"You ever seen a grown man naked?”
That was the famous line, right? So why does the LA Times, his hometown daily, write that Praves played a "bumbling" pilot whose "one liners" included:
"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?"
What's so funny about "Do you like movies about gladiators?" It's out of context without mentioning that it was delivered to a child, or the lines that surrounded it:
"Joey, you ever hang around a gymnasium?"
"Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?"
The "joke" about Peter Graves' role was that a straight-laced leading man was playing not only an idiot but a potential pedophile. The Los Angeles Times missed that one, and added to the mystery by quoting Graves as saying the role was "in terrible taste." Why the sanitizing?
UPDATE: The New York Times went for the "gladiator" line, as well.
They must have worked off the same press handout.