As some of you know, Im a movie trivia buff. One of my favorite films is Columbias Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb written by Terry Southern and Peter George with directing by Stanley Kubrick. Remember the first scene, the midair refueling of a B-52 set against the musical background of Try a Little Tenderness? The cast included George C. Scott as the humorless general, Sterling Hayden as the wacky general, Jack G. Ripper who blockades himself in his office; Peter Sellers in as the president and also as Dr. Strangelove whose crippled arm hikes up uncontrollably in a Nazi salute which he called alien hand syndrome. Remember Scott answering the President by saying, Mr. President, Im not saying we wouldnt get our hair mussed but I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops, uh, depending on the breaks?
Now remember the wild character Major T. J. King Kong who rides the bomb down from the bomb-bay waving his Stetson hat? Without looking up the creditsyoure on your honor, nowwho was he? He also appeared in The Flim Flam Man (1967) and Blazing Saddles (1974).
He was? Who?