Monday, September 15, 2014

Richter's Burgers

Ken tweeted this recently:
 Andy Richter is the co-host of Conan O'Brien talk show and is a one time guest on A Bit of a Chat:
Al Lewis was Grandpa Munster:

He had an Italian restaurant in NY:
Alan Hale Jr. was The Skipper on Gilligan's Island an he owned a restaurant called Skipper Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel.

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #163: Holiday Shebangery Dana mentioned eating the the Spanish Kitchen a restaurant that was once Skipper Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel.

There are few things in life I could imagine that would be as good as having a lobster with the Skipper.

Alan Hale was the son of a very successful movie actor also named Alan Hale. And, as Ken mentioned on the podcast, they were almost identical:

The elder Hale was born Rufus Edward MacKahan when he entered the movie business he went by the name Alan Hale. When his son was born he named him Alan Hale MacKahan.
The younger Hale then followed in his fathers footsteps under the name Alan Hale Jr. After his father passed away he dropped the “Jr.”

Anyway, the restaurant was located smack dab in the middle of the tourist area of Hollywood. Skipper Alan Hale’s lobster barrel offered patrons steak and seafood served by tuxedo-clad waiters for moderate prices. It was only open for dinner (5pm to 10:30pm, 1am on the weekends.)

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