Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Slitzweitz, Tom Bosley

I watched a couple episodes of Happy Days last night in memory of Tom Bosley. (And boy, if you want to see some strange directorial choices, season one of Happy Days is a great place to look.) But I must say I'm disappointed that his obituary in the New York Times doesn't mention the role of his that figured most prominently in my formative years: his turn as the voice of David the Gnome, bringing warmth and gravitas to what was otherwise a cheap, imported cartoon with not much to recommend it beyond the very memorable theme song. I guess it's left to me to offer that tribute. Slitzweitz, old friend.


JLG said...

Yes! Just what I was thinking. Warmth and gravitas is exactly right.

By the way, I think the theme song is overdue for a driving techno remix and/or marching band arrangement.

floretbroccoli said...

Fiorello! (The exclamation point is part of the title, not my own comment.)