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Monday, February 15, 2010 :::

Certain Old Willies

I saw this picture of the old Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory children online the other day and it shocked me, as it always does, even though I've seen it a million times in the past and I've even posted about it before. Especially Charlie's porn star moustache and Augustus Gloop's Brian Peppers eyes:

But it inspired me to do a little research into these former child-stars' current day careers, which I'm sure has already been blogged about a million times on better sites than mine so I won't go into detail about most of my findings, but I was a tad surprised to find out that the man who once played Mike Tee Vee (Paris Themmen - dead center above) has his own website on which he claims to have starred in The Big Lebowski - a movie which I have seen many times.

The only problem is that there is no mention of the guy anywhere in the extended credits on So then I had a private movie night where I viewed my copy of The Big Lebowski in super-slow-mo, scanning the faces of every bit character and walk-on for anything resembling the man. As the credits rolled four and a half hours later, I still had no Mike Tee Vee sightings.

Not that I'm calling the man a liar, because he apparently works in casting as well, so perhaps that was his function on the Coen Brothers movie (even though he cryptically lists it in the same "Filmography" chart as his role on Willy Wonka).

So then I went all stalky-time and googled him even further and found out that he's got a Facebook page, where I promptly sent him a friend request so that I could just flat out ask him where I might find him in The Big Lebowski and finish this stupid treasure hunt once and for all. But with rude dismission, he has STILL not accepted my friend request nearly a month later. Maybe he's hanging out in his mom's purse or busy with the taffy pulling machine or something, I dunno, but I'd like to offer him a piece of (exploding) candy as a conciliatory gesture.

I tell you all of this as an explanation as to why I haven't posted much lately: I'm just too damned busy with more important things.

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Here is a photo of him from the show Star Trek: Voyager

By Anonymous The Other Dan, at 2:25 PM  

Star Trek Voyager

By Anonymous The Other Dan, at 2:26 PM  

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