“When I was doing Virginia Woolf, and when George and Martha had their scene together and George said, ‘Our son is dead.’ You know, that big scene? ‘Our son,’ he yells in my face, ‘is dead.’ And I went ‘No!’ At the height of my force, I said no to him. And I had an orgasm for the first time in my life.”
—Elaine Stritch speaking with Alec Baldwin on Here’s The Thing
You have ugly talents, Stritchie.
My husband has asked me one time too many if I would eat my dogs in order to survive. The answer is no.
A lot of people don’t understand the bond some people have with their dogs and that is okay. I fucking love mine, and after watching this I kissed their faces until they growled at me.
Such a scary tragic event that happened in Oklahoma. Moments like this keep you going.
I like how the old woman is like “Help me!” like “Jesus Christ you’re just gonna stand there while an old woman tried to life debris off her dog?!”
I don’t know who these two actors are but they do this perfectly.
States vote to take away my marriage rights, and even though I don’t want to get married, it tends to hurt my feelings. I guess what bugs me is that it was put to a vote in the first place. If you don’t want to marry a homosexual, then don’t. But what gives you the right to weigh in on your neighbor’s options? It’s like voting whether or not redheads should be allowed to celebrate Christmas.”
“…WHAT BUGS ME IS THAT IT WAS PUT TO A VOTE IN THE FIRST PLACE.”
Mel Brooks tells David Bianculli about the late Madeline Kahn:
I’m in tears thinking about Madeline. And what an incredibly gifted gift from god, Madeline Kahn. The funniest and most talented comedienne I think, including people like Carol Burnett who are great, you know, and Gilda Radner who was magnificent, but nobody — listen to me, David Bianculli — nobody could approach the magnificence and wonder of Madeline Kahn. She was really a great gift to us all. … I saw art [in her], not just funny. But I saw a person who was gifted with art. She’s the only one who actually could have worked in opera as an opera singer, as a coloratura. She was that talented or I think she could have worked as a longshoreman in New Jersey. I don’t think there’s anything that Madeline Kahn couldn’t do.”
GIF of Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein (1974) via trixiedelight:
I am enjoying this blog.