Tuesday, March 04, 2014
You know how Ward McCarthy and I email back and forth about forgotten comedians you never even heard of. Yesterday we were doing that about David Frye, a Nixon impersonator. Ward wrote, "I was going to tell you that my brother had a poster of him as Nixon in his room, but did some checking first and it turns out it was a poster of Richard Dixon, a Richard Nixon lookalike even more obscure than David Frye." I admitted to Ward that he had stumped me with Richard Dixon. I googled around a little and asked Ward if he knew that there was a movie in which Richard Dixon played Richard Nixon and Mickey Rooney played his guardian angel. "... um, yes - I did. Please don't tell anyone," Ward replied.