Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Guess which one ? - Mary Lou or Squeaky ?

Guess which one?
Mary Lou Metzger of the Lawrence Welk musical family or Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme of the Manson Family ??


One partnered with Sandra Good and the other partnered with Sandi Griffiths.

One's boss advocated taking Geritol, the other's boss advocated taking LSD.

One’s favorite color is RED, while the other was nicknamed “Red”.

One appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show in the 50s – the other started appearing on Welk in 1970.

One felt a kinship to former bassist Jimmy Page, while the other became close to bassist Rich Maloof.

One does TV wrap-arounds, while the other used to wear hair wrap-arounds on TV.

One is famous for being 'shot out of a cannon' while the other is famous for shooting out of .45 colt pistol.

One once attacked a cellmate with a hammer, the other once sang “If I had a hammer”.

One broke out in a TV debut on Mother’s Day 1970, the other broke out of prison on Christmas Day 1987.

One lives in the Valley, the other lived in Death Valley.

One worked under director George Cates, the other was directed to work under George Spahn.

One appeared on Time magazine, the other appeared on time in Branson shows.

One was child actress in the National Tour of The Music Man, the other was a child dancer with the Westchester Lariats.

One was the favorite of a band leader, the other was the favorite of a cult leader.

One sings Please Release Me, Let Me Go – the other is pleased to be released from jail on August 16, 2009.


Lex10 said...


Tex Watson said...

Remember when Squeeky escaped from prison on Thanksgiving Day back in the 80s? I remember thinking that Ford must've been nervous.

Samuel Wilson said...

The coincidences are simply too numerous to ignore!

Dearly Departed said...


Mavis Martini said...

I KNEW someone would post something about Squeaky here! Has anyone seen footage of her on Welk? That would be PRICELESS!
Great job, PZ!

Eve said...

Ah, remember when "shooting President Ford" was all the rage back in the '70s, like streaking, or owning a Pet Rock?

Good times.

Donna Lethal said...

Everytime Ford fell down, we thought someone was shooting at him. I remember being at my Grandmother's that Thanksgiving when Squeaky escaped, and I couldn't get "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go" out of my head.

Pantheon Zeus said...

no Turkey for Squeaky

Squeaky escaped from the West Virginia prison Dec 23rd and was hauled back behind bars on Christmas Day 1987.