Louis Zorich and John Mahoney!

NBC Must See TV fathers Louis Zorich and John Mahoney jumped into the final frontier with all that tossed salad and scrambled eggs this weekend, at ages 93 and 77, respectively! Zorich portrayed Paul’s father Burt Buchman on Mad About You for seven seasons, almost totally overlapping with the run Mahoney put together as the father of Frasier and Niles on Frasier, which lasted 11 years total. These shows aired together on Thursday and Tuesday nights frequently in the 90’s, often separated in the evening by your NewsRadios, your Just Shoot Mes, and your Something So Rights. Both had significant ties to the Chicago theater scene – transplant Mahoney a frequent Steppenwolf collaborator, while native Zorich attended the Goodman Theater School of Drama – and both had stage resumes as long as your exeunt. Zorich’s most notable non-Buchman screen appearances include 1971 Best Picture nominee Fiddler on the Roof, two years on the Golden Globe winning CBS comedy Brooklyn Bridge, and his seminal work as diner owner Pete in no lower than the fourth best Muppet film, The Muppets Take Manhattan. Mahoney’s non-Crane work includes classics like Say Anything, In the Line of Fire, Moonstruck, Barton Fink, Eight Men Out, and The American President (okay, “classics” might be a stretch for some of these). 

Those were the days!

And it is Wright division members and former champions both Munchak and Sarah pulling down their 2nd and 3rd deaths of the year with these NBC stars – 33 points for Mahoney moving Munchak to second overall, while nine-year team member Zorich snagged Sarah 17 points, extending her overall lead! Well done, folks!

The draft is going to end this week, so replacement picks could happen any day! Get ready!


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