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(The TV Page)   Jimmie 'Dyn-o-mite' Walker falls on hard times, says no one is willing to give him a job on TV. "Sometimes your time is up. It shouldn't be, but it is"   (thetvpage.com ) divider line
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2014-01-22 11:46:52 PM  
One of my favorite  Jimmy Walker Jokes. "Take a look at Ireland. You got white Catholics and Protestants fighting each other.  That's what happens when you got a country with no Blacks, Jews or Puerto Ricans.
 
2014-01-22 11:54:27 PM  
Jimmie Walker, meet Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby, this is Jimmy Walker. Welcome to NBC, guys.
 
2014-01-23 12:11:12 AM  
So now he's hanging in a chow line? Good times? Ain't he lucky he got em.
 
2014-01-23 03:55:50 AM  
newsbusters.org
 
2014-01-23 05:36:06 AM  
He should marry Kate Gosselin.
 
2014-01-23 05:44:09 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He should marry Kate Gosselin.


Wasn't he dating Ann Coulter?
 
2014-01-23 05:46:40 AM  
Hate to say it but I saw his scenes in Sharknado. No surprise there that he has isn't getting work.
 
2014-01-23 05:54:10 AM  
Nobody likes the embodiment of minstrel stereotypes anymore?
 
2014-01-23 05:58:17 AM  
So you're telling me that you CAN'T sustain a show business career when all you have is a stupid catchphrase? Shocking, absolutely shocking.

/Insert pic of Gary Coleman here
//Also, Bart Simpson in the "I didn't do it" episode
 
2014-01-23 05:59:19 AM  
Maybe he just needs a new "automatically hysterical" catch phrase. Or he could mug more, maybe.
 
2014-01-23 06:11:10 AM  
Guess you can't base your whole career on one catchphrase.
 
2014-01-23 06:17:19 AM  
I read John Amos wasn't too happy with the direction of Good Times.. so they killed him off, and made it the JJ Show.
 
2014-01-23 06:23:45 AM  

Alphax: I read John Amos wasn't too happy with the direction of Good Times.. so they killed him off, and made it the JJ Show.


It was ALWAYS the JJ show. He was REALLY funny!
 
2014-01-23 07:05:42 AM  
The man should start doing infomercials.
 
2014-01-23 07:16:39 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWToxPni6Ic

oblig.  and funny  (not a rickroll)
 
2014-01-23 07:25:15 AM  

Bob Down: Guess you can't base your whole career on one catchphrase.


Bazinga
 
2014-01-23 07:28:39 AM  
I honestly thought he was dead
 
2014-01-23 07:29:25 AM  
Old and doughy, if you're black or white,
I got no time for kid
*clap*
Dy-No-Mite!
static3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-23 07:32:32 AM  
I loved Good Times back then.  If I remember, it came on at the same time as Happy Days, and I chose Good Times over the far more popular Fonzie and pals.

I do think that he's right, he'd make a good supporting player.  There's talk that Bill Cosby is working on a new project for NBC, Walker could be a very good fit.
 
2014-01-23 07:44:44 AM  
Maybe he could do a one man show portraying Alfred Nobel.
 
2014-01-23 07:47:43 AM  

Alphax: I read John Amos wasn't too happy with the direction of Good Times.. so they killed him off, and made it the JJ Show.


Amos AND Andy thought it was too minstrel like.
 
2014-01-23 07:53:52 AM  
You should listen to his interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast. He comes off as a guy who has been saying 'poor me' for a lonnnggg time now.
 
2014-01-23 08:02:58 AM  
A buddy of mine is a local TV news producer and got to meet him a few months ago.  Said he was an egotistical prick.
 
2014-01-23 08:12:44 AM  

vudukungfu: Alphax: I read John Amos wasn't too happy with the direction of Good Times.. so they killed him off, and made it the JJ Show.

Amos AND Andy thought it was too minstrel like.


On the other hand, the Klan thought it a grim, insightful treatment on the actual plight of the mud people.
 
2014-01-23 08:15:21 AM  
When I see the name Jimmy Walker, this is the first thing that comes to mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9JeKtV_Yqk
 
2014-01-23 08:20:26 AM  
When he dies, here's your Fark headline: Jimmie Walker black, Jimmie Walker dead.

You're welcome.
 
2014-01-23 08:27:06 AM  
I'm surprised he's not blaming Liberal Hollyweird.
 
2014-01-23 08:32:21 AM  
I don't like that term "give him a job" in my eyes people earn the job. I have a friend who is an actor and he works his ass off to get gigs and laughs at the folks who are waiting for the right role to come to them.
 
2014-01-23 08:33:32 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I'm surprised he's not blaming Liberal Hollyweird.


He could be the next "one of the good ones" in conservatives' eyes.
 
2014-01-23 08:50:55 AM  
It may just be a coincidence, but the two worst live "name" standup acts I've seen are J.J. Walker and Dave Coulier, and both of them went on mid-set rants about how they can't get work in TV or movies.
 
2014-01-23 08:52:27 AM  
Wow, you mean it takes more that saying 'Dy-no-MITE!' to base a 40-year career on? Who'da thunk?

I wish *I* had a magic word that people threw money at me for saying for a couple decades or more... I think I'd put some of that in the bank and live off the interest or something, but I guess that's just me.

Maybe Red Lobster's hiring, Jimmie... might want to check that out.
 
2014-01-23 08:54:38 AM  
Hard times? A quick Google search has his net worth at 1.5 million.
 
2014-01-23 09:13:54 AM  

Bob Down: Guess you can't base your whole career on one catchphrase.


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-01-23 09:25:57 AM  

solokumba: Bob Down: Guess you can't base your whole career on one catchphrase.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]


Good segue - come of his best catchphrases:


"Al-Qaeda is on the run."

"I say what I mean, and I mean what I say."

"So we are all playing by the same rules"
 
2014-01-23 09:44:59 AM  
Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!
 
2014-01-23 09:55:37 AM  

Alphax: I read John Amos wasn't too happy with the direction of Good Times.. so they killed him off, and made it the JJ Show.


Whenever I hear about John Amos, I remember an interview he gave as he was exiting the John Gotti trial.  He was there to provide support for him, and felt that "Gotti was just an honest businessman that was being unfairly persecuted by the government".

I thought it was odd.
 
2014-01-23 10:08:00 AM  
My friend's dad once snorted cocaine with Jimmy Walker.

It was in the Bahamas. Funny story.
 
2014-01-23 10:18:42 AM  
FTA: " I never judge anybody's comedy because there are a lot of people who think that I suck."

Here's a hint: When a lot of people think you suck at what you do, strangers, people who don't know you and can only judge you based on your performance for what they have paid you to do, or worse than that successful professionals in your business, that may be the sign that you need to change what it is you are doing dramatically and probably find something else to do.  It's a little thing called "reality."  You just might not be good enough at it to make a living.
 
2014-01-23 10:21:59 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: My friend's dad once snorted cocaine with Jimmy Walker.

It was in the Bahamas. Funny story.


Damn....let's hear it.
 
2014-01-23 10:24:57 AM  
Let me distill this down for you;


'Whaaaaaaaaa. Nobody loves me. Whaaaaaaa. I blew all the cash I made on coke and whores. Whaaaaaa. Life's not fair'

STFU Jimmy Walker. There's millions of people in your country that go to bed hungry every night, and work their entire lives in shiatty low paying jobs for little to show for it. I hate assholes who think the world owes them something.
 
2014-01-23 10:27:11 AM  
Hard to have sympathy for anyone who took money to be in this (@ 40 seconds in):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7NensFOB3o
 
2014-01-23 10:30:27 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Let me distill this down for you;


'Whaaaaaaaaa. Nobody loves me. Whaaaaaaa. I blew all the cash I made on coke and whores. Whaaaaaa. Life's not fair'

STFU Jimmy Walker. There's millions of people in your country that go to bed hungry every night, and work their entire lives in shiatty low paying jobs for little to show for it. I hate assholes who think the world owes them something.


And like I said in an earlier comment - according to Google, Jimmy Walker has a net worth of 1.5 million....that's like 300 Andy Dick's.
 
2014-01-23 10:38:21 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-23 10:45:04 AM  

karnal: indarwinsshadow: Let me distill this down for you;


'Whaaaaaaaaa. Nobody loves me. Whaaaaaaa. I blew all the cash I made on coke and whores. Whaaaaaa. Life's not fair'

STFU Jimmy Walker. There's millions of people in your country that go to bed hungry every night, and work their entire lives in shiatty low paying jobs for little to show for it. I hate assholes who think the world owes them something.

And like I said in an earlier comment - according to Google, Jimmy Walker has a net worth of 1.5 million....that's like 300 Andy Dick's.


In a row?
 
2014-01-23 10:50:29 AM  
I was watching an episode of Good Times a while back, and I realized that Jimmy Walker was the worst actor on that whole show. As a kid I thought he was funny. As an adult? Cringe worthy.
 
2014-01-23 11:33:56 AM  
I guess the twice yearly appearances for union scale on Letterman aren't that profitable....

/Tom Dreesen seems to do pretty good with it though, so who knows
 
2014-01-23 11:39:29 AM  
I remember hearing him on the speakers throughout the Las Vegas airport around 20 years ago:


"Hey everybody, it's JJ Walker...if you keep your hand on the guardrail to the right, everything will be DY-NO-MITE!!"


Maybe he can get that gig back.
 
2014-01-23 11:41:23 AM  
www.gutenberg.org
 
2014-01-23 11:42:49 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-23 11:56:10 AM  
Isn't he still dj'ing on SiriusXM?
 
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