From the Los Angeles Times – Actor Randy Quaid and his wife were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on Monday afternoon on felony charges connected to their alleged failure to pay a hotel bill, authorities said. Quaid and his wife, Evi, had previously failed to appear in court on felony charges of defrauding an innkeeper, burglary and criminal conspiracy, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said. Both were booked in lieu of $100,000 bail, which they posted. The couple left the jail complex about 4:30 p.m. Monday, the department said.
This is too bad. Randy Quaid is three times immortal in my book. First, he became an instant legend in his role as Uncle Eddie in the National Lampoon’s Vacation series. Third, he played Ishmail in one of the Top Two bowling films of all time, Kingpin. Sandwiched in between those two landmark roles was a smaller part but just as legendary. Quaid portrayed a die hard Cleveland Indians fan in Major League, and anyone associated with that movie in any way is all right in my book. I’m not sure how they managed to rack up so many felony charges for simply neglecting to pay a hotel bill. They should’ve gotten it free in the first place. If the weirder Quaid showed up at my Inn, I’d gladly give him a place to stay. You can’t just let Randy Quaid get munsoned out in the middle of nowhere!
April 26th, 2010 at 7:03 pm
That’s a shame, I would’ve let him stay too. I’ve always been a fan his cameo appearances whatever movie it happens to be. I don’t think he’s ever seemed all that sane, so maybe he just had some weird peeve with paying that bill…
April 26th, 2010 at 7:40 pm
Things have got to be pretty bad for him Randy Quaid to have fallen on such bad times ?
But I’m pretty sure if he plays his cards right Larry King might well be able to help him out. I mean with King’s ongoing personal problems how can he not ? He still owes several reporters in the Miami area several hundred dollars which he’s never repaid . And this for a guy who’s said to be worth in excess of $100 million ?
April 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
You’re forgetting he also saved the world in “Independence Day.”
As far as I’m concerned, he should get free hotel stay wherever he goes. I’ll even spot him some of my Hilton Honors points.
April 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm
What’s messed up about that is his own kids didn’t respect him until that very moment! Talk about fair-weather …
April 27th, 2010 at 9:50 am
Hey can I reference some of the material here in this post if I provide a link back to your site?
April 27th, 2010 at 5:52 pm
Have at it Jame. It’s mostly regurgitated news and movie quotes anyway!
April 28th, 2010 at 10:33 pm
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