Patrick Stewart, a classically-trained actor famed for his performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, once claimed that the two most distinguished bits of work which he had ever done in the United States were two televised guest appearances: the first was on "The Simpsons
" (as the leader of The Stone Men, a take-off on the Masons).
And the second? An appearance on "Sesame Street" -- in praise of the letter 'B'.
[A large letter 'B' in hand, Stewart solemnly intoned: "A 'B' or not a 'B'." He also had "a very nice scene with the count." In praise of the letter B? Among Stewart's favorite shows: "Beavis and Butt-head."]