Video Village With Ask Chris: A Salute To Conrad Bain (1923-2013)


And now a salute to Conrad Bain, who died Moday night in Northern California at the age of 89: a loop of him loopily marching along at CBS Television City as a WWI doughboy in an episode of Maude. I love the straight man as oblivious goof. This should be running at LACMA in a 24-hour loop.

My childhood knows Bain as Mr. Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes, but here he is helping Bea Arthur’s Maude with some charity vaudeville show. Oh, and if you squint real hard, you might notice Adrienne Barbeau go-go dancing behind him…