I’m saving television for my old age when I get the palsy and can’t see to read -- I’ll probably be deaf and blind then. Anyway that’s one thing I never complain of -- TV programs. All I know about them is what I read in the papers and I sometimes wonder why, if they’re so damned bad, people just don’t shut off their sets and ignore them. Me, I’d a heap ruther read when I’m tired of modeling or writing or walking or sleeping.
From a letter to Bill Rau, On a Friday, 22nd day September ’67.
Little did E. L. Moore know then that in the early ‘70s he’d be something of a TV star himself.