We’ve mostly been sitting out the saga of Casey Kasem, since it seems like a big commotion over the guy whose big claim to fame was being the original voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? That’s a big achievement, of course, and we know that Casey was one of the biggest names in pop radio during the ’70s, and he was also in The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant, but we’re supposed to know that kind of thing. Anyway, Casey Kasem is now 82 years old, very sick and confused, and there’s a big legal struggle between his 60(ish)-old wife and Kasem’s kids from an earlier marriage over custody of the ailing man.
But now we’re really lured into the saga with this video of yesterday’s development, as a judge ordered Casey removed from the family home and taken to a proper hospital for treatment. Jean Kasem was kind of big in the ’80s as a flamboyant celebrity, and she sure hasn’t toned things down. As you’ll see here, Jean wasn’t happy, and her responses include throwing raw hamburger at one of Casey’s kids–because the Bible.
“In the name of King David,” Jean explains, “I threw a piece of raw meat into the street in exchange for my husband to the wild rabid dogs.” Which doesn’t sound right, but we don’t know enough about theology to dispute her.
Anyway, check out this video and ponder how it looks like a biker gang is involved, and check out the humble Kasem home. We thought this was about Casey Kasem being worth hundred of millions of dollars and being locked away in a mansion. Instead, it looks like someone just had to climb over a chain-link fence. Los Angeles real estate must really be expensive…