If Samuel Beckett was the star of a 70s cop show

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/04/17/if-samuel-beckett-was-the-star.html

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“Stakeout at Godot’s” is an actual play
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1991/05/02/theater/6c37314b-e86e-4838-872e-71cdd4e86fbf/

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Second episode: Krapp’s Last Case.

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I’m surprised the Beckett estate let that happen — they are infamously iron-fisted when it comes to their IP.

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I was hoping that the chief was just a bust of Euripides on a desk.

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Beckett drove André the Giant to school (once in a while) when the latter was a kid. I bet they never thought they’d end up fighting crime together. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/andre-the-giant-samuel-beckett/

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I know if I was a 1970’s cop, I would want Bionic Bigfoot as my partner.

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This is a show I’m willing to wait for.

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(Venture Bros)

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Also, that’s Andre the Giant who Samuel Beckett drove to school (at least once).

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Sartre’s character of Walleye Molloy got him some ad work in the 70’s.

(I do not have a source for this image, if anyone here knows it.)

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I liked the episode with that great car chase with Lemmy Caution in his Ford Galaxie.

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I love this so much. This and the Riker spin off are my favourite fake TV shows.

They do say that he just wanted to talk cricket to Andre the Giant but I doubt that for two reasons:

1 despite being the only Nobel prize for literature winner with an entry in Wisden’s (not gonna lie. No idea) he usually wanted to talk about rugby
2 everyone I have met who met him, and it’s a surprisingly wide bunch, said he was hospitable to a fault, and was a genial host, funny and generous.

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moss-insanely-brilliant

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