Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Where's the Christmas , Lebowski?
I'm a HUGE fan of the movies made by Joel and Ethan Coen. I've seen them all but most especially love Raising Arizona and Fargo. I also take great joy in The Big Lebowski, proudly wearing my 'Achiever' t-shirts and annoying my friends by peppering my speech with quotes from the film. I've even attended several Achiever (fans of the cult film) gatherings including 2008's Lebowski Fest in Louisville, Kentucky.
So it's no surprise to the people who know me that I would generate a Make Your Own Marathon for my Christmas TV book that includes the cast members from one of my favorite cult films as they appear in Christmas-themed material. Who doesn't want to watch actor Ben Gazzara (who played porn king Jackie Treehorn in TBL) in a Christmas episode of his 1966 TV series Run for Your Life entitled "Time and a Half for Christmas Eve?" How about actor Leon Russom (who played the mug-throwing Malibu Police Chief) in a holiday installment of the medical mystery series Diagnosis Murder entitled "Santa Claude?" Oh, there's even more listed in the book. Or, you could stretch the reference even further and enjoy the Christmas episode "A Proud Town" from Walter Sobchak's favorite western, Branded. I'll have you off egg nog and on to drinking White Russians before you know it.
Check me out on the Lebowski Fest website as an Achiever that's written a book!