which are of course never funny and it seems like every episode there's at least one character with an outrageous usually indeterminate but decidedly "foreign" accent, so far Ricardo Montalban has not yet appeared as a guest star, though the likelihood of this happening remains high, and as George Harrison quipped in A Hard Day's Night "I'd be quite prepared for that eventuality", as all of these over the top foreign accents do put me in mind of Mr. Montalban who at roughly the same time (1977/78) was in regular rotation on Fantasy Island, all of which leads me to the following clip, one of SCTV's best -the Ricardo Montalban school of fine acting.


The Hardy Boys with Nancy Drew

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