Gene Shalit



{*my creative director's kid drew this, I got a few more as well. Momus wrote a song about him when he was 3 years old. }

Gene Shalit (born March 25, 1932 in New York City) is the film and book critic on NBC's The Today Show. He is known for his frequent use of puns, his oversized handlebar moustache, and for wearing colorful bowties. He is known to have had a rocky relationship with former Today Show co-host Bryant Gumbel. He has been involved in reviewing the arts since 1967. He has written for publications including Look Magazine, Ladies Home Journal (for 12 years), Cosmopolitan, TV Guide, Seventeen, Glamour, McCall's, and The New York Times. In 1987 he published Laughing Matters-A Treasury of American Humor, a critically-praised humor anthology. He currently lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with his cat Fellini. Shalit is the godfather of radio producer/personality Gary Dell'Abate.
He guest starred in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, The Krusty Sponge as a fish version of himself named "Gene Scallop", who was a food critic.

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