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(YouTube) Video That creepy little kid from that one "Twilight Zone" episode explains how Alfred Hitchcock scared the hell out of him when he was seven   (youtube.com) divider line 37
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2012-11-18 07:51:50 AM
liked him on Babylon 5
 
2012-11-18 08:12:41 AM

BalugaJoe: liked him on Babylon 5


But a bit of a bonehead.

Seriously, the underrated Ron Howard.
 
2012-11-18 08:20:56 AM
He can also tell you everything you want to know about roly poly fish heads.
 
2012-11-18 08:31:55 AM
I bet he wished he could have sent Alfred Hitchcock to the cornfield.
 
2012-11-18 08:32:15 AM
Well that was totally worth watching.
 
2012-11-18 09:01:47 AM
"your blood will run like milk.."

Well played Hitchcock! I bet that petulant Mumy brat toed the line for the rest of the production...

Pfft...white child actor problems...
 
2012-11-18 09:49:16 AM
Engaging story. Worth watching.
 
2012-11-18 10:02:10 AM
I always thought it would be fun to sit and have a beer with that guy
 
2012-11-18 10:20:32 AM
Ummm, NSFW!!!
 
2012-11-18 10:32:06 AM
Did anyone find the scene? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9MA2_m3W9U
 
2012-11-18 10:50:02 AM
I especially liked the part where he crammed a one minute story into six minutes and eight seconds.
 
2012-11-18 11:32:29 AM
Too lazy to Google it but they show him with Marta someone in clip; was she the blonde chick from LinS?
 
2012-11-18 12:15:46 PM

douchebag/hater: Too lazy to Google it but they show him with Marta someone in clip; was she the blonde chick from LinS?


Yes, and quite fappable in those days
 
2012-11-18 12:38:28 PM

dognose4: Did anyone find the scene? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9MA2_m3W9U


18:29?
 
2012-11-18 12:51:27 PM
I forgot, how old was he?
 
2012-11-18 02:26:50 PM
I don't like Alfred Hitchcock 'cause he was mean to me once! And didn't say he was sorry! Waaaaahhhh!
 
2012-11-18 03:17:59 PM
He scared me as a child by being part of Barnes & Barnes.
 
2012-11-18 03:46:19 PM
DANGER! DANGER!

/obligatory
 
2012-11-18 04:00:47 PM

D2theMcV: I don't like Alfred Hitchcock 'cause he was mean to me once! And didn't say he was sorry! Waaaaahhhh!


There are actually quite a few stories of Hitchcock being a complete hump to his cast members and sometimes his crew. One of his most famous quotes is, "I never said actors were cattle. I said actors should be treated like cattle." Joan Fontaine had to act nervous for "Rebecca," so he told her that no one else in the cast liked her. He got those reactions out of Tippi Hedren by having the crew throw drunk live birds at her. For five days. Then he ruined her career. Henry Mancini, who Hitchcock fired from "Frenzy," was out his own expenses and unwilling to talk about the experience for years.

He probably wasn't as bad as other control-freak directors like Stanley Kubrick, and he'll have his personal and professional defenders until doomsday, but the end of the studio system, where you could pretty much own an actor, must have been rough on him.
 
2012-11-18 05:47:24 PM

peasandcarrots: D2theMcV: I don't like Alfred Hitchcock 'cause he was mean to me once! And didn't say he was sorry! Waaaaahhhh!

There are actually quite a few stories of Hitchcock being a complete hump to his cast members and sometimes his crew. One of his most famous quotes is, "I never said actors were cattle. I said actors should be treated like cattle." Joan Fontaine had to act nervous for "Rebecca," so he told her that no one else in the cast liked her. He got those reactions out of Tippi Hedren by having the crew throw drunk live birds at her. For five days. Then he ruined her career. Henry Mancini, who Hitchcock fired from "Frenzy," was out his own expenses and unwilling to talk about the experience for years.

He probably wasn't as bad as other control-freak directors like Stanley Kubrick, and he'll have his personal and professional defenders until doomsday, but the end of the studio system, where you could pretty much own an actor, must have been rough on him.


Yeah, I'm familiar with Hitchcock being more like just a cock. That's part of what makes this that much more whiny. He was mean to everybody, so Mumy's story isn't particularly special. Especially--as was mentioned above--six minutes worth of it. And it was 40 or 50 years ago? I've held some grudges against people, but not for 40 years. And not for something someone did when I was 7. I realize he's an actor, so waaaaay over-dramatized this, but I think his coping skills leave something to be desired.
 
2012-11-18 06:17:33 PM
Done in three
 
2012-11-18 07:30:29 PM
"that one Twilight Zone episode"? He was in three ("It's a Good Life", "In Praise of Pip", and "Long Distance Call") if I remember correctly. Only Jack Klugman and Burgess Meredith were in more (four each) though I'm going to break the tie and declare Burgess Meredith the winner because he was also painted on the pinball machine's playfield.

But anyway, let's hope that Bill Mumy and Wil Wheaton never meet because then there will be a Quickening with squiggly blue lightning bolts and everything as the two superintelligent child actors merge into one superbeing who will destroy us all.
 
2012-11-18 07:35:11 PM
Also, I can't believe nobody has posted this, the first known recording of what would someday be known as a "that's what she said" joke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGQC109RnAA&hd=1

Hitchcock didn't invent that joke (it was already in circulation, and had been used in print), but that 1929 sound test clip is most likely anyone said it where you could hear it.
 
2012-11-18 08:56:45 PM
("most likely anyone said" should have been "most likely the first time anyone said"; stupid keyboard gremlins keep eating the most important words. DAMN YOU, NOUNIE MONSTER!)
 
2012-11-18 09:35:42 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I always thought it would be fun to sit and have a beer with that guy


I always thought of Hitchcock as more of a tea guy, but beer would be good too.
 
2012-11-18 10:32:34 PM
Youtube description: A very funny interview with actor Bill Mumy in 2008, about his experience working with Alfred Hitchcock, in an 1961 TV episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents - "Bang Your Dead".

One absence of a comma and all the sudden it goes from a scary movie to necrophilia pedophile porn.
 
2012-11-18 11:05:03 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: dognose4: Did anyone find the scene? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9MA2_m3W9U

18:29?


I prefer the FPS moment at This point.
 
2012-11-18 11:41:59 PM

Krieghund: I always thought of Hitchcock as more of a tea guy, but beer would be good too.


He used to have a pint or two too many back in the day. Once in awhile he'd hang up the suit and be just plain Alfie.
 
2012-11-19 12:19:58 AM

Ianman: Ummm, NSFW!!!


Not anymore.... Fox drops the "F" bomb during sports now... so, it should be ok.
 
2012-11-19 08:05:29 AM
ATTENTION WHORE
 
2012-11-19 08:20:36 AM
FISH HEADS FISH HEADS
ROLLY POLLY FISH HEADS !
 
2012-11-19 12:02:30 PM
Alfred Hitchcock has scared the hell out of me on many occasions, and I love him for that.
 
2012-11-19 01:30:28 PM
Big goddamned deal. When I was 10 and in Little League, I had a tendency to step away from the plate in an effort to pull the ball. My coach put a bat behind my heels, and stood over me with a bat poised over my head, and told me that if I put my foot in the bucket one more time, he was going to split my head open.

I learned bat control, began hitting everything up the middle, and became a much better hitter because of my fear of getting my skull smashed like a grape. Never could pull the ball after that though.
 
2012-11-19 07:05:43 PM
Alfred Hitchcock has to be the most overrated director of all time. So much of what he did was just plain shoddy filmmaking.
Someone once said if it wasn't for his pompous English accent, he'd be selling brushes - I couldn't agree more.
 
2012-11-19 07:12:36 PM

TheMega: Ianman: Ummm, NSFW!!!

Not anymore.... Fox drops the "F" bomb during sports now... so, it should be ok.


I'll let my boss know that Fox dictates what my employer allows...
 
2012-11-19 10:11:50 PM
I heard him tell this story before in a different interview, when he wasn't nearly as whiney or attention whoring.
 
2012-11-19 10:12:45 PM
Marta Kristen was the Robinson's oldest daughter on 'Lost in Space'.
 
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