Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vic Tayback my heart

It's about time that I share my likely unhealthy obsession for the late Vic Tayback, who is memorable to a generation as Mel, the gruff cook on Alice.
Mel is a beloved figure but his Hollywood career prior to Alice was playing heavies and jerks in shows like Star Trek and Man From U.N.C.L.E, I mean, look at the guy! I bet a career in comedy was the last thing on his five year plan but somehow he pulled it off.
Oh, Vic you are sincerely missed, I even will suspend my disbelief and pretend Martha Raye could possibly be your mother.

1 comment:

wee67 said...

Its fun watching sitcom reruns from the 60's and seeing your favorite 70's stars. I don't know if the community was smaller back than, but I remember seeing "Mel" in lots of other shows.