What better way to ring in the New Year than with the Begley’s. We went Live from their magnificent, green home, where the banter was playfully brisk, hysterically funny, and full of love. Married 18 yrs, together 25, they met 28 yrs ago. The stories around all of that are priceless. As are the stories about them working together (NYBD Blue, Living With Ed, Begleyesque), and, how they tell them. Their take on he said/she said is hysterical.
We talked about their environmental activism and how each of them came to it. Rachelle named after Rachel Carson, the mother of the movement, and for Ed, the smog. They’re still fighting it today. As improved as it is, this past summer was at it’s worst in 20 years. Ed gives practical tips on what we can do: use public transportation and bike whenever possible, if possible, weatherstrip our homes. LED lights. Recycle, eat vegan, grow your own, compost, and clear our kitchens and bathrooms of toxins - they even have their own line of all natural products which can be found here: https://begleyliving.com.
And there was the business of show… how Christopher Guest and The Best in Show, changed Ed’s career… Spinal Tap. A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Ghostbusters, Goin’ South, St, Elsewhere, a life changer, Ed’s surprising early improv partnership; Nicholson, Streep, Lithgow, Fred Willard, Martin Mull, Danny Coleman, current projects, Young Sheldon, The Cool Kids, Lake Bell’s. Bless This Mess… and the Curb he’s about to shoot this week, saying goodbye to Super Dave––Bob Einstein: Rachel, from Atlanta to England, NY, Canada, to LA… theatre to Falcon’s Crest to the show she’s currently pitching, another vehicle for her and Ed… infotainment. As this was edutainment… wisdom. Willingness, and suggestions, all housed in fun, fun, fun! Could not love these two who walk their talk. more.
Ed Begley Jr. & Rachelle Carson on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Wed, 1/2/19, 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET
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