Question: Any news on Scrubs?
Answer: You mean aside from talk that ABC will almost certainly pick up the show should NBC cancel it? Let's see… Markie Post is returning as Elliott's mom on April 18, and on April 25, one of the world's funniest people, ex-Hot Properties stitch Nicole Sullivan, pops in as a former patient of J.D.'s. BTW, the fantasy bit last week in which J.D. visited that pound for stray Grandpas? One of the funniest things I've seen — ever. And don't even get me started about last night's revelation that J.D. and Turk watch Gilmore Girls. I swear, sometimes I think Bill Lawrence is making this show just for me.
Question: My boyfriend and I were watching a Night Court rerun the other night and ended up having an argument about Harry Anderson. I think he was a magician before he had that show, but my boyfriend said that he made a living as a con man. Who's right? And don't make fun of us. We fight about everything.
Answer: Me, make fun of my loyal readers? Perish the thought, dear woman, for it is you whose page hits help generate my paycheck, thus keeping me fat and happy (but mostly fat).
The answer to your question is a little of both, but I must say the magician part is easier to prove due to Anderson's appearances on Saturday Night Live and Cheers, where he played a hustler named, appropriately enough, Harry. He's on record saying he used to run shell games in various cities before going straight, but Anderson was notorious for making up en
Question: A few of my friends and I have a bet going. I thought Markie Post played Colt's boss on The Fall Guy. They say she wasn't even on the show. Who's right? Please settle this for us! Thanks.
Answer: I'll answer this for you, Shane, even though you ignored my usual rule about telling me what's at stake in your bet. (Take a look at Denice, above, playing Gallant to your Goofus.)
The good news is you're right. Colt Seavers (Lee Majors), Howie Munson (Douglas Barr) and Jody Banks (Heather Thomas) took their bounty-hunter marching orders from a succession of folks, including Big Jack (Jo Ann Pflug), Terri Shannon (Post), whose character's last name became Michaels later in the show, and Pearl Sperling (Nedra Volz).