For some reason, when I heard of sitcom mainstay Larry Storch’s passing at the grand old age of 99, this scene is what came to mind.
Blake Edwards had a bit of a big screen comeback after “10,” and the first fruit that Dudley Moore/Bo Derek/Julie Andrews sex comedy bore fruit was the skewering Hollywood farce, “S.O.B.”
Edwards’ Big Statement on the town where he made his living had lots of funny TV actors, and William Holden, Andrews (Mrs. Edwards’) and the scene stealing Robert Preston in a tale of shallow dad’s, venomous gossip journalists, alcoholic old timers, Dr. Feel goods and a director having a breakdown at the expense of his wife star (Andrews).
Storch stands out in the politically incorrect guru presiding over a funeral.
Nutty scene. Never get away with it today.
RIP, Mister Whoopie.