Harvard lampoon? Ivy league grads want their own Hollywood mafia
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An article in Variety, craftily penned by sly Andrew Barker, has Harvard alums whining about how they need better resources to break into Hollywood. Actress and Harv grad Mia Riverton says: ‘People talk about a ‘Harvard mafia,’ but it was never anything that was connected before. It had no infrastructure or focus beyond the schmoozy, old-boy networking stuff.’ (Just hearing that reminds me of this outtake from Animal House, which turns 30 this year.)
Um, Mia -- ever heard of the gazillion TV comedy writers who pen for Conan, SNL, and The Simpsons? They live off Hot Pockets and Skittles and snort at any variation on a scatalogical joke? Oh and has anyone else noticed that Harvard grads always manage to mention their alma mater in the first seven minutes of any meeting? It goes like this:
Harvard grad: ‘I love your sweater. Great color.’
The Rage: ‘Thanks. I rarely wear red.’
Harvard grad: ‘It’s actually crimson. Reminds me of my Harvard days.’
photo: Universal Studios, animalhouse.com.