Sunday, September 09, 2007

Gopher Tales

I'm sure I've mentioned this out here before, but a couple of jobs back, I worked for Fred Grandy at Goodwill Industries. Fred once told me the story of how he was badly injured during the dying days of his time on The Loveboat. It involved a Turkish taxi, a cigar, a balloon filled with hydrogen (!!), a ship's doctor who really wasn't a doctor, and someone on set who was an IV drug user (and probably saved Fred's life.)

People used to stare blankly at me when I'd retell this story, like I was pulling it out of my ass. Well, I'm pleased to say that Fred recounts that story in this week's Entertainment Weekly (with the Fall TV Preview cover.) Enjoy.

Real life -- seriously, 150% more bizarre than anything any of us could make up.


Sudiegirl said...


We love da Gopher!

Chuck said...

I can't find the story online yet, but I'll keep an eye out for it.