Kevin's latest post is rundown of Monday Night's Elliot Norton Awards Ceremony, (For a full list of the Norton Winners go here.) in which he covers the good (Karen McDonald's gracious acceptance speech) and the curious:
The night's first award was presented to special guests Tony Salhoub and Brooke Adams.
And now the Elephant in the Room.
They presented a Gracie Allen & George Burns/Abbott and Costello "Who's-On-First" inspired sketch-y routine, poor Brooke confused by who Elliot Norton was.
As the haughtiest of Brahmins might exclaim, "Ex-cuuuuuuuuuuuuse Me?"
We treat our Elliot with total and well earned reverence and respect. Confusing him for Ralph Kramden's sewer-mate Ed Norton was borderline offensive and not at all funny. It left me with the nagging question, why them, why now? Certainly Tony has spent many years as an actor at the ART, and created dazzling performances as one of the country's finest repertory actors, before taking Broadway and Television by storm. But I didn't understand what their place was in the evening.