3/05/2008

Sandy Duncan's Glass Eye...

For as long as I can remember, I have been under the impression that star of stage and screen, Wheat Thins-spokesperson Sandy Duncan had a glass eye. It was just one of those things someone tells you when you're young and you accept it as true. After all, she did have a noticeably lazy eye.

Something just now compelled me to do a Google search for "Sandy Duncan glass eye". How's that for random? I think they mentioned it in a "Family Guy" episode or something. Well, turns out she had a tumor in her left eye, which killed her optic nerve. It's her real eye, but she can't see out of it. She actually sounds like a pretty cool person. She talks shit about Dubya AND Oprah! See for yourselves...

18 comments:

Spooney said...

Urban myth, like Markey Mark's 3rd nipple.

Cooper Green said...

I heard that glass eye thing too. Now I'm beginning to believe she just has latex teeth. Snopes doesn't say it's not true.

cheer34 said...

You just burst a bubble. My mom told me 40 years ago that Sandy's eye was glass.

Falwless said...

I, too, remember this glass eye thing, long 'round the days of that fine sitcom The Hogan Family. This news is throwing my whole world into a tailspin. What other shit did people lie to me about? Is Alf not real?

Amy said...

Oh my God, Chris. Here I am up at 4 am for no good reason other than being kept awake by this very subject. Something told me to visit your blog to get my mind off of it, and here you are discussing Sandy Duncan's glass eye.

Ok, that is a lie. I was also lied to about the glass eye. WTF.

SamuraiFrog said...

"I actually prefer Triscuits." Priceless!

Writeprocrastinator said...

It's a good thing that I respect her politics, because I don't respect her treason to Wheat Thins.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

I think we ALL thought she had a glass eye.

About 6 years ago I saw her in "Chicago" on Broadway, and let me tell you, she had an incredible body and she was, like, 55 years old.

Thumbs up to Sandy Duncan.

Beth said...

Huh. I always thought she had a glass eye, too.

BeckEye said...

I always thought she had a glass eye too. It's funny, I'm constantly debunking myths with the help of Snopes.com, but it seems like the pop cultural myths I grew up with, I just choose to blindly accept as fact. Except that Mama Cass died choking on a sandwich...I know that's not true. It was chicken wings.

Distributorcap said...

you mean peter pan is not like cap't hook?

Dale said...

That's funny, I went Googling too after a couple of Family Guy mentions and learned the truth! Wasn't there a band called Sandy Duncan's Glass Eye too?

Micgar said...

Her perkyness kind of bugged me way back then, but finding out about her prog. politics makes me think differently of her. And her eye too!

HelloDownThere said...

I never heard the glass eye thing, but I was always told that she was actually a hermaphrodite at birth & had a to tie her rather large penis down between her legs to avoid questions about any unsightly bulging.

As a child in the 1970's the thought of that really scared me a lot.

I'm glad to know it's just the optic nerve ... the tied downed penis thing is really frightening!

PS, Maybe now I can enjoy Wheat Thins without them making me feel queasy to my tummy~

Tank the Frank said...

Sandy Duncan's Eye was a skate-style punk rock band in the 1980's.
Clearly, Seth McFarland stole the idea from the name of the band.

Tank the Frank said...

the band formed in 1987 in L.A....apparently still around today as they have a my space page. Still unsigned...

Anonymous said...

I have two dicks. Both stay hard.

Anonymous said...

So which eye is the normal eye?