The Colin Baker meets Pamela Anderson story continues to amuse and bemuse – mainly due to the event taking place, nevermind the fact that it was instigated by Colin’s Homer Simpson impersonation.
And no, it has nothing to do with the barrel-chested actor’s physique, and everything to do with his vocal talents – as an actor, naturally.
Quoted (from his UK newspaper column) in Hello Magazine, Colin reveals that he had no idea that the mystery blonde was Pamela Anderson.
“As we passed a Belgian chocolate shop, one of my companions uttered the word ‘chocolate’ in the same tones Homer Simpson intones ‘beer!’
“As we waited for the lights to change to Walk to allow us the escape the temptations of confectionary, I intoned Homer’s actual words.”
“An American woman standing at the curbside said, ‘Now you’re talking!’ and laughed. We chatted, and as she walked away I said to my companions, ‘You know she looked a bit like Pamela Anderson. ‘That,’ replied one of them ‘was because she was Pamela Anderson’.”
It’s a fair enough assumption to make also that Pamela Anderson had no idea that she was chatting with a former Doctor Who – but as a Canadian she is more likely to know what Doctor Who is than the average “California blonde”.
“I would love to think she said to her female companion that I looked a bit like the bloke who used to play Doctor Who. No, not Tom! The other one!”.
So there you have it guys – pull younger, attractive women by quoting Homer Simpson!
(Which leads me to wonder if Tom Baker could pull a young Liberal activist by quoting Shirley Williams…)