Friday, October 19, 2007

Joey Bishop died Wednesday night at his home in Newport Beach. He was 89. Bishop was the last surviving member of "The Rat Pack," a group of entertainers which in its early 1960s heyday included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, and (for reasons beyond me) Peter Lawford. The only Rat Pack clips I could find showed them in Nehru jackets, which look retarded. Probably why Sinatra had the good sense not to show up that night. So, for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy, here's a clip from a Hai Karate commercial in the mid-1960s, showing a much younger Joey Bishop with a much younger Regis Philbin.

Yeah, I know. Best I could do on short notice.

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