Originally posted by Robert Allen:
You guys obviously haven't seen the old film clip of Leonard Nimoy singing a song about Bilbo Baggins the hobbit while a bunch of people hop around in really disturbing suits, circa 1970. It makes the Transformed Man look like high art.
Actually, I suffered through a live performance of Nimoy's as Sherlock Holmes in the Gilette play of the same name. Unfortunately, Mr. Nimoy, at the time, did not know the difference between a Bostonian accent (his hometown, I believe) and an English accent.
He did Holmes in a thick, nasal BOSTONIAN accent!
The whole thing was AWFUL except for the guy playing Moriarty - comic Allen Seuss of all people, from Laugh-In! He STOLE the show and scared the sweet bejesus out of the audience with his portrayal!
Made an awful evening somewhat more palatable, frankly. Seuss got three standing ovations, Nimoy got one (for being who he is). This was in about 1980, in Chicago.
Lee Darrow, C.Ht. http://www.leedarrow.com