Bird Note: Another pet story concerns the parakeet – lavender colored, of course – Kim Novak bought in New York while she was here filming Bell, Book and Candle. For weeks Kim tried to teach the parakeet to talk, in vain. After each of these sessions, the only sound heard was Kim Novak’s sigh of resignation, “I give up…” Miss Novak now has the parakeet in her Hollywood home, where visitors can hear the bird speak only one line, “I give up.” – St. Petersburg Times
Painting by Kim Novak – who is also an amazing artist. You can see her paintings here.
Just Shoot MeSlow Donnie (Season 3, Episode 11)Maya tries to convince Elliott that his brother is pulling a scam by faking a head injury. But who cares! It’s all about the budgies in the B storyline.Nina is given a budgie as a party gift. She is not thrilled about it, but lies about loving the bird. She is then gifted with 99 more budgies. After calling the birds “stupid” and “annoying little creatures” they plot their revenge…Full episode here.
House Hunters Mid-century Modern vs. Rustic Ranch in San Diego (Season 113, Episode 5).Two little budgies (and their humans, self-confessed “bird people” Skip and Ashley) are looking for a new home in San Diego. Skip would like a home with a view, air conditioning and a 2 car garage. Ashley wants a gas stove and a laundry room. Skip does not want a fixer upper, but Ashley is fine with doing some work on the house. The couple look at three homes before deciding on the one they will buy.The couple does not get everything they’re looking for (no gas stove top, no garage, no working AC). But they did get the price of the house down and are happy with their new home. Ashley’s favorite part of the house is the living room, where she can look out at the sun room and watch the birds. Skip is thrilled with his yard with a view. He hopes to get a dog and tells the budgies that they will be the “perfect snack”. Yikes!