This was Terry’s favorite, profiling has-been animal actor Flipper — now a joke in the Hollywood community. He anticipated Bojack Horseman by 25 years.
In 1987, Terry served as Editor in Chief of this April Fool’s parody of Today’s Chicago Woman. It is just as puerile and of-its-time as you might imagine.
“I want to do all the old-people things I see on TV. I want to be set in my ways. I want to repeat myself a lot. Old age is wasted on the elderly.”
“He possesses that elusive, nameless substance that no one talks about, thinks about, or even thinks about talking about. He has a major helping of the wrong stuff.”
Terry was a frequent contributor to Today’s Chicago Woman in the ’80s. Here’s one of his humor pieces, with a topic that remains timely…
One of Terry’s favorite opening sentences: “Sitting there, bound to a crude wooden chair by leather straps, I began to question the career choice I had made so many years before.”
“Deane suffered from an affliction more common than measles, more deadly than bubonic plague, more stupefying than a subscription to Reader’s Digest. Deane was in love.”