Thursday, November 15, 2012

Identical Cousins?


 I love that Facebook keeps telling me I should be friends with Patty Duke -- you mean I'm not already? --which got me thinking about her most famous role(s) as identical cousins Patty and Cathy Lane on "The Patty Duke Show." Has anyone ever had an identical cousin? After feeling like I was the "milkman's son" for many years, I've slowly started to look more like my siblings as I've gotten older, but nothing close to "identical." (For one thing, I'm 6 feet and my brothers are 5-9 and 5-6, and there's the three entirely different kinds of hair going on up top -- red, thick-dark-and-wavy and my straight light brown.) As for cousins, I'm the youngest child born to a family of eight Irish Walshes, so a huge portion of my cousins are actually old enough to be my parents. (Some are already dead.) The closest I can come up with is my (first) cousin (once removed) Christopher, who is my cousin Jim's son. Chris, who is also gay, is an architect in Los Angeles and is the beefier, part Swedish, 2.0 version of Kenneth in the (212)!


6 comments:

Blobby said...

My cousin and I are not identical looking, though we are the tallest Jews in our family.

Separated by 3 years and decades apart from each other, we are eerily alike. Our spouses and other cousins stand in well....awkwardness...when we are together.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Sam's identical cousin, Serena on Bewitched.

James Greenlee said...

I had an identical cousin, or rather, we both looked exactly the same at 14, but we are several years apart. Nowdays, he's the size of a midsize Buick though. Not so much identical anymore.

Tom said...

I had a friend.. when we were younger, we looked enough alike that we switched places in class for a substitute teacher. I didn't find out he is actually my first cousin until last year. lol So you can be friends with Patty Duke. I want to be FB friends with your cousin. Yes he looks a lot like you, and yes, he is HOT!

Frank Anthony Polito said...

Hubba hubba! Why have I not been told about this hot ginger cuz of yours before?

Rick Schoen said...

I think King George V and Tsar Nicholas II set the standard for identical cousins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tsar_Nicholas_II_%26_King_George_V.JPG.

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