And Now, Some Bonus Robert Osborne Content



Clips from a few episodes of “Good Morning Britain” from 1989 featuring Neil Diamond being interviewed by the show’s Hollywood correspondent, our good friend Robert Osborne. There’s not much of Bob, just the back of his head and his voice, but I thought the SBBN chapter of the Robert Osborne Fan Club might appreciate this.

UPDATE 2013: The interview has disappeared off of YouTube, but you can find low-quality clips from the IAISND fan club here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

And I’d just like to go on record to say that if you can’t calm your nerves during a soothing, ultra professional interview with Robert Osborne, then honey, you are wound too tightly. Jeez, half the time I watch Neil in an interview I want to get him some chamomile tea and a Valium.

To my SBBN regulars, if there are any of you left after my near silence of the last few months, I don’t mean to be coy about this current project, which I’m sure seems quite out of character for the blog. It’s all leading up to a review of The Jazz Singer (1980), so… well, I wouldn’t go so far as to say there is method to my madness because there probably isn’t, but there is at least movie content in my madness.

Part two of said madness should be arriving in about three weeks, give or take, and a new look for SBBN may be arriving about the same time. It’ll be hard to let the current Girls in the Night layout go, but this blog design and I have been together for four years (86 years in internet time) and it’s time to move on. We’ve grown apart. Sad, really.

I’ll see you all in a few weeks when I post Part Two, and then finally the official movie review. I don’t yet know if the Jazz Singer review is going to be hilarious, insightful, or an extremely uncomfortable experience for all concerned, but it’ll be fun to find out.



  1. Another data point to prove my contention that Robert Osborne, should the Earth be invaded by angry aliens, would save us all by being our spokesperson:

    He’s hypnotically calming! Jack on Twitter said it was more like a “weird alternate state of being,” but either way, there is no excuse to be so nervous that you wind up talking over Robert Osborne. None.

    I know these are harsh words! Sometimes I can become quite cross with people I don’t know. It’s a gift.

  2. Just one little bit of info about Robert Osborne. My dad and he were friends while at college together at the University of Washington. They were both in the same fraternal organization: Delta Upsilon. My dad, Willard Oates, graduated in 1953 and Robert graduated behind him in either ’52 or’51.
    Sincerely, Vicki W.

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