Thursday, August 09, 2012

McNeil's Jackpot

McNeil watched a randomly chosen episode of MCMILLAN AND WIFE on the streaming video or instant viewing or whatever you kids call it. "Guess who was in it?" he said. But he didn't even give me time to guess: "Julie Newmar, Richard Dawson, Dabney Coleman, and Robert Loggia!" he yelled. "I thought, 'Wow, I hit the jackpot.' They blew the budget on that one." McNeil's enthusiastic statements were appealingly free of irony. No one has ever been happier about Robert Loggia, not even Mrs. Loggia. In all the years I have known him, in fact, McNeil has never seemed so happy. Yes, I know you have no idea what MCMILLAN AND WIFE is. Shh! You're breaking McNeil's heart.