Rip Torn Allowed to Do As He Likes, for Comedy

They should’ve given him a Medal:

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say actor Rip Torn has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from allegations he broke into a Connecticut bank while drunk and armed… the Emmy Award-winning actor pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and the illegal carrying of a firearm.

The 79-year-old actor was given a 2 1/2-year suspended sentence and three years of probation. Conditions include a ban on firearm possession and random drug and alcohol tests.

This video is supposed to start at 3:30, for the greatest moment in television history, provided by Mr Torn. If it doesn’t work, feel free to enjoy ten minutes of Larry Sanders Artie highlights. There’s another eight minutes here:

And then another ten minutes of mortifying, unwatchable weirdness as chemically challenged mates Rip Torn and Norman Mailer “improvise” a new ending to Mailer’s trainwreck of a film, Maidstonein 1970:

That there is some Real Biting and Real Hammering in this clip should only convince you that Reality Television is actually probably an improvement over Reality Film.


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