In our next episode of Hollywood Goes Fishing, we look at one of my favorite actors and one of my all-time favorite television shows, The Larry Sanders Show, starring Garry Shandling and Rip Torn as a late night television show host and his producer. It was universally acclaimed in its six seasons on HBO (1992-1998), and won numerous awards. Rip Torn was marvelous, and received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations for his role as Artie, the acerbic producer with the big heart.
Rip's character was a dedicated fly angler, referenced a number of times, and in one scene he is talking to Donnie and Marie Osmond while tying a fly.
-- Dr. Todd