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"walter matthau" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"The lady no do you Miss Walter Matthau chasing you off his lawn. I get it the linear you ever embarrassed about. How dumb your brothers yeah? All right guys are awesome. I can't believe you did it. What there you are now dister knowing your legend Buddy? You're a legend alleged Delaney. Your alleged thank you. I can't believe that I was great. Guys thank you. I get nervous every any time I'm like there's nothing he can say and you found it. They get their cool kids in the front row with their trust for laugh show with their parents. That's the coolest I'm into. It got a thick skin. We got the White Lucas Brothers got thick skin and that's important to go through life. You can be able to take a joke. You can pretty much go through anything. That's true you need. Thick skin. Jeff has a thick arteries in bit man. Let's talk about God. What do you think happens when you die jeff? I think you you know here's the honest truth is this. I stopped believing about ten years ago like I used to pray. I remember I wanted to be on a Letterman David Letterman so bad I prayed under the marquee and I got it and I was like I think this might have worked and then I did really well and I on the show. This is like nineteen ninety five and I actually thought wow like praying worked. I prayed for it. I got it and then over time I realized no I got it. I pray to myself F- I pulled myself up and then I used to always pray before planes took off one time I was on Donald Trump's plan about ten years ago. Go doing a GIG. He hired me to perform it. More Largo paid me a lot of money. He was just some like billionaire guy who had no political sort of leanings and I was like Oh great gig and the flight was so bumpy I remember praying that we weren't going to die landing back at the airport like vividly remember praying and after that is sort of preying on every takeoff and touchdown touchdown I would ever do and sometimes at night and then over time it occurred to me that I was is making these things happen from for myself and that maybe God is not what I grew up to think it was and then now I think of it as as an honest I don't know because recently I had a very turbulent flight and didn't know what to do with my mind and I did sort of said if there's a God I'm praying to you right now so it was like a backup so I don't firmly believe God loves that I don't the logic says it can possibly be no. I think arsene judging me. I think it's beautiful. I think you said something thing really profound. First of all I love. I'm not judging your answer. I'm just saying praying to yourself. You know that Christian word for his the in dwelling of God the Holy Spirit that means the peace of God in you. That's also a concept in Judaism so you are in my opinion. You are sort of praying to yourself when I would get on planes I used to say I hope it doesn't crash cash or I would pray that it didn't crash but then and I don't mean to be too dark here. Obviously people on planes crashed..
"walter matthau" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Because of what happened to Bulgaria and what's happened to certain you know but you see you didn't use your British voice we we need the real deal and the bike yes and what that meant was that we did not know exactly where chains wet surface safety reasons we have to school trains instructs all trains to stop where they were I have to tell you that makes sense to me Curtis it does not if he if they can't tell you where the trains are and they're going to be relying on human beings how often do we criticize the human beings that run these trains for sleeping on the job for this for that I mean let me ask you a question you're a movie aficionado right now will remember the famous one with Walter Matthau how one one two three yes yeah I do that was great then give me and then they did a remake of that with yeah it was lousy Mount Vernon yeah it was in a good anyway it'll come to me then sell Jens area okay but remember they lost sight of that train and train stayed in between the tunnel and all of the lines kept going until finally they had no choice but to to shut the system down so if you leave it to the modem and motor women themselves they could have guided the system until the glitch was repaired instead of having an hour and a half a chaos and he was mold and the buy food who had his cool little bit of a tee time first as a.
Why Are Some Words Funny?
"In the nineteen seventy-five movie, the sunshine boys, an aging vaudeville, comedian explains a classic truism of comedy to his nephew the case. Sound is always funny. The comedian played by Walter Matthau said fifty seven years in this business. You learn a few things, you know, what words are funny. And which words are not funny. Alka seltzer is funny. You say alka seltzer. You get a laugh, Casey Stengel. That's a funny name. Robert Taylor is not funny. Cupcake is funny tomato is not funny. Cleveland is funny. Maryland is not funny. Then there's chicken chicken is funny. Pickle is funny. And it's true. If you need a place name for a punchline, you're guaranteed to kill with Kalamazoo, connected key or Rancho Cucamonga, but why psychology professor Chris Westbury at the university of Berta has a fascinating theory. And it's based on perhaps the two unfunny est words in the English language statistical, probability Westbury. Published a paper in October of two thousand eighteen in the journal of experimental psychology with a first rate title, Wrigley, squeaky, Lennox and boobs. What makes some words funny in his research? He started with the list of the five thousand English words rated funniest by real humans and constructed a working with medical model for predicting the laugh factor of nearly every word in the dictionary. When Westbury applied his model to a data set of forty five thousand five hundred and sixteen English words, it decided that these ten words were the funniest of all up Chuck bubbly Baath wriggly. Yes, giggle. Kuch Cafa puffball and gigli runners-up included squeaky flappy and bucco and the perennial favorites of every eight year old on the planet poop, puke and boobs on the other end of the spectrum the word found to be the absolute least funny was harassment. In his paper Westbury explains that philosophers have been trying to unravel the mystery of humor for millennia Plato and Aristotle we're big fans of humor seeing it mostly as a way of denigrating and feeling superior to others Casero introduced incongruity theory, a writing that the most common kind of joke is when we expect one thing and another is said in which case our own disappointed. Expectation makes us laugh while the incongruity theory of comedy makes perfect sense of even rainy tins. Find switcheroo tricks high. Larry's Westbury says that it's not a true scientific theory in the clearly not every incongruence event is as funny as another a random coughing fit in a crowded movie theater isn't nearly as comical as a random farting fit. I mean, just try to say random farting fit without smiling. So the goal of Westbury's modeling experiments was to go beyond philosophical theorising and come up with a truly quantifiable scale of funny to do it. Westbury analyst words. In two different ways by their meaning and by their form for the first analysis. The researchers looked at semantic predictors. That group words with similar meanings. Using a free tool developed by Google that identifies words that are commonly used for one another aka co occurrence Westbury mapped out the semantic relationships between two hundred and thirty four of the human picked funniest words from this correlation plot, the researchers identified six different clusters or categories of funny words, insult sex party animal bodily function and expletive. Now. This is where things get dangerously mathematical since many of the words on the human rated funny list fell into more than one category. Other researchers needed a more precise measurement of how a words being translated into comedy using the Google tool. They came up with lists of words most closely related to each of the six categories, then they came up with the average values for each of those word categories. Using something called linear regression analysis. Those average values for each category. You know, insult expedited cetera became known as category defining vectors. When looking specifically at meaning it turns out that the funniest words don't necessarily fall cleanly into the most categories, but are the words whose mathematical values are the closest on average to those six category defining vectors. Here's how Westbury summed it up in a press. Brief the average similarity of a words meaning to these six categories is itself, the best measure, we found of a words funniness, especially at the word also has strongly positive emotional connotations. But meaning is only one type of measurement Westbury and his team looked at the form of funny words, a things like word length or the individual sounds or phonemes that make up each word in the second analysis the data fit nicely with the incongruity theory of humor. It turns out that the fewer times a word or its phonemes appear in the language. The funnier we think they are that helps explain why there are so many K and use ounds in funny word lists. There's typically improbable where it's ending in L E. Like Waddell in wriggle or another source of funds suggesting as the study, put it repetition usually with diminutive aspect. So why are we laughing? Now, this is where things get really weird the human brain seems as running all of these complex mathematical models all the time without any of us knowing it as we watch TV and read and talk to people our brains are constantly parsing language for subtle semantic, cross-connections and statistical probabilities and the result, at least on this basic one word level is what we call humor Westbury said if asked which letter is more common p or be I think the average person would have no clue consciously, but unconsciously they are sensitive to that. And we know that because they're funding this judgments are reflecting. Exactly that kind of fine tuned calculation. In other words, said Westbury people are using emotions to do math. Westbury argues that all of this makes perfect sense. Abolution airily our brains had been hardwired over millions of years to identify anything that's out of the ordinary as a potential threat and human emotions, including humor likely developed as ways of responding to improbable events and environments Westbury summed it up people laugh based on how improbable the world is. Of course, it's a long conceptual leap from predicting the funniness level of individual words to modeling the comedic mechanics of knock knock joker salty Limerick. But whispers, work points the way, maybe someday we'll finally understand why that chicken crossed the road. One thing's clear, though, a frog wouldn't have been half as
"walter matthau" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Tom shillo? Back with the Tom shillue show back is anyone listening there, so many people millions, and it's now the third hour, and this is the hour that we podcast. So there's people now listening to us all night. They they take the podcast with them. They they listen to it at night before bedtime. Oh, yeah. We did have a caller about that one time or are you dead? And I was sitting here. Introduce you. Let me third hour every show is when it goes off the rails. And that we take it off the rails. What is the thing that you you pull the thing? And then the train goes this way off the tracks. You know, you crank it like in the old Buster Keaton movie, what happened on the take your Pelham one-two-three. Yes. Yeah. At five o'clock s we pull that thing. You see this is this is old time radio Buster Keaton and Pelham one two three. Yes. Exactly. I'm surprised you you were you talking about the the dens over. No. Out of your mind. A millennial Pelham one two three Robert Shaw, Robert choice brilliant who was the villain in from Russia with love number. I'm with that. He was Quinton. John jaws. You've ever you've never seen the original taking a Pelham one two three. I I didn't even like the remake. It's oh, well, the remake stink. But it's classic nineteen seventies. New york. A Robert Shaw is good is Quinton this. He's as good of a character. Is that the same story? Yes. But Walter Matthau and remember who's the actor who sneezes Walter Matthau goes back and character actor I now point y'all know, it's Michael really here. Jessica Tarlov, Michael radio veteran, New York. Post theater columnists. You can't. I mean, you know, a minute goes by with him not talking about a classic movie. You know? No, what is seen in seven years and seven ten w our morning radio host. What time do you wake up in the morning now, I get up at four thirty. Oh, boy, what time do you go to bed? Well. Now, you know, sometimes I go to bed at I try to be in bed by eight thirty. But every now, and then if I have to go to a show or something like that, I just I barrel through. Yeah. Actually will stay up all night long. No my gosh. Read it might be it might be a harassment thing or something just mentioning I think so. Yeah. What time do you go to bed and with who woman meets who's the panel? I ant jazz guitar love. Fox News contributor, democratic strategist senior director at bustle. And thanks for being here guys. So we're getting crazy around the holidays and every day we've been doing stories about how people are stressed out. I'm not stressed out at all, you know, why because your wife took care of also I don't give gifts you don't. Okay. Here's the thing. We we covered it yesterday. People were stressed out over who you give the gifts to do. The the mailman the hair and makeup. What's the big deal? Let's talk hair and makeup. Jessica. All right. I'm on the radio. I don't have to worry about that. Well, you're not you're on camera right now. Oh, well, what's your hair and makeup people? I do now make up for this. No. But I I get hair and makeup for every night. Now after the show I go down and make up to get ready for my FOX nation show. Right. And it's just like the old the old red. I get my makeup on every night at seven o'clock. But what were you going to mention about the very complicated? So the hair and makeup teams at FOX are. Unbelievable. These artists from the top levels of fashion Broadway. Dowell who's a makeup artist? Joan rivers is makeup artist to capture looking fifty seven. Killer. Dr. The politics of white you give and how much you spend on people are really intense and hosts usually give to their teams they have a specific team that does day. But as a contributor, you go to different places, and I ended up doing stuff, and I was perfectly happy to for eleven people. Wow. Well, you're not going to eat for a month. Well, people do what suspended? Some people are like, oh, you've gotta get cash. I actually gave a gift by you know, it's tough complete waste of time. I give money to charities and you do. Okay, friends. And that's it you go. Yeah. Absolutely. I give to the NRA for all my friends. Well, the how about renal the the hair place you go to like the other day. I got my haircut, and they see you're supposed to tip basically one at least a haircut, but because you go till like a barbershop. Yeah. No. Well, I it's not really a barber shop I go to this. I go to the salon. It's a men's place. It's it's ambiguous. Because I pay by the year. I'm sorry. What I pay by. Description. Men's place. That's in bigamous. It's sad. It's haircuts. Yeah. It's manicures. And this is very wait a minute. This Mr. bubble bats gonna give me grief about a man. Listen. Here's the thing about having a Barbara. I go to a place, and I have the owner cut my hair because you don't tip. My mother always used to say that you'd never tip the owner exactly save money on cheapness radio. Right now. I will tell you about that. Never tip the owner like you never tip the odor. Yeah. I don't know I've ever had the owner of anything cut my hair. You definitely you've you can give gifts. So at the holidays, a nice bottle of wine or something like that. Yeah. They pull it. If you did the owner, maybe doesn't they pull it for the people who work there? I think we give a little something to the to the to the male person. But I we. The male person. Right. But I I read in a thing here the US mail carriers can't accept over twenty dollars for gifts. Nobody will hold laughed panel it or the phone started ringing. I picked up the line guy says I'm a postal officer. And I give back anything over twenty I handed right back on because it's not allowed. I'm sure he's got this Email we live in an apartment building that has a doorman and handyman who worked for the building. And we got an Email that says, you know, we pay them a good salary. So there's no pressure at all at the holidays to give more. But if you want to here's a page with everyone's name and their title to give out, and that's really where you spend the most. Yes, you do. I do I do tip all the people who work in my building to talk about. What goes on see there you go? And yet. We'll go drive and it it gets expensive. You you handed out bills to everyone. Does it really does think that front of house people should get paid more? Right. So they have I don't even know what that means. What exactly? A doorman more than someone that you don't see. But actually, maybe the handyman. I never see that make sure that everything works in my house all the time. It's more valuable than the guy that might help me with the door. Right. But here's the thing. Go after you've done all the tipping, and you have to give the gifts, and I donate to charity in the names of my friends and my relatives come January second. You think I am going to tighten the belt because I have laid out some cash, I am not going to do anything for the next two months. I need to husband in. Don't you feel what does that look like? Well, it is you get hit with everything sandwiches. So the let's talk about holidays here, the might as well start with the White House story, and then we can go onto the other other stuff. What's up this the most important thing? Well, what's up with this year? Surreal White House. Christmas portrait vogue is making fun of the White House Christmas portrait, I don't I don't. I'm not sure I understand. Why is it surreal? I'm looking at the picture here. It's Trump Malania and some Christmas tree and aren't even read absolutely norm. I know they're normal ones is the surreal. I mean, first of all the words surreal, we can stop using it. We overuse it don't we? Well, also, we just live in the surreal. So we're going to have to find a new word for extra weird stuff over the money. The idea that Trump and Melania are standing together. Looking happy is kind of surreal day. Given what we know. What do we do? We know anything. Having Michael here. Suddenly somebody's paid somebody a couple of people. I want to talk about the is this on newsroom this morning. And I actually thought it was a perfectly nice one. And she looks amazing. I love her dress all of that. That is what vogue does though it's not like this was the front page of the F T vocal who is supposed to talk about clothing and stuff that you might not be interested in folk never never slams people. I mean, they have vogue is all they would do is talk about how beautiful the Obamas were. And she was on the cover of. They're all part of the left wing media lead establishment, Ana wind toward thinks she likes Donald Trump Milania. That's all thing about Malania is like she really is a vogue type model, but all they do is act like she's like inauguration. She was very widely praised in all of these Jackie O. Right. But something interesting. I think is happening here. I think the mainstream media hates Trump so much. We know that. But I think that they kind of like Milania because they feel sorry for her. How can she put up with this guy? Well, they project that they project to this. Thing to me that's a little bit insulting the idea. It's like, you know. You're the woman. She's probably like, you know, everything's fantastic. Well, I know everything is definitely not fantastic. And I think you can tell that in her interviews where I mean, she's very quick about them and doesn't really want to go on forever. But this was not the life that she wanted. And there are a number of reports that even in two thousand twelve when he started toying with the idea of doing this that she was like, I like our life and the way that we are she came to the country did her modeling thing. And she married a symbol of New York City. I don't think she ever thought I would end up in this kind of position and was such a controversial administration. So I think there are things that are particularly tough for her like immigration status off life. But I think the mainstream media is beginning to feel sorry for and they're just starting to look, I think. I think everything up it's all, you know. It's all just a story. Let's talk about Broadway. This the the old razzle dazzle champs? It'd be the name of my book rat razzle-dazzle the battle for Broadway right book by Simon and Schuster. Have you seen network? I did oh so network is the movie added chef ski movie Bryan Cranston stars in it. What you've seen it to the movie? Okay. See the really so. Oh, rob and other Broadway shows that ruined great movies. Do you agree with this that the first of all what do you think a network, and are they turning is Broadway out of ideas, because they're they are turning their basically turning movies into place? Now as the show was good. I have no problem with what the source material is. But I have to say about network, and I preface this by saying that Bryan Cranston is terrific as Howard Beale. I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore. But here's the problem with the play. If you go back to the movie the movie is not about Howard Beale. He is a secondary character the movie is about William Holden, who's the news director. So by shifting it to be about Howard Beale, the play those long speeches. He he gives get boring, and if you remember the movie with William Holden his life is falling apart because he falls in love with Faye. Dunaway. Giving one of the great performances of all time in the history of the movies. He's an older, man. He falls in love. And she's younger, and he's trying to save his friend Howard Beale, who's going crazy. So the movie is about William Holden. When you shift that away and just make it about Howard Beale Howard Beale is a one note characters insane. Exactly. Save Brody precise going insane. I'm going and say over and over again is boring and Tony Goldwyn who plays the William Holden. Character is a nice actor, but he is not William Holden. And if you remember in the movie those close ups of William Holden's face when he tells his wife. We've been together for thirty five years by fall in love with a younger woman. And I am leading you that domestic scene. The woman who played his wife moved. She she won the best. She won. She won the Academy Award for best supporting a performer for eight ten minutes. But that's that intimacy. Why do you think that they chose MRIs in the play or why do you think Bryan Cranston because he wanted to because Howard Beale part is the famous part? That's the flashy part the I'm as mad as hell anymore. Right. But I understand it's for that. But I haven't seen it in a long time. And I haven't seen the play. But you don't think there was any capacity to kind of re-jigger. I mean, you can't give him that line, obviously. But no, you can't you can't you miscalculation to think that, you know, Howard Beale because that's the character. Everybody remembers. But when you go back to the movie, the anchor of that movie is the William Holden character without that anchor. In the play the play is bit adrift..
"walter matthau" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"We'll be giving you an in depth look and everything the Cowboys are doing and what to expect from the Cowboys. Mine is Michael Sizemore. I've been following writing about the Cowboys for many years and currently contribute to blogging the boys. You may follow me on Twitter at Mr. size, morphology, podcasts at the boys. And with me as always, he's the man of the hour. He's too sweet to be sour folks. My colleague, logging the boys and the Walter Matthau to my Jacqueline Mr. Tom rile. Yes. Yes. Yes. And you can follow Tom at Tom rile TB on Twitter and we gotta get down to it where lot happier than we were bringing you last week show because the Cowboys got a big win. I don't. I mean, I know there's a lot of the people don't like these must win type of, you know analogies here early in the season, but I kind of think Tom that that was they needed that win every every every way it happened. They needed it. Several fronts. First off falling, the one in three, this early in the season puts them in a pretty deep hole now, sudden there right at the thick of things because they're tied with the eagles. Again, Washington had a bias. They technically have a lead in the division, but it's much better shape than had been if they'd fall just the game behind. And fortunately right now nobody's taking but the NFC east so that keeps them in the banks. There's been one NFC's game and that was the Cowboys and giants. And so they've got, they got a leg up that..
"walter matthau" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Walter Matthau told author math. Oh. Oh, we got to hear the thing with the thing. Yeah. All right. He'll do it again next week. All right. Let's see. We got some texts here. We've been talking about karaoke. And what were your go-to songs you have any karaoke stories and three one two says peace pizza on north avenue? Does a great live band karaoke. Oh, they do. Wow. Maybe Rick Nielsen shows up every once in a while. Yeah. One guy got up and did enter Sandman by Metallica and he was spot on. I got up and did Engelbert Humperdinck after the love and to crickets. Yeah. If you want crickets, do some Engelbert Humperdinck. Seventy seven hundred zero says good morning Nick back in the day. I would a couple of songs that included escape the PINA colada song and mountain music by Alabama. I usually got the crowd going by clapping. Yeah. That PINA colada song. Eight four seven area code. I used to think I was pretty good at karaoke until my brother showed me a video the next day of me singing. I realized that cannot sing it's amazing. What a lot of alcohol will make you think you're good at. Yeah. Eight one five area cookies. Says I don't do karaoke. I haven't done karaoke. I won't do karaoke. But if I did karaoke, I would turn the page. I did tax and asking Larry I have not heard back yet. It's not Larry. Larry did night moves. Yeah. Yeah. But that's my other friend is the one who is like we'll get. We'll be ready in about six minutes and thirty seven seconds time for little turn the page. So I have a couple of I have a couple of ridiculous. Bob seger. Friends stories. Carl says werewolf of London by warranty. I've done that one too. I've done where was the London by warns Yvonne. Seven eight area code says, my go-to song is Brown eyed girl. Yeah. I just. You know, there's so many. I worked in bars before and many of the bars that many of the bars that have worked at had the the van Morrison's greatest hits. And why would you play Brown? There's like eight hundred songs to choose from that are all fantastic and don't get played every forty five seconds, Brown eyed, girl, that's still. Three one area code says. Where's the righteous brothers eve lost that loving feeling? Well, it's top gun. Isn't that what Tom Cruise sings and top gun? Correct. Doug says islands in the stream is a popular song out here in rural Illinois. By Kenny Rogers, and Dolly Parton. Here are some of the other ones that are on the most popular list. I can't get no satisfaction. By the stones. Delilah by Tom Jones. Oh, that's that must be a lot of fun to hear live New York. New York by Liza Minnelli and door. Frank sinatra. Totally clips to the heart by Bonnie Tyler. That's when you wanna get all dramatic. Livin LA Vida loca by Ricky Martin living on a prayer. Oh, God living on a prayer by Bon Jovi. I bet. That's a that's got beat. That has to be played. You gotta take somebody's hand. Yeah. Tell Neo make it swear. I'm a believer by the Monkees. Love shack by the b fifty two's. And river deep mountain high by Tina Turner. So those are the most popular ones. Love shack another group that would be a fun group. One group on duets ain't no mountain high enough. I'm surprised that wasn't on there. That's true. Very true. And what about wanted dead or alive? Living on a prayer is on here. But what about wanted dead or alive? A little more. Popular, but my friend in the wolf shirt and pyjama Napa James, we'll shirt and jeans. He places own path. You know that I know that it's right. All right. Let's take a break. Dan. What are we got going on? Jim, Ryan, talk and music. Cool. Jim Ryan will be in to talk some music. That's tomorrow. All right, everybody. Stick around because the news is up next..
"walter matthau" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"And I think you'd want to jump gas leak without the German. I took that into consideration insurance. You one lousy little bag is all I ask you to pack. Walter Matthau and Barbara Harris, have the plaza suite nervous about meeting you. Mr.. Famous Hollywood producer. I haven't changed since I left ten fly a couple of pictures. Walter Matthaeus. Great. And of course he's, he's in a bunch of he's in a bunch of movies that were Neil Simon movies basically because the couple was such a massive success. Go check that out. Other things that I like there's very good piece today. My Bjorn Lomborg Momberg of course, has become famous as the director of the Copenhagen consensus center. And he's famously well-known guy who's very skeptical of a lot of the climate change claims that are made by folks on the ardent left, and he has a piece today talking about the solution to climate change and what would actually cost. This is something folks on the left. Never wanna talk about. They wanna talk about the cost of climate change, which is fine. And then these most catastrophic sort of numbers to come up with their their estimate, which is not quite as fine. You should really give sort of range of outcomes and then talk about what's the probability of each outcome before you actually gauge what the solution is going to be right. This is what we have to do in policy all the time. We gauge risk and benefit and risk and ward of every policy. So for example, whenever the left says, if it would just save one. In life, then we should do it a really dumb gauge because pretty much everything would save one life. Virtually everything in the United States would save one these three hundred thirty million people living in the United States..
Study raises concerns about pot smoking by breastfeeding mothers
"Could mothers be feeding THC from marijuana, to their infant's marijuana's mind altering ingredient THC was found in breast. Milk during a small study while. Solid evidence is lacking experts say the THC has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause. Harm the new study involved fifty nursing mothers using pot who provided breast milk samples to researchers, at the university of California San Diego lab testing found a small amount of THC the chemical that causes, the, high in thirty four fifty four samples up to six days after samples or. Provided can a bitty all another form of THC was founded five.
Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy, dies at 91
"Simon the creator of the odd couple of guy a playwright who, successfully saw a lot of his plays adapted into films which of, course, then, or adapted into TV shows such as the odd couple playwright Neil Simon Master of comedy whose laughs filled hits such as the odd couple barefoot in the park. And Brighton, Beach trilogy, dominated Broadway, for decades has died? He was ninety. One died, early Sunday of complications. From pneumonia, wall surrounded by family at New. York Presbyterian so you go down the list of the things that, were never made to the movies last, the red hot lovers sunshine boys great movie Walter Matthau and, what's his name burns plaza suite chapter. Two's sweet charity promises promises of course the odd couple was huge on I'd like to someday, I'd like to see the play of, that but the play translated into the film the, nineteen, sixty, seven, film with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon which is still an iconic American comedy but the movie script is a direct adaptation of a, completed deal as a as a play and then the movie did, so, well Of they spun, it off into a very successful TV, show with Tony what's his name Jack Klugman the odd couple, went on the yeah Tony Randall Jack. Klugman and very very very successful TV show for years and of course there was a famous, muppet that lives in a garbage can Based on one of the characters oh Cosker the ground for us Never knew that his first Tony award. Nineteen, sixty seven is best author His own life figured, most prominently into what became called. His Brighton. Beach trilogy Brighton Beach memoirs Biloxi blues and Broadway bound blocks he blues the Was the Matthew Broderick World. War Two movie also. Christopher Christopher Walkin really good as the Succo drill, certain because Neil Simon is a World War Two veteran wasn't World, War Two, veteran, and blocks blues is a terrific movie about his his experiences. A young, Jewish guy going to the south going into the army but, Neil Simon a great American comic playwright dead, at the, age of ninety, one
Yeardley Smith talks to Matt Gourley about the Simpsons
"A little bit now i can only imagine you've been asked a lot of these questions a million times so you have every right to pass or deflect it to something rather talk about but i always try to pride myself in finding questions that are different in some way but i don't know about this line it is a tough one just all been ass i can imagine and how many years is it now it's just started recording season thirty good lower no years we literally have writers who grew up watching the show who thought might dream job will be to ride on the simpsons but they won't still be on by the time i'm old enough and like oh yes do you have any that were born after it debuted yeah i believe so yes i mean there are people in that room who work on the show who have no recollection of a world without simpson that's extrordinary zand i mean thirty years thirty two relief you count the tracey ullman show that's old enough to have been born when the simpsons started or even slightly after a now to have your own children who are walking and talking and watching the simpsons that's that's bananas it is an institution like saturday night live where a long involved would have been raised on it completely absolutely yeah god so you if this is true additionally originally read for the role of bart that's true and nancy cartwright read for lisa is that right yes interesting i think it was never well two things happened so i did a play here in los angeles at the fountain theatre called living on salvation street that was directed by dorothy lyman who used to be on mama's family do you remember mama in fact i see that this kiki she was a juvenile delinquent i did i three episodes and because of doing that tv show when this play came around dorothy lyman cast me as the lead and i played this girl named wilma who wanted to join the army and saying l was presley songs so nothing likely simpson and about i would say like seventeen people saw that play and one of those people are year later was casting the simpsons and she says that she when the role of lisa simpson came up she said i know exactly who should play lisa simpson and it was me it wasn't nancy so the fact that i did read for bart and nancy read for lisa i think it was more of a well let's they always have women do the voices of young boys because their voices don't change obviously right so i don't think it was so specific as we're just gonna throw a lot of spaghetti at the wall and whoever is better for one and then for another and then of course i'm sure they had editions with tons of other people that's who we will cast but i did read for bar but i don't even think it lasted a whole scene interesting yeah 'cause i just sound so much like a girl always and over the years do you struggle to keep it fresh for yourself do you find that the voice of all because i look back at the tracey ullman versions in the early seasons especially with homer i mean it's it's started with oh yeah okay a lot of people think actually that whoever did home or on the tracey ullman show it was then a different actor who did it when we went to half hour but it's the same as dan castellaneta and dan orig when we drew in the bumpers as we call them on the tracey ullman show agree told the whole story in one minute right three twenty seconds segments something to that effect before the commercial break and dan fashioned homers voice after walter matthau and when we went to half hour he couldn't sustain it technically like vocally he couldn't sustain it so he had to alter it and that's why homer sounds so different yeah and i think when i first started doing lisa simpson i really didn't do anything i mean i sound a sound i i think probably now about now i probably like him about fourteen but back then i think i probably started let goes eleven
"walter matthau" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Wait no my life to make a score like this and now that it's here i wait no more i mean i'm going to wail and i'm talking about shakes cars close of bucks of the raises and beefsteak three times a day no washed up shiqi and shit son of a bitch and bitta try stop me okay kid you're and basically the rest of the movie is all of these little micro maneuvers that he's doing you you talked about like i didn't see how they did this and then did that and this whole movie after that point is like this big chess game where we have all of these different hits threesided chess between the cops the mob and then varick there and even harmon is kind of like off to the side he don't really know what he's going to do is wildcard and just the way that vericose they're maneuvering all of this stuff so that everything falls into place actually might note that i thought that this film beyond that point was i'm big chis cayman volta meth out was the grand chess and leaving everyone in his why can just lighter when when molly thinks he's got him in check and matthaus kind of given the check might he's got everything planned and just sort of coming back to that sane ramallah comes to to the trial and bates the schiff andy robinson is brutal as it is but i think the first that are watch this film and we say walter matthau hiding in the bushes and thinking why is he doing does he know that molly's coming in i watched it again the other night i thought oh my god i realized that he had planned this so secretive about everything but he goes and gives his name and address and details to that woman who's going to make the fake passports which it just occurred to me he never had any intention of collecting the fight possibles but he had a failing that molly was going to try him down eventually and he'd do it through her he'd full he was always one step ahead the gun shop the woman with the past so he thought right kate haman sullivan is a loose cannon this is a way how many get rid of him i'm gonna get this big gorilla my back get him to kill him note mesa it just to me three nights he's.
"walter matthau" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"They turn around and it's like this moment of surprise i swear andy robinson's heinous up just like that and then it's like bam just all of a sudden the movie just kicks into gear and it doesn't slow down for the longest time it just goes right into it and there's the the tension that's going on on the outside where we get the cops and they're talking about the license plate and you know this is a stolen car and we still don't necessarily know what's going on like we're kind of getting a glimmer as far as well there's something not right here and again to your point moore's the whole idea the score we start to kind of amp up the action was far as the the music goes and we start getting some quicker cuts on the outside of this but yeah we don't necessarily know exactly what's going on until we get that this is a robbery and then all hell breaks loose and they just put on the gas literally and don't take their foot off of it for a long time a god bless them for it because that that's which that's onell switch is so oh my it's just handled so beautifully especially because you've got the two sort like the weird images of the guys turning around and like the masks that like andy robinson amd before guy is wearing or like these late grotesque almost i mean how would you describe these weird like puppet puppy looking mass that are just very kind of remind me of the clone mass that the joker in his gang where in the dark knight god exerts beautiful yeah exactly so these weird maths but then also i think it will sit the mind game see like walter matthau as this like friendly looking kind of cranky old man all of a sudden like he's got a gun he's robbing a bank and you know it just but i love that it's you know it's it's such a tense like oh my god like the pin i had it my hand throughout most this movie was chewed upon by the end of every.
"walter matthau" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"And it is one of those that yeah i will shout it from the mountaintops it's just like charlie where if you haven't seen charlie barrick you have to see this movie and it's it's a weird one because from the name you have no idea what it's going to be about and also it's a nice way that we can get introduced into this movie because if you come in absolutely cold you don't necessarily know what's going to happen in this film the way that we kind of even set it up with the past store landscapes and just like you expect like a voice over to come up and be like it's morning in america you know just all these beautiful scenes you know like the the open landscapes and the guys at the cows and all this kind of stuff and then we get the the the small town and this woman driving her she says it's her husband but my god he looks like he's as old as father and the way that they talk to each other it seems more like a father daughter relationship and when we first see walter matthau he looks ancient in this almost looks like he would look in something like trump you'll men or something and the first time i watched this i had no idea that anything was going to happen after this i thought that walter matthau was playing an old man in this and i like that they immediately pulled the rug out from under us when we find out that he's not everything that he appears to be in this opening i think we'll probably get a little bit more into lila schifrin lighter on i think it's his music in that are opening credits sequence as.
"walter matthau" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"An episode of pilot cinema with terry frost talking about night moves so it was about then that i said well what other films can people recommend to me and did recommended prime cotton recommended laughing policeman eddie coyle n charlie varick so after i watched that pretty much the same reaction that head ahead it was just absolutely blew my mind already been a longtime fan of all to method of course saying taking pelham one two three number of times and just a love it he was another opportunity for him to do something for medic we know motza comedic actor just loved the passing of a loved the the music which will probably discuss light or on the show and just love the game of kenton mass that was going on i just thought it was absolutely a perfect film yeah like you i knew walter matthau much more as a comedic actor at least growing up you know the my folks would watch the couple or plaza suite or some of the other films that he had done and when i first saw to impel them one two three blew me away when i saw the laughing policeman i was also stunned and this is almost me like the third part of a fantastic trilogy of walter matthau ask kicker which is is not something that i necessarily thought of him ever being capable of doing growing up with him in those other roles and i just absolutely fell in love with this film.
"walter matthau" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"I don't know if i read this or not book on which charlie was base the movie with cliff robinson flowers for alcon goldie hawn walter matthau movie cactus flower yeah glen i didn't get a rolling stones song in there for you nineteen sixty seven hit song by the rolling stones dan the lion but dan the line was a weed that's the thing that grows out yellowknife turns into those pathways that you blow to make your wish come true he worked in the marine it madam wayland flowers feces andrews literary series flowers in the attic and willie allen as your new york agent broadway danny rose and billie holiday's signature hair decorations a gardenia so there you go oh put all those up there open line to one talk about anything anything you little heart desires six one seven two five four ten thirty eight eight eight wbz ten thirty and we now know the where and win of the summit between the president of the united states and the dictator of north korea i'm gonna throw a simple question out real simple do you trust kim sean or is this some sort of master plan that he's put together to take advantage of our president donald trump jimmy call i'm going to take a break my is well this time of the morning open lines i'll entertain any thought you wanna bring up time in temperature here in bc four fourteen.
"walter matthau" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Country is home to the world's oldest clock was it scotland iran guatemala or england what country is home to the world's oldest clock scotland iran guatemala or england iran england that seems like the obvious answer that's why would have avoided that one again what is actor walter matthau is real last name oh wow what is going on walter matthau real last name oh man all right here we go a matthews be madison see marceau lente d masks the chance keith ascii i'm going with that is correct all right and then the last question right you really putting your entomology yes not multiple choice started which one oh wait was it that's not his name was it was it kennedy.
"walter matthau" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
"I didn't i went to push his shoulder but i hit is boop boop now i know what how could give mess sexy tell you i felt like i saw yeah i always that we should actually get into like a softball league i would i live on air but i don't want to be in the outfield i just want to run can i'd be the designated hitter i want to know why won't be it what we get to softball you make up your rules ours all right i just don't want to go on the field now going to feel they just you know i hate the animal isn't of a balkans near you gather like catch it yeah i don't like winning it come see i always feel that pressure of everybody's watching you wanted to pop up now now it's right to me i hate the i don't even after move and i know we're gonna miss if or fake that you trip on the grass if something that used that what you trip every time the the balls going up there he goes trips again whose klutzy burner and cannot fall i know but that was never get in the outfield like that i mean i could do like shortstop second bays and maybe third firsteven i mean i should not the for all the ball long but everybody's throwing the ball at you all the time that's true now they're not the amount of times i got a touch it some of the ball gets hits the me i know vogue it it to me i am i'm happy to scare put me like that rightcenter field in between the two real guys that were running catch the ball does see what you gotta do is if you want the lease the mild to come to you you've gotta stay and i think it's right field right yeah begets that's where you put all the crappy players not many lefties out there and the only people that are going to hit you of the lefty pull ball hitters now sobeih finds sick out there right field and and then you do the old polaski switch jobs news bear i forget what that is that's what i remember when walter matthau toll a yells poor skier whatever and they all run over.
"walter matthau" Discussed on We Hate Movies
"And then they feel summit new york at lome only the b roll okay yeah so like the cars some of the harsh it when anytime you see like the actors in the car get out of the cart no sir cuba he can't drive there's no way new denounces zip it it's crazy the it's so also like it's just hatem like be chased by subway cars and but out of the station fast and palam onetwothree here like the train and inception yes a sakhalin all they get aboard the snow pierce sir it's an entire fast and furious where vienna trai would that dude that's it that's the next level we were done with cars will do an drains you got it you gotta give me two kids i gotta i gotta advocates i'm sorry i need you to hand say a vin diesel i noticed you sneezed if you if was you wish you the whole time vin diesel oh man walter matthau that movies fucking great great movie but like this these this franchises established off of cars crashing yes one of our leading killers hockey up so i really think you could convince people get some you don't even have to film anything original just get a bunch of footage of all these amtrak derailment center and then dislike put plot around it there and you're done that's a movie adds a big movie be roll the train moved here all it though the most the bus ridiculous part which is actually kind of cool but also ridiculously stupid they drive near and over and over ground garage yes and then she makes it rain cars upon them at this high terrorist attacks are a health hazard present a terrorist attack shares elisa tears new york is closed for business via venture show up there like do you need us.
"walter matthau" Discussed on Pop Culture Continuum
"Yeah yeah that's a that's a fun i don't know how you could not see that was a comedy but that reminds me i wish i was like six through seven but yes i agree i wasn't idiot child hub the but that that remains i mean we've already brought up three that the '70s were great time for like kinda dumped the older actors you've got peter falk paul duly um and walter matthau all great where where they today where our walter matthau and peter fox i ask you i guess thoughts are just better succumbing took fine that's true tom hanks does look fine uh tom hanks not not hidden thousand anymore why the has anything good come out i don't know i saw that one will him in her byatti at was was accurate circle neck book was yeah i think he wrote the screenplay as well but yet um anyway my number seven it's probably not on your list either although i think we i think you've seen it because i think we talked about it before but i don't know a five easy pieces jack nicklaus what's good movie i i it's not something item this because we have always seen at once and it seems silly to pick somebody who's two but it is a good movie good yeah it's it's kind of hand it's kind of depressing i mean he's kind of a screw up who comes from a rich family but doesn't want to have anything to do with them and uh he.
"walter matthau" Discussed on Pop Culture Continuum
"Which was also a cool story line and in the poll duly role in this basically is the great walter matthau who i can watch in absolutely anything i wouldn't call it a liberal i think will as money because he's the he's the older dude who you love in the movie yet is not a minute more brace of yeah uh you would want him as a father figure he's a drunk anna and an asshole but anyway i just both of these movies kind of fucked with sports movies conventions which i liked and they were both funny and fun so yeah that's my shared number ten i think that's an excellent share i dunno i missed redness i was looking all these breaking your wages forgot about i was on my almost list but betis presidency on any list atop moves necessities of yet shocked it it it really should be but now lewis should be especially a comedies i was just i was thinking of trying to think more complex as the kind of a a dull list of times there's yeah there's one that i'm thinking you probably picking at which is why i didn't pick it but yeah but i don't think i did but do will anyway 'em out it might be my also ran west okay gotcha got it had when i number nine is another movie i remember seeing as a kid i remember specifically afterward seeing the movie going with my sister and the babysitter to mcdonald's and i got a big trouble because i put a french fry down my straw my motion which hasn't that look back seems cruel because it taste really good to have sautin sweet together but she was having inhibit anyway them up movie.
"walter matthau" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies
"Thank you there you for your contribution and all right so did everybody say one gram you say one charlie varik you know what i'm a huge walter matthau fan and i've never really watch that one so you might have done it you might cracked it yeah take a victory lap and value deserve a nearby what's that available on a i i don't know all right so i'm not going to watch it vhs some vhs this guy says this wise in highmore over yet to be on line somewhere but boy almost any you know like let's do this ever round of what's a bad movie that has walter matthau in it grub your old man eggs i i don't know man i i like i like properties and i like grumpy zizi like the one they're out on a boat light see them together just being rain something like that out at sea he's in sob doesn't agree movie he's not necessarily the season of some n s o b is great in parts but it is it a ono uh you ought to be a pictures is not agree near their son you're right that's a that's one but he still got dammit walter matthau so entertaining is jack lemmon and sob how lemon either one richard mulligan manus good one whoa that's a little rock here's yeah i mean but he gets fucking like watching poor old walter matthau get like two fucking shit that kid does to him.