Flowers, corner 21st and O Street NW, Washington, D.C., 6:43 p.m., April 8, 2020
Tonight, I've been surfing the internet for several hours ... Focused initially on ... well, I don't even remember .. oh, yeah, I started tonight watching the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Borrowed Baby" trying to find who was Baby Leander.
By "Baby Leader," I refer to the infant who appears in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Borrowed Baby." The image above and two below are screenshots from the episode -- featuring the great Barbara Hale as Della Street holding the infant. (Della, unmarried and childless herself, takes a strong maternal concern for Leander. In real life, Hale was mother to three children including actor William Katt.)
Here is the IMDb synopsis:
Perry and Della find a baby in his office leading Della to be a mom and Perry trying to find the mother. He finds another man is also trying to sell information about the baby. When he is found dead, the mother looks to be guilty.
The issue is that the baby's actual name doesn't appear in the cast credits -- nor, for that matter, ANYWHERE else that I can find, even on this Perry Mason trivia website's web page to the episode.
Assuming the baby is a boy (he was certainly a big baby), he would was born in 1961 (maybe mid-year), and would be a 59-year old man today.
I guess I'll never know.
That pretty, rich corner house at 21st and N Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 6:41 p.m., April 8, 2020
To no avail, though ...
But I ended up finding a lovely interview with the late, great Barbara Hale by low-rent public access channel interviewer named Skip E. Lowe, which then quickly led me to Martin Short's hilarious Jiminy Glick character ...
That character may or may not be based upon Skip E. Lowe. Regardless, for the last two hours, I've been looking up his skits from way back when.
Those skips are fucking hilarious...
I do have to say, though, that Martin Short, Dave Spade, and, yes, even Dave Foley, all sort of remind me of each other.
Not quite like the burnt out remainder ends of my hateful, vicious, and/or sociopathic family, though.