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.


16 Responses to “Bruce Vilanch is a Good Guy, I Think.”

  1. Thomas Stazyk October 26, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Now that you are in touch with him, please ask him how he got Sally Jesse Rafael to give him her glasses. I’ve always wondered that.


    • bmj2k October 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

      I think that’s one of Bobby River’s old pairs.


  2. Mister D October 26, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Just wanted to confirm that that was Bruce Vilanch…and he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

    Thanks, Don


    • bmj2k October 26, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

      Thank you Don!
      Your website certainly shows the versatility and humor of Mr. Vilanch.


  3. Supermonge October 26, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Wow!…Bea is a Tougher Bartender than I am!
    Let’s assume that Bruce just wrote the Boba Fett animated short and give him the benefit of the doubt…
    And then there was that time on Celebrity Fat Club that he Knocked out Screech!…What that never happened…okay maybe next season…


    • bmj2k October 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

      And Lucas refuses to release that. The man is an idiot. But we already knew that after we saw the first ewok.


      • Supermonge October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

        HA!…My Friend got a Droid Phone and he got so Pissed when I told him that Lucas actually gets paid for them to use the Name Droid…HAAAA!!!…More Money for George for absolutely no reason…


        • bmj2k October 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

          Of course we are all for you making money off of pictures of Lucas’ creations!


      • Supermonge October 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

        I see no problem with that! HA!!!


    • Supermonge October 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

      Hey I didn’t get pissed he did!…I think it’s Hilarious…


      • Allen Keyes October 28, 2010 at 12:15 am #

        The pic of Darth Maul is bad-ass but this site is crying out for a picture of…………..Darth Villanch!!!!

        Bea Arthur. Oh my goodness gracious.


  4. JRD Skinner October 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    This is way better than being anonymously accosted by one of The Scrappers.


    • bmj2k October 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

      Let this be a lesson- it would be very easy for Noots to get into the Hall of Fame too, hint hint.



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