Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patrick McGoohan, R.I.P.

He scowled and appeared to be stewin'
The scenery often he's chewin'

Eschewin' cliché
and all things risque
was thespian Patrick McGoohan


Village of the Scammed

Number 6, played by Patrick McGoohan
tried to nix what The Village was doin'
So plans he unfurled
to flee from a world
predicted by Marshall McLuhan


Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009)

McGoohan was that rare breed: a man first and an actor second.
From Wikipedia: McGoohan insisted on several conditions in his
contract before agreeing to do the show
Danger Man: all the fist-
fights should be different, the character would always use his brain

before using a gun, and, much to the horror of the executives, no

kissing. They hired him anyway.

McGoohan then conceived The Prisoner. Again from Wikipedia:
McGoohan not only produced, he also wrote, directed and starred
in the show.
The Prisoner was a completely new, cerebral kind of
series, stretching the limits of the established television formulas.


Moor Larkin said...

McGoohan! McGoohan! That badass McGoohan!
He gave us all clues 'bout what he was doin'
But the closer we looked
The more we got hooked
On his numbers and beaurocrat screwin'

surly hack said...

Thanks, Moor. Mr. Larkin writes a blog called Number Six Was Innocent: Patrick MacGoohan and the Prisoner. Here's the url: