Quotes that made me laugh #21

A nice Graun interview with Christopher Lloyd (‘Doc’ Brown in Back to the Future). He seems as eccentric in life as the ‘Doc’ does in the film.

I first remember Lloyd as one of the actors in the sitcom ‘Taxi’ from the late 70s and early 80s where he played the drug-addled rôle of ‘Reverend Jim’ Ignatowski.

 I wonder about things, like, if they call an orange an "orange," then why don't we call a banana a "yellow" or an apple a "red"? Blueberries, I understand. But will someone explain gooseberries to me?
I wonder about things, like, if they call an orange an “orange,” then why don’t we call a banana a “yellow” or an apple a “red”? Blueberries, I understand. But will someone explain gooseberries to me?

One of the online comments to the Graun article reprised the following exchange from an episode from 1980. It made me laugh, particularly as despite reading it 30-odd years after its original run, Reverend Jim’s lines played back in my mind in the same woozy, befuddled and bewildered tones that Lloyd brought to the character, so not so much a quote as an excerpt:

Elaine: Jim, you changed your name TO Ignatowski?
Jim: Yeah, you know … it was the 60s and everyone was changing their names to stuff like Sunshine, Free, Moon Unit…
Alex: Well Jim, why Ignatowski?
Jim: Say it backwards.
Bobby: Iskwotangi.
Jim: Uh oh, that’s not even close to Starchild, is it?

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