BEGUILING IS PUTTING IT MILDLY – BILL PERSKY AND COMEDY
If you watched television anytime from the 1960s through the 1980s chances are if you were laughing Bill Persky had a hand in the script. Now in his eighties he’s got himself a WordPress site and published a book that I can’t wait to get my mitts on, a memoir of his life during the Golden Era of TV.
“Those royal names created an image – a medieval spin- that let you know what to expect from a leader. Maybe it’s time to resurrect the naming thing in our current political culture; it would be boon for online dating. Think of all the time and emotion that would be saved if Audrey the Needy knew, no matter how attractive he appeared, that Len the Wounded wasn’t going to be there for her, and how much better her chances with Monty the Giving even though he didn’t like musical theater. And poor Len the Wounded was so close to happiness with Evelyn the Healer, if he could have just gotten past her being a vegan.” Bill Persky