Peter Graves died today. All I need say is this:
If you know who Graves is, I don’t need to tell you where those lines came from. If you don’t know who Graves is (in which case the above quotes may creep you out), may I suggest you start with “Airplane!”?
Then, move on to “House”, the episode titled “Love Hurts”. Then go back to “Mission Impossible”. Then cruise around awhile. You’ll see him.
He was as recognizable as Leslie Nielsen, Christopher Plummer, Christopher Lee, Max von Sydow. Granted, those distinguished gents fall all across the spectrum of acting and abilities, but all very recognizable.
You were one of the best, Mr. Graves. Thanks for all the laughs.