Friday, March 30, 2012

Warren Stevens (1919-2012)

Clarks Summit native and character actor Warren Stevens passed away on Tuesday, March 27th at the age of 92.

Born on November 2, 1919 in Clarks Summit, PA, Stevens appeared in over 40 films such as The Barefoot Contessa (directed by Wilkes-Barre native Joseph L. Mankiewicz), Deadline U.S.A. with Humphrey Bogart, and perhaps his most famous film, 1956's sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.

Steven's career include television appearances on E.R., The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and Rawhide.

Click here to read Warren Steven's obituary from The New York Times.

Much thanks to Dr. Peter Cupple for this reference.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Body of Proof: Season 2, Episode 18: Going Viral, Part 1 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)

My colleague Ernie Reich excitedly told me today about a Scranton reference in this week's episode of the medical drama Body of Proof. The hit show, which airs Tuesday nights at 10 PM on ABC, stars Dana Delaney as Megan Hunt, a Philadelphia medical examiner whose unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

In the episode Going Viral: Part 1 (which originally aired this past Tuesday), Megan and the team are faced with a city-wide outbreak of a mysterious, lethal virus that puts everyone at risk. About a half-hour into the episode, Detective Bud Morris (John Carroll Lynch) is on the phone with his wife encouraging her to get out of town to escape the mysterious virus. He tell her:

"Jean…Jeanie, for once in our relationship, this cannot be an argument. I need you to get your keys, get in the car, and drive to your sister’s in Scranton."

Click here to watch the full episode. The Scranton dialogue occurs at 32:18.

Much thanks to Ernie Reich for this reference.