Monster of the Day #997

Long time Jabootu correspondent Sandra sent me a batch of Richard Kiel photos in honor of his passing. Mr. Kiel often played monsters because of his gigantic size. Quite often, however, they were pretty much just giants, saving on make-up and such.

Several of his actually overtly monstrous ones have already been featured here, such as his Serving man alien on the Twilight Zone, or the monster he played in The Phantom Planet. Here’s a more comical one, however.

  • Flangepart

    Frankie, yeah. Is that John Denver?

  • I think that’s a Monkee. Peter Tork.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Peter: Hey Frankie, you have battery terminals in your ears
    Frankie: Sorry, I can’t her you, I have battery terminals in my ears

  • Flangepart

    “Tork those neck bolts for ya?”

  • Eric Hinkle

    The way Kiel is looking at that guy, I’m getting the idea he was either supposed to look weirded out for the role, or he’s genuinely unsettled.

  • Rock Baker

    From all reports, a giant with a heart to match. The same day we lost Denny Miller. A sad day indeed for TV fans.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I think he’s supposed to have ear plugs, as a “rock music is headache noise” joke.

  • bgbear_rnh

    That makes sense.

    Take it he’s not the rock musician Sally Simpson met in California.