I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t occasionally entertained by a celebrity sighting, and the more unlikely the celebrity, the better.
So, Friday, Terri and I were having dinner at Panificio in Beacon Hill. A white-haired man a couple of tables over seemed sort of familiar. I looked at him a bit more, and realized that he was faux-Brit Mr. Bentley from television’s popular series The Jeffersons, 30 years later. (You may also remember him from such films as Waiting for Guffman and as the guy who painted numbers on Sesame Street; his name is Paul Benedict).
According to the IMDB, he now lives in Martha’s Vineyard. I gotta say, if there’s one place in Boston where Mr. Bentley would show up, it’s Beacon Hill.
I slipped Terri a note when he went to the bathroom: “That guy is Mr. Bentley from The Jeffersons.” I could tell she neither believed me nor saw who I was talking about, but when she looked up, there he was on his way back.
“You’re going to write a post about this, aren’t you?” she said.