Friday, December 16, 2005

Shout Out!

John Spencer, 1946-2005
Maybe not as well known as some of the other shout outs I've had on here, but as one of my favorite actors (back to his recurring role on The Patty Duke Show, to his very brief role in WarGames to being the only good thing in the final years of LA Law to his work on my favorite TV show The West Wing), I have to give a shout out to the passing of John Spencer. To honor him, I have one of his best monologues from The West Wing...

This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, "Hey, you, can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole. Can you help me out?" The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me. Can you help me Out" And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, "Are you nuts? Now we're both down here." The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before - and I know the way out."


Scott said...

Great shout out to one of my favorite actors.

And great quote. I will miss him and his presence on The West Wing.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

He was great.