Here’s your Nimoy fix for the week. I’d say this was the nadir of his career, but that honor goes to the Saturday Morning Commercial he did for NBC in 1978 ‘C’mon Saturday!’ But I gotta give the man credit. It takes guts to do this! I confess, to this day, I have only seen snippets if this video, usually referenced on comedy shows. But for me it’s just too embarrassing to watch, although I think I could handle these stills. In 1967, Nimoy lip-synched his song of The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins on the short lived 60’s variety show “Malibu U”. Surprisingly, Nimoy did several Variety shows during his career, this one being the most notorious! However, the big button that asks “What’s a Leonard Nimoy?” is funny, and I bet the then mid-30 something Nimoy got a kick out of all these 60’s go-go girls dancing around him! (Although that big hobbit foot is creeeeeepy! Yet, somehow this is easier to listen to than any Shatner soliloquy!
I wonder if Nimoy’s seen all LOTR Trilogy and the recent Hobbit?
Are you ready to cringe? I’m not, but here’s your chance:
3 thoughts on “My Weekly Spock: 2/4/13 Nimoy gets Bilbo’ed”
Like you, I’ve never been able to watch it all the way through. Toe curling to the nth degree. It’s hard to imagine what motivated it – money probably. But it’s come back to bite him big time!
I actually have an 8×10 still of Leonard and Andrea from “C’mon Saturday”! I remember it too Therese! (I was 21!) Jackie, you probably saw it when you were here! Therese-thanks for reintroducing us to these ‘blasts from the past!’
You’re welcome Bonnie! Could you possibly e-mail me a scan of that? I could use it in a future Weekly Spock — Let me know, Thanks! (firstname.lastname@example.org)