The Mary Tyler Moore Show & the Hairbrush JokeIn 1976 & 1977, Rist played David Baxter (Ted Baxter's son), on the television program The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Even though he only appeared in three episodes, he has the distinction of telling the punchline to one of the funniest jokes in the history of the series.
In the episode My Son, the Genius (November, 6 1976), Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) drags David (Rist) into Lou Grant's (Edward Asner) office in order to spank him. Lou initially tries to persuade Ted not to discipline him. Ted insists on spanking him and asks (a very bald) Lou if he has a hairbrush that he can borrow. David then says, Now what would he be doing with a hairbrush?
Robbie Rist Facts
|Birthday||April 4, 1964 (55)|
|Birthplace||La Mirada, California, USA|
|Height||5' 6" (1m68) How tall is Robbie Rist compared to you?|