Films of Emil Sitka: GOOD BAD EGG (1947)
by Saxon E. Sitka
THE GOOD BAD EGG was Emil's second Columbia short starring Joe DeRita. Although this role was a little bigger than his last two roles in RENO-VATED
and MORON THAN OFF
, no stills were taken.
Emil plays bachelor Joe DeRita's smart-aleck friend, laughing at Joe's misfortunes in the kitchen - until a raw egg fall's on Joe's shoe...
Emil's diary entry for Monday, September 16, 1946:
Movie Bit #15
I feel like a Hollywood veteran actor now. My make-up I put on myself, dress, report on the set & patiently await the assistant director's call.
Joe DeRita is the star comic, and the scene where I, as his kibitzing friend, come to observe his new invention and peculiar situations wherein he burns his supper & fingers, tries to cook an egg - and finally kicks one right in my face. Kaplook, just like that.
The entire working company, even from other sets, came en masse to watch me get the egg in my face.
There I stood all measured and prettied up for the slaughter. The man with a huge right arm had the gooey egg in his hand & was practicing the hefty swing. And like the two seconds before an execution...
Emil's diary entry once again ends abruptly, as though he was distracted mid-sentence and didn't return to finish. With the suspense building, I really wonder what he was about to write. In any case, watching the film we do indeed see DeRita kick a gooey egg off his foot, and the next scene shows Emil receiving it smack in the middle of his kisser. His smile disappears and is replaced by a look of anger and repulsion. Fade to black, and that's the end of Emil's scene.
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