Sunday, August 12, 2007
Merv Griffin dies ....8.12.07
Merv Griffin died this evening. He was 82 years old and he died from Prostate cancer. I loved watching him as a kid, he was the first talk show I ever saw. I was not allowed to watch Johnny Carson, he was considered too inappropriate, which cracked me up because Merv Griffin is the one that had all the GREAT comedians. Yes, he had Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby and the great George Carlin. The year I was 10 I missed most of 5th grade home sick with a blood disorder, and I loved 2pm because that is what time Merv was on.(immediately followed by The Wild Wild West....). I was hooked, and I felt very grown up as I laid there and watched. I would lay there and drink Fresca that my Grandmother had brought me and eat UTZ potato chips, and watch all the wonderful guests. I liked Merv because he was such a gentleman, so polite and well mannered.
And then in recent years I watched some shows out West and they showed him accompanying Nancy Reagon to many events, and he even bought her a dog after Ronnie died, and they would walk their dogs together. I just thought that was so kind and thoughtful.....He was a good man...
Rest In peace. Mr.Griffin.