Mickey Pants

Nickname of Bob Barsky (Sam Freed), a former professional football player turned sportscaster at station WNEW (1130 on the dial) on the situation comedy KATE AND ALLIE/CBS/1984-89.


When Bob was playing little league baseball (he was eight-years-old), a small mouse got into his pants while he was on the field. As he dropped his pants to catch the mouse, everyone laughed and he reluctantly earned the moniker, “Mickey Pants.” Bob’s adult nickname is “Stretcher” because when he played football with the Jets, he got hurt a lot.

Note: The Bob Barsky character first appeared on “Dates of Future Past” (December 15, 1986) reappeared on “Return of Bob Barsky” (October 12m 1987), and married Allison Julia Charlotte “Allie” (née Adams) Lowell (Jane Curtin) on “Wedding Belle Blues” (December 11, 1988).


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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