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R.I.P. Stony Curtis

When I heard today of the passing of Tony Curtis, of course I thought of his roles in Some Like it Hot, The Defiant Ones..and another great movie that I loved as a kid, The Great Impostor. But I would be lying to you if I didn't tell you that the first thing that popped into my head was his role as Stony Curtis in an episode of The Flintstones. Betty and Wilma win a contest in which they get to have Stony Curtis as their "slave boy" for a day, because he's making a movie called Slave Boy. Somehow Fred ends up being Stony Curtis's stand-in, and you guessed it, wackiness ensues. The fact that the world would learn of his passing on this day (of all days)  is an interesting coincidence. That's because today is the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones prime time cartoon premiering. So wouldn't it be great if I could find a youtube clip of that particular episode? I did find the entire thing on what I believe was the Japanese version of youtube, but had some trouble getting it to download. So instead of Stony Curtis..how about a little Ann Margrock?

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09/30/2010 6:48AM
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