Portrayed by Ted Knightthe Baxter character is a broad parody of a vain, shallow, buffoonish TV newsman. Knight's comedic model was William Powelland he also drew on various Los Angeles newscasters, including George Putnamin helping shape the character. Satirizing the affectations of news anchormen, the character speaks in a vocal fry register parody of the narrator of the old Movietone News film strips that played in movie houses before the television era.
While his narcissism fuels his delusions of grandeur, Ted's onscreen performance is buffoonish. A running joke of the show is Ted's incompetence, featuring a steady stream of mispronunciations, malapropismspratfalls, and miscues. Constantly in fear of being fired, Ted is, ironically, the show's only character to survive the final episode's massive layoffs at WJM.
In the first few seasons of the show, Knight played the character broadly for comic effect, a simpleton who would mispronounce even the easiest words while on camera. Knight grew so concerned that the show's writers were abusing the character that at one point he considered leaving "MTM". The writers rounded out Knight's character, pairing him with a love interest, Georgette, played by Georgia Engelwho brings out some of Ted's more lovable characteristics and whom Ted eventually marries.
Knight earned two Primetime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Ted. Time magazine wrote that "Knight embodied a wonderful comic oaf: vain, inept and hilarious. Cregg uses Ted Baxter as the epitome of a bad reporter. In the comedy-horror film Return of the Killer TomatoesDr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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During the postwar years, Knight studied acting in Hartford, Connecticut. He became proficient with puppets and ventriloquism, which led to steady work as a television kiddie-show host at WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Islandfrom to He left the station in after receiving advice from station manager and future Capital Cities Chairman Thomas Murphy that he should take his talents to Hollywood.
Knight spent most of the s and s doing commercial voice-overs and playing minor television and movie roles. He had a small part playing a police officer seen guarding the room where Norman Bates, now in custody, sat wrapped in a blanket at the end of Alfred Hitchcock 's Psycho CatThe FugitiveThe F.
InKnight recorded an album of mostly novelty songs, Hi Guyson the Ranwood label which was co-founded by Lawrence Welk and re-released many of his earlier albums. Demento show. Knight was also featured in a production number based on one of the songs from the Hi Guys album, "I'm in Love with Barbara Walters". Knight used a variation of the Ted Baxter character for regional commercials. In the Cleveland area during the early to late s, a newsman simply known as "Ted" would provide news of the events at a local shopping center known as Southgate USA, often finishing the second spot with a comedic flair, including wearing a jacket that resembled Baxter's blue "WJM" blazer.
This episode was spun off into its own show, The Ted Knight Showgiving Knight his first starring role. The Ted Knight Show lasted for only six episodes in the spring of Knight's final big-screen role was in the golf comedy Caddyshackwhere he played Judge Elihu Smails, who is fed up with the shenanigans of Al Czervik Rodney Dangerfielda guest at his golf club. Knight landed the lead role as the kind, curmudgeonly cartoonist Henry Rush in the series Too Close for Comfort in During scenes in which Henry draws in his bedroom, Knight used his earlier acquired ventriloquism talents for comical conversations with a hand-puppet version of his comic book's main character "Cosmic Cow".
Throughout the run of the series, Knight would wear sweatshirts from various colleges and universities, which were often sent to him by students who were fans of the show. ABC cancelled the show after three seasons, but it was revived in first-run syndication in and proved to still be popular. Inthe show became The Ted Knight Show and saw Henry Rush retire from cartooning and become part owner of a weekly newspaper.
The new format allowed the show to remain a hit, and a second season was planned until his health became a factor.
In JanuaryKnight was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the television industry. It is located at Hollywood Boulevard. A few months after the end of the Mary Tyler Moore Show inKnight was diagnosed with colon cancer for which he received various forms of treatment over several years. Inthe cancer returned which, despite vigorous treatments, eventually began to spread to his bladder and throughout his lower gastrointestinal tract. Knight continued to work, even after having surgery to remove a tumor from his urinary tract.
However, he experienced complications from the surgery and was advised not to resume work on Too Close For Comfort until he recovered. Knight's condition continued to worsen and he died on August 26,at age His grave marker bears the name Theodore C. Konopka and, at the bottom, the words "Bye Guy", a reference to his Ted Baxter catchphrase "Hi, guys!
There is a bronze plaque bearing his likeness on the bridge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Henry suffers from a case of writer's block. Surprisingly, Mrs. Rafkin ends up being extremely helpful. After Henry breaks his arm, his boss sends a young artist to help keep up with his deadlines.
The young artist is cocky, abrasive, and very good which upsets Henry. Henry runs into his cantankerous former Navy commander who is now a doorman. Despite their antagonizing relationship, Henry invites him to dinner as a way of burying the hatchet. His significant From Saint Maud to The Wicker Man here are some British horror movies that are certain to keep you looking over your shoulder for weeks to come.
See the full gallery. Title: Too Close for Comfort — Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half.
Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both sides often feel that it's "too close for comfort", in this half-hour situation comedy. Written by Phil Fernando. To me, this show defies situation comedies. What "really" was the situation? The girls playing the daughters were so bland. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.
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Down 1, this week. Actor Ted Knight paid his dues with nearly two decades of relatively obscure dramatic, often villainous television work, before finding enduring fame in a scene-stealing supporting turn on a classic s sitcom, hilariously overplaying a silver-haired, self-important imbecile.
Although the conceited "stuffed shirt" typecast plagued him for the Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:. Everything Coming to Netflix in January Deaths: August The Canterville Ghost. Do you have a demo reel? Add it to your IMDbPage. How Much Have You Seen? How much of Ted Knight's work have you seen? Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Known For. Goldman's Dog. Caddyshack Judge Elihu Smails.
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Lessons on schooling. Editors' picks.Mary had never had much upper body strength. She was useless on that end and Mary hated being useless. She always liked being the best and on top. But these textbooks were an absolute nightmare. Her robes were already heavy on her body enough and she had not picked the right day to wear her cuff bracelets with studs.
They were rather heavy on her bony, light wrists. Plus, she already has to mend her robes twice today because the material ripped from the studs getting caught in it. L year was not treating her well and all she could think about was the parties this weekend, first weekend back parties were always a ball and her mouth yearned for the burning taste of Firewhiskey and the smell of smoke filling her nostrils.
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She was walking down an empty hallway, finally done with classes for the day. Her heeled shoes, small strappy ones that she planned on getting away with for the year made an echoing click as she walked. In her hands were five, heavy textbooks from her afternoon classes and her limbs ached.
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