Saturday, February 25, 2012

Welcome Back, Kotter: The Game?!

Shameless plug #1:  Here's my brother John's 1976 TV Commercial for "Ideal Toys: Welcome Back Kotter Game." Also in the commercial: 18 year old Steve Guttenberg & Thomas Carter ("The White Shadow"). John, then an actor and an extra on "Kotter," plays Epstein and delivers the famous "Up your nose with a rubber hose" line.  I don't think I've ever been prouder.  Shameless plug #2: John, now a full-time extra (that's show biz!) appears on CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow (6 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. West Coast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 East Coast) in a segment devoted to Hollywood background players.  (Here's the link to John's blog so you can watch it: http://iget2work.com/home/contributors/john-starr/.) Now, I ask you, do I win an academy award for Most Devoted Sister? Why, thank you.  Thank you very much.  I accept on behalf of myself.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you Carol!

    Shameless Plug #3
    Time Change: Please check your CBS Local Listings this Oscar Sunday Feb 26th & set those DVRs. (In New York 7-8:30am. In Los Angeles 6-7:30am). Thanks.

    I am being interviewed this Oscar Sunday February 26th on "CBS News Sunday Morning" (New York 7am-8:30am/Los Angeles 6am-7:30am) in a segment about 'Central Casting' and my re-invented career as a 'Background Performer'. Hope you get a chance to catch it. Thanks

    Here's my latest blog about the interview:

    http://iget2work.com/home/contributors/john-starr/

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  2. Okay, that was like eight shameless plugs!

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  3. The universe is keeping tabs on everything.

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  4. My grandfather, Joe Hamilton (the other one, not Carol Burnett's 2nd husband and tv show producer) was a background player on Andy Griffith, Gunsmoke and other shows in the 50's and 60's who finally got a national commercial as Calvin the Custodian on the Ajax Commercials - how many remember their slogan? Ajax with Scour Power - Gets out stains even bleach can't reach...

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  5. Steve, that's a good gig! Scour Power!!!

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  6. then there was Josephine the plummer played by former child star jane withers.

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  7. she was a longtime spokesperson for comet cleanser.

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