Whether it’s with showgirls or a glass of gin in his hand you can bet on seeing Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman whenever there is a good time to be had. While sitting across from Goodman at a media night for “Marriage Can Be Murder” at Fitzgeralds I heard him comment to another guest at our table that he wants to be able to look back on his life and see that he spent every minute having fun.
I was surprised to be sitting with the mayor and impressed by how friendly and down-to-earth he was. Goodman greeted everyone around him with a warm smile and a handshake.
He was there that night to honor “Marriage Can Be Murder” for having 10 successful years as the longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas. He gave the host D. D., a proclamation stating that it was “Marriage Can Be Murder” Day.
Afterwards, he sat down at our table and the show began. Then there was the sound of a gunshot. I looked up and saw Goodman grabbing his chest and now bloodied white suit shirt. It was such a surprise, and he was a really good sport about being a part of the show. If he fumbled with the fake blood capsule you couldn’t tell.
Goodman stumbled away from the table and fell to the floor. He stayed in character for the entire performance including being wheeled away in a stretcher. Here are some photos of Goodman’s cameo: