Quantum Gibbs

Dr. Sam Beckett and Leroy Jethro Gibbs = Old.  Man.  Fine.  I realize it would appear that I have a thing for old dudes, but I don’t (I don’t think…).

You  might be asking yourself, “Self?  Why do I love Quantum Leap and NCIS so much?”  Well, today is your lucky day  because I have the answer to that.  So they were all created by the same man, Donald Bellisario!  Who knew?!  Well, obviously some people.  Anyway, I got sucked into a mini marathon of the Leap the other day and when they played the series finale, I cried like I cried during the last episode of The Wonder Years¹ (if you didn’t cry on that one – you have no soul).  Sad stuff.  Oh, PS  – I love time travel.

Just a couple of nuggets of information…the guy that plays McGee on NCIS is Bellisario’s stepson.  Bellisario was in the military with Lee Harvey Oswold.  Mark Harmon is married to Pam Dawber – who played Mindy from Mork and Mindy and the older sister in My Sister Sam.  And, now, the best nugget…..

Remember the band Nelson, you know – Matthew and Gunnar?  After the Rain? And their flowing hair?  Of course you do.  Well, Mark Harmon is their uncle.  He’s their mom’s brother.  Also, the lady who used to be the Tic Tac girl is his other sister.  So, Mark and Ricky Nelson used to be bros-in-law.  Speaking of Ricky Nelson, “Garden Party” has to be one of the best songs ever.  I’m feeling an in depth internet research project coming up about them.  They haven’t even shown up on a reality drug rehab or wife swap show yet!  Strange.

I really want Mark Harmon to be my parents’ friend.  I mean, clearly, he’s too old for me to be hanging out with.  But, if he’s a family friend, then it’s not weird.

¹  Remember when Ross Geller played Karen’s boyfriend-turned-husband Michael?


I Love You, Mayhem

This guy.  Dean Winters.  Do I have a celebrity crush on him because he’s not mega-movie-star-famous-but-just-a-little-famous-so-he-COULD-be-desperate-enough-to-marry-but-a-commoner-such-as-moi?  Uhhhh, maybe.  It was hard for me to decide out which Allstate commercial to use on this post, but I think this one may be my fave.

He’s out of my age range (per imdb and wikipedia stalking) at 47, but I’d make an exception if he wanted to marry me.  Upon extensive research, I can now share with you the following information:

1.  He is fine as wine.

2.  There was this show in 2010 that I really got hooked on, “Happy Town.”¹ Tragically, it was canceled after a mere 8 episodes.  You know, I was faithful to that show every week and then it just up and left without any notice.  Rude.  Anyway, my boyfriend was in the original pilot, but got sick (see #3) and wasn’t able to play his part for the series when it got picked up.  Instead, Brian Hackett from Wings took over his character.  Sidebar – can we just all agree that Wings was easily one of the best 10 series ever?  Actually, that’s just not debatable.

3.  According to wikipedia (and, we all know everything on there is absolutely 100% true) and Page Six, he got sick from a bacteria infection and then later got the gangrene.  He had to get two toes and half a thumb amputated.  Yowza.  At least he didn’t lose the middle finger digit.

4.  You won’t find him on the Facebook to send him a friend request.  Oh sure, you can “Like” him, but let’s face it, if we’re getting married, he and I are going to have to be true FB friends.

¹ I do not pretend to be a good judge of what is good or bad tv or cinema.  Nobody ever even asks me anymore if I like a movie or a show because they know the answer.  I pretty much like everything.  I realize that obviously, I was only one of about 168 people who liked Happy Town.