Isn’t it funny what you remember when people pass away?
When Bernie Mac died I remembered an early episode of his show. His wife enrolled their niece in a preschool that emphasized strong feminist values, but the little girl refused to go to school in anything other than her ballerina costume while insisting, “I’m a princess!” That same weekend Isaac Hayes passed. I don’t remember Shaft, but recall watching a South Park episode in which his character (Chef) is dressed like Mel Gibson in Braveheart while facing off a turkey, also in blue face paint. And right before these two deaths, George Carlin passed away. But I’m not supposed to speak about him---according to Carlin, after six weeks you can officially remove the deceased from your phone book. (That or puts their info in a file with another deceased person they didn’t get along with in life---you know, to see if maybe they can work things out, LOL.) So when Paul Newman died I realized that I remember him for a movie in which he played a lawyer (The Young Philadelphians and not the better known The Verdict).
I also recalled his visit to the Tonight Show on March 13, 2006. Jay Leno bet him $10 to eat his brand of dog food.
Newman took the bet.