â€œDonâ€™t call me Chief!â€
This week, the Daily Planet has lost its editor-in-chief. We at the Smackdown mourn the loss of Jackie Cooper.
Cooper, a child-actor in the Depression era and later a TV executive and producer, died this week at the age of 88. And though he had a score of acting credits, his name evokes just one image for me: Perry White, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet.
In all four of the Christopher Reeve Superman films, Cooper played Clark Kentâ€™s boss at Metropolisâ€™ number one newspaper. And though Perry White is most known for his signature catch phrase â€œDonâ€™t call me Chief!â€ (most always aimed at poor Jimmy Olsen), he didnâ€™t utter those words in Superman: The Movie. Instead, a mix-up with the morning coffee and the sugar gave us the humorous line â€œDonâ€™t call me â€˜sugarâ€™!â€ instead. […]