Thursday, October 7, 2010


 December 4, 1931 - October 7, 2003

If you grew up in the SoCal area in the 1980s and early 1990s, you may be familiar with Wally George.  He was a public access television host of the Hot Seat.  W George was famous for his combative, almost farcical interview style and shocking antics. For example, he often brought strippers onto his show to denounce them for being "bimbos"; when the strippers would (almost inevitably) begin to strip, George, with obviously feigned outrage, would wait until the very last moment to have them escorted out by security while his fans chanted: "Sick! Sick! Sick!" George also advertised gentlemen's clubs on his show and, in his later years, made many staged appearances at them around Southern California.

I grew up watching him, not for his political views, but rather for the entertainment value - what political view does a thirteen-year-old have anyway?  To me (and my older brother by two years) Wally was the next best thing to Howard Stern.

Little known fact:  His famous daughter is Rebecca De Mornay of the Risky Business fame - she was the trouble-making call girl.

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