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December 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm #816406
Starting a list. Share if you know one, won’t you? The list is “Little Known Jobs of Famous Characters in Film/TV/Literature”.
I’ll start with a personal favorite:
Non-Nutritive Cereal Varnish Chemist
Yup. Clark Griswold.
Whatcha’ got?December 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm #820309
The author of “Rust: The Real Red Menace” is Roy Hinkley, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D, who you would know better as The Professor.December 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm #820310
Did we ever learn what he was a Professor OF, on GI?
RIP, Roy, who we lost this year and was the last surviving male cast member.December 26, 2014 at 7:44 pm #820311
Wikipedia says his primary job was as a HS science teacher who specialized in botany.December 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm #820312
wake, this is an intriguing Thread, and I’ve been wanting to contribute, but don’t know of any previous careers of anyone listed in the parameters you set. (Or at least not recalling any right now).
However, I seem to recall hearing that Fred Flintstone started out in a career of Computer Tech, or some such, but had to abandon that path, because whenever he’d discover what the issue was, after sometimes hours of intense troubleshooting, he’d shout “YABBA DABBA DOOOOOOO!!, thereby disrupting the otherwise very quiet Office Environment, so ended up working at the Rock Quarry.
Too bad, what with all those years, and money ending up being wasted, on attending Shale University. :-(
If I can confirm this, I’ll post a link with the Citation.
MikeDecember 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm #820313
Mike, that’s a crackup! Which leads me to question if his best buddy was a partner at a certain brokerage firm? Solomon Smith Barney?December 27, 2014 at 8:13 pm #820314December 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm #820315December 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm #820316
seaopgal…oh, the irony!
Interesting job titles are more difficult to come by than fascinating fictional characters, so I’m going to go with one of my faves – J.F. Sebastian of “Bladerunner”, Genetic Designer for the Tyrell Corporation. He was also a toymaker who created and built (literally) his own friends. This did not turn out so well for him.
His character is sometimes used as an example of the INTJ personality type (yours truly included).December 28, 2014 at 1:52 am #820317
Hey, anonyme, I resemble that comparison. :) (BTW, the original book is far better than the movie, but different enough that neither spoils the other. Somewhat ironically, “Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep” was my first e-book purchase.)
Capt. John Miller taught English composition and coached baseball. But you all knew that.December 28, 2014 at 7:13 am #820318
If memory serves, one Annie Savoy, was also a Teacher of 1st yr. English Composition and Lit.
Mostly people know her for her hobby…
Anyone remember Annie?December 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm #820319
wait I know I know wasn’t she that orphan girl or could be that jungle boy…..hmmmmmm oh my maybe not lmaoDecember 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm #820320
Close, waynster, but…no. ;-)
And I too love Blade Runner. And the Sebastian character was great. Did any of you who didn’t read the book, know that Deckerd was himself a replicant?December 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm #820321December 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm #820322December 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm #820323
Related: Blade Runner (the final cut) is playing at Central Cinema this week.December 29, 2014 at 3:08 am #820324
But what about Truly Scrumptious and Caractacus Pott? Why can’t I live like Caractacus?
Thanks, DaveG, but I’ll have to watch it on DvD tonight.December 29, 2014 at 6:16 am #820325December 29, 2014 at 6:27 am #820326December 29, 2014 at 6:34 am #820327December 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm #820328
Hmmm…stumped on that one, Pibal. Care to flip the cards and divulge that one?December 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm #820329
Perry White: Clark Kent (aka Superman) and Lois Lane’s boss at the Daily Planet newspaper.
Penny King: niece of Sky King, Arizona rancher and Cessna 310B pilot. “Out of the blue of the western sky comes Sky King!” TV show in the 50s.
Pat Brady: Roy Rogers sidekick. Drove a jeep named Nellybelle. “Happy. trails to you, until we meet again…”December 30, 2014 at 12:54 am #820330
There was fleeting mention in an episode of NCIS that Dr. Malard was once an espionage opertive in Europe who went by the name Illya Kuryakin.December 30, 2014 at 5:12 am #820331December 31, 2014 at 5:04 am #820332
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