I just hope Piper Laurie is still alive, God rest Leslie Nielsen’s soul

November 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm (Whatever happened to ...?) (, , , , )

So I had already planned to do a “Whatever Happened to …” Piper Laurie today, and then I saw that Leslie Nielsen died, and I cursed Thanksgiving, the murdering bastard that it is. (Seriously, check your local papers the weekend/week after Thanksgiving. There’s a definite increase in obituaries, and I say that as someone who input 25 obituaries today.) So I just sat back, crossed my fingers and said, “Man, I hope Piper Laurie’s not dead too.”


And she’s not! (Yet.) (Stupid murderous Thanksgiving.)

Or, as I like to call it, "The Turkey's Revenge."

If you’ve never heard of Piper Laurie, you are either a teenager or dead.  The woman’s been starring in movies and television series since the 1950s. But after Twin Peaks, I really lost track of her.

I totally measure your level of fame/awesomeness by your appearances on Twin Peaks.

Apparently, I was dead, because she’s been really, really busy.

I also forgot she played Carrie's mom in Carrie, so you see how I am.

(I’m sorry, Piper Laurie! It’s just that I don’t get out to the movies very often, and I hardly ever watch anything that’s not Chuck!)

If you take a peek at the talented Ms. Laurie’s IMDB page, you will see her list of roles after Twin Peaks is a lot longer than most Twin Peaks’ alums ENTIRE list of roles, because the world at large agrees she is awesome.

And eternally elegant.

Some highlights include a role in something called Wrestling Ernest Hemingway in 1993, which I can only hope was about real wrestling and not metaphorical wrestling, and, knowing Papa H., probably was. She was in a couple of episodes of ER in the mid-1990s as someone named Sarah Ross, which makes me think she probably played George Clooney’s mother, which would be, also, awesome.

She’s had guest roles in Diagnosis Murder, Touched by an Angel, Frasier and Cold Case (but not L&O:SVU, because L&O:SVU is not as awesome as Cold Case. (I assume, I mean, I’ve never even heard of Cold Case until now, but they got Piper Laurie and that other show didn’t.))

More recently, she was in something called Bad Blood … the Hunger, because why not, you know? Her most recent role is in the film Art’s Demise, which comes out in 2011, and also has another awesome actor, Harry Dean Stanton and also that guy who cut off the cop’s ear in Reservoir Dogs. So that looks promising.

Harry! Dean! Stanton!

So, in conclusion, Piper Laurie is still alive and has been acting her little tail off, and I guess I need to watch some movies or something. Oh, and also, I didn’t know she was born as Rosetta Jacobs, I always figured it was Laurie Piper or something. Or that she’s Hugh’s auntie.

Which makes my love of Hugh Laurie burn all the brighter.

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Why did I like the season premiere of Chuck?

September 21, 2010 at 11:12 am (Randomosity) (, , , )

Was it because Chuck and Morgan, like, totally had some sweet bonding moments?

Was it because they rebuilt the Buy More and it’s totally an awesome spy station now?

Now I don't have to get rid of my Buy More shirt!

Was it because John Casey on public transportation?

Was it because Bonita Friedericy is finally part of the regular cast?

Took you guys long enough.

Was it because Harry Dean Stanton?

Omigod, Harry Dean Stanton! HARRY DEAN STANTON!!!

Or Dolph Lundgren?

Look at that jaw. It's insane. Just insane.

Or Linda Hamilton?

If they had cast any more awesome, my TV would have blown up.

Oh, Chuck. Thanks for bringing your A game to the season 4 premiere. I will never stop loving you.

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