At the 2010 Virginia Film Festival, actor and director Josh Radnor presented his film “Happymorethankyouplease”. HIs TV series “How I Met Your Mother” is the one show that Arthur and I watch regularly. Arthur got to ask the first question.
Here is the transcript:
ARTHUR: You are amazingly awesome in every single way possible.
JOSH: That’s my cousin Mike over there. That’s my cousin Mike*. Thank you.
ARTHUR: My question is, can I have a high five?
JOSH: Yes. (Josh walks to the front of the stage, they high-five). We can’t do everyone, so that’s for everyone.
*(Arthur is not his Cousin Mike, but girls did come up to him afterward and ask “Are you really Josh Radnor’s cousin?”)
The internet is great for finding things when you have enough clues to help you search, but I have never been able to find information on a TV production that I saw in the late 1960’s, probably on a San Francisco PBS station. Called, I believe, simply The Box, it featured a man sitting on a stool in a small and otherwise empty room. Various people from his life would enter and speak with him, recounting their relationships and evoking different memories, but he was never allowed to leave the room. I was very young when I saw this, probably 8 or 9, but it was transformative. I had never seen anything on TV quite like that before. I wish that I could find out more information about it.