Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh Uncle Ed, we hardly knew you.

The subject of Ed Muscari, or Ed Muscare, seems he spelled it both ways, of Uncle Ed's Tree house fame, came up on XO's blog a while back, in the comment section, I think, but am too lazy to look. Anyway Ed Muscari had a couple of shows on a local Kansas City station, the previous mentioned kid show, and a late night thriller show. It has been if not common knowledge, at least a common rumor, that dear old Ed, beloved television personality and kid show host, got busted for a sex crime.

This is what Ed looked like when I was watching him on rabbit ears. Just a wacky children's show host, holding a curved phallic thing up to his ear, sporting a lascivious look on his mug . Knowing that he is indeed a registered sex offender, who was just convicted again, in 2007 for not registering, makes the picture take on a creepy vibe. However, not nearly as creepy as his mugshot, on his Florida Sex Offender page, which you can read HERE. So here's how Uncle Ed looks today. Yikes! He looks like a cross between Alan Alda and the Crypt Keeper.

32 comments:

  1. ...with a little bit of Abe Vigoda thrown in.

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  2. That's the first thing that came to my mind, too. Good news is, Abe Vigoda is still alive.

    JUNGLE JIM

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  3. I didn't even grow up here and I am creeped out.

    And what, is Abe Vigoda like 350 years old now? He looked old on Barney Miller.

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  4. since you do not have a email address on your website I'll comment here: check out the Blue Hills neighborhood on the east side. Talk with them and write a story.

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  5. if you mean Blue Summit off truman and 435, I did one on them http://midtownmiscreant.blogspot.com/2008/03/take-ride-with-me-through-dog-patch-now.html, otherwise not familiar with blue hills.

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  6. abe vigoda my ass: that's a still-nasty-at-78 John Turturro...

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  7. Isn't Blue Hills the area behind the New York Bakery at about 80th & Troost?

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  8. The Blue Hills I was referring to is off of the Paseo in the high 40's and low 50's.

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  9. Uncle Ed hosting Late TV with the Banana phone and the chicken face and pledge was great local KSHB UHF stuff. He also hosted Treehouse with Mother Nature and Smacky seal with episodes of Lost in Space , Johnny Socko and his flying Robot, and Ultraman, for kids. I heard he left to go to Az. to be a horror host and then got in trouble..... such talent , so original really, BUT if he hurt children he can burn in hell. Mancow

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  11. Ed Muscare is having a second media life thanks to youtube. I am including this video of him commenting on Madoff. Pretty ironic.
    I didn't know about him and thought that his videos were pretty funny... until I found out he was a sexual offender.

    Supper creepy. Especially when some people write that they'd like to have him as a grandfather, since he's so funny...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RZ3wzQGU0Q&feature=channel

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  12. Isn't he supposed to be in jail? According to the FL sex offenders site, he's in custody.

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  13. The FL sex offenders site says that he lives in Orangeburg COUNTY in South Carolina ... he got convicted 3 years ago for a minor thing so he might be done with it now ...

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  14. Is this the same Guy
    http://www.youtube.com/user/edarem

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  15. HAHA Yikes. I think one of the guys who said he wanted him as a grandfather was me. Pre-knowledge of his sex crimes. Wow. Goes to show, that creepy people on youtube may be even creepier in real life.
    -a

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  16. Yessssssss. Sucking ya cock!

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  17. I thought he was funny too until I realized he looks like me.

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  18. Has anyone tried to contact YouTube to get his videos removed??

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  19. I was at his show 41 Treehouse Lane in the late 60's or early 70's with my sister, who won a prize from him. He was kinda creepy back then. I still have the promo shot he handed out after the show!

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  20. well forgive and forget as jesus would say I remember him when I was a young boy 1970

    I think he was framed

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  21. I am posting this serially because I have a lot to say and it exceeds the max of 4,096 characters permitted for each post. I have known edarem all my life. I cannot quibble with what you say and feel about pedophilic sex offenses. I feel just as strong, maybe even stronger against that kind of behavior than maybe even you do. His extended family has disowned him because of it and he is utterly alone in the world. One of the saddest aspects of edarem's existence is that this man who is so charming, creative, outgoing and in love with truth and beauty is cursed with this predeliction. It causes one to be shunned, much as being gay did back in the day before gays got all militant and found a way to get themselves mainstreamed into our media and societal institutions.

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  22. Gays will tell you they can't help but feel the way the do. They are lucky that their predelictions apply to consenting adults. I wonder how well they would fare in this world if they were wired, genetically or behaviorally (no one truly knows what causes aberrations in human sexual behavior) to desire that which would make them hunted pariahs? Society will never "mainstream" pedos like they have gays. But, I digress.In this post, I will throw you some tidbits of trivia about edarem, that I do not believe he has shared with you and then I will offer an observation. He was a radio disc jockey in miami, florida in the late 50's and early 60's, before he went to kansas city. His claim to fame in miami was that he did an entire radio show inside a diving suit (the kind with the big round brass helmet) from underwater in a miami hotel swimming pool. after the show, when he emerged from the pool they asked him for a comment and he said "Glub!".

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  23. Another item of trivia is that he interviewed with Alan Funt of Candid Camera fame, for a job in New York City in the early 60's. He didn't get the job, but ended up in Kansas City doing the TV shows you discuss in your blog. At some point after that job evanesced, he went to San Diego, briefly, and opened a hot dog take out restaurant. His brother Joe, the artist who painted the portrait edarem discusses in one of his videos, went to san diego and created and installed a giant faux hot dog on the front of edarem's store. I don't know if being busted had anything to do with the store folding, but it did not survive. edarem's brother Joe was not only a self-taught artist who could paint, he made a living in the 50's and 60's doing charcoal color portraits at his store front studio on the main drag in miami beach. he could also sculpt and was a master carpenter and builder. Brother Joe built a house in which he made all the furniture and all the doors and windows.

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  24. I will tell you this: Edarem is one of the most intelligent and creative people you will ever have the pleasure to know. He will turn each and every one of you every which way but loose, when it comes to creativity, intelligence quick wit, charm and indominatable spirit. His sense of humor is razor sharp. One time his mother was serving ice cream to the family and each person passed their bowl to be filled. edarem got his filled, ate all the ice cream and licked it clean, before his mother finished serving and convinced her he hadn't been served yet, in order to get a second helping. when you have 5 brothers and sisters I guess you can pull this off. Another personal love of his is language and vocabulary. Edarem's favorite board game is scrabble because he loves the English language. His vocabulary is staggering. Write him off if you will, and greet him with howls of execration, like Camu's Stranger, but you'll have to search far and wide to find someone as bright and intelligent as this creative genius, who can entertain you, make you laugh, educate you and pass on joie du vivre, with a window ledge of ordinary garden vegetables, a video camera, some paint and some gardening tools. And he does it all without vulgarity.

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  25. I will tell you this: Edarem is one of the most intelligent and creative people you will ever have the pleasure to know. He will turn each and every one of you every which way but loose, when it comes to creativity, intelligence quick wit, charm and indominatable spirit. His sense of humor is razor sharp. One time his mother was serving ice cream to the family and each person passed their bowl to be filled. edarem got his filled, ate all the ice cream and licked it clean, before his mother finished serving and convinced her he hadn't been served yet, in order to get a second helping. when you have 5 brothers and sisters I guess you can pull this off. Another personal love of his is language and vocabulary. Edarem's favorite board game is scrabble because he loves the English language. His vocabulary is staggering. Write him off if you will, and greet him with howls of execration, like Camu's Stranger, but you'll have to search far and wide to find someone as bright and intelligent as this creative genius, who can entertain you, make you laugh, educate you and pass on joie du vivre, with a window ledge of ordinary garden vegetables, a video camera, some paint and some gardening tools. And he does it all without vulgarity.

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  26. The great comic Joe E. Brown once said that making people laugh by being vulgar is something any fool can do, but the real trick is to be able to make people laugh without vulgarity. Red Skelton once advised a young comic who was doing a risque stand up routine that he should do every show like his mother and his priest were in the audience. (Skelton was a very devout Catholic). I think we can pretty much agree that each and every video posted by edarem passes muster under Brown and Skelton's protocols. How in any way you could imagine that these videos, replete with bibical homilies are going to taint and twist children and drive them into the clutches of a slavering pedophile is beyond me. I wonder how upright each and every one of you would be if the only thing that turned you on sexually was children? Do you think he asked to be wired this way? We live in a society of laws and the law has invoked its punishment. And even then edarem, who quite likely may die in jail (5 years may be tantamount to a death sentence for a man that age.

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  27. Yes, I know you feel that's too darned bad.) and knows this, acquitted himself with a lot of dignity and once again, no vulgarity and no white hot angry internet rants. How many of you could display the same amount of class had you been in his shoes and been shipped away to jail, while your dearest pets/companions languish, for posting videos of yourself, singing G rated songs and instructing people how to go green and re-use cast off items? I don't say these things to criticize you or get in your face. I say them to acknowledge your opinons about pedophilic BEHAVIOR, but also to appeal to the sense of decency I know you all possess and ask you just have a little introspection when pointing the finger at this lonely old man. God Bless you and save you from an end of life scenario like his where you would be completely bereft of companionship and family and have to reach out to total strangers for compassion and help.

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  28. Yes, I know you feel that's too darned bad.) and knows this, acquitted himself with a lot of dignity and once again, no vulgarity and no white hot angry internet rants. How many of you could display the same amount of class had you been in his shoes and been shipped away to jail, while your dearest pets/companions languish, for posting videos of yourself, singing G rated songs and instructing people how to go green and re-use cast off items? I don't say these things to criticize you or get in your face. I say them to acknowledge your opinons about pedophilic BEHAVIOR, but also to appeal to the sense of decency I know you all possess and ask you just have a little introspection when pointing the finger at this lonely old man. God Bless you and save you from an end of life scenario like his where you would be completely bereft of companionship and family and have to reach out to total strangers for compassion and help.

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  29. There but for the grace of God go I

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  30. Didn't read all your posts but it almost seemed as if you were saying people like him should be accepted into mainstream like gays. Truth is this sick fuck fondled a 14 year old family member and 18 months was a bargain. I don't care how smart and talented he was. As a kid I enjoyed his shows(a kid's show none the less) as well as his characters. He did have talent. Unfortunately he also seemed to have his demons. RIP, Uncle Ed. As far as Ed Muscari, I'll pray for his soul.

    Not Anonymous. Bob

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  31. Gays will tell you they can't help but feel the way the do. They are lucky that their predelictions apply to consenting adults. I wonder how well they would fare in this world if they were wired, genetically or behaviorally (no one truly knows what causes aberrations in human sexual behavior) to desire that which would make them hunted pariahs? Society will never "mainstream" pedos like they have gays. But, I digress.In this post, I will throw you some tidbits of trivia about edarem, that I do not believe he has shared with you and then I will offer an observation. He was a radio disc jockey in miami, florida in the late 50's and early 60's, before he went to kansas city. His claim to fame in miami was that he did an entire radio show inside a diving suit (the kind with the big round brass helmet) from underwater in a miami hotel swimming pool. after the show, when he emerged from the pool they asked him for a comment and he said "Glub!".

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