Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Sweet & Sour

I was saddened and then delighted in the course of about sixty seconds.

The sad news is that Fred "Rerun" Berry died Tuesday. For those of us old enough to remember the 70's sitcom "What's Happening!!", it was cool to see him again in trademark red beret and suspenders last April in an episode of NBC's Scrubs.

Now for the part I like: Fred was one of the celebrities doing on-demand phone calls for the new service For $30, any one of a number of Hollywood celebrities will call you or a friend and deliver a brief customized message. Okay, so most of them aren't exactly A-List (Ron "Horshack" Palillo, anyone?), but whaddaya want for thirty clams?

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