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campylobacter From: campylobacter Date: 27th June 2012 12:53 (UTC) (Link)

Richard Dean Anderson in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

omg BABY RIVER PHOENIX

I had no idea RDA ever participated in such a... an Emmy-nominated 1-season TV series until this LOLMac made me Google it.

I read the Wiki entry about the film it's based on. D: SO GLAD I'VE NEVER WATCHED IT. It would make me stab everything plaid.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th June 2012 12:57 (UTC) (Link)

Re: RDA in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

It is a staggeringly awful show, although Emerald Point is worse. Both require alcohol to get through teh awful. 7 Brides does have RDA on horseback, though, and that's worth a lot of plaid-attacks.
magnavox_23 From: magnavox_23 Date: 27th June 2012 13:44 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Richard Dean Anderson in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

I believe there's a video of him singing in it on You Tube as well?
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th June 2012 14:34 (UTC) (Link)

Re: RDA in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

Probably. It had singing and dancing. And guitar-playing. Fortunately, IIRC, RDA did not attempt to dance.
campylobacter From: campylobacter Date: 28th June 2012 05:21 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Richard Dean Anderson in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

I almost Googled that, but then I came to my senses.
magnavox_23 From: magnavox_23 Date: 28th June 2012 05:39 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Richard Dean Anderson in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

Now I am back on my PC, I couldn't resist. It's... kinda not as bad as I remember..., huh...

campylobacter From: campylobacter Date: 28th June 2012 05:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Richard Dean Anderson in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

I... guess I've seen worse? IT'S SUCH AFTER-SCHOOL SPECIAL SMARMY WHOLESOMENESS. RDA lip-synching to a really talented baritone voice has a lot of appeal when it's accompanied by RDA moving around in tight jeans. :D

mmmm I love they way he moves. He reminds me of a panther: efficient, graceful, deliberate movements. mmmmmmmm
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 28th June 2012 12:25 (UTC) (Link)

RDA Glee FTW

The eye candy is very, very tasty.

ETA: Just rewatched it. I'm not certain that it's lip-synched (although the sound is horribly out of sync generally) -- or rather, that it's someone else, since it would all have been re-recorded and dubbed over. He did a lot of music in that period, after all. The first solo bit is definitely him, and in the second, it sounds like him sending himself up.

Great scene for handporn, though. Made it hard to pay any attention to the "music".

Edited at 2012-06-28 12:33 (UTC)
campylobacter From: campylobacter Date: 28th June 2012 13:34 (UTC) (Link)

Re: RDA Glee FTW

oh ho ho ho RDA is the talented baritone?

I think I just fell out of my chair in a swoon.
macgyvergal From: macgyvergal Date: 27th June 2012 13:46 (UTC) (Link)
AAAAA!!!! My eyes they burn!!!!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th June 2012 14:34 (UTC) (Link)
Try looking at yesterday's and Monday's LOLs. It should help.
sidlj From: sidlj Date: 27th June 2012 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
Sure, he never talks about it, but his big mistake is in not destroying the evidence...

Looking at that picture turns me into a sobbin' woman. ;-)
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th June 2012 14:35 (UTC) (Link)

the Plaiddite conspiracy

Hehe, just wait.
macsme From: macsme Date: 27th June 2012 15:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry, but I liked the show. Perhaps it's because I had heard such awful comments, that I expected something totally horrendous. And to my pleasant surprise, it wasn't. At all. Okay, there's a lot of cheese in it, especially in the singing and the dancing (and I can almost hear RDA cringing when he has to do that one song, poor bastard), but all in all his acting is as sincere as always. And oh yeah, the horseback riding is a bonus. Richard Dean Anderson is a real good horseman.
So, sue me.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th June 2012 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Did you watch more than the first couple of episodes? I really started squirming at the third one -- the golly-maw-save-the-farm really became too much for me by then. If you still liked it after more than two episodes, I salute you wholeheartedly!
macsme From: macsme Date: 27th June 2012 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
I watched them all, even more than once, yes, really, and thanks for the salute, but it wasn't a chore. I admit, I did squirm a little from time to time (mostly during the song&dance stuff), but never during RDA's scenes. He did survive that show for a reason: he was good, and some of the stories were okay too.

Edited at 2012-06-27 16:40 (UTC)
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th June 2012 22:37 (UTC) (Link)
You're quite right about RDA's acting having been fine. It was the scripts and the plots (if you can call them that) that made me squirm. I really have no taste for that particular kind of schtick -- probably due to being from the western US, I guess.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 27th June 2012 23:55 (UTC) (Link)
The original musical is hideous and manages to raise my feminist ire each and every time I'm exposed to it, and I'm a pretty mellow individual ordinarily. I'm assuming that fewer Sabine Women were raped in the making of the TV show, since we've evolved considerably since the making of the movie.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 28th June 2012 02:53 (UTC) (Link)

akshully, no sobbin' wimmen

The TV show has a blissfully slender resemblance to the movie. There are seven brothers, alphabetical from Adam on down to Guthrie (River Phoenix); RDA played Adam, and the one female you see there is his wife, Hannah, whom he marries about 10 minutes into the first episode. None of the other brothers acquire wives in any manner, whether by fancy dancin' or kidnap. In fact, I recall that Hannah has the strongest personality of the lot.

The first episodes involved the family's plucky struggles to keep the local Bigwig from foreclosin' on the ranch, Maw, and I haven't yet been able to get myself to try the later episodes. I should. They didn't actually wear plaid all that often, and RDA was dreamy in it. And Dana Elcar had a guest spot!
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 28th June 2012 03:58 (UTC) (Link)

Re: akshully, no sobbin' wimmen

I've only seen small snippets on YouTube, including one song-and-dance number. I get the feeling that it would (like the TV form of Little House on the Prairie) send my blood sugar into levels likely to cause coma, and possibly death. Still, I'm relieved that there isn't all that forced marryin' in the TV form.

Icon is to counteract the aw shucks glucose factor.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 28th June 2012 04:10 (UTC) (Link)

no wobbin' persimmons

The blood sugar issue is a definite danger.

On the other hand . . . I'd say that 7 Brides was about as true to its source material as the TV version of Little House: that is to say, it has the same title, and some of the characters have the same names. In this case, I think this is a Good Thing. (I loathed the TV version of Little House, because I loved, and love, the books.)
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 28th June 2012 04:16 (UTC) (Link)

Re: no wobbin' persimmons

I tried to change my name from my so unusual as to be weird nickname to Laura when I was a kid [my mom vetoed Susan which was her name - too confusing to have 2 in one house] because I loved those books so much. It didn't take in the end because people politely complied with my wishes but it just wasn't me.

Oddly enough, I never wanted to change to Bilbo or Taran, although Aragorn might have tempted me if it wasn't so... I guess I just couldn't get over the "gorn" part, even though I hadn't seen Star Trek yet at that point. ;)


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Akkkk kant tiep todai. Duz knot bowd well for producing U is for Unspoken in a few minutes!

Edited at 2012-06-28 04:18 (UTC)
campylobacter From: campylobacter Date: 28th June 2012 06:02 (UTC) (Link)
ohhhhh lawdee when I read the synopsis of the movie on Wikipedia, my blood pressure went up a notch. The "good ol' days" of movie musicals sometimes... weren't good at ALL.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 28th June 2012 06:20 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you of all people should not watch this movie, unless someday you have a desperate need to really embody the gestalt of your icon!
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 27th June 2012 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
It was a wonder that we could hear them singing over those noisy shirts!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 28th June 2012 02:42 (UTC) (Link)
What? I couldn't hear you. I have my fingers stuck in my ears whilst I go "lalala".
macsme From: macsme Date: 28th June 2012 09:01 (UTC) (Link)
LOL! For the both of you.

Edited at 2012-06-28 09:02 (UTC)
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 27th June 2012 23:51 (UTC) (Link)
Egad! Bad plaid!

I come (I must admit, though it dates me) from a generation when plaid was actually fashionable. So I like the Black Watch plaid shirt from the first episode of MacGyver. My daughter, being a generation younger is death and destruction on plaid, and if only the fellow at the upper right were in paisley, this cap would be her ultimate sartorial nightmare!

Still, for all that I am fossil enough to like plaid, they seem to have chosen some of the worst possible examples, and then gathered them all together. Eeeewww!!! Scary Plaiddites are Scary!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 28th June 2012 02:36 (UTC) (Link)
I'm rather fond of tartan, having a general supply of Scots in me, but this collection is quite the horror. The worst one has to be the guy on RDA's left, in the red/black/grey check. Eww.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 28th June 2012 03:50 (UTC) (Link)
Re: Scots. Me too. Anderson and Cleeland/Cleland (a varietay of MacClellan[d]). One of my Scots ancestors wrote a rather well known salacious book, Fanny Hill

I absolutely agree. Worst one is Worst!

You've heard what the Americans (who fought them in and around Fort Ticonderoga) called the Black Watch in their kilts of course - "The grannies from Hell".
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 28th June 2012 03:57 (UTC) (Link)
Me: Graham of Montrose (one of the prettiest tartans evar!!), McFarland and McGaw. Probably others, but those are the ones we knew about. My father (who was named Duncan Graham) had a Graham of Montrose tartan scarf.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 28th June 2012 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
I know that one. It is a pretty one!

I'm American Heinz 57, mixed English, Irish (both sides of the conflict), Scots, Dutch, German, Huguenot, with minor admixture of Swiss and Spanish, and Native American (Powhatan).

My husband, whose family mostly came over in the 1600's is almost pure English, and what's cool about that is that a favorite historical figure of mine as a kid was Alfred the Great, and because of him, my kids are decendants of Alfred the Great. I thought that was cool. Also my lovely, kind, gentle, woman-empowering husband is descended from the Lord of the Manor of Great and Little Rapers. *sporfle*

Edited at 2012-06-28 04:08 (UTC)
macsme From: macsme Date: 28th June 2012 09:05 (UTC) (Link)
My father had pajamas in that awful red/black/grey check, and even that looked hideous.
archersangel From: archersangel Date: 29th June 2012 00:07 (UTC) (Link)
how is it that drake hogestyn (future days of our lives star) is the only one not wearing plaid?
BTW the first that i heard of this was in an interview that drake hogestyn did where the interviewer mentioned this show & hogestyn said that RDA was in it.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 29th June 2012 03:05 (UTC) (Link)
IIRC, he was the Moody Brother, who didn't wear bright clothing. He wasn't actually emo because that hadn't been invented yet.
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