Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tracey Ullman Trivia

Ray:         "Frenchy, what would you say if I told you that you were married to a very brilliant man."
Frenchy:  "I'd say I'd have to be a bigamist."

He was a numbers runner.  She was an exotic dancer.  They met.  They married.  And now they're a middle-aged New York City couple that she describes this way:  "We're poor but we're happy."  She bakes cookies, she watches Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous on TV, she works in a nails salon.  But Ray, not the brightest bulb on the chandelier, still dreams of a big heist.  This Woody Allen comedy from 2000 is Small Time Crooks.  Frenchy, the wisecracking and loyal wife, was played by Tracey Ullman.  I think she's wonderful in the role who the lady who blends a big heart with bad taste.
Ray wants to rob a bank.  Not with a stick-up but by tunneling underground with a few other clueless crooks.  To plan is to have Frenchy bake and sell cookies in the front of a shop while they're tunneling in the bank.  But Frenchy's sweets become a big hit with New Yorkers, like Mrs. Fields® cookies, and they get rich in a legit way.  Now the lovable low class couple can afford to socialize with upper class people.  Some of those folks may be socially refined but, at heart, they prove to be small time crooks themselves.
Tracey Ullman took the role of Frenchy after it was rejected by the two-time Oscar winner, Grammy winner, Tony winner and Emmy winner who celebrates her 70th birthday today.  Barbra Streisand.  She was Woody Allen's first choice.  Tracey told me herself when I interviewed her for the ABC News magazine show, Lifetime Live, on Lifetime Television.
Playing Frenchy could've taken Streisand back to some of her early movie comedy character roots -- like when she played Doris, the motor-mouthed model/actress and part-time exotic dancer/hooker in The Owl and the Pussycat.
Remember how Doris couldn't sleep without the TV on?  Remember how unsuccessful writer Felix Sherman discovers the name of the loud, annoying woman who barged into his apartment very late at night?  Doris:  "Who gave you permission to read my panties?"  Babs turned down the offer to star opposite Woody Allen.  Tracey Ullman jumped at the offer and gave a delightful performance.  The Brit sounded like a native New Yorker.
The Small Time Crooks cast included Elaine May, Elaine Stritch, Hugh Grant and Jon Lovitz.  During my VH1 talk show host & veejay years in the late 1980s, I had dinner with a couple of buddies and one invited a friend along.  That friend was Jon Lovitz.  The three of us said "No!" when Lovitz told us about a comedy role he turned down because he didn't think the movie would do well.  He could've played one of the burglars in Home Alone.  And, yes, he regretted letting that one get away.

1 comment:

  1. pure virgin girls blood fuking Hot Pussy videos

    Indian Big Ass Taken Double Penis And Fucking Hardcore

    Old Uncel Try To Enjoy Long Time Sex With A Young School Girl

    Big Ass Desi Girl Sucking 12 Boys Penis And Fucking

    Pakistani Slim and sexy Girlfriend Fucking By Boyfriend In Her Bedroom

    South Indian busty film actress Namitha revealing her big milky boobs

    Indian Desi Girl Painful Anal Fuck Homemade Video

    Bangladeshi Hindu Housewife Enjoy 30 Minutes Sex With Muslim Neighbour

    Indian Huge Boob Aunty Fucking Doggy Style In Kitchen

    USA Porn Star Showing Customer Hot Boobs And Clean Pink Pussy

    Beautiful Pink Pussy Girl Fucking By 12 inch Black Dick

    Hollywood actress Salma Hayek showing her big boobs

    Very Beautiful Teen School Girl Forced Raped By 5 Passer-by

    Sleeping Mom Fucked Hard By Her Small Son

    Hollywood Sexy Celebrity Fucking By Bollyood Hot Actor Salman Khan

    Deepika Padukone Sucking Big Penis Blowjob In A Hotel Leacked Video

    Hot Sexy Irani Wife Caught by Her Husband When She is Having Sex With Servant

    Busty Hot Aunty Testing A Young Dick And Enjoy Hardcore Fucking

    Mallu Maid Aunty Giving Blowjob And Fucked By Boss

    Japanese Cute Girl Free porn videos mp4 and 3gp XXX Porn Download

    Real Mms Sexy MOM hairy pussy Fucking at garden By her Naughty Boy

    Hot Sexy Porn Star Sunny Leone FirstTime Enjoes Sex video

    Christina Milian Grogeous Pussy Ready For Double Penetration Best Fuck

    indian girls sex videos in pure hindi audio

    2015 New Awesome Sex Video Collections Free Download Now


Millennials and a Splash of Marilyn Monroe

It amazes me how the late Marilyn Monroe has become more respected and even more famous since her untimely death in 1962 than she was during...