May 28, 2007

Charles Nelson Reilly

"Game show panelist Charles Nelson Reilly dies at 76"

In a strange way, Charles Nelson Reilly was an icon of my childhood. He had an omnipresence on the television of the 1970s. And I watched a lot of TV when I was a kid. There weren't many viewing options in the days just prior to HBO, cable, MTV and 24-hour CNN, so we watched hours of stuff like Match Game. Charles Nelson Reilly was a regular on the game show. And of course I was an avid viewer of Sid and Marty Krofft fare such as Lidsville, starring......Charles Nelson Reilly:

I completely relate with one of this video's commenters: "Watching this now at 40, makes me just an anxious as it did when I watched this as a kid."

2 comments:

The Pine Blogger said...

That is the most disturbing thing I've ever seen in my life.

Chris said...

It's Sid and Marty Krofft - it's supposed to be disturbing! That was the Krofft's trademark.