Why Shatner Stole Nimoy's Bicycle

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Update (2/27/2015): This morning, Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Beloved for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' Nimoy was also an accomplished director, stage actor, and writer. In this old clip, Nimoy and co-star William Shatner reminisce about life on the set of the USS Enterprise. Live long and prosper.

On December 6, 1991, Leonard Nimoy tried to demonstrate to a roomful of people that William Shatner was a mean human being. What was Shatner's offense? He stole Nimoy's bike. A representative exchange:

Nimoy: "He hurt me, badly. I want you to know that. Is this being taped? Is somebody taping this? I want it on record!"

Shatner: [Kisses Nimoy's ear] "I wouldn't hurt you for the world, Leonard, but the problem was, every time they called 'Lunch,' you'd get on your bike and bicycle down to the commissary and get to the head of the line!"

Nimoy: "That's the logical thing to do!"

Five minutes of vintage silliness to raise your spirits:

[h/t Kottke.org]

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