Here, you can filibuster and the orchestra won’t cut you off.
It was indeed the best of both worlds this week for a handful of Connecticut lawmakers, who got their hands on Oscar without having to eat a raw bison liver like Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.”
Several members of the General Assembly posted photos on social media holding the iconic statuette of the late Connecticut resident Art Carney, who won the Academy Award for best actor in 1974 for his performance in “Harry and Tonto.”
Carney’s grandson, Devin Carney, is a House Republican freshman from Old Saybrook and one popular guy this week at the Capitol.
“Never have I felt so close to Ed Norton….” Lavielle wrote on her Facebook page, referring to Carney’s eccentric sewer worker character on “The Honeymooners.” “What an actor. Rep. Carney’s pretty good onstage too!”
With Jackie Gleason playing the excitable bus driver and Brooklyn neighbor Ralph Kramden, Carney formed the quirky half of the comedic duo on “The Honeymooners.”
Connecticut’s claim to Oscar fame — the show airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC — in filled with Hollywood royalty.