Richard Crenna was a complex and varied actor. Here Crenna portrays the hard nosed Col. Sam Trautman, a man so tough he sleeps with Cruise Missiles in his underwear. In this Rambo sequel Trautman and Rambo seek out weapons of mass destruction in Iraq with Elite Special Forces Green Beret John Rambo. In this scene Rambo is forced by Trautman to count the number of WMD’s. Rambo makes it to five when Trautman tells him to discount the four sling shots and the box of Gummy Worms. Trautman then confides to Rambo, “Some people call you elite John…I call you my military base.”
Richard Crenna’s most beloved role however was the one he did with Lucille Ball in “I Love Lucy.” Initially he is nervous and awkward…
…but then he confides to Lucy, “Mrs. Ricardo…I LOVE YOU!!!”
Richard Crenna…my man! Well lets not go that far!
Crenna ultimately winds up with the very luscious Peggy instead of Lucy!
Fortunately Crenna never had to come up against Lucy’s nemesis…Doris Singleton…he definitely would have lost against her!!