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My Bacon Number Is 3

(a reference, of course, to Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon). So reports Scott Scheule:

You were in a Bullshit! episode with Penn Jillette.

Penn Jillette was in the Aristocrats (which is a good movie by the way--if you ever want to watch it with someone and you're in DC, give me a call) with Kevin Pollak.

Kevin Pollak was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon!

I can also be linked, Oracle of Bacon reports, via Carolyn McCormick instead of Kevin Pollak. And, as a special bonus, I'm citing Francis Bacon in a forthcoming law review article.

cirby (mail):
Mine is 1.

(I worked in extras casting on JFK - not credited, and they never got around to paying me, but still...)
6.13.2007 1:58pm
Jay Goodman Tamboli (mail) (www):
Scott's blog can be found at http://scheule.blogspot.com/.
6.13.2007 2:07pm
Jay Kominek (mail) (www):
Now someone needs to figure out what your Erdős–Bacon number is.
6.13.2007 2:21pm
William Spieler (mail) (www):
I have a Bacon number of 4 then I guess.
6.13.2007 2:31pm
William Spieler (mail) (www):
Oh wait, never mind, I thought Scott was in an episode, heh.
6.13.2007 2:48pm
Dave N (mail):
I doubt it will happen, but it would be cool if Kevin Bacon himself logged on with his Bacon number of zero.
6.13.2007 2:48pm
Eugene Volokh (www):
Jay Goodman Tamboli: Thanks, will add link.
6.13.2007 2:55pm
Dave N (mail):
Btw, if allowed to go both forward and backward, my Bacon number is 3:

I went to high school with a guy named Ron Thomas, who was in The Karate Kid with Ralph Macchio;

Macchio was in My Cousin Vinnie with Joe Pesci (as a side note, MCV is one of the best courtroom movies of all time);

Pesci was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.
6.13.2007 3:08pm
Mike S:
Which episode of Bullshit!? I must have missed that one. Are you a member of the Committee on Skeptical Inquiry (CSI, formerly CSICOP)?
6.13.2007 3:47pm
Mithras (mail) (www):
What's Bacon's Erdös number?
6.13.2007 4:06pm
Waldensian (mail):
Well, I know a woman who appeared in JFK (as Donald Sutherland's secretary, so she was probably hired by Cirby) so that's a 2.

Meanwhile, I can connect us on the silver screen:
Kevin Bacon appeared in JFK with Martin Sheen (1)

Martin Sheen appeared with Charlie Sheen in Hot Shots Part Deux! (2) (and in Wall Street)

Charlie Sheen appeared with Jon Cryer in Hot Shots! and also currently in Two and a Half Men (3)

I appeared on screen with Jon Cryer in (the execrable) "Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (4)

Trying to tighten this up. Cryer and Bacon have just got to be more closely connected than this.

I would be eternally grateful to anyone who can get me one or two numbers closer to Bacon.
6.13.2007 4:06pm
Don Miller (mail) (www):
My brother's step-son has a Bacon Number of 3.

He was in a PSA directed by Rob Reiner at age 2.
Rob Reiner was in Bye Bye Love with Brian Frank
Brian Frank was in Where the Truth Lies with Kevin Bacon.

It is an interesing game.
6.13.2007 4:13pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Waldensian:

You --> Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer --> Nancy Giles (Penn &Teller Get Killed)
Nancy Giles --> Kevin Bacon (Loverboy)
6.13.2007 4:16pm
Waldensian (mail):
Sasha, as promised, I am eternally grateful.

I just found the awesome Oracle on this topic.
6.13.2007 4:29pm
Crunchy Frog:
Wow, that must make me a 5. I go to the same church as Jon Cryer's sister.
6.13.2007 4:43pm
Crunchy Frog:
Actually, I'm probably closer than that. My dad appeared on screen (barely, as the pilot of an airplane) on the Sly Stallone movie Fist. I'll have to investigate.
6.13.2007 4:52pm
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In 'Tipping Point,' there are actually a few hundred actors "more connected" on average to all other actors than Kevin Bacon is.
6.13.2007 4:54pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Crunchy Frog: Sylvester Stallone was in Demolition Man with Sandra Bullock, who was in Loverboy with Kevin Bacon.
6.13.2007 4:59pm
Waldensian (mail):

Crunchy Frog: Sylvester Stallone was in Demolition Man with Sandra Bullock, who was in Loverboy with Kevin Bacon.

Once again, "Loverboy" is key.
6.13.2007 5:02pm
Dave N (mail):
Actually, thanks to the Oracle (and thanks to Waldensian for mentioning it), my Kevin Bacon number dropped to 2.

I was an extra in a crowd scene in one of the worst movies of all time Matilda (1978), whose plot revolved a boxing kangaroo. The movie starred Elliott Gould (although I am sure he wishes he could forget about it).

However, Gould was in The Big Picture with Kevin Bacon.
6.13.2007 5:31pm
dejapooh (mail):
I have a Kevin Bacon Number of 2. My cousin lived next door to Tim Mathison for several years. I met Tim at my cousin's wedding and he was in Animal House with Kevin Bacon...
6.13.2007 5:34pm
Dave N (mail):
By the way, for those of you who are political and movie junkies, both Ronald Reagan and Fred Thompson have Bacon numbers of 2.

Reagan appeared with Eddie Albert in The Young Doctors. Albert appeared with Bacon in The Big Picture.

Thompson appeared with John Lafayette in White Sands. Lafayette appeared with Bacon in Loverboy.
6.13.2007 5:38pm
Charlie (Colorado) (mail):
"Knows" isn't the relation: it's "appeared in a movie with."

My Bacon number is 2 (I was in Bull Durham as an extra, and both Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner have worked with Kevin Bacon), and my Erdös number is also 2.
6.13.2007 5:38pm
Scott Scheule (mail):

Oh wait, never mind, I thought Scott was in an episode, heh.


I did, back when I was running my reflexology business.
6.13.2007 7:22pm
The Miss Binky & Amazing Jack Show (mail) (www):
And, as a special bonus, I'm citing Francis Bacon in a forthcoming law review article.
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I didn't think Francis Bacon counted. But since you're the professor, I guess I have a Bacon number of 1 because I reproduced a Francis Bacon for a client once...the other Francis Bacon...but bacon's bacon right?
6.14.2007 1:27am
Waldensian (mail):

I was an extra in a crowd scene in one of the worst movies of all time Matilda (1978), whose plot revolved a boxing kangaroo.

Oh... My.... God. Never again admit this in public. That was a truly, truly horrible film.
6.14.2007 12:42pm
Jeff Lebowski (mail):
My Bacon number is 3. I was an extra in crowd during some of the basketball scenes of Blue Chips (some of which shot here in Indiana), which had Bob Knight protraying himself. Knight also played himself in Anger Management, with Jack Nicholson. Jack, of course, was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

And I was thinking when I first read this, "No way am I less than 6 degrees from Kevin Bacon." Wrong!!
6.14.2007 2:57pm