Jul 17, 2010

Howcha do?

She's 93 today.
Love her! She's my favorite Republican.

When's the movie about her coming out? That's what I want to know.
This (above) is something I'd found a few years ago and posted. It's the opening to her failed sitcom, a sort of Beverly Hillbillies retread, it looks like. And look, it's the Biltmore house...two national treasures in one clip.

Anyway, I've oddly been thinking about her lately, like last night....and now it's her birthday. Freaky.

Last night I saw Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work again. I think I liked it better the second time. Anyway, it was really good (despite the irritation of hearing Melissa's whiney Valley girl voice.) I loved Joan, even when it's not been cool.

The first time I saw it I was seated next to a married couple, upper class uptowny types in their 70s, whose conversation went something like this:

"When are Lauren and Jawn supposed tuh be comin' back from Paris, then?"
"Next week. Hand me the popcawn, Daddy"
"All right, hee-uh. You want anything else, Mothuh?"
"No thank you."

(Mothuh and Daddy talked their way through the whole movie. Amazing. It was like listening to an episode of "The Claibornes of St. Charles Ave.")

Aaaaaaaaaaanyway, back to my point...in the movie, Joan expresses admiration for Phyllis, of course. How could she not?

Oh, and by the way, just try to get that "Pruitts of Southampton" theme song out of your head. Good luck.


Who you callin' housewife? said...

Sad to hear that she's a Republican, but I guess anyone over 90 can be forgiven that if they're as funny as Ms. Diller. I love it when a woman has the guts to be funny no matter what. Definitely one of my role models.

FelixInHollywood said...

This would definitely be appointment television in my house!

I loved the JR documentary too! I worked for her in 1991 and she was the same then. The only thing they left out was that she reads a book a day, at least. And I'm not talkin' "Sally, Dick and Jane" either.

Ur-spo said...

we've tried to see the Rivers 2x now - it is always sold out.

ayeM8y said...

I'm waiting for "The Biltmores of Asheville". With Phyllis and Joan.

Damn soon all of the good ones will be dead and then we will witness the demise of Lindsay and Paris.

Who will be left to take their place?