Anybody a fan of this show? I love it and Bronson has turned into a hot daddy, which is really surprising. Never found him attractive during the "Balki" days.
I LOVE this show! Bronson is hot and over the top in an amusing way. He'd be fun to hang out with, but I wonder how long it would take for him to go devastatingly entertaining to incredibly annoying.
Yes, he's got an odd hawt thing going on as well.
I realize he wants to restore everything to be historically accurate, but all of the destressed walls and ceilings are a little monotonous.
Still a road trip to NE PA sounds like it could be fun!
I heart Bronson Pinochet!
Never hesrd of the show....
I saw the first episode and liked it. Fast paced and interesting. Happy to see him doing something normal, because his behavior on "The Surreal Life" was disturbing. He's still handsome, IMO.
Is he out? I can't even remember if he is or isn't.
[quote]Is he out? I can't even remember if he is or isn't.
I don't think so, but I still think he's gay.
Do they travel to Balki's home island and stomp grapes?
If he's gay but not out, Out, OUT, why don't you guys hate him? I thought DLers hated anyone who didn't shout their gayness from the mountaintop.
[quote]anyone who didn't shout their gayness from the mountaintop.
He's deliberately weird. Like Crispin Glover weirdness. It's part pretense, part haught, part WTF -- and all insufferable.
R13, DL saves our most virulent hatred until after someone comes out.
A few years ago he said he was straight, had a unnamed girlfriend and was engaged. This happened at a time when he was trying to relaunch his career.
Previously, he had never been married or anything, he had never been associated with women in a sexual or romantic way.
I don't know if he is gay or not, but it looks like he is.
I also remember his antics on [italic]The Surreal Life.[/italic] His groping Janice Dickinson reeked of desperation.
Bronson is all hetero man! He loves the ladies and we love him back!
Remember when he would be on The Arsenio Hall Show and he would do the most bizzare interviews and would flop with the audience each time?
I get the restoring thing. What I don't get he takes apart old stuff and replaces with old stuff. I can see using an old hearth but he does absolutely nothing to restore it. No sanding and painting, just replacing it with another paint peeled hearth. It would be spectacular if he sanded and repainted everything and it looked like it would have new centuries ago.
He did a very fine job in The Lanoliers. Saw it recently and was impressed.
He's gay. I worked on his failed sitcom "The Trouble with Larry" for a couple of weeks. He was a total asshole. At one point, he made me go home and change shirts because I was wearing a light pink shirt (it was the 90s) and he kept getting "distracted" by me. Total egomaniac and he really had no reason to be. Gave the director all sorts of fits and she was an industry veteran. The Trouble with Larry was really, really bad. It was canceled after only a couple of episodes. I think Linn Mark Baker directed the last couple of episodes because no other director would work with him.
Before he was famous Bronson lived on Thompson near Bleecker. Used to ride his skate board shirtless.
Bronson was selling antiques on eBay last year. I would not be at all surprised if eBay kicked him off (he is no longer a registered user) because he was shill-bidding his own items.
According to my friend Ruthie Henshall, when she, Bronson and John Barrowman did PUTTING IT TOGETHER on Broadway (with Carol Burnett), Bronson chased after Barrowman to the point of embarrassment - used to "visit" Barrowman's dressing room naked, send him flowers, squeeze his ass and offer to blow him under his breath while they were onstage. Barrowman finally had to call Equity...
The show is fun and Bronson does a great job, I didn't think I would like it, but I did. It was nice to see someone working in neoclassicism. The facade they did of the house was really amazing.
Kudos to whoever was responsible for designing that facade. It was awesome.
March 25, 1985
He's the swishy Serge in Beverly Hills Cop,
but Bronson Pinchot is neither blue nor gay....
....These days, the only thing Pinchot isn't happy about is his recently broken engagement to an actress whose name he won't reveal. "The low point of my adult life was getting back my engagement ring in a little manila envelope under the windshield wiper of my car with a note that said, 'I'd like my Bloomingdale's card back.' She's gonna die when she reads this," he says with a sad smile, "but she deserves it."
There have been a few claims of girl friends and engagements over the years but no names, no real ones. His passion is Greek sculpture - naked athletes and gods - what does that tell you...
He's had his nose done. They actually did a good job with it--you can tell it's still him because it's still got the length, but he had the end of it (the "blub") thinned down. he's also had his eyes done which make him look younger but a bit eerie.
[quote]I realize he wants to restore everything to be historically accurate, but all of the destressed walls and ceilings are a little monotonous.
If only he were at all concerned about historical accuracy. He's just concerned with tarting up places in cheap "shabby chic" fashion, which was never an historical style -- except on Etsy and Ebay.
I watched part of a couple of episodes on the promise of the promos, but it was cheesy, too personality-driven, and his "meticulous restorations" are laughable (though not funny.)
Well R-33 I suppose you are right - that shabby chic thing would never have been done at the time, and true neoclassicism is not shabby in any way.
All that stuff about the cracking in the paint layers - the patina - that was something new, had nothing to do with historical accuracy. I thought the library sucked big time - it was a waste of an episode. I also didn't like the green and red paint he used in that gothic portal. That looked cheap and amateurish. Still, there is a lot in this series that I like.
His dyed hair looks phoney - like Tom Selleck.
He's obviously totally gay and I wish he'd come out - but then how do you explain all the lies over the years about being straight.
This isn't shabby chic, it's just shabby. Paint the damn walls.
Looks like the Restoration Hardware catalog that came today....
Reading the posts here are dissappointing
I hope he never see them. Who cares if he is gay or not.
Great show! Great projects!
He Seams like a genuinely good person.
Last night was a train wreck! The cheap plaster casts looked horrible on the walls, like the result of some Flintstones in Athens project. It just didn't work. The plaster looked slimy and was chipped all over - it didn't look a bit like stone. The fireplace wall was so stupid and out of scale - it just looked grungy and very, very bad. The neoclassical junk suspended near the ceiling was cheap, heavy and nightmarish.
Where can one begin on that horrible, worn blue cloth used for the patchwork slipcover!
Disaster, Bronson, total disaster!
What kind of accent does he have? I cannot place it at all.
His homes look nice, on t.v., but they would be a drag to live in. Could you imagine having a young child around all that peeling lead based paint?
I can't imagine he will ruin that splendid neoclassical mansion he has with more of this decorating of his.
[quote]I can't imagine he will ruin that splendid neoclassical mansion he has with more of this decorating of his.
Don't be ree-dick-eww-lus.
Is there something between Bronson and his friend/helper Michael or Mickey? The chub who appears mentally disabled but able to be a carpenter. One episode, Bronson, Mickey, and the other guy put their heads together to mock a meeting of the minds. The third guy didn't take part in that.
I read they have been friends for some time but it seems more than that.
Bronny P isn't the most desireable man but he's nothing to sneeze at. Quite doable. Hard to believe he isn't doing on of those guys.
I ENJOY BRONISONS SHOW.
HE REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF. HE IS SO PATIENT, AND SWEET TO ALL THE PEOPLE HE WORKS WITH. HE IS VERY CUTE.
r38, Bronson was born in Manhattan, went to high school in California, then to Yale. Maybe that's why you can't place the accent.
Sat across from him once on the 6 train in NYC. He got off at the 68th Street (Hunter College) stop. This was years ago.
No, R47, he just kind of sat there stone-faced for the whole ride. Quite handsome in person, though, I must say.
Yeah, Mikey definitely has that "Tell me about the rabbits, George" quality.
I started out with high hopes for this series, but it went downhill fast. The one shoe where they did the facade of a building was cool but all of the interiors were absolute horrors. Bronson's work would turn anyone against Neoclassicism as a style. The rooms looked cheap, thrown together and even creepy. I imagine they had no money for the actual work.
He was involved with David Hyde-Pierce for a couple of years whom I know (not well) and who commented once how funny he thought Bronson's attempts to "in" himself were given that they lived together.
I just got a renewed crush on this guy. He's better with age. Wonder if he's partnered up?
R51 What years did that take place?
Bronson seems very sweet and cute.
He looks better now with some weight. When he was Balki, he looked anorexic.
I LOVE THIS SHOW.
R51, I had not heard that about BP and DHP, but it seems plausible because they are both the same age and the both attended Yale at the same time.
I thought he was dead.
My opinion of him went way up after reading the interview at R21. He may be a total bitch but damn, he was testifying the truth against some big stars. Good for him.
BP was pretty cut during his perfect strangers days
watching the show now on DIY marathon and he has the same sort of speaking pattern that Liza has. His s's are sh.
Shalad for salad.
Why is he still closeted? It's absurd.
Ruined Putting It Together. I don't think Sondheim was a fan of the show though.
And he started talking shit about Bette Midler just to get his name out there again. Total asshole.
Late 90s (?) when "Clueless" was out, he was living with director Amy Heckerling in her house and when she went away for awhile, started dismantling and making major changes to her house without her permission. When she returned, she was furious and kicked him out. She's been known to have dalliances with gay or bi actors, Chris Kattan, Brian Backer.
"Clueless" was '95.
He's emotionally unstable! Remember that show on VH1 with him & Jose Canseco & Omerosa? Bronson was a big cry baby.
He was asked in an interview what it was like working with other actors and he gave honest answers. He didn't suger coat it. Bette may very well have been a bitch.
He's from an abused childhood. After days of drama on the surreal life, Janice Dickenson unloaded all her stuff and Bronson broke down. I wouldn't attribute that to mental instability maybe just extremely sensitive.
The show is in it's second year. It's better this year. He's got a facebook page, it doesn't seem to me that he's gay. He mentions having dinner with a female companion and he's carrying on with some female fan, on fb, who found some light fixture for him. if anyone makes a comment about her and him, they get banned.
[quote]it doesn't seem to me that he's gay. He mentions having dinner with a female companion and he's carrying on with some female fan, on fb, who found some light fixture for him.
I have dinner with female "companions" all the time and if I had a fan that had found something for me, I would be "carrying on" with them too. These things don't imply he's straight.
Yeah, he's straight. His publicity photo for DIY just SKA-REEMS heterosexual!
Pinchot and David Hyde Pierce had an LTR? Pinchot is much better looking than Hyde Pierce - the latter must have one hell of a personality.
some straight guys can have effeminant characteristics.
[quote]Pinchot is often reported to have been a founder of The International Wizard of Oz Club, for fans of L. Frank Baum's books and the movies based on the books. The club began two years before Pinchot was born, but he is a long-time member, and once drew an illustration that was included in the club's annual calendar. He collects classical Greek art.
DHP was adorable in his thirties. And he's so fucking talented, too.
He makes me do sex on his bottom. DERRRRP!
If you like off-white, you'll love his work.
[quote]If you like off-white, you'll love his work.
Phoning Bronson as I TYPE!
[quote] If you like off-white, you'll love his work.
That is a horrible picture!
He looked so much better on a repeat of L&O Criminal Intent that I just saw.
For what it's worth, he's also a popular audiobook narrator.
I find him an insufferable bore who, every so often, turns on the "zany act" in a forced attempt to be funny, which he isn't. I find his style depressing and cheap, too. Also, if you notice, they don't show his stomach. Sometimes there's a glancing view but he's usually filmed walking away, turned looking at something with his back to the camera, standing behind something, etc. His stomach looks fat.
actually during the show, one can see his stomach and it's bloated. maybe he's a drinker. (no that doesn't make him closeted)
I have read he is gay but very closeted except among his friends from the "Ivy League", which I took to mean in show business he is not out. I have read interviews with him at the height of his fame on PS and he always brought up his rough childhood, and when he got famous he would go into restaurants and order (not necessarily eat) everything off the menu because it was the first time in his life he could go afford to go to restaurants. This was always an undercurrent of sadness and I was not surprised when he said somewhat recently that he should have gone into therapy after becoming famous to deal with the drastic life change. I think he is nice and the article he did with the AV club was probably the most true interview done in the last 15 years, I believe every word he said.
I like Bronson Pinchot, just in general. I don't know anything about decorating so I haven't seen his new show but his personality has always charmed me.
Apparently he had the good taste to fall for David Hyde Pierce, so he can't be all bad.
Bronson Is hot and fun. Come out and join the fun Bronson!
Guess BP was Top. DPH is a wimp.
I remember when Bronson used to come on the Arsenio Hall show and his snotty "clever" remarks would always get met with silence from the audience instead of laughs.
Two closet cases together, then, R89.
This is Bronson's advice to his fans on his facebook page if they want him to respond to their posts (vlp is some term of endearment for him, something little pumpkin?):
"Oh, criminy, I better quickly add: posters, being long-winded does NOT qualify you for V. L. P.-hood. You must be breathtakingly lyrical and articulate as well. And if you stay on-task and on-topic, you will become a V. L. P. If you veer off, you won't get your knuckles rapped, but you will be, er, benevolently left to your own devices."
He sounds like a snobby, little bitch. He'd fit in real well here.
Why doesn't he use some Rogaine for that huge bald spot in the back of his head? He's got hair everywhere else, so why doesn't he try to fix the back?
First off, I enjoy his show very much. It is much better exposure for him than the dreadful Surreal World or whatever it was called. But here's the trick in determining who is closeted and who isn't.
When a guy who is closeted says on a talk show/interview that he is dating _______. And then _____ comes out as a lesbian or bisexual....he's pretty much outed himself.
I remember Bronson loudly declaring Amy Heckerling(director of Clueless)was his girlfriend. True, they are/were very close. But Amy is a lesbian who at that time was coupled with Twink Caplan who was also in Clueless.
It reminds me of 15 years ago when Chris Isaak declared his love for Margaret Cho(then single and NOT out). Uh huh.
[quote]But Amy is a lesbian who at that time was coupled with Twink Caplan who was also in Clueless.
Huh? Twink is gay? I never heard that one before.
When did Amy Heckerling come out as a lesbian?
Please, something with meat to it,not this "she's well known to hang out with gay men, it's OBVIOUS". Alot of women have gay male friends just as alot of gay men have straight female friends.
In an old interview with Stephanie Miller, bronson said he and Amy were trying for a baby. Yeah, he could have been just saying it but it beats what some of you all come up with with here.