Monday, December 10, 2018

YouTube Spotlight: Betty Thomas Meets Barry Bremen

One of the most interesting clips from our YouTube playlist for our Hill Street Blues episode is this one featuring notorious "prankster" Barry Bremen and Emmy winner Betty Thomas:

Known as "The Great Imposter," Bremen faked his way into some high-profile entertainment events, like the Super Bowl, but this might be his biggest achievement. According to Wikipedia, he was arrested and fined for this stunt but later apologized to Thomas and told her he thought she really wasn't there to accept. Hmm...

There is an ESPN 30 for 30 short about Bremen, a pop culture fixture in the 1980s. As Bremen once said before his death in 2011, this kind of thing was a lot funnier--and easier--before 9/11.

All that being said, maybe the best thing about the clip is how focused The Hoff is at 1:15.

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