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Dustin Hoffman Tells a Story About Alan Arkin and Diarrhea on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 24th 2011 3:27AM
Dustin Hoffman, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Does Alan Arkin know that Dustin Hoffman is airing his dirty laundry on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC)? When Jay Leno asked him if he'd ever had a bathroom emergency during a stage production, Hoffman said it had never happened to him, and then immediately deflected to Arkin.

He told a story about how Arkin was suffering from diarrhea during a stage in which there was an office-based set with a prop phone and a desk.

"What he did was -- it became you know it was a theater legend -- He would pick up the phone, of course it didn't ring, he would just pick it up and go like this, 'It's for you.' And he'd give it to the other guy and he'd run off the stage to the bathroom."

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Get Smart on the big screen - a movie review

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 24th 2008 11:41AM
AP Matt Sayles pic of Steve Carell and Anne HathawayI went to see Get Smart the other day. Judging by the box office numbers, I wasn't alone. Of course, I was curious about how one of my favorite TV shows from the '60s would be translated to the big screen. Would it be an inventive retelling in the tradition of The Fugitive, Maverick and The Addam's Family, or would it make me want to weep in horror like the dreadful I Spy, Bewitched, The Wild, Wild West and The Avengers? (And that's only the tip of the awful iceberg).

Would you believe it if I told you Get Smart falls somewhere in between? I could use the line many other reviewers have copped; you know, "The new Get Smart missed it by that much." Yes, well, it's true. Get Smart is not great on the big screen. It's okay. Nothing too shameful, but neither is it that inspired or wickedly built on the premise of the original situation comedy.
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Free footballs and scoops from NBC's Thursday night sitcoms - TCA report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 16th 2007 7:41PM

Jason Lee, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Zach Braff

NBC's press tour day continued with a panel on Sunday Night Football.

When it concluded, panelists including Tiki Barber, John Madden and Al Michaels tossed out signed footballs to 10 or so lucky members of the press. Score! I caught the ball thrown to me by 2006 Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis, formerly of The Pittsburgh Steelers, now an NBC sports analyst.

In my dreams. It actually sailed over my head to a journalist behind me. "Fumble," he said as he scooped it up.

Sometimes press tour swag can be elusive.

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Alan Arkin joins Carell and Hathaway on Get Smart movie

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 28th 2007 1:41PM
Get SmartFresh off his Supporting Actor Oscar win for Little Miss Sunshine, Alan Arkin has been cast in the new movie version of Get Smart, which Adam first mentioned last fall. Arkin has been signed to play the Chief of CONTROL, the spy agency for which Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 work. The Chief was played by Edward Platt in the classic TV version of the show, and having the grouchy Arkin play the role of Max's exasperated boss seems like a good fit.

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