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McMahon, Fawcett or Jackson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by rpmmutant, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Who was the most influential in your life?
    Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett were a little out of my wheelhouse, but Michael Jackson was right down the pipe. I remember being the envy of sixth grade because I had MTV and could watch the world premier of the Thriller video. By the time I was able to watch the Tonight Show and appreciate it, David Letterman was the edgier option. And I was more of a Cheryl Ladd Charlie's Angels fan than the Farrah Fawcett Angels.
    But that's just me.
  2. Peytons place

    Peytons place Member

    Definitely Jackson.

    I remember my parents taking us over to one of their friend's house for dinner the night Thriller was supposed to premier. I was crying when I got there, so the friend let me watch it at his house.

    My Michael Jackson doll also got Ken kicked to the curb by Barbie.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fawcett, then McMahon and Jackson.
    I had the poster and watched the Tonight Show. Never gave a shit about Michael Jackson after his Jackson 5 days.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Only one was in my whack-a-deck.
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I'll be the Ed guy. Never got into Farrah, never owned an MJ album (liked some of the songs, though, and Jackson 5 stuff), but watched a whole lot of Carson.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    None. The Tonight Show was more or less before my time when McMahon was on it, same with Fawcett, and I thought Alien Ant Farm did a better smooth criminal.
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    In the order you've presented them. Spent way too many late hours watching Carson. In the '70s, Farrah took a back seat to no one. Michael? Never spent a nickel on anything he ever did; changed the station every time one of his songs came on, and still do. It's a shame someone who evidently had some talent turned into a freak show.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Only Farrah gave me wood
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    All three played a part but Michael towers over Ed and Farrah.
  10. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member


    sorry, couldn't resist
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Damn paparazi!
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I was never much of a Jackson fan. Jaclyn Smith was my favorite Angel.
    I guess I'd have to say McMahon. We shared the same birthday (though obviously I was much younger) and I grew up two towns over from his birthplace in Lowell.
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