Oh this New England weather...and recent numerous celebrity deaths. I can't take it anymore!
Mollie Sugden, who played the multi-colored wig wearing Mrs. Slocombe on the long-running British comedy Are You Being Served? has died at the age of 86. Mrs. Slocombe was famous for talking about her pussy - as in pussycat, of course! Just last year we lost Mr. Humphries - here's hoping he is "freeee" to greet Mollie at the pearly gates. Here's a compilation of clips featuring Mrs. Slocombe talking about her pussy - the best and longest running line gag in the history of television, I'm sure.
And Karl Malden - I grew up knowing him as the guy with the big nose who promoted American Express in the 70s ("don't leave home without it") but Malden also had a long and illustrious career in films including A Streetcar Named Desire On the Waterfront, and Baby Doll, and then later a five-year run on the TV series The Streets of San Francisco with a young and yummy Mike Douglas. Here's some of those old AE ads with Malden.
Rest in peace.
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