It’s long been my opinion that Gerritt Graham is one of the greatest under-used comic actors in motion picture history. I believe this because of two performances he gave eons ago — the drugged-up rock star “Beef” in Phantom of the Paradise (’73) and Jeff, the wildly superstitious guy who’s terrified of driving a red car in Robert Zemeckis‘s legendary Used Cars (’80). Anyone who’s seen the latter remembers Graham’s hilarious “too fuckin’ high!” scene…a classic.

And don’t forget the madness of Frank McCrea (i.e., the high prices monster) either.