I love Charles Grodin. Maybe you didn't watch a lot of television when Grodin was popular and/or you're part of a different generation, but he has a notoriously unfriendly persona. It's totally a put-on of course. Well, sometimes I'm not so sure. Ha! He enjoys making people around him feel very uncomfortable. Also, his dead-pan act falls in the same sort of area as Gervais.What exactly is/was wrong with Charles Grodin? I have a feeling I must have missed some thing; granted, I haven't seen a lot of his other work (except for maybe one of any of those Beethoven movies), but he seems like a pretty decent guy to me.