Looking back at the brilliance & idiocy of a fictional segment of To Tell The Truth

Online News Publisher Henry Frederick / Headline SurferBy HENRY FREDERICK
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SANFORD, Fla -- A year ago, I came up with this crazy gimmick for John Bolton, putting him on the classic television show, T Tell The Truth, after reading where President Trump had trouble reconciling with hiring John Bolton as his new national security advisor, principally because of get this: His walrus-like mustache.

Trump, of course, did settle in on Bolton, who served briefly (August 2005-December 2006) as US ambassador to the United Nations under then-President George W.  Bush.

As described by Vice, Trump Debated Hiring John Bolton Because of His Mustache, Reports Say. So to illustrate this comical situation , I came up with a script for To Tell the Truth after seeing likenesses of Bolton's walrus 'stache on various sites. There were some that had him looking like the cartoon character Yosemite Sam. Others had Bolton  sporting a mustache in the shape of the word "war" while still another had what looked like a mushroom cloud from an exploded nuke coming out of his nostrils.

But two others I thought best resembled Bolton were The Professor from the cartoon, Felix the Cat, and anti-war singer David Crosby. I built the fictitious Bolton segment ariound the TV show, To Tell TheTruth. Here is a recreation of it, which in reflecting on now, a year and a day later, iI feel is s both brilliant and idiotic. But I'll let you be the judge.

If there was one cool thing about the posting, it drew a stoic comment on my Facebook posting from a gentleman by the name of Felix Lopez, of Sacramento, Calif., who remarked: "Showing my age.. I remember all of the panel: Kitty Carlisle, Soupy Sales ( do the mouse ), Bill Cullen, and Peggy Cass..." 

Lopez wrote the comment the day of his own birthday, recognizing the passage of time and how life can go by so quickly. 

My wife, Sera, no fan of Donald Trump, should get a laugh out of this. This likely is the first time she will have seen this as she's more intoTwitter than she is Facebook.

Without further delay, here is that fictional segment from a year ago today: 

Fictional episode of To Tell The Truth / Headlime Surfer




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Henry Frederick with Kitty Carlisle-Hart and Rockland County Exec John Grant / Headline SurferYours truly, as a reporter with the Rockland (NY) Journal-News, actually met Kitty Carlisle as shown in this pic from the early 1990s in Nyack, NY, along with then-Rockland County Executive John T. Grant.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.