"Good Times" star Jimmie "JJ" Walker will help turn back the clock next weekend as he headlines a "Legends of SItcom" night at Courtyards of Andover. The comic, whose catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!" thrilled audiences (and drove co-star John Amos to quit), will appear alongside Marsha Warfield, best known as "Roz" on "Night Cour,t" and Marc Price, who played nerd-next-door Skippy on "Family Ties."
"The evening really isn't about the old shows, but they'll come up naturally," said Price, who has been organizing similar type shows across the country. "I can't help but bring it up. I grew up on television."
Price said there's plenty of other material to talk about, some of which he tested on me during a cold call Thursday afternoon. "You know, Alex P. Keaton grew up to be Donald Trump," he said, taking a break from plugging his co-billed stars as living legends.
The evening may seem like a trifle compared to this week's announcement that Martin Short and Steve Martin will be coming to Minneapolis in May, but there's a curiosity factor in play here. Warfield was a former writer for Richard Pryor and Walker was an early champion of David Letterman ,hiring the then unknown as one of his writers.
Price said there's no plans for the three of them to take questions from the audience, but he didn't rule it out, either.
"I like the idea that we would all come out at the end, like the Rat Pack used to," he said. "I'm going to suggest that."
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