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May 24, 2007 12:19 PM   Subscribe

Little Ritchie Petrie has something he really wants to tell us. You go girl.
posted by miss lynnster (40 comments total)

 
BTW, the comments on that page are... ummm... interesting.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:21 PM on May 24, 2007


I don't think this a case of "You go girl", more like "this dude is definitely getting some freaky action in the bedroom."
posted by parmanparman at 12:25 PM on May 24, 2007


Ain't nothin wrong with a little cross dressing.

I think it's so funny that he and his wife are the same size!
Wish there were pictures though.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:28 PM on May 24, 2007


Man, that kid was a lousy actor! He made Desi Arnaz, Jr. look like Desi Arnaz, Sr.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:31 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Man, that kid was a lousy actor! He made Desi Arnaz, Jr. look like Desi Arnaz, Sr.

Did anyone see Automan? The same one season of that show was broadcast on Living TV the whole time I was in England.
posted by parmanparman at 12:34 PM on May 24, 2007


Automan? Dammit - that's one I really want to see again.

Of course, much the The Greatest American Hero, I'm sure it won't hold up.
posted by abulafa at 12:41 PM on May 24, 2007


I agree, I thought he was one of the worst child actors around. He just kind of yelled everything. And in all of his DVD promotional photos he looks like he's just about to cry.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:44 PM on May 24, 2007


Why is this an FPP? 2nd-hand gossip about someone no one cares about.
posted by turducken at 12:45 PM on May 24, 2007


Wierd. I've had that show on my mind lately. I figure the only reason Diagnosis Murder is still on the air is so that oldsters will see a familiar face on the tube. Whenever I see an advert for that show, I always picture an old immigrant man saying 'Heem! I know heeem! He fall over ottoman. Have wife with enticingly tight pantaloons!'

*ahem*

as for Richie. Hell, considering how a lot of child stars from his era ended up, if the oddest thing about him is that he likes to put on dresses and prance around, hell, that's downright reasurring.
posted by jonmc at 12:47 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


the comments on that page

(Sigh. For the zilliionth time, kilts # cross-dressing.)

This post could definitely benefit from pictures. He'd look good in something short and maybe a long-sleeved top with a Peter Pan collar.
posted by pax digita at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2007


from the last link:

He is probably most happy when he is getting a long hard one up the keister....what a weirdo!

May 24, 2007 11:11 AM
Posted by: haskell


"Good evening, Mr. Cleaver..."
posted by jonmc at 12:56 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pics or it didn't happen.
posted by puke & cry at 12:58 PM on May 24, 2007


FPP? Not a chance.
posted by dbiedny at 1:02 PM on May 24, 2007


abulafa:

I, ummm, have digital recordings of all the episodes. I might even be convinced to throw the files on a DVD or 2 and mail, if nicely asked...
posted by Samizdata at 1:03 PM on May 24, 2007


Why is this an FPP? 2nd-hand gossip about someone no one cares about.

Name: That's Mr. Turducken, to you.

Joined: July 14, 2006

Mefi: 2 FPPs

Well Mr. Turducken, your 2 measley FPPs don't give you much claim to questioning the awesome miss lynnster. If you don't take the bat off your shoulder, don't criticise those who swing at bad pitches.
posted by three blind mice at 1:17 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

I blame Mel Cooley
posted by PlusDistance at 1:18 PM on May 24, 2007


awesome;)
posted by vronsky at 1:27 PM on May 24, 2007


Eh, I've got zero posts and I still call out bad posts when I (think I) see them.

I just happen to find this one interesting.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:32 PM on May 24, 2007


First and foremost, who cares?

Second, this "article" is from a gossip site, "sourced" to The Globe, which is a supermarket checkout rag with Nixon-level credibility.
posted by mkultra at 1:35 PM on May 24, 2007


I don't care about Little Richie's kinks, but ...

<derail>Automan ... wow did I love that show. I hadn't realized until just now that that series put the nail in Desi Arnaz, Jr's career. I was so sad when it was cancelled. Oh, Automan and Manimal, you were formative.</derail>
posted by mumkin at 1:39 PM on May 24, 2007


I don't give a hoot if he wears Bozo The Clown outfits to the Safeway, I'm just sad I missed the reunion special. Dang.
posted by Dizzy at 1:47 PM on May 24, 2007




Not claiming it to be the FPP that will make time stand still in its awesomeness. But hey... once in a while I feel like quickly posting something I see that makes me go "huh." And since Little Ritchie was part of a lot of our childhoods, this did that to me.

I mean... honestly... think about it. In the black & white days of Dick Van Dyke tripping over that ottoman, it was a very repressed era filled with people aspiring to live some kind of white bread American perfect dream that never really even existed. And the Dick Van Dyke show was a highpoint of that whole thing... people wanted to be the successful-yet-human funny guy with the hot wife, the cute kid, the nosy neighbors, the wacky coworkers & ate up the hijinks that ensued.

I just kind of think of that era and I wonder, who would've ever even fathomed that little boy would end up openly celebrating his love for eyeshadow to the newspapers as a middle aged man? And even more amazingly, that people would be as accepting of it as people are? In comparison to the 1950s anyhow. I mean, that just wasn't how you handled your kinks back then. You were supposed to have shame about your secrets & to stifle them until they turned into gigantic horrible skeletons, not brag about sharing your dress size with your wife and laugh it off to the public.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:49 PM on May 24, 2007


He'd look good in something short and maybe a long-sleeved top with a Peter Pan collar.

Oh my ... that brought to mind this web classic: Peter Pan [aka Randy Constan] and Pixeyland.
posted by ericb at 2:50 PM on May 24, 2007


Oh yeah, and the other thing that made me go "huh" was what a non-issue it is. Considering how big of an issue it would've been decades ago and how many child stars HAVE lived a life of shame that they've had to do endless penance for. In comparison, he's just like "Whee!!! Dresses are fun!!!" Guess I found it kind of refreshing in a way.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:58 PM on May 24, 2007


I mean, that just wasn't how you handled your kinks back then.

Yeah, you usually just went to a chiropractor....
posted by jonmc at 3:02 PM on May 24, 2007


Even as a child I HATED that kid. He didn't deserve to have Mary Tyler Moore as a mom. Until she did Ordinary People, that is.
posted by tkchrist at 3:10 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh yeah, and the other thing that made me go "huh" was what a non-issue it is.

Yeah, that is a bit interesting. My only real reaction was 'Huh, he's the same size as his wife. That must be convenient.'

I blame Eddie Izzard for making transvestites cool.
posted by quin at 3:19 PM on May 24, 2007


Hey, miss lynnster, as you doubtless know, when jazz players say, "Dude's got big ears," it's a compliment to how they perceive that someone's aware, alert, ready to improvise or support a chorus. A mix of humility and ability, really.

This is, by those standards — and I defy anyone to set standards that are better — a good post. You've got big ears.
posted by Haruspex at 3:44 PM on May 24, 2007


The same one season of that show was broadcast on Living TV the whole time I was in England.

I don't think they had multiple seasons to choose from.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 3:49 PM on May 24, 2007


"...You're the tops you're the tower of Pizza,
You're the tops, you're the mommy Lisa..."
posted by ubi at 4:03 PM on May 24, 2007


So does this mean that Bonaduce has to knock him out?

The Eddie Izzard is one guy that makes transvestitism ok. I think because he’s unselfconscious and relaxed about it. Which, for me, is the thing. I’ve seen some transvestites and there’s a tension there that - at first anyway - isn’t coming from me.
Kinda like when I shave my head and I’m asking for gas from a black guy working at the gas station. Bit of tension. Different sort of course. And I’m tense because I don’t want the guy thinking I’m a skinhead so I sound like a 50s wannabe hipster paying for gas “Give me $30 on pump 6, please, man.” *stilted pause noticing muzak* “Say, that Coltrane was a hell of a jazz player, man*

I do like kilts ‘cos I have huge balls and I have to air them out. But the transvestitism, seems to me, is a bit more of your sexuality on display. As opposed to pure functionality, which seems to be why women wear men’s clothes.
Always seemed odd to me in terms of bicycles and lower body wear why the people with the external genitalia have the higher cross bar and the tighter crotch.
Eyeshadow is a whole other thing tho.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:03 PM on May 24, 2007


Stop hurting Metafilter.
posted by joe lisboa at 4:27 PM on May 24, 2007


Oh, that's all the episodes of Automan, that is...
posted by Samizdata at 4:38 PM on May 24, 2007


Dick Van Dyke. hehe.
posted by squalor at 5:41 PM on May 24, 2007


Metafilter: I have huge balls and I have to air them out.
posted by LionIndex at 5:43 PM on May 24, 2007


Second, this "article" is from a gossip site, "sourced" to The Globe, which is a supermarket checkout rag with Nixon-level credibility.

Maybe, but it's the only newspaper that the Bat Boy and Bigfoot will talk to.
posted by Oriole Adams at 6:30 PM on May 24, 2007


Hot chicks look sexy in boxers, mens dress shirts, mens pajamas, etc..

So I am guessing women think men look cute in women's clothes...?
posted by wfc123 at 7:12 PM on May 24, 2007


So I am guessing women think men look cute in women's clothes...?

Picture me in a prom dress, ladies. Cured that delusion quick, huh?
posted by jonmc at 8:12 PM on May 24, 2007


Don King had cojones grandes too, but he wore boxers.
posted by Dizzy at 10:15 PM on May 24, 2007


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