Looked over The Queen of Peru script again and noticed to my surprise that at one point when Jim Rockford and Stephen Kalifer are negotiating with Donny Waugh and Mike Trevino for the diamond’s ransom, Mike makes an outburst and goes, “How the hell … !”
That doesn’t sound like Mike at all. I write him as a very mild fellow. Donny Waugh would be much more likely to explode like that.
I was sure I didn’t remember Mike making an outburst in the episode, so I got it out and reviewed the first scene. And I was right; Mike does not make such an outburst. He mostly lets Donny do the talking; I think he only says two, mild lines during that scene.
It’s always interesting to see the differences between the script and the finished product. I really like the episode best, and this is another example of why. I like Mike to be a mild sort; he’s rather endearing that way. (Although he has, very occasionally, lost his temper in the stories.)
Della and Paul in color.
It always amuses me how Della goes meta and partially breaks the fourth wall by saying she feels like they’ve reached the dramatic moment and Perry is about to explain what all the secrecy is about. Sounds like the writer was being very deliberately tongue-in-cheek about part of the show’s formula.
Happy 92nd birthday to Barbara Hale tomorrow!
Tomorrow is the lovely Barbara Hale’s 92nd birthday! Awesomeness.
Make no mistake; Chrissy’s hair could be light sometimes, especially in the 1960s, but it still looks darker than in the Planet Earth shots. Interesting.
Chrissy’s hair is so pale in Planet Earth! What gives? Did he dye it or was it just going through a stage of being lighter? I don’t think I’ve seen it that light anywhere else.
Saw a clip of Ted Cassidy and Chrissy being auctioned off as slaves. **cuddles Chrissy.** I don’t know whether to try to get this failed pilot or not. I know the slave thing would upset me; that’s a particular pet peeve plot twist, especially when it involves someone I adore. Chris would have been one of the main characters if the thing had become a series, so I’m assuming he has some pretty good screentime, but I wonder if most of it is as a slave.
Also, I cannot identify the man sitting down in this picture. What is the actor’s name?
EDIT: ANSWERED! Thank you so much, Uncle-Arties-Sonic-Screwdriver!
That little bit about Lou flooding the car engine is just about my favorite Ginger and Lou scene.
- Lou clearly demonstrates that he is not afraid of standing up to Ginger when he strongly disagrees with him.
- Ginger’s complaint, and the fact that he delivers it in such a flat, matter-of-fact tone, is very different from his interaction with anyone else in the episode. He doesn’t put on airs; he shows his true self to Lou.
- Lou desperately tries to control the urge to absolutely explode with frustration, which is hilarious the way Luke does it.
The scene really seems to be meant as humorous, but the way they handle it indicates that they know each other very well and have disagreed many times before. They don’t feel like strangers; they come across much the same as close friends or even family members do when arguing about something trivial. It’s probably one of the things that I think points the very most to the idea that they did not just meet up for the first time on the Borland case, but that the Borland case is the latest in a long series of adventures for them.
Richard in a tux.