Yesterday, in reporting on Giant Brian Wilson’s new web site, I wondered what exactly was going on in this video, featuring a graybearded Wilson dressed up like, uh, I guess, Popeye, and which I thought maybe was a reenactment of some nautically minded Dodger fan’s half-remembered nightmare.

Today, reader Ken Peterson explains:

“He’s in the green room, getting ready for his appearance on the George Lopez Show — an appearance that was definitely a piece of performance art!”

That was on Jan 28. How I went a whole month in the dark about this, I don’t know, but I am duly chastened.

I don’t know if Wilson had his own writer, but his timing as a comedian is almost as good as his fastball.

If you haven’t seen the video from the actual show yet, here it is.

And since I said we’d name a post after the first person to clue us in, this entry is now also known as The Ken Peterson News Fix Post. You can update that resume, now, Ken…

Last Month’s Video: Brian Wilson, Dressed as Popeye, Talks Crazy on George Lopez 2 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. In 2014, he won a California Journalism Award for his coverage of ride services like Uber and Lyft and the taxi industry. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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