Meathead Down


Rumor has it… Rob Reiner has thrown in the towel as head of the California First 5 Commission. "We agreed that we cannot let personal political attacks get in the way of doing the very best we can for California's children," said the plus-sized Hollywood quadruple threat. (He acts, produces, directs, and as Jacob Sullum noted, takes money in shady smoking-tax schemes.) Reiner's been under pressure over the commission's unscrupulous spending practices, but long before the state of California turned against him, Reason was playing Archie (or at least Stretch Cunningham) to his Meathead. See the grisly evidence here, here, here, and here.

TVLand Update: Norman Lear saw it all coming more than 30 years ago. Right now, TV Land is showing an All In the Family episode wherein Mike Stivic inherits a bundle of money and donates it to the McGovern campaign rather than paying Archie the room and board he owes.