Friday, February 23, 2007

Thank You, Mr. Wardcraft

I (and others who were more knowledgeable about him) wrote a lot about the great comedy writer Jerry Belson after he died last year. As a postscript to that, here's a short clip I found: it's Belson making a cameo appearance on Laverne and Shirley, produced by his ex-partner Garry Marshall. Marshall himself is also in the scene, as the bored-looking drummer.

I don't know why, but before he started working regularly as an actor, Marshall would often appear as a drummer on his shows -- he also turned up as a non-speaking drummer in episodes of Happy Days and The Odd Couple.

1 comment:

John said...

Marshall's role as Werner Turner on "The Odd Couple" ("stereo") is still my all-time favorite of his cameos.