There’s something sweet about that old tradition of restaurants having caricatures of celebrity customers on their walls. The Brown Derbys in Hollywood did it, and The Palm, but the only place carrying on seems to be Sardi’s in New York in the theater district. John Goodman and John Slattery are starring on Broadway in the surprise hit revival The Front Page and they were honored by having their faces added to the wall of caricatures. Note that the drawings are a LOT more flattering than they used to be!
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Prolific actor and Roseanne star John Goodman always SEEMED like a super-nice guy but now we have PROOF. We were told about a family traveling from Dallas to London and they were upgraded to first class. The mom sat with her toddler on her lap and her seat-mate happened to be JOHN GOODMAN! Five minutes before take-off the little boy started projectile vomiting in all directions! He got the mom, the seats, her luggage and everybody’s clothing! The American Airlines fight attendants backed off and refused to deal with the situation while while John goodnaturedly jumped up and ran back and forth from the bathroom with paper towels to wipe everybody off. (Including himself – luckily he was already dressed in the airline pajamas) His thoughtful wife Annabeth even kindly offered the mom clean clothing out of her own suitcase. The distraught mother apologized profusely. The plane stopped and the AA cleanup crew escorted the family off the plane. They all remember John Goodman as a HERO in the crisis and the toddler even recognized his voice from Monsters Inc.
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The timing might be right for Roseanne to make a splash in the sitcom world again. Reality TV has proved that there’s a huge market for working class blue collar American humor and nobody does it better. Roseanne’s enlisted writers from her original Roseanne show (which was a hit from 1988 to 1997) for her new NBC pilot “Downwardly Mobile.” She plays the proprietor of a trailer park full of colorful characters and a new character was just added – Roseanne’s TV husband John Goodman. He’ll play an outspoken worker at the mobile home park. Hopefully this won’t interfere with her run for President….