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Dana Carvey tells the wild tale of a gun-toting Mickey Rooney in a 1982 sitcom

by YAR

Dana Carvey was a few years away from appearing on “Saturday Night Live” when he accepted the role of Mickey Rooney’s grandson on the 1982 NBC sitcom “One of the Boys.”

The sitcom, which also starred Nathan Lane, was canceled after 13 episodes but left Carvey with wild memories of Rooney, whose Hollywood glory days had faded. (Look the following video).

“Mickey was the craziest person I’ve ever met,” Carvey said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday. “I mean, he was brilliant, but he had a .38 revolver and he was waving it around.”

“They’re not going to catch me,” Rooney would say, according to Carvey. “They’re coming for me, I’ll cover them up!”

The “Wayne’s World” alum said that Rooney would walk the halls of Rockefeller Center declaring that he was once the “No. 1 star in the world.”

“Do you hear me… the world!”

Of course, Carvey, whose portrayal of President George HW Bush was a highlight of his tenure from 1986 to 1993 on “SNL,” made a perfect Rooney impression by recounting the star’s antics.

The short-lived “One of the Boys” was filmed just two floors below “Saturday Night Live,” so Carvey would visit the set and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearse.

“I was thinking, ‘Damn, I really want to go up two stories,’ and it took me six years,” Carvey said.

Fast forward to 9:20 for Carvey’s Rooney memorabilia:

Rooney died in 2014 at the age of 93, having acted in more than 300 movies and television shows.



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