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Bruce Vilanch is a Good Guy, I Think.

26 Oct

October 26, 2010

Recently I wrote a blog entitled In Search of… Sasquatch in which I speculated that perhaps some of the Bigfoot sightings could be attributed to Bruce Vilanch, and illustrated my point with this picture:

I remember him mostly from Hollywood Squares, where he was very funny. I have nothing against the guy, but look at that picture- you can see how he would be confused for a big hairy hominid if he were seen walking through some dense woods.

And then a few days later I received this in my email:

so many people forwarded your blog to me….i am humbled.  this almost makes up for florence henderson being booted off dancing with the stars.

The return address was bvilanch. I can only assume that the man himself sent this to me. (And if he didn’t and this is some other guy, I’m going ahead like it is him anyway.) Frankly, I am humbled that A- he would reply to a lowly blogger like me and B- we would totally agree about Florence Henderson’s shabby treatment on Dancing with the Stars.

At any rate, I appreciate it that he didn’t sic a team of high powered libel attorneys on me, and that he took it in the spirit in which it was meant.

I do, however, have a bone to pick with him.

According to the always correct and can’t possibly be wrong Wikipedia, Bruce Vilanch co-wrote the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.

I don’t know whether to hug him or hit him.

Bruce Vilanch has had an amazing writing career, winning multiple Emmy Awards and has done wonderful charity work for AIDS and other causes. Certainly, however, his biggest accolade is yet to come, as he becomes a member of


We thank you, Bruce Vilanch, for your tireless support.

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