You may remember how I did an interview with John Astin last year for the A.V. Club, and if you don’t remember, then this is a good time to check it out, because it was a great conversation. In fact, it was fantastic, and I can’t thank his son, Mack Astin, enough for helping to set it up, but to say that it was somewhat sprawling is an understatement: it took place in two parts, one a few days before he turned 92 and the other a few days after his birthday. He’s got a great memory, but sometimes it takes him down some unexpected paths in the process of retrieving the story he’s after. Not that I’m complaining: in the end, we probably talked for the better part of three hours.
Oh, man, I do love a good “only in live theater” story, and this one was a great!