Reilly: The gut-level empathy Reilly quietly musters for his sidekicks, cuckolds, and second bananas
defines his sixteen years on film.
In tribute to Carney, one of TV's best-ever second bananas
who died Sunday at age 85, TV Land has slated a marathon of the original 39 ``Honeymooners'' episodes from 1955-56.
Or consider Jack Carson, the character actor's character actor, a bearish presence whose gallery of glad-handing second bananas
couldn't help but enhance the comparative glamour of a host of stars, including James Cagney, Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Judy Garland and Paul Newman.
But, entertainment insiders say that by investing wisely, you could become one of the biggest-earning second bananas
on the bill.
The - comparatively - straight men and women to Stewart's titular loon aren't just good second bananas
at the Colony.
His groundbreaking research shows how Hollywood casts bald men mainly as boobs and second bananas
They were the second bananas
and chorus lines of the golden age of entertainment.
They're second bananas
to an egotistical palooka named Ted Healy when Hollywood comes calling, which almost torpedoes their chances at fame and fortune.
For while Gumbel is his usual smooth, steady and occasionally unpredictable self, willing to confront interviewees with at least nominally challenging questions, he has been surrounded by a coterie of benignly bland second bananas
Christine Baranski and David Hyde Pierce (talented second bananas
on television sitcoms).
You invited me over to the Hollywood Men's Comedy Club to meet some of the other second bananas in town - Happy Hall, Joe Ploski, Bobby Faye and Johnny Spoons, who made a living playing spoons on various parts of his body.
How you left home as a teen-ager for the vaudeville circuit and wound up spending your whole life as a second banana - and loving every minute of it.