"You're a tower of trivia, Walter. Have you ever thought about leaving your brain to science? I could arrange to have it picked up first thing in the morning."
I loved watching "Maude" when I was a kid. And I'm told that my favorite television show during my preschool years was "Family Affair." According to my mother, I would stare at the screen transfixed, drinking in the lives of Buffy, Jody, Cissy and Mr. French.
So, just for the record, before my jaded, "Maude" years (meaning I learned "bitter" and "jaded" from Bea, a true master), I loved watching children with uber-queer names who lived with their father and his live-in "man-servant," Mr. French.
And yet, years later, my parents had the nerve to be shocked when I told them I was gay.
What did they need to figure it out? Liza Minnelli to marry me? Oy...