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Best TV/movie cameos by athletes

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    As the flip-side of Pete Incaviglia's thread, would the winner in best cameo go to Kevin McHale's spot on Cheers?
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    McHale had two great spots on Cheers. The one where he played for Sam's basketball team against Gary's Olde Towne Tavern, and the one where he was counting the bolts on the parquet floor.

    One of my favorite athlete cameos is when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played a substitute teacher on Different Strokes. At one point, Kareem takes a note away from Arnold, crumples it up, and tries to shoot it into the garbage can, but misses. It got the biggest laugh from the studio audience in the entire show.
  3. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    Buck Showalter on Seinfeld.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Worst was Hank Aaron on Happy Days. Was treated as a 1950s baseball star tho he clearly was in his mid 40s. Almost as absurd as the ep in which Al joined a Freedom Riders bus ride to the segregated South.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    That was a good Kareem cameo, but I think he had a better one: as pilot Roger Murdock in "Airplane!"

    Joey: Wait a minute. I know you. You're Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Roger Murdock: I'm sorry son, but you must have me confused with someone else. My name is Roger Murdock. I'm the co-pilot.

    Joey: You are Kareem. I've seen you play. My dad's got season tickets.

    Roger Murdock: I think you should go back to your seat now Joey. Right Clarence?

    Captain Oveur: Nahhhhhh, he's not bothering anyone, let him stay here.

    Roger Murdock: But just remember, my name is ROGER MURDOCK. I'm an airline pilot.

    Joey: I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down court. And that you don't really try... except during the playoffs.

    Roger Murdock: The hell I don't. LISTEN KID. I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
  6. Wade Boggs on Cheers.
    Keith Hernandez on Seinfeld
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