So, the other afternoon, my 17-year-old son, Harrison, and I were doing what we do just about everyday at 4:00 p.m. We were watching Emergency! on MeTV and ordering 5ccs of Ringer’s Lactate before transporting as soon as possible!
When he was three-years-old, we watched a lot of MatchGame! But when he started laughing like Charles Nelson Reilly, dressing like Richard Dawson and saying “I will punch you right in the BLANK!” we decided he had to change viewing habits.
Anyway, we were talking about Robert Fuller’s amazing head of hair. He played Dr. Brackett, by the way. You could house a family of four just in one of his sideburns!
Randolph Mantooth has good hair, too. Plus it is just fun to say “Randolph Mantooth!” Go ahead. Say it. I’ll wait….See, isn’t it fun?
Harrison, who probably should have been doing some sort of homework, asked me who I thought had the best hair…male cateogry…on MeTV. Sure, we could discuss the trouble in the Mideast or the Fiscal Cliff or deep philosophical issues like what is the sound of one hand clapping as a tree falls in the forest with nobody to hear it. Instead, we discussed hirsute hagiography…MeTV style.
There’s some fine fur on The Beverly Hillbillies. Jed had good hair…usually covered by a hat. Jethro’s coiffure could probably give Dr. Brackett’s topper a run for its money. If hair had feet.
Mr. Drysdale had nice hair but it slept in a different room than his head.
Rockford had some grand strands.
Jack Lord’s locks never moved. Come on…at least do the hula.
The boys from Bonanza look shaggy enough but three of them wore toupees. Coincidently, so did three out of four of their horses.
James West had a top mop and great threads. He also had a sidekick named Artemus.
Peter Graves’ hair was no Mission Impossible.
But, as I get older and the heliport-shaped bald spot on my noggin continues to spread out while my hair-line recedes like a nervous possum as the sun comes out…wow, talk about poetic…I find I really like another MeTV star’s style.
Who loves ya, baby?