Larry Storch was a comedic character actor who was best known for playing Corporal Randolph Agarn on “F-Troop”. He was born, on January 8, 1923, in New York City, his dad was a realtor, and his mom was a telephone operator, both were observant Jews. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx with Don Adams (Get Smart), who remained his lifelong friend. Due to the depression he never finished high school but instead became a comedian for $12 a week.
[as US Navy theme song “Anchors Aweigh” plays] Our grateful acknowledgement to the United States Navy who wanted nothing to do with this picture – but reluctantly lent us their song.
I watched the 1969 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie “The Maltese Bippy” on my DVD. This was the first time I’d seen it since I was eleven. I was on vacation in Tampa with my parents and we decided to walk to a theater near our hotel. My parents watched another movie while I chose this Rowan and Martin romp. I used to watch Laugh-In in my bedroom. I don’t think my parents would have approved but they never said anything.
I watched the 1972 dark comedy MGM horror film “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” on Svengoolie. Following his murderous quest for vengeance in the previous film, “The Abominable Dr. Phibes“, Dr. Anton Phibes evades capture by placing himself in suspended animation in a sarcophagus shared with his wife’s body. He plans to return when the Moon enters into a specific alignment with the planets not seen in 2,000 years. Three years later, the conjunction occurs and Phibes rises from his sarcophagus.