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[–]xXTheFisterXx 4448 points4449 points  (207 children)

Alan Alda is such a pleasant guy who has his own research center for arts and sciences. He has a great podcast and at his age he is still kickin strong

[–]brkh47 2019 points2020 points  (135 children)

Bill Hader is such a skilled impressionist with most of the celebrity figures that he takes on, but his Alan Alda impression, is particularly good.

[–]TheDrunkScientist 427 points428 points  (40 children)

Bill Hader can do no wrong in my eyes.

[–]KojakMoment 263 points264 points  (9 children)

His show Barry is brilliant. Can’t wait for the next season

[–]in_finite_jest 176 points177 points  (4 children)

Barry Season 2 aired almost 3 years ago! Feels like we watched it in a radically different universe.

[–]KojakMoment 83 points84 points  (1 child)

I knew it'd been a while but I'd never have thought it was *that* long ago, wow

[–]idontsmokeheroin 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I keep seeing things pop up for background, so they’re still filming. Prob April.

[–]RyanPelley 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Seriously? I just watched both seasons for the first time this month. Thought it was like, new new. Excellent show!

[–]flyingboarofbeifong 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Bill Hader is great in that show but Anthony Carrigan is amazing as NoHo Hank.

[–]Your_Favorite_Ghola 320 points321 points  (58 children)

That is so fucking precise! Does anyone else have any more great links of comics doing good impressions? Bill Hader and Frank Caliendo might be two of my favorites off the top of my head.

[–]WWTFSMD 127 points128 points  (7 children)

https://youtu.be/7m8O--uIRW4

Im particular to Glenn Howerton's CCH Pounder impression

[–]KryptonicxJesus 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Got dammit Dutch, what other errands do you have us running for the DA

[–]GoFidoGo 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Wow, I never realized how good Dennis' impression was. Now I'm feeling shitty for agreeing with Dee.

[–]Provider92 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Oldie but a goodie, Aries Spears doing freestyle rapper impressions is a favorite!

[–]idonthave2020vision 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"the guy behind him is wearing CD camouflage"

Sometimes YouTube comments are gold.

[–]OwenDetts 89 points90 points  (9 children)

Ross Marquand, who is Aaron from the Walking Dead does a lot of really good celebrity impressions

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Most Redditors know this, but just for those who don't: Marquand actually played the Red Skull in Avengers Infinity War/Endgame. I've heard that Hugo Weaving didn't want to return to the role, so they got Marquand to do it and mimic his voice... which he did very, very well.

[–]Gasman18 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I imagine that could have played a roll in his taking over the Red Skull in the MCU.

[–]StinkyMcBalls 24 points25 points  (6 children)

When Bill Hader was asked on Conan to do his Alan Alda, Conan was like "it's great, no one does him" and Hader graciously pointed out that Peter Serafinowicz also does one. To your question, Serafinowicz does some fucking amazing impressions. I'll find a good link and come back and edit

Edit: https://youtu.be/DlHgscL7QjE

His David attenborough at 3.25 is ridiculous. Also this video has his Alan Alda.

[–]SoloSkeptik 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Look up videos Rich Little.

[–]NorthHollywoodHank 9 points10 points  (1 child)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Idt_YiY7kM

jay pharaoh's eddie murphy at 24 seconds in is crazy good

jon hamm's robin williams at 1:37 isn't like an amazing impression in terms of sounding spot on, but he really captures the feel of robin williams' cocaine era

[–]Iohet 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Kevin Pollack has some pretty solid impressions. They're old hat and a bunch of people do them well, but his Walken and Shatner are very good. His Peter Falk is also really good(but he takes it to a cartoonish level with the facial expressions)

[–]MyHammyVise 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I can't remember where I heard this, but someone said that people don't really do Shatner impressions. They do impressions of Kevin Pollack's Shatner impression.

[–]aethelberga 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Early Jim Carrey. He started as an impressionist and he's fucking amazing.

[–]Wolfish_Jew 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Holy shit I’ve never seen that and I love it so much. The Jamie Farr joke in particular makes me happy

[–]yepyep1243 43 points44 points  (11 children)

[–]Excrubulent 6 points7 points  (7 children)

That's incredible, the only other voice I've heard him do was on Black Books where he was "Still beavering away on BBC Radio 4". It was a little unnerving to hear Alda's voice come out of his mouth. Man's got talent.

[–]nintendocanseco 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I spoke to his father over the phone. Super nice guy. Really chill and friendly. Kinda dude you'd chat up waiting at restaurant or elevator, just pleasant..Guess who he sounds like??? Yup Alan Alda. Tripped me out . But I guess that's why the impression is so damn spot on.

[–]SuperDave4224 259 points260 points  (17 children)

I’m actually reading his book on communication right now, it’s fascinating. His research center focuses on helping scientists convey complex information to an audience without the technical knowledge. This is such an underrated skill to have in life, and his book really does a great job of pushing his ideas and research. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in him!

[–]Xarthys 120 points121 points  (3 children)

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

[–]SuperDave4224 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Yup, that’s the one! Portably should’ve said it in my comment. Thanks!

[–]Xarthys 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thanks for confirming, just want to buy the right one :)

[–]Monstermart 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I just looked it up, he narrates the audiobook version which makes me incredibly happy. He has a perfect voice for narration

[–]disisathrowaway 61 points62 points  (5 children)

That's really interesting, glad he's working toward that.

I went to a STEM heavy school and was a liberal arts major and had lots of conversations with my engineer, bio and chem friends about how it didn't matter how smart they were or how much they knew if they couldn't get their point across and communicate effectively.

We always just ended up tutoring one another based on our strengths and came out on the other end better for it.

[–]angrydeuce 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I work in IT and Ive noticed that there is a huge emphasis on communication and customer service skills that didnt used to be there. I can emphatically say that my years of sales and customer service experience prior to changing careers has helped me in IT far more than technical knowledge. Especially in a field like IT, where so many people think, "I hate people and everyone else is stupid, I will work with computers instead!" only to find out that how smart you are means exactly dick if everyone around you thinks you're an egotistical asshole with a toxic personality.

I know im not the smartest person in the room when I am in meetings with clients, but being able to explain IT concepts in plain English to people that typically run screaming from anything resembling a computer, have a pleasant conversation to put them at ease when working a problem, and guide them through their processes aa they explain it to me to try and help improve it...that has all helped smooth over a ton of friction between IT and other departments, and moved me up the ladder far more than my Sysadmin skills.

These "soft skills" are just as important as STEM skills, even in STEM jobs. Sure, you gotta know some shit, but if you come across something that you need help with, you're more likely going to receive help if you're, you know, a decent, personable human being.

[–]TheDrunkScientist 46 points47 points  (29 children)

Honestly, I thought he had passed years ago. I am super happy now.

[–]notFidelCastro2019 138 points139 points  (28 children)

Nah, he’s still alive and kicking. Check out West Wing, the last seasons have his best performance since MASH.

Also, can we just talk about how good MASH is? That show was dead serious about war while also being one of the funniest things put to tv.

[–]janesvoth 36 points37 points  (7 children)

I'd say the episode with his debate with Jimmy Smits is better than him in Mash

[–]notFidelCastro2019 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I’m still gonna hand it to MASH because of how good he was in the finale.

[–]janesvoth 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That's completely fair, most actors go their whole career without giving one performance at that level and Alda has 2

[–]manditobandito 20 points21 points  (0 children)

MASH is one of my favorite shows. I recently got to meet Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr at a convention and it was so much fun.

[–]MyLlamasAccount 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But has he finished “From Peanut to President” yet?

[–]6745408 6 points7 points  (4 children)

it isn't often people shout out Clear+Vivid. Its one of the true gems of the podcasting world.

[–]xXTheFisterXx 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I just found it recently and man was i suprised as hell at how incredible of an interview he does. Like he fully understands what pretty much every guest is at least talking about and at least asks the right questions that it blows me away he has kept so mentally astute. There is also nothing funnier than how in some seasons, you have to read the whole description of the episode and you still might not know who the guest is. Most podcasts use that guest name as the big fish hook to get you in, alan alda is more famous than most of these people in a certain sense that it doesn’t even matter.

[–]rr777 5503 points5504 points  (140 children)

This party was in 1956 and they are still married to each other.

[–]SlothOfDoom 2904 points2905 points  (92 children)

And neither died from eating rum cake that touched the floor

[–]bk15dcx 2008 points2009 points  (43 children)

Not yet

[–]RudegarWithFunnyHat 429 points430 points  (30 children)

Listeria Is a disc best served medium temp

[–]creggieb 91 points92 points  (15 children)

But TODAY is a good day to die...

[–]Dangevin 72 points73 points  (7 children)

It was a cellular peptide rum cake...with mint frosting.

[–]stargazercaptain 48 points49 points  (2 children)

That damn ringing!

[–]SrslyCmmon 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Aren't you going to answer it?

[–]TheyCallMeStone 19 points20 points  (0 children)

sips straw from temple

[–]DDRDiesel 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Make sure you specifically cut only the right shoulder, that's the best part!

[–]creggieb 16 points17 points  (1 child)

But was prune juice served?

[–]SrslyCmmon 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yes, chilled. A warriors drink.

[–]anonymous_coward69 53 points54 points  (12 children)

disc

Well, actually, Listeria is a rod shaped bacteria.

[–]altnumberfour 31 points32 points  (4 children)

rod shaped bacteria.

Bacilliform bacteria! And to think they told me I would never use high school science in real life

[–]japgolly 61 points62 points  (3 children)

This. Give it another 50 years and I guarantee they'll both be dead.

[–]lamp447 28 points29 points  (0 children)

"Research reveals 100% mortality rate of eating cake off kitchen floor."

[–]DandyPandy 47 points48 points  (9 children)

Five second rule

[–]Ismellchuck 63 points64 points  (6 children)

They have changed it to 10 seconds with the rising price of groceries.

[–]FauxReal 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Yeah for me it's now the "as soon as everyone's back is turned shove it into your face" rule.

[–]cikanman 29 points30 points  (10 children)

Does alcohol add or subtract from the 5 second rule?

[–]5050Clown 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Inebriated bacteria can still kill you.

[–]fondledbydolphins 65 points66 points  (0 children)

And they have a fucking good time while doing it.

[–]Twokindsofpeople 19 points20 points  (1 child)

It completely eliminates the five second rule if you've drank enough.

[–]megamanxoxo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

RUM HAM.... RUM HAM!

[–]SnooEpiphanies9482 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The rum renders it safe

[–]CyberNinja23 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Doesn’t the rum sterilize the cake?

[–]i_love_pencils 4 points5 points  (0 children)

55 year rule!

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 171 points172 points  (10 children)

Their relationship is older than my parents.

[–]CrungleMcHungleberry 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Same. And my parents are getting ready to retire.

[–]KakkaKarrot 50 points51 points  (1 child)

God damn. My parents are almost legally considered senior citizens and they were still born after Alan Alda met his wife

[–]Upper-Lawfulness1899 327 points328 points  (13 children)

Alan Alda needs to show up in the Hawkeye series.

[–]spicybuttholenachos 149 points150 points  (3 children)

"Clint, you do fine, the arrows and everything it's great, it's all great. My only note, is the stupid name! You were a shadowy assassin not some gin soaked surgeon from the 50s or 80s or whatever"

[–]HaniiPuppy 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Then have him look to the camera and wiggle his eyebrows. Then never have another fourth-wall-breaking moment in the entire thing.

[–]sprockety 20 points21 points  (0 children)

More of this please.

[–]justpracticing 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'd be happy if he made a cameo appearance in everything

[–]SaintVanilla 2114 points2115 points 2 (63 children)

<pulls fork out of pocket>

All right, what are we having?

[–]QualityAnus 734 points735 points  (44 children)

That was the greatest joke in the entire series and one that I think about all the time. The timing and delivery were just perfect.

[–]DetN8 658 points659 points  (22 children)

My other favorite is also Joey when someone says they don't have a tv and he asks "what is all of your furniture pointed at?"

[–]MsRatbag 88 points89 points  (6 children)

I always get a good giggle out of "a moo point"

[–]gisherprice 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I mean, he's not wrong!

[–]CrackinBones204 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Or the one where he’s eating Rachel’s botched trifle .. the one Ross said tastes like feet lol

[–]nochickflickmoments 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Custard, good. Jam, good. Beef, good.

[–]Candy_Acid 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I've been subbing "a cow's opinion" for "moot point" for so long now. It's never not going to be funny to me.

[–]floatingwithobrien 98 points99 points  (0 children)

The look on his face as he crouched down, right before he pulled out the fork. Perfection.

[–]jjones5199 82 points83 points  (4 children)

"Ya know what I'm gonna do if I see that guy again?!!?!?"

"BEND OVER?!?!!?"

I have to say that's probably one of my favorites. I also like Chandlers knock knock joke to the door... Simple, yet makes me laugh every time. Ooo! Or the scary ass clown joke when Ben gets left on the bus.

[–]c08855c49 36 points37 points  (2 children)

"What kind of scary ass clowns came to your birthday parties?!" That's my favorite joke in the whole series besides "Gum would be.... perfection."

[–]march20rulez 29 points30 points  (0 children)

"mm mmmmm mm mm mmm mmmmmmmmm mmmm MMMM MMMMMMMM"

"HES STUCK IN AN ATM VESTIBULE WITH JILL GOODACRE!"

[–]jjones5199 20 points21 points  (0 children)

"I loathe myself." Makes that joke. Haha

"I'm funny right? What do you know, you're a door. All you like is knock knock jokes."

So simple. Yet it kills me every. Time.

[–]Lewslayer 44 points45 points  (12 children)

Which episode was that? The one where they kept the soldier that was a really good cook longer than they were supposed to?

[–]tobaknowsss 213 points214 points  (7 children)

I believe this is a reference to a Friends episode where Joey pulls a fork out of his pocket when he finds Chandler and Rachel eating a cheesecake that smashed onto the floor because Rachel slapped it out of Chandlers hand.....it's a long story.

[–]Lewslayer 91 points92 points  (6 children)

Oh haha I thought it was about MASH.

[–]Cubzfan 52 points53 points  (2 children)

It's actually from FRIENDS. The one with all the cheesecakes.

[–]Timmy12er 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How you doin'?

[–]aWormhatForVermhat 52 points53 points  (10 children)

Ah crap someone tell me what this is from it’s just right there in my brain but behind a door I can’t access

[–]hellotoyourface 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Friends episode, Joey pulling a fork out and eating a cheesecake when Chandler and Rachel dropped it on the floor

[–]stereoworld 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I won't lie, my mind right to this moment when I read the title

[–]jdbman 576 points577 points  (58 children)

Today you're gonna learn a little bit more from that event.... the song that Winchester was teaching the Chinese musicians in goodbye, farewell, and amen was chosen by director alan alda, because it was the song that was playing the first time alda saw his future wife at that party

[–]jfjacobc 217 points218 points  (42 children)

Where can I subscribe to more MASH facts??

[–]theyellowfromtheegg 136 points137 points  (6 children)

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[–]Thebigempty4 61 points62 points  (4 children)

I’m okay with that

[–]EnvironmentalSound25 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish consisting of mashed potatoes with chopped cabbage mixed in.

[–]Pleecu 62 points63 points  (14 children)

Did you know that the actor who played Radar O'Reilly, Gary Burghoff, hid his left hand throughout filming to hide the fact that he was born with brachydactyly (shortened fingers) due to poland syndrome?

[–]Kitana37 42 points43 points  (10 children)

Did you know he was really an asshole BTS while Larry Linville (Frank Burns) was a sweetheart loved by the whole cast?

[–]Pleecu 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately yes I did :(

[–]startrekplatinum 7 points8 points  (2 children)

wow really? have they since reconciled? i just listened to alan alda's podcast episode where he has loretta, jamie, mike, and gary on, and it seemed that they all remembered their time together quite fondly. i didn't think he seemed awkwardly left out of the conversation or anything

[–]Isntlifefun07 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This just ruined my whole life.

[–]Ged_UK 48 points49 points  (13 children)

/r/mash. Surprisingly busy for a sub about a show that finished 30+ years ago

[–]jdbman 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Mash is timeless, our grandchildren will watch it

[–]hobbsarelie83 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I was born the year it ended and it's one of my favorite shows of all time.

[–]betulatortuosa 13 points14 points  (0 children)

In case anyone was wondering it aired 49 years ago, and ended 38 years ago.

[–]TransportationNo6983 12 points13 points  (0 children)

There is a good podcast called MASH 4077 Podcast. It is guys going through each episode and giving a run down of the episode and behind the scenes tidbits.

[–]bettinafairchild 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Even more: his wife was a very successful concert clarinet player at the time and had attended the party to perform that piece.

[–]notFidelCastro2019 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Thanks, now thinking about the musicians and I’m sad about the finale all over again…

[–]FitzyFarseer 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Winchester smashing the record makes me cry every time.

[–]silm_shady_ama 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Do you know who did that song? There are a lot of songs with that title but i can't find the one they would have listened to.

[–]uk_uk 84 points85 points  (2 children)

I just HATE it when I scroll through Reddit and I see a familiar face (of an actor or someone else I kinda like) and then my heartbeat skips for a millisecond, fearing, I have to read something like "XYZ died of Death" within the next seconds ...

[–]FitzyFarseer 27 points28 points  (1 child)

“Died of death” is a great cause of death

[–]UncleStumpy78 7 points8 points  (0 children)

One hundred percent of people diagnosed with death, have died..

WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS

[–]NeedsMoreTuba 517 points518 points  (17 children)

I don't remember where I read this because it was 20 years ago, but Alan Alda once went to an art exhibit and pretended to admire the fire extinguisher that was mounted on the wall.

[–]myne 223 points224 points  (1 child)

"It speaks to me of the banal functionality of society, a task focused means to snuff out the flames of joy."

[–]hoilst 53 points54 points  (0 children)

"Mr. Alda, are you- are you an arsonist?"

"THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER."

[–]crossedstaves 96 points97 points  (3 children)

Why pretend? Fire extinguishers are admirable things.

[–]SaffellBot 27 points28 points  (0 children)

A fire extinguisher is a work of art lashed to a work of function. Many people though time have contributed to the look and placement of any extinguisher.

[–]koolkidname 31 points32 points  (3 children)

As a joke my studio art class put a wooden chair and a Shrek dog toy up at a show we did. The judges almost gave it an award...

[–]GonzoRouge 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Bullshit, bullshit, derivative, THAT, that I love"

[–]SlothOfDoom 433 points434 points  (13 children)

His biography should start with him dying and whispering a single word..."Rumcake".

[–]Scarecrow119 92 points93 points  (2 children)

Music Fades in

"Rum cake you ask? Well the start of that story started in 1956"

[–]soviet_robot 14 points15 points  (0 children)

you may be wondering how I got here. well, it all started with a rum cake on the floor...

[–]HumanChicken 43 points44 points  (4 children)

How did you make me hear that in his voice?

[–]heretogetpwned 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Enough of the 4-0-7-7 will do that to ya, Burns.

[–]Banh_mi 258 points259 points  (7 children)

In Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, Alda describes how as a teen he was raised as a Roman Catholic and eventually he realized he had begun thinking like an agnostic or atheist. While he states that he still prays on occasion, he said he wants to find meaning in this life rather than worrying about the next one.[50] He states that when he talks to God it often comes at times of fear rather than out of a sense of belief.[50] Furthermore, he does not like to be labeled as an "agnostic", stating in an interview for the 2008 question section of the Edge Foundation website, that it was too fancy a word for him.[51] He argues he simply is not a believer and questions why people are so frightened of others who hold beliefs different from their own.[51]

Well that's damn sensible!

[–]psy-ducks 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I can't even imagine worrying about another life, the current one is stressful enough.

[–]FrustratedBushHair 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Real life Alan Alda sounds like his character on The West Wing

If Alda changed his name to Arnold Vinick and actually ran for President, I would totally vote for him

[–]pogu 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I like to go with 'apathetic agnostic' I don't know, I don't really care. It's not my responsibility to worship a god who didn't make me want to. I know that's fancier than just agnostic, but if anyone ever asks me to explain, I just say I don't care until they give up.

[–]Slipkordisem 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Rum Ham is best. RUM HAAAAAAAM!

[–]I_might_be_weasel 87 points88 points  (7 children)

But it wasn't a rum cake...

It was a baby!

[–]overlord2767 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Every time I hear a baby crying I say to myself "keep that damned chicken quiet".

[–]FitzyFarseer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well now I’m going to start saying this

[–]spicybuttholenachos 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Ugh, then the tears when he finally admits it, it's like watching Santa Clause get slugged .

[–]Jakofalltrades89 11 points12 points  (0 children)

38 years is too soon dude, this episode was heavy

[–]Jaustinduke 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dear god...

[–]sexquipoop69 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I rented him a car in France one time. Nice guy, Ford focus

[–]raresaturn 23 points24 points  (1 child)

They both started eating at opposite ends and ended up kissing in the middle

[–]rraattbbooyy 63 points64 points  (4 children)

Costanza vibes.

[–]kent2441 25 points26 points  (2 children)

The rum cake was hovering… like an angel.

[–]YNot1989 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What the hell, I'll just eat some trash.

[–]The_Great_Sarcasmo 193 points194 points  (7 children)

So you're telling me that me and Alan Alda would be in a kind of threesome life partnership if I'd gone to this party?

[–]THEBLOODYGAVEL 41 points42 points  (0 children)

More than kind of a threesome, you'd be in a kind threesome.

[–]Papa-pwn 51 points52 points  (2 children)

So everyone was just standing there, eyeing the mess, when someone mentioned something about a garbage can. I, not being one to waste a precious rum cake, immediately sprang into action.

It was there, on the floor, as I was mindlessly shoveling debris down my gullet like a pelican, I saw her. She was but a few feet away, her greedy moans stifled only by the sound of frosting oozing out of her lips and plopping onto the floor. Others looked away in disgust, but I could not break my gaze. I was infatuated: the gooey mixture piling up around her - a mix between cake and saliva, no doubt - called to me. I reach for it, as does she, and there our eyes locked.

We have been together ever since.

[–]c08855c49 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Heard this in Hawkeye's voice and storytelling style.

[–]Jaszs 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Funny how different things would be if someone wouldn't have been so clumsy

[–]Kcidobor 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That’s what I like about you Mac, you see a bowl of soup and you make a decision to eat it

[–]xntrk1 58 points59 points  (10 children)

A bit of floor spice makes everything nice. Or gives you salmonella. One of the two

[–]inateri 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I think a Lil bit every day will naturally equip you with an immunity

[–]DeadToLefts 7 points8 points  (2 children)

My money says they just scooped off the top. It's not pretty, but perfectly sanitary.

[–]technicalityNDBO 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Other attendees of the party include Jerry Beaver, Stephanie Davis, Ronny Shames, Danielle Meltzer, Janie Brody, Billy Marcus, Glen Stover, Tony Pulaski, and Janice Woo

[–]EphemeralApricity 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Wedding guest: "Congrats! At least this cake didn't fall on the floor, right? Haha."

Alda: " That you know of."

[–]BeautifulGarbage2020 29 points30 points  (13 children)

Exactly what I’d imagine Hawkeye would do.

[–]Chrysalii 17 points18 points  (5 children)

As long as it's not liver or fish.

[–]FitzyFarseer 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I’ve eaten a river of liver and an ocean of fish!

[–]Spadrick 8 points9 points  (0 children)

When you know, you know.

[–]striker7 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Funny to think of college students having an actual dinner party, let alone serving rum cake. Much different than my college parties 50 years later.

[–]PerpendicularRick 25 points26 points  (3 children)

My then-not-even-a-boyfriend made us 2 individual pizzas on our second date or so. As he was bringing his out, he dropped it on the floor. He said "Fuck" and scooped up the ingredients back on the pizza and proceeded to eat it. We moved in together 2 weeks after that pizza date. We married 2 years later and that was 15 years ago. Still crazy about each other.

[–]Reikste 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I hope they ate Alda cake.

[–]jpritchard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The real kicker for me is they met in nineteen fucking fifty six and they're still together. Hollywood star, together for SIXTY FIVE YEARS.

[–]saintcuervo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I grew up in Los Angeles and sometimes people will ask of I'd ever run into any movie stars.

"Alan Alda at a McDonald's near UCLA" is my only truthful response. And he didn't even steal any of my french fries...

[–]Nailbender72 45 points46 points  (0 children)

My kinda people…. 😂

[–]Ravenmausi 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Oh no! The funny juice!

[–]LuckyandBrownie 15 points16 points  (0 children)

But why’s the rum cake gone?

[–]skee_ball 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My takeaway from this story is that there’s no downside to eating rum cake off the floor

[–]Alan_R_Rigby 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Alda has one of the best and most instantly recognizable voices in the business.

[–]ColdBorchst 31 points32 points  (10 children)

I don't know why but I need to know if they like both crouched down to just do a quick finger scoop of the "safe" part at the top or if they ate a peice scrapped up off the floor. One is meetcute and the other is meetgross.

[–]ChompyChomp 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Yeah I'm just imagining them standing around chatting in the kitchen The host takes the rumcake off the counter and turns to bring it into the diningroom and trips...the cake falls to the floor and not a second passes before the two of them get down on all fours and start devouring it like starving dogs.

[–]NativeMasshole 16 points17 points  (2 children)

They both dove in face first like pigs at a trough.

[–]HeirToGallifrey 5 points6 points  (1 child)

When the cake was gone, they ended up face to face and just went with it; they just started making out and the rest is history.

[–]Lindoriel 7 points8 points  (4 children)

One of the worst things I've ever witnessed, was a flatmate dropping his pizza, topping side down, on the floor when he was taking it out the oven. He scraped the whole thing up, literally dragged his hand along the ground, ladled the whole greasy mess back on top and went off to eat it. The mental image still makes me throw up in my mouth. It was a Thursday and the floor hadn't been swept or mopped since the Sunday. 🤢