Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Robert Goulet, R.I.P.

In case you haven't heard, Robert Goulet died yesterday. Other generations may think of him as "the dashing Lancelot in the original 'Camelot' in 1960," but to most of us he was best known as a pitchman. Above, one of a lengthy series of ESPN spots he did to promote college hoops. The opening line: "My idea of a romantic evening? Me watching hoops and you keeping quiet." And, of course, who could forget his ... unusual ... star turn in the Super Bowl commercial for Emerald Nuts? Here was a guy who understood he was pure camp, and reveled in it.

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