A is for Arbuckle

Ask people, these days, who the great comedians of the 20th century were and you might get answers like Dick Van Dyke (this will be under D), John Belushi, Lucille Ball, or other names we recognize from reruns of movies and television shows.

When I think of great comedians, I think of Sir Charles Chaplin (true story, I thought “the Little Tramp” was repulsive growing up. It was Robert Downey, Jr.‘s portrayal of Charlie Chaplin that got me interested in Charlie Chaplin. While not the most moral fellow, I appreciated him so much.), Buster Keaton, and Roscoe Arbuckle.

The sad part is Roscoe Arbuckle‘s life was brought down by Hollywood’s first scandal that was not his doing. When he was just starting to get his life back in order, when he died in his sleep.

Roscoe Arbuckle had a sweet and comedic presence that makes me think of the Silent Era’s John Candy.

Enjoy one of the most adorable tributes to Roscoe Arbuckle and his dog, Luke. This is the video that made me love bully dogs.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “A is for Arbuckle

  1. I love Roscoe Arbuckle! It’s a shame many people today have all but forgotten him, except for that scandal he was cleared of all involvement with. It also really upsets me when people call him “Fatty.” His friends never called him Fatty, and that was only his character’s name (and not a screen name he chose).

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