A Kurt-trospective Journey

Friday was Independence Day here in the USA. We generally don’t do much to celebrate besides take in a fireworks display if the kids are around. This year, no kids. This year, I decided to take the day off and indulge myself. I spent the entire day feasting my eyes on my main man. The man my husband rather resembles and after whom I have pined since I was a little girl. That man, as many of you know, is my beloved Kurt Russell.

8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards Ceremony - ArrivalsKurt isn’t for everyone and neither is his filmography. I readily admit that I completely missed his “Disney kid actor” days. I didn’t see any of his child movies, not evenΒ The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. And I don’t recall seeing him on reruns of High Chapparal, Gunsmorke or Gilligan’s Island, either. But I vividly recall the Kurt of the 80s and 90s. THAT was my Kurt. Even into this millennium, Kurt has gotten to me. Here were my retrospective movies, along with some helpful (or harmful) critiques, in the order I watched them:

bigtrouble_4001. Big Trouble In Little China – Kurt has a very macho, swaggery style when he’s hamming it up. He never played that character bigger or better than as Jack Burton in 1986’s Big Trouble In Little China. This movie has San Francisco’s China Town, lots of martial arts, Chinese black magic, kidnapping, prostitution, human trafficking, and lots of Chinese hells. There are even a couple of very paranormalish monsters, in grand 80s tradition. AND it also stars Kim Cattrall, in what was probably her greatest role before she became Samantha on Sex and the City. Great stuff!

2. The Best of Times – This movie (also 1986) is a big, corny satire with tons of heart. It also stars Robin Williams, who got to do all the things he does best in this film. My darling Kurt plays Reno Hightower, who was a promising local football hero until that fateful game against Bakersfield in 1972. The one Robin Williams lost for the town and the one he is trying to get Reno to play again. Extra fun!

kurt-and-goldie-overboard3. Overboard – I’ll admit I am not a huge fan of Kurt’s main squeeze (of the last 30 years), Goldie Hawn. But Goldie was great in this underrated comic gem from 1987. It has a premise that’s hard to defend – man claims rich woman with amnesia is his wife and takes her home to help with his 4 sons and pay off money she owes him – but it’s a really cute, fun movie in any case. Plus, she was an incredibly unlikable horror at the beginning of the movie and a wonderful, loving person at the end. Aw!

4. Captain Ron – Okay, here’s where I got my movies way out of order. I thought this one must have preceded the next two, so I watched it after Overboard, which was chronologically very wrong. This one came out in 1992, but you can only sort-of tell that it’s no longer the 80s, given the hair and fashions of the times. Also stars Martin Short (a hit or miss with me) and Mary Kay Place (whom I adore!).Β This is one of those madcap caper type movies that is enjoyable once in a blue moon. I’ve had my fill for now.

1746-25. Tango & Cash – This film from 1989 is just something that seriously should never have happened. The plot was ludicrous (two LA police detectives are framed for drug dealing and thrown into prison, from whence they plot an escape) and the dialogue was atrocious. The worst thing was, Sylvester Stallone (Tango) co-starred and was supposed to the the smart one! Which they accomplished by making him wear eyeglasses. What?!? I have no idea who thought that was a great idea. Fun, but only to make fun of. Even seeing their naked butts in the prison shower scene didn’t make this okay.

backdraft6. BackdraftThis 1991 film is probably the best movie Kurt has made so far. It is a heart-wrenching tale of love, fire and loss. Kurt is firefighter Stephen “Bull” McCaffrey, whose little brother Brian (William Baldwin) has just joined the force and is assigned to the station where he’s lieutenant. It’s a great movie about brothers, family and the love that so many firefighters and arsonists share for fire. Great stuff.

episodes_movie7. Stargate – This is my personal favorite of Kurt’s films. Well, it’s tied with #1 on my list, but I think it’s my favorite right now. I adore this science fiction/speculative fiction tale of humans re-establishing contact with the aliens who visited us thousands of years ago. When they figure out the goal was to use humans as slaves to mine a valuable mineral on a planet on the far side of the solar system, things get ugly for Kurt’s Colonel Jack O’Neil, who was suicidal before being called back to active duty for this mission due to the accidental shooting death of his young son. It also stars a young and very cute James Spader as the translator for the ancient Greek heiroglyphs. If you don’t recall how cute James was back in the day, you need to watch this movie!

I don’t regret spending tLis_forever_kurt_russellhe entirety of my July 4th with Kurt. I got to see him fight for truth, justice and the American way, all the way from Chinatown to outer space. And seriously, before he started showing his age (and the ravages of years of smoking) like he does these days, he was the most gorgeous thing ever!

So tell me, who do you love enough that you would spend an entire day watching SEVEN of his/her movies? I’d love to know your favorite of your favorite’s movies AND their biggest dud. TANGO & CASH. I’m just saying…

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  • Patty L. says:

    This is harder than I thought….. I love watching Matthew Mcconaugh but I could never watch him all day. I could watch Sons of Anarchy all day, so I guess it would be Charlie Hunnan. I love me some Jax Teller.

    • Caren Crane says:

      I can see why you’d pick Charlie, but he hardly has seven different features yet, Patty. Matthew has all sorts of stuff out there! From the divine The Lincoln Lawyer to the extra-horrible Sahara. So much to love and hate with Matthew! πŸ˜€

      Maybe the Golden Rooster will help you pick out some movies for a marathon. He does love popcorn and action flicks. If he tries to tell you he wants to see Amistad, though, he’s putting on airs. He’s not a bird of many brains!

  • Jane says:

    Hello Caren,
    I though Kim was at her best in “Mannequin.” Robert De Niro is one who I can spend all day watching, especially “Taxi Driver” and “The Untouchables.”

    • Caren Crane says:

      Jane, I did love Kim in Mannequin, but the whole movie was tainted by Andrew McCarthy. (I never warmed to him and thought Molly Ringwald was extra-dumb to choose him over Duckie in Pretty In Pink.) Not sure I could scrape up 7 movies of Kim’s I’d sit through for her, though.

  • Helen says:

    Hi Caren

    I love Overboard and Back draft although seeing as how I am not a big movie watcher I don’t think I could watch them all day lol and one of my most favourite movies is Jaws don’t really know why but I do as well as some of theclassic Cary Grant movies and Gone With The Wind oh and Titanic see iI can’t choose one

    Have fun

    • Caren Crane says:

      Oh, Helen, you could just stop at Cary Grant. There are easily 7 FABULOUS Cary Grant movies to watch. And what a feast for the eyes! I adored Aresenic and Old Lace and An Affair To Remember is so witty and romantic!

      I will add a bone of controversy, though, and say that my least favorite of his films is North y Northwest. In my opinion, it was a low point for both Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock. Horrible!

      Don’t worry about missing any films, Helen. I will watch enough in my lifetime for me and you both! πŸ˜€

  • Amy Conley says:

    Mine is Colin Firth and I really don’t care how bad the movie is/was, I’ll still watch it, and him.

    As for actresses, I think it has to be Julia Roberts.

    BTW, I HAVE seen all Kurt’s Disney movies. Loved him then and he still does it for me.

    • Amy Conley says:

      And btw, you can’t take sexy back. There are a host of avctors I think are “sexy” but not just because of their looks, but the whole package. Most of them I would feel comfortable talking to, asking for an autograph and/or pic. The O KY one I would probably be all fan-girl and tongue tied meeting would be Richard Gere, and as much as I’ love to meet him, I’m afraid of how I might act. LOL

      • Caren Crane says:

        Amy, I agree that you can’t take sexy back. When someone has it, they just have it. I’m totally on board with your Richard Gere pick. I could easily watch him all day long! My recent favorite of his was Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. If anyone missed it, you HAVE to see it, especially if you’re a dog lover! It was a sort of passion project for Richard and it is simply wonderful. *sigh*

        He has so many great movies, it would be hard to pick just seven. I would definitely include Runaway Bride, though. I thought it was better than Pretty Woman, though PW was great stuff.

        And I totally agree on Julia Roberts! She remains a favorite of mine. I prefer her comedies (fave is My Best Friend’s Wedding!) but her dramas are wonderful, too. I loved Sleeping With the Enemy. I honestly was scared to death she wasn’t going to get away from her husband for good!

    • Shannon says:

      You then need to keep an eye out. Woody Allen is doing a picture with Colin Firth and Emma Stone called Magic in the Moonlight. Variety says it opens 25 July, but that often is only in NYC and LA with a later release in August to other theaters.

      • Caren Crane says:

        Doesn’t that one sound great, Shannon? Woody Allen films are always hit-and-miss for me, but when he gets it right, he gets it really right. With Colin Firth and Emma Stone, it’s hard to imagine it won’t be wonderful!

  • Laurie G says:

    I like to watch Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. I like their sensitivity, compassion and sense of humor.

    My favorite movie is Phantom Of the Opera with Gerard Butler. I also love: Breaking Away, Man From Snowy River and Pretty Woman

    Dud- Down With Love

    • Caren Crane says:

      Laurie, those are great picks! I loved Sandra and Hugh both. For her, I just love While You Were Sleeping. The cringe-worthy one is All About Steve. I thought it had a great message, actually, but it won a Razzie as Worst Picture Of the Year. It was painful to watch, but actually a good movie if you can move past the premise.

      As for Hugh, he’s had so very many great and terrible pictures, it’s hard to say. I loved Knotting Hill and also Four Weddings and a Funeral (despite Andie McDowell!). But I’m especially fond of Love Actually and About a Boy. Great movies! I think probably his worst was one my sisters and I love to mokc, The Lair Of the White Worm. Yes, it’s just as bad as it sounds. πŸ˜›

  • Becke says:


    Just one? If you go way back, it has to be Sean Connery. Best would be The Wind and the Lion, but loved Marnie and the Untouchables. I think he did one about Cuba that we walked out of the theatre.

    Up a few decades and it would be Patrick Swayze. Early was Red Dawn and of course Dirty Dancing and Ghost.

    Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler.

    Of course I could do Mark Harmon and NCIS all day so you’d have to take that into consideration with my picks.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Becke, I have such a crush on Sean! One of my favorites of his was The Name Of the Rose. That was a great movie! I loved him as Indiana Jones’ absent-minded and stern father, too, in all those movies. One of my very favorites, though, was the extra-quirky Time Bandits. Still a huge favorite of mine!

      I think the one you walked out on was simply named Cuba. I suppose even Sean has a few duds!

      After my Russell-a-thon on Friday, I got up yesterday morning and watched Roadhuse. It’s ridiculous, but Patrick Swayze was absolutely at his finest in that movie. I was thinking near the end that it really should have been a musical! πŸ˜€

      • LOVED Roadhouse!!! Liam Neisen is such a good mountainman in it!!

      • Caren Crane says:

        Sorry that should have been Road House. But Liam Neeson was nowhere near that one, Suz! The old guy he lived with was played by Sunshine Parker. Plus, Liam was still young and virile then! You may be thinking of Sam Elliott (swoon!) who played the “best cooler,” Wade Garrett. I adore Sam! He was also in Tombstone and Conagher. He basically plays ALL the badass cowboys!

  • Shannon says:

    I really can’t think of a modern actor that I would want to watch all 7 films. Actors today choose their roles as opposed to the studio that picked films that suited the star. The best actors choose some challenging projects; the problem is that these adventures result in really good films or awful experiments.

    So I go all they way back to Humphrey Bogart because he’s in some of my all time favorite movies–Casablanca, Key Largo, and the African Queen. The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Sabrina are always worth another look.

    As for an actress, I also go back to Katherine Hepburn. Philadelphia Story is one of my favorites. On Golden Pond is at least a two-hankie movie for me. Bringing up Baby is probably the best of the screw-ball comedies prior to Lucy. And there’s Lion in Winter and Rooster Cogburn to fill out her resume.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Shannon, today’s movie-making does result in some oddball projects and pairings, doesn’t it? It does seem that some actors are much better than others at selecting roles for themselves. I think, for instance, Brad Pitt has done a good job of selecting roles for himself. Nicholas Cage? Not so much! πŸ˜€

      I do love the Bogart films you have on your short list. I’m not sure if he was a great actor or the studio just found great roles for his range. Either way, he was amazing!

      Katharine Hepburn is one of my favorites of all time. The Philadelphia Story was one of my favorites of her comedies, but no one was ever more regal than Katharine as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion In Winter. And Peter O’Toole was no slouch, either!

      Now I feel like I need to watch a bunch of old movies. You may have just filled up my afternoon, Shannon!

  • catslady says:

    At the moment it’s Nathan Fillion. I discovered Firefly a few years back and will watch it every time they have a marathon even though I have it on dvd too lol. I like him in Castle too. I do that with the old Star Treks too lol.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Catslady, isn’t Nathan Fillion just the best? I really wish he were in more feature films, since I prefer them over TV shows. Still, I adored Waitress and thought both he and Keri Russell were great in that!

      Ooh, I could have a Firefly marathon today followed by Serenity! I have all those on DVD. Could be a fun time!

  • Caren,

    I, too, have loved Kurt from a very, very young age. Two of my favorite movies star him. Overboard…by far one of the funniest romantic comedies ever!!

    And Backdraft…OMG. Loved, loved, loved that movie!!!

    As for actors who’s movies I will watch all day, there really is no one actor. It’s more a movie theme. I’ll do all day Jane Austen marathons, all day action/adventure or all day western/historicals. (Tombstone, Last of the Mohicans, Conagher, Sons of Katie Elder, The Patriot)

    Oh, BTW…seeing Sylvester with our boy Kurt up there…I watched NO ESCAPE last night on recommendation of my son. It was a very, very good movie.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Suz, every time I watch Backdraft with my husband, he says, “It’s probably a good thing I didn’t become a fireman. I love fire too much!” I know just what he means, too. I love that movie because there is so much moral ambiguity in it. I think most of life is like that and get impatient with very black-and-white stories.

      Yes, we have Jane Austen say several times a year at my house. My youngest and I have watched every version we could find of Pride and Prejudice and just watched one of many versions of Mansfield Park last week!

      And believe me, if I owned Tombstone, it definitely would have been an 8-movie Kurt-a-thon! I do the same thing with westerns and period pieces (was Daniel Day-Lewis ever more gorgeous than in Last Of the Mohicans?). I could easily spend weeks watching movies. I would end up looking like the people on the space station on Wall-E, but still! πŸ˜€

      I haven’t seen No Escape but I have a dormant thing for Ray Liotta. It simply lies there until I see him in a great role again, then magically springs back to life! Field Of Dreams, anyone?

  • Caren, you have named a couple of my all time favorites in your Kurt Russelathon!

    Big Trouble in Little China is one of my all time favs!! As is Backdraft and Overboard.

    I could watch Gerard Butler all day! My favs are :

    300 (I have to turn up the AC to watch this one! It is my absolute FAV of his. And the funny thing is my nephew recommended it to me because of the story. He and I share a love of Greek history and mythology.)

    Phantom of the Opera (SIGH)

    Law Abiding Citizen

    Timeline (great time travel /medieval story)

    PS I Love You

    Machine Gun Preacher

    Rock n Rolla

    Olympus Has Fallen

    His big time BOMB (although I do own it on DVD)

    Dracula 2000

    GROAN !! Although the story of how vampires came to be – Dracula is actually Judas Iscariot condemned to live forever and crave blood for his betrayal of Jesus – was actually a great concept. The execution, however, was too campy for words.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Oh, Louisa, I think Gerard is wonderful, but he has been in some really bad films. πŸ˜€ I adored P.S. I Love You, even though he was, you know, dead. LOL Jeffrey Dean Morgan, though, OMG!

      I have to laugh at Olympus Has Fallen. The DH and I went to see it and were just groaning at how awful it was. Plot holes the size of Kansas, plus innumerable things that absolutely, positively could not, would not ever happen. Still, lots of fun to watch and Gerard was wonderful! πŸ˜€

      Dracula 2000, ’nuff said.

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    Has to be Harrison Ford or Bruce Willis. I didn’t see Stars Wars. Started it once and found it boring, but I love the Indiana Jones movies, especially the one with Sean Connery. Loved Witness and Presumed Innocent and Air Force One. Of course, with Bruce it’s the Die Hard movies and now Red 1& 2. I first fell in love with him in Moonlighting though. He was great in that role. The secondary characters were hilarious as well.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Oh, Debbie, they are both so great in different ways. Harrison isn’t aging too well (why do they all move to Wyoming where the climate is hell on fair skin?!?), but he has always been so very manly. (An adjective that was used a LOT in my house on Friday during the Kurt-a-thon, btw)

      I love Bruce when he gets to play his best sort of character, as he does in the Red movies and in the Die Hard movies. He is always such fun to watch. He seems to really enjoy his roles! And I think we all fell in love with him on Moonlighting. That was a great show.

  • Deb says:

    Hmmm, well, my husband and I have watched John Wayne movies all day before…westerns and war movies. We just watched FORT APACHE yesterday. We like Duke. A fun John Wayne movie is MCLINTOCK with my favorite actress of the golden age, and John Wayne’s, Maureen O’Hara. Now, she had style, class, kindness, and beauty!

    I could watch Cary Grant movies in one day. Suave, good-looking, funny. My fave movie is OPERATION PETTICOAT.

    I could watch an all-day marathon of old MAGNUM, P.I. shows. Tom Selleck was so good-looking and fun, and loved his giggle on that show. I still like him today. (Mainly because I had a girl-crush on him so long ago, and my husband looks like him, or did when he was younger.)

    • Caren Crane says:

      Deb, there is so much to love in John Wayne films, including the Duke! And I totally agree with you about Maureen O’Hara. What glamour she had!

      Mmm…Cary Grant. Oh, yes, I already drooled on my keyboard about Cary earlier today. Sorry, keyboard!

      Oh, we KNOW about you and Tom Selleck. I have seen him on lots of lists about Best Mustaches on Film. πŸ˜€ He always has such a twinkle in his eye. Like life is just delightful and he’s having the best time!

      • Deb says:

        LOL, yep, I’ve gone into raptures about Tom S. many times here in the Lair. πŸ˜‰

        • Caren Crane says:

          We don’t mind at all, Deb. Really! Feel free to post pics any old time. πŸ˜€

        • Selleck is great. And he’s not afraid to make fun of himself.

          Once upon a time, all my friends knew not to call my on Thursday because I sat down to watch Magnum, P.I. at 8, Simon & Simon at 9, and Hill Street Blues at 10. Those were the days!

  • Is that little Kurt Russell in LOST IN SPACE???? I don’t remember him in that show, but I recognize the backdrop and the “feel” of the photo. Man, he was a prolific actor even as a child.

    I don’t think I could spend a day watching movies (though I sort-of did that the marathon weekend the dh and I discovered The Walking Dead. Watched all the episodes in one day and couldn’t believe we were watching it. πŸ™‚ ) Even I DID spend a day watching movies if would probably be Harrison Ford. Loved his bad boy Hans Solo in the first Star Wars (the only one I watch) and as Indiana Jones in the first & third indie movies. Loved Overboard and Big Trouble in Little China. I watch Stargate more for James Spader – what a cutie. πŸ™‚

    • Caren Crane says:

      Yes, Donna. I didn’t recall him being on an episode of Lost In Space, either, and I watched reruns of that for YEARS! I do recall seeing Kurt pop up on any number of shows, though, when I was a little girl. He is 14 years older than I am, so I was still a little thing when he made all his “teen” films. Didn’t stop me from appreciating his heydays in the 80s and 90s, though. What a cutie!

      And yes to Harrison Ford. I have watched Indiana Jones marathons more than once in my lifetime! πŸ˜€

  • Kim says:

    You have to watch Kurt’s Disney movies to be an official member of his fan club. πŸ™‚ I wonder why the Disney movies are never on TV.

    I’ve watched a few classic Errol Flynn & Bettie Davis movies back-to-back when there is a TCM marathon. I’ve also watched the original Star Wars trilogy when it’s on TV. I haven’t watched 7 movies in a row, however.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      I’ve wondered that too, Kim. I remember them all with great fondness…

      • I suspect Disney movies are shown only on the Disney channel. I’ve also heard they “put them in the vault” and show or sell them nowhere for X number of years.

        • Caren Crane says:

          The DH is quite prejudiced against the Disney mega-corp behemoth (I still love Disney World and everything it stands for!), so he would jump all over this theory. It’s probably true. Make it scarce and people will pay out the nose for it!

          • I’m just glad I bought original 101 Dalmations when I could. I loved it as a child, love it still, and have no interest in the live-action version.

    • Caren Crane says:

      I’ve often wondered why the older Disney movies get little love. You don’t even see the old Herbie the Love Bug movies and those were hugely popular!

      I do remember Kurt as the Jungle Boy on Gilligan’s Island but probably because those were on constant reruns in the 1970s. After school. That, Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle and Mayberry RFD. I could probably quote from most of those in my sleep!

      Y’all are making me a little self-conscious about watching 7 movies in a day. I mean, I’ve done at least 6 in a day AT THE MOVIES. Seven at home is child’s play! What?

  • Caren, how fun! I remember Kurt’s Disney days. He was majorly cute, and the years have been kind. I gotta say you’re right about Overboard. It’s kinda squicky, a modern Taming of the Shrew and clearly a plot that appeals way more to men than to women.

    You know I love Stargate, both the movie and the TV show. Yeah, James Spader was great.

    I don’t know that there are any actors I’d watch in marathon. I’ve watched series like Heroes, Boston Legal, Smallville, and Stargate SG-1 in marathons, though. The dh and I watched early Spooks/MI5 several episodes at a time.

    A friend in NYC told me that when Kate Hudson was appearing in a show there, Kurt and Goldie were seen photographing each other in front of the poster. Just FYI. πŸ™‚

    • Caren Crane says:

      Nancy, I’ll admit that I usually base marathons more on genre or source material than a particular actor. It just dawned on me when the youngest was rearranging our DVD collection that I have a lot of Kurt movies and hadn’t seen any of them in a long while!

      Actually, it also dawned on me that I need to plan another John Cusack day. We’ve had those before, though. But not in a while! for that one, I seriously would need to add Hot Tub Time Machine. That movie is a hoot!

      I think it’s cute that Goldie & Kurt were doing that. I know they have a son who is making movies since an injury ended his hockey career. Looking forward to seeing him in 22 Jump Street!

  • I loved both Backdraft and Stargate (and every incarnation that came after the movie).

    Let’s see — I tend to watch anything Karl Urban is in — Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Chronicles of Riddick. I even sat through the festering pile that was Pathfinder. Oy, was that movie awful. Karl couldn’t even save it.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Trish, Karl Urban is one of those actors who just keeps getting better as he gets older, isn’t he? I adored him as Eomer in the LOTR movies. Actually, I thought about starting a LOTR marathon late this afternoon, but that’s about 9 hours of movies and there simply wasn’t time! We did watch both Hobbit movies this weekend, but there was no Karl Urban in those!

      Love him as Bones in the new Star Trek movies. He makes a great Bones! I only saw the first of the Riddick movies, though I would happily watch more. I’m sorry to hear Pathfinder was such a disappointment. It had a really interesting premise!

    • Y’all might be interested to know that Karl Urban is a recent addition to the Dragon*Con guest list.

  • Jeanne Adams says:

    Trish, I loved and still love Kurt Russell. Big Trouble in Little China is still one of my favs – him walking around with lipstick all over his face just cracks me up!!

    I HAVE seen all the early stuff too, including my favorite, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Grins. My first drive in movie.

    I have to say that I’ve done a Bruce Willis marathon and a Pierce Brosnan marathon. Whats not to love about Thomas Crown, Bond, and Doubtfire.? Grins.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Sorry Caren! I got my posts mixed up! Was trying to reply to your post above to Trish, then posted this to Trish instead of to you. Jeeeeesh!! Too much 4th of July fun!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Oh, Jeanne, super YES to the Pierce Brosnan marathon! I love The Thomas Crown Affair and watch it at least once a year. He was absolutely at the height of his sexy then. So was Rene Russo! A super-sexy, intelligent and fun movie. And yes, I prefer it to the original. πŸ˜€

      He has also had some real duds, though. I think he just takes parts to amuse himself. And I’m glad someone else loves Mrs. Doubtfire! That movie tickles my funny bone. Pierce is so despicable as the ex-wife’s love interest! Of course, I adore Robin Williams, so this one was a shoo-in for me. πŸ˜€

      As for BTILC, I was reminded how much I adore the lipstick scene all over again Friday. I had forgotten that Kim’s character finally just pulls him aside and wipes it off his face. Ha!