Interview with Bubba
Why are you
Well, you see, my
personal assistant Sandy
knew that I bore a more than passing resemblance to a certain Vincent
from New York City.
like it when folks called me "Vincent" since obviously, HE is not ME.
[Now, it didn't bother me at ALL to have women think of me as that
- he must get a LOT of action, judging from how many ladies like
to...er...um...fondle me.] Anyway, she began calling me Bubba to
from him. I like it. It's a nice manly name.
When were you "born"?
information passed on when my dear Chan did. I
know she adopted me...er...I mean she came to work for me many years
always took real good care of me. So in my mind, she's all the "Mom"
I'll ever need. And she worked cheap! I still haven't gotten over her
me, but the ladies who have taken care of me since she passed away have
me pretty well, so other than being sad, I can't complain.
your first memory?
I wasn't in the greatest
of shape when Chan came to work for me.
She got me squared away. I remember getting my nails done by a
manicurist, and a trip to a hair salon for a great comb-out. When I
good as it's possible to look (and in my humble opinion, that's pretty
good!), Chan drove me around Oscoda,
Michigan, to let my
public see me. I was quite popular around town. Became something of a
legend. Of course, it's a pretty small town!
Do you remember your first
convention? How many BATB conventions have you
They all blur together,
I've been to so many. I recall special
moments, though. I helped out with the packing
up after the San Francisco
con (my lap makes an excellent
napping place, as Chan found out). I played the piano (and then took a
on top of it) in Los Angeles
once. I've gotten my freak on in New Orleans, wearing beads and
what-not, although Chan
made me take a "time out" with her in a cozy chair there while I got
my second wind. Once a workman came into the convention room at night
turned the light on and he nearly jumped out of his skin when he saw me
thought I was a homeless guy who'd snuck in! Let's see... I relaxed in
shade in San Diego and had a nice cold
beer in Dallas.
And those are
just a few of the memories I have. I just love our family reunions!
looked over shoulders at the online fun fans have each year during
Online. Good times...good times.....
Have you ever been out of the
country? If yes, where?
Nope, this boy don't
travel. Never managed to get a passport, and
I can't figure out how those seat belts work on planes. Besides, I may
sturdy, but I'm not as young as I used to be, and I'm a bit more
people give me credit for. But that's OK, I've been all over the U.S.,
in everything from the back seat of cars to boxed up in the back of a
truck. I'm a well-traveled guy!
What's the most shocking thing anyone
has ever whispered in your ear?
Now, that would be
telling! As a gentleman, all I can reveal is
that fantasies have abounded, and I've had more than my share of Roman
and Russian fingers pawing over me, if you get my drift. Something
area below my belt seems to fascinate the ladies. So the whispers in my
are the least of it! I have to face the facts. I'm a sex symbol. I
guess I take
the "heat" so this guy Vincent doesn't have to. I hear he's hooked up
pretty steady with his lady friend Catherine, so it's probably all to
When you're not traveling, where do you spend
you name it! Besides driving around town with Chan, I've been
in living rooms around the country, most recently spending Christmas at
Goist household outside of Cleveland,
helping Laura get ready for the 2013 convention. I've been stuck in
but mostly, and especially when home with Chan, I had my run of the
What's your most embarrassing moment?
I'm gonna have to go with
a stage act in New Orleans
with some con virgins a couple of
years ago. It really embarrassed the heck outta me, the things those
to me in public!
Do you ever watch Beauty and the
Beast? What's your favorite episode?
Hey, I lived with Chan
for years, of COURSE I have! Chan loved
Vincent and Catherine, and since the guy looks so much like me, I
but love them too. I have to say "A Happy Life" is my favorite
episode, because of the last scene. Because, well...I know how that
REALLY ended (shhhhhh....can't talk about it online!).
What advice do you wish you could
share with Ron Perlman?
Man, you missed a bet not
pushing harder for a B&B movie! The
ladies love you to pieces, and you could have had a long career playing
Vincent. I would have been happy to make appearances in your place,
have boosted my visibility too, but hey, this isn't about ME.
might have been....
Added 2023.2.9: Laura's video about Bubba,
Interesting Doll in the World
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