“The Covered Man” – David Soul on Merv

Submitted by Douglas Wood July 2nd, 2010
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

Nothing beats mediocre TV actors attempting profound social commentary. Witness David Soul (“Starsky and Hutch,” alleged wife-beater) on The Merv Griffin Show in 1967 venturing into Performance Art territory with his provocative “The Covered Man.” Not since William Shatner’s jaw-dropping interpretation of Elton John/Bernie Taupin’s “Rocket Man,” has an actor/singer found so many layers of meaning in one pithy song.

6 Responses to ““The Covered Man” – David Soul on Merv”

  1. Allee Willis

    I never thought that I would award the man least deserving of the last name bestowed upon him, SOUL, an award but this is one of the most insane performances I have ever seen. To me it races past William Shatner, Nimoy or any of the other Golden Throated “singers” who massacred pop songs in the past. And then when you throw that wife beating allegation in there the hooded Soul just comes across as a deranged and narcissistic, overly dramatic, overly white singer. And on Merv no less! I wonder if he did his interview “covered” up?

  2. Douglas Wood

    Thanks for the Classique d’ Camembert for this! I love that you’re always very discriminating as to what warrants this highly coveted prize, which makes getting one all the more special.

    • Allee Willis

      Yes, I never would have figured that I would have awarded anything connected to David Soul a Classique d‚Äô Camembert. Granted he’s very cheesy but it’s usually milquetoast cheese and I need things at least at Gouda level to get excited. But this was just exceptional.

  3. Lisa Rios

    It’s just so bad. My eyes are burning. Make him stop. That was one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Thanks.