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Erin Moran, who played Joanie (who loved Chachi, but we’re not sure if that love was requited) from “Happy Days,” died at the spry age of 56.

Moran played the cute, spunky, pain-in-the-ass little sister on the classic sitcom “Happy Days,” from 1974 to 1984.

There was a brief, one season stint where she and Chachi moved on to their own musical sitcom, “Joanie Loves Chachi.”  

Musical sitcoms are a terrible idea.  A lesson that was well remembered until the advent of “Cop Rock.”

She complained that in later years, the producers of “Happy Days” told her that she needs to be more sexy.  To which she presumably replied: “Have you seen me?  I might be able to pull off cute, but sexy?”

In 1981, she starred in the movie “Twirl,” which also featured Lisa Whelchel (Blair from “The Facts of Life”), Missy Gold (Katie Gatling from “Benson”), Charles Haid (Andrew Renko from “Hill Street Blues”), Heather Locklear (the lead in many a boy’s wet dream), and multiple stars from “Falcon Crest.”

The cast list reads like a Who Used-To-Be Who list of 80’s TV.

Moran

After that failed “Flashdance” audition, it was all over for her.

After Happy Days went off the air, her life jumped the shark and she did not work much.  Sure, she had stints on “The Love Boat,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Diagnosis: Murder,” like so many washed-up B-listers… and C-listers ..and– you get the point.

After 1984,Happy Days ended in more way than one.

She spiraled into depression between her lack of work and the mysterious disappearance of her brother, Chuck, which had haunted her for the past nine years.

Like any good episode of “Behind the Music,” Moran turned to drugs and alcohol.

In the 90s she was evicted from a trailer park, which is a pretty hard thing to do.  Trailer parks don’t exactly set a high bar.

According to the Daily Mail, her death was allegedly due to a heroin overdose.  But this is the Daily Mail… so, of course, It has been announced that she probably died of cancer.

They also said that Moran was “broke and homeless” after she was kicked out of her mother-in-law’s trailer, which is a pretty hard thing to do.  Because her mother-in-law doesn’t exactly set a high bar.

According to Paul Petersen, who runs the child-actor advocacy group A Minor Consideration, many former child stars had reached out to her in the past week or so.  (Obviously Ron Howard, with a job offer in hand, was not one of them).

Petersen said, “We did our best with the resources available to us, but it was a very dark room. Some don’t find the light switch in time.”

So, if you got a hold of her… it would have… cured stage four cancer?  Sheesh.  Someone sure thinks a lot of himself.

Scott Baio released the following statement: “Trump is great.  Trump is great.  Trump is great.”

What a dick.

This hit goes to: Wes!  One rookie just took the lead from another one!  Wes sits high upon Ghoul Pool Mountain (well, really more of a hill) with 140 points!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Wes: 140 – (Holly Dunn – 50, John Glenn – 10, Debbie Reynolds – 20, David Penrose Buckson – 10, Erin Moran – 50)

Josh: 120 – (Florence Henderson – 20, Grant Tinker – 10, Gordie Tapp – 10, Terry Edwards – 60, Chuck Barris – 20)

Jami: 100 – (Fidel Castro – 10, Bernard Frost – 20, Zsa Zsa Gabor – 10, George Michael – 50)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 70 – (Ralph Branca – 10, Craig Sager – 40, Sam Ard – 30)

Lee Kwang Soo!: – 60 (Alice Drummond – 20, Dr. Henry Heimlich – 10, Hashemi Rafsanjani – 20, Lola Albright – 10)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 60 – (William Christopher – 20, Mary Tyler Moore – 20, Moulton “Pete” Marston – 20)

M: 30 – (Sir John Hurt – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka – 30)

Gianna: 20 – (Leonard Cohen – 20)

The Mumblers: 10 – (Don Rickles – 10)

Mary: 10 – (Chuck Berry – 10)

Joanne: 10 – (Judge Joseph Wapner – 10)

Comedy Legend and wife of Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara died at the spry age of 85.

Although she starred in the movie, “Fame,”  she did NOT live forever.

Meara told her marginally funny son, Ben Stiller, “”Over 60 years in show business, and I can just see my obituary, ‘Mother of Ben Stiller dies!’”

  • ABC News: Actress, Comedian Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

    A photo from back in the day when the rocked the disembodied head look.

    A photo from back in the day when they rocked the disembodied head look.

  • Reuters: U.S. comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85
  • BBC: Comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, dies at 85
  • Newsday: Anne Meara dead; Comedian, Long Island native, and mother to Ben Stiller, wife to Jerry Stiller, was 85
  • People Magazine: Comedy Actress Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85
  • Moviepilot: Ben Stiller’s Mother, Comedian and Actress Anne Meara, Has Died Age 85
  • derStandard: Ben Stillers Mutter Anne Meara gestorben

I think that we have to use the word “prophestic”.

But she was more than being the marginally funny Ben’s mom and the wife of George Costanza’s dad.  In 1995, she wrote the comedy, After-Play, which became an Off-Broadway production.  She starred in her own series Kate McShane where she was nominated for an Emmy, for a show that lasted a whopping 10 episodes.

And she was on Rhoda.

She was also on The Love Boat.  But Mary snatched her away before Erika could draft her!

This gives Mary 60 points unless I am mis-scoring her which I very well may be doing but I’m not sure!

I couldn’t find a place to use the pun “Meara Image.”  I will try harder in the future.

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Occupy the Casket: 150 – (Sir Terry Pratchett – 66, Lauren Hill – 90)

Tailgating with Jesus: 120 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10, Al Rosen – 10, Chuck Bednarik – 20)

Jami: 120 – (Diem Brown – 70, Sam Simon – 50)

Nikki: 80 – (Stuart Scott – 60, BB King – 20)

Anne: 70 – (Lesley Gore – 40, Joe Cocker – 30)

Gianna: 70 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70)

The Girl on Fire: 60 – (Mario Cuomo – 20, Richard Dysart – 20, Anne Meara – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 60 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20, Roberto Tucci – 10, Giovanni Canestri – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 50 – (James Best – 20, Ben E. King – 30)

Babysitter: 50 – (Leonard Nimoy – 20, Gary Gahl – 30)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 30 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20)

Anne: 30 – ()

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10)

Erika: 10 – (Jayne Meadows – 10)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)

Chinese American actress, Jayne Meadows, died at the spry age of 95.

Born in Wu-ch’ang, Heilongjiang, China in 1919, her family relocated to Sharon, CT in 1930.

Meadows become known for her performances on Broadway, in Hollywood and being married to Steve Allen. Every show that Allen did, she at least made an appearance in it.  She was the original Helena Bonham Carter.

She met Allen on the set of “I’ve got a Secret,’ which he hosted.  Apparently, Jayne liked his secret.

She was originally billed as Jayne Cotter (“Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.”), but she and her sister both changed their professional name to Meadows. Louis B. Mayer ordered the change because he was a big prick.

Meadows ended up as a game show regular who made appearances on all of your parent’s favorite shows: Diagnosis:

Funny, she doesn't look Chinese?

Funny, she doesn’t look Chinese?

Murder,  Murder, She Wrote, Hotel, Trapper John, MD.  As well as all of your grandparents favorite shows: Medical Center, Adam 12, The Paper Chase, Fantasy Island… and your great-grandparent’s favorite shows: The Red Skelton Hour, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, General Electric Theater.  Her IMDB page never ends…

Her sister, Audrey Meadows, could not be reached because she was on a vacation to the moon.  (She always knew that she’d end up there one of these days.)

Of course, she was also on “The Love Boat.”  Which is precisely why Erika picked her!

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Occupy the Casket: 150 – (Sir Terry Pratchett – 66, Lauren Hill – 90)

Tailgating with Jesus: 120 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10, Al Rosen – 10, Chuck Bednarik – 20)

Jami: 120 – (Diem Brown – 70, Sam Simon – 50)

Anne: 70 – (Lesley Gore – 40, Joe Cocker – 30)

Gianna: 70 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70)

Nikki: 60 – (Stuart Scott – 60)

Nora the Explorer: 50 – (James Best – 20, Ben E. King – 30)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 50 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20, Roberto Tucci – 10)

Babysitter: 50 – (Leonard Nimoy – 20, Gary Gahl – 30)

The Girl on Fire: 40 – (Mario Cuomo – 20, Richard Dysart – 20)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 30 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20)

Anne: 30 – ()

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10)

Erika: 10 – (Jayne Meadows – 10)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)

In her later years, Wallace enjoyed scrubbing pots and pans with her hair.

In her later years, Wallace enjoyed scrubbing pots and pans with her hair.

Actress and former executive assistant to Bob Newhart, Marcia Wallace, died at the spry age of 70.

Wallace got her big break playing the secretary in “The Bob Newhart Show,” where for six seasons, she gained the power to get people to drink just by saying “Hi, Bob.”

After that, she wallowed in the celebrity-game-show pit of mediocrity.  Right along with Charles Nelson Reilly.

Over the years, Wallace appeared on “Hollywood Squares,” “Password Plus” and its 1980s spin-off “Super Password,” “Whew!,” “Crosswits,” “Hot Potato,” “Body Language,” “The $25,000 Pyramid,” “Double Talk,” “Win, Lose or Draw,” “To Tell the Truth” and “Match Game.” She was also on special celebrity episodes of “Family Feud” and “Card Sharks.”

All this caused Paul Lynde to fire his agent and hire Marcia’s.

But Wallace didn’t just do game shows.  Hell no!  She was on two episodes of “Alf.”  She appeared in “Full House,” “Bewitched,” “The Brady Bunch,” and, of course, “The Love Boat.”  Marcia believed in quality, so she took the smaller roles that she wanted to do instead of that role on that fly-by-night “LA Law.”  It was a career that inspired the likes of Ewan McGregor.

Marcia was pulled out of her three-decade tailspin of the pedestrian when she landed the role of Edna Krabappel in “The Simpsons.”  Edna was the perpetual first grade teacher to the eternal first grader, Bart Simpson.

In addition to not teaching Bart, Edna also had an affair with Principle Skinner and, without knowing it, a crush on Gordie Howe, whom she sent a racy lingerie photo. Edna was a burned out teacher by day and a saucy, desperate minx by night.  But one of my favorite things about Edna Krabappel, her catch phrase: HA!  How awesome is that?

This year, for their 25th season (just stop already, guys!  End it!) the producers of the Simpsons announced that they planned on killing off a character.  Apu was thought as the favorite character to die (according to my five-second Google Search).  Now I think that Edna Krabappel is even money.

This hot goes to: Erika!  She catapults herself from being shut out to being in 7th place!  This may sound impressive, but remember that there are five people tied for 6th place.

But at least she got a hit!  I have come close top being shut out before, and brother, it doesn’t feel good.  So, congrats to Erika on her first solo hit!

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

PS: Draft day: T-minus six days and counting!

Current Standings:

Dawn-n-Mike – 170 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0, Norman Joseph Woodland – 10,Patti Page – 20, Reg Presley – 30, Hugo Chavez – 50, Frank Thornton – 10 – George Jones – 20, Tompall Glaser – 30)

Babysitter – 140 (Clive Dunn – 10, Ravi Shankar – 10, Margaret Thatcher – 20, Chi Cheng – 60, Pat Summerall – 20, Douglas Englebart – 20)

The New Dick in Town – 120 – (Jack Klugman – 10, Mindy McCready – 70, Jonathan Winters – 20, Jeanne Cooper – 20)

“Imaginary” Steve – 100 (Al Neuharth – 20, Ken Venturi – 20, Art Donovan – 20, Elmore Leonard – 20, Julie Harris – 20)

Joanne – 100 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10, Robert Bork – 20, C. Everett Koop – 10, Moon Mullen – 10, Virgil Trucks – 10, Dr. Joyce Brothers – 20, Eydie Gorme‏

– 20)

Gianna – 100 – (Lucille Bliss – 10, Bonnie Franklin – 40, E. L. Konigsburg – 20, Deanna Durbin – 10, Margaret Pellegrini – 20)

Tailgating with Jesus – 90 – (Marvin Miller – 10, Earl Weaver – 20, Jerry Buss – 20, Gus Triandos – 20, Bum Phillips – 10, Bud Adams – 10)

Team Sushi – 90 – (Conrad Bain – 20, Roger Ebert – 30, Deacon Jones – 30, Helen Thomas – 10)

Occupy the Casket – 50 (Phil Chevron – 50)

Sean P. McFeeley I – 50 – (Patty Andrews – 10, Dick Trickle – 30, Jean Stapleton – 10)

Council of Geeks – 50 (Richard Griffiths – 40, Ray Harryhausen – 10)

Jami – 50 – (Larry Hagman – 20, Annette Funicello – 30)

The Girl on Fire – 50 – (Dear Abby – 10, Ed Koch – 20, Milo O’Shea – 20)

Erika – 30 (Marcia Wallace – 30)

Carol – 20 – (Stan Lynde – 20)

Nikki the Bad-Ass – 10 – (Stan Musial – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

“Gorillas in the Mist” star and “Knots Landing” recurring player, Julie Harris, died at the spry age of 87.

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Oh, she also starred in “East of Eden” with James Dean… did I forget to mention that too?

Harris starred in more Hallmark TV movies than any other actress including the classics “Stubby Pringle’s Christmas,” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

Harris was able to parlay her role on “Knots Landing” into a stint on “Family Ties” which lead her to…“The Love Boat?”  Wait.  “The Love Boat” was still on in 1987?  I always thought that “The Love Boat” was safely contained within the confines of the 70s.

Either way, you can see she was a real go-getter!

Harris lived in Chatham, Mass in CapeCode where she worked with the Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theater.  She enjoyed belting back bourbon at The Chatham Bars Inn and skinny-dipping in the ocean. But mostly, she liked driving up to Provincetown to go clubbing while on Ecstasy.

Oh, she also did some theater… won five Tony Awards… yadda yadda yadda…

KennedyCenter honoree… you get the gist of it.

This hit goes to: Imaginary Steve!  I’m just gonna say it: “Imaginary” Steve is on “Imaginary” fire!  He now has broken the 3-digit mark and is just 20 points shy of The New Dick in Town!

Can I-Steve get another 80-points in the next 62 days to pull off the win?

I doubt it.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

PS:  I am looking for a typing volunteer for Draft night (on Saturday night, November 2nd!)  We need someone who can type, but more importantly, someone who can spell.  If I do it again, it will add another 2 hours to the night.

Current Standings:

Dawn-n-Mike – 170 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0, Norman Joseph Woodland – 10,Patti Page – 20, Reg Presley – 30, Hugo Chavez – 50, Frank Thornton – 10 – George Jones – 20, Tompall Glaser – 30)

Babysitter – 140 (Clive Dunn – 10, Ravi Shankar – 10, Margaret Thatcher – 20, Chi Cheng – 60, Pat Summerall – 20, Douglas Englebart – 20)

The New Dick in Town – 120 – (Jack Klugman – 10, Mindy McCready – 70, Jonathan Winters – 20, Jeanne Cooper – 20)

“Imaginary” Steve – 100 (Al Neuharth – 20, Ken Venturi – 20, Art Donovan – 20, Elmore Leonard – 20, Julie Harris – 20)

Joanne – 100 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10, Robert Bork – 20, C. Everett Koop – 10, Moon Mullen – 10, Virgil Trucks – 10, Dr. Joyce Brothers – 20, Eydie Gorme‏

– 20)

Gianna – 100 – (Lucille Bliss – 10, Bonnie Franklin – 40, E. L. Konigsburg – 20, Deanna Durbin – 10, Margaret Pellegrini – 20)

Team Sushi – 90 – (Conrad Bain – 20, Roger Ebert – 30, Deacon Jones – 30, Helen Thomas – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus – 70 – (Marvin Miller – 10, Earl Weaver – 20, Jerry Buss – 20, Gus Triandos – 20)

Sean P. McFeeley I – 50 – (Patty Andrews – 10, Dick Trickle – 30, Jean Stapleton – 10)

Council of Geeks – 50 (Richard Griffiths – 40, Ray Harryhausen – 10)

Jami – 50 – (Larry Hagman – 20, Annette Funicello – 30)

The Girl on Fire – 50 – (Dear Abby – 10, Ed Koch – 20, Milo O’Shea – 20)

Carol – 20 – (Stan Lynde – 20)

Nikki the Bad-Ass – 10 – (Stan Musial – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

Star of “Young and the Restless,” Jeanne Cooper was died at the spry age of 84.

Cooper will mostly be remembered for playing Katherine Chancellor on “Young and the Restless,” for forty years.  And this makes me feel old.  Because she started that role in the year I was born, 1973.

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Great, now who’s gonna play Nancy Reagan?

Her character was a drunk that went through men like so much toilet paper.  Four of her husbands died during the run of her show.  Clearly, they were going for a black-widow that strikes every decade story line here. 

But Cooper also liked to hop around onto different shows.  She gusted on “Cannon,” “Ironside,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Mannix,”… I’m waiting for “The Love Boat,” & “Love American Style,” to pop up… but alas, she turned away from such mediocrity.  She preferred a more high-brow form of… mediocrity.

This hit goes to… oh crap.  The New Dick in Town.  The good news, it’s not a fetus.  Also, he only stole her from his own list. 

AND he is still being beaten by the team that got the zero point hit.  Well, we all are, but with him it’s funnier.

He’s now tied with Babysitter.  I could see how NDIT would think that he can now be cocky because Babysitter got express permission from yours truly… but that’s one of the reasons he got his nickname in the first place.

So, let’s hope and pray that he’s done for the year!

Happy pooling

SPMI

Current Standings:

Dawn-n-Mike – 140 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0, Norman Joseph Woodland – 10, Patti Page – 20, Reg Presley – 30, Hugo Chavez – 50, Frank Thornton – 10 – George Jones – 20)

Babysitter – 120 (Clive Dunn – 10, Ravi Shankar – 10, Margaret Thatcher – 20, Chi Cheng – 60, Pat Summerall – 20)

The New Dick in Town – 120 – (Jack Klugman – 10, Mindy McCready – 70, Jonathan Winters – 20, Jeanne Cooper – 20)

Gianna – 80 – (Lucille Bliss – 10, Bonnie Franklin – 40, E. L. Konigsburg – 20, Deanna Durbin – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus – 70 – (Marvin Miller – 10, Earl Weaver – 20, Jerry Buss – 20, Gus Triandos – 20)

Joanne – 60 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10, Robert Bork – 20, C. Everett Koop – 10, Moon Mullen – 10, Virgil Trucks – 10)

Council of Geeks – 50 (Richard Griffiths – 40, Ray Harryhausen – 10)

Jami – 50 – (Larry Hagman – 20, Annette Funicello – 30)

The Girl on Fire – 50 – (Dear Abby – 10, Ed Koch – 20, Milo O’Shea – 20)

Team Sushi – 50 – (Conrad Bain – 20, Roger Ebert – 30)

 “Imaginary” Steve – 20 (Al Neuharth – 20)

Sean P. McFeeley I – 10 – (Patty Andrews – 10)

Nikki the Bad-Ass – 10 – (Stan Musial – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

Actor and former People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Jack Klugman died at the spry age of 90.

His family says that his health was on the decline, but his coroner thinks that there’s more to the story.  He’s going to take time out of the morgue to get to the bottom of these suspicious circumstances.

Stardom came to Klugman with his role in “12 Angry Men,” after that, it was all swimsuit calendars and screaming teenyboppers.  The photo of him in his speedo was the best selling picture ever until Farrah Faucet’s poster in the 70s.

The women could never get enough of that sweet, sweet Klugman.

The women could never get enough of that sweet, sweet Klugman.

In 1970, he reprised his Broadway role for TV (how many people can say that?  Huh?  Gianna?  Really… how many people can say that?) in “The Odd Couple,” which is still one of the funniest shows ever on TV.

In 1976, he landed the title role of “Quincy, M.E.” where he played a smarty-pants coroner who should have just let the police do their own damn job.

He also starred in such pictures as “Hail, Mafia,” and the poorly punctuated “Who says I can’t Ride a Rainbow!”

And even though Klugman was a guest on the love Boat, Jay was even a dick to his wife and held him over for his own selfish gain.

Well that gain just paid off in a small way!  10 Points to the New Dick in town!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Joanne – 30 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10, Robert Bork – 20)

Babysitter – 20 (Clive Dunn – 10, Ravi Shankar – 10)

Jami – 20 – (Larry Hagman – 20)

The New Dick in Town – 10 – (Jack Klugman – 10)

Dawn-n-Mike – 10 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0, Norman Joseph Woodland – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus – 10 – (Marvin Miller – 10)

Gainna – 10 – (Lucille Bliss – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

Co-star of “Airwolf,” Ernest Borgnine died at the spry age of 95.

Borgnine won an Oscar for playing a lovelorn butcher in the 1955 film, “Marty.”  If you have not seen “Marty,” seriously, put it on your damn queue.  Right now.  That’s OK, I’ll wait……

 

 

 

 

Born inHamden,CT(Shout-out for being near my hometown ofDurham!), Borgnine joined the Navy where he was a gruff but lovable skipper  who, inexplicably, went under the pseudonym Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale.

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Borgnine on the set of “From Here to Eternity.” That satisfied look is because he just kicked the crap out of Frank Sinatra.

While involved with such small projects as “From Here to Eternity,” & “The Dirty Dozen,” We all know that he will be remembered for the mega-blockbusters like “Ice Station Zebra,” “Code Name: Wild Geese,” and “Holiday Hookers.”

He appeared on “The Love Boat.”  But let’s face it: Everybody appeared on the Love Boat.  I mean, Frank Bonner made it onto The Love Boat. Twice.  Matter of fact, the Love Boat’s IMDb page would make for some sweet Ghoul Pool research.  Hmm… I better keep that one under my hat.

From 1984 to 1986, he co-starred with professional train-wreck, Jan-Michael Vincent, in the “popular” TV show, “Airwolf.”  The show was about a super-high-tech helicopter; kind of like “Knight Rider” for whirly-birds.  And no, this is not the most embarrassing project for an Oscar winner to be involved with (see “Boat Trip” for more details).

In 2002, he was Touched by and Angel.

Borgnine was a Freemason in Hollywood Lodge No. 355, and a 33rd° Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction.  Which I think means that he secretly ran the world.  Ghoul Pool sources have had trouble deciphering the esoteric information about this part of Borgnine’s life.

His autobiography, Ernie, was a runaway best seller.  Unfortunately, most of those sales were from people who thought it was the long-awaited tell-all tome by Bert, sharing all of the salacious details of his roommate’s life.

In 1964, he married Ethel Merman (one of 5 wives) for a month.  In Merman’s autobiography, the chapter about Borgnine was a blank page.  Borgnine fell Short of Henry the 8th’s record.

In 2008, Borgnine whispered to an interviewer the secret of his longevity: “I masturbate a lot.”  Amen, brother.  Keep on strokin’.

This hit goes to: Nathaniel!   Yes, who would have thought Zsa Zsa would have outlived… well anyone… accept maybe Jan-Michael Vincent.

This is a special hit because this is a rookie’s first time on the board!  Yes, in his first year, he is officially ahead of the Ghoul Pool Administrator!

Congrats to Nathaniel and Happy Pooling,

SPMI

The Walls of Jerica: 150 (Duggar #20 – 100, Kim Jong Il, John Demjanjuk – 10 )

Carol: 140 (Davy Jones – 40, Dick Clark – 20, George Lindsey – 20, Don Grady – 40m Andy Griffith – 20)

Sister Mary Sheila:  130 (Christopher Hitchens – 40, Adam “MCA”Yauch – 60, Kathryn Joosten – 30,  Yitzhak Shamir – 10)

Tailgating with that guy who’s still a Jackass: – 110 (Smokin’ Joe Frazier – 40, Joe Paterno – 20, Gary Carter – 50)

Mary: 100 (Dr. Mel Goldstein – 40, Whitney Houston – 60)

Pirate Jen “Occupy the Casket”:  90 (Anne McCaffrey – 20, Carroll Shelby – 20, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi – 40, Ray Bradbury – 10)

Gianna:  80 (Bill Keane – 20, Jonathan Frid – 20, Robin Gibb – 40)

“Imaginary” Steve: – 40 (Alan Sues – 20, Earl Scruggs – 20)

Jami “MORGAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” McFeeley: – 60 (Harry Morgan – 10, Etta James – 30, Maurice Sendak – 20)

Ann B. Davis: – 20 (Mike Wallace – 10, Ann Rutherford – 10)

Schelle’y: – 20 (Chuck Colson – 20)

Nathaniel – 10 (Ernest Borgnine – 10)