Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
From 1961 through 1966, Connie Hines was the cute blond who appeared in the sitcom about the talking horse, Mr. Ed.
New England native Connie Hines has exited the planet at age 78. Our prayers for her family and loved ones.
More from Philly.com and Variety.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
When he eventually transferred to WRC in the nation’s capitol to take on WUSA’s Glenn Brenner (who worked for Michael as a High School intern at Philadelphia’s WFIL). Brenner sadly passed away in 992 at age of 44.
As a sportscaster, George Michael transformed television sports. His Sports Machine broadcast, for which he won a Sports Emmy® in 1985, was syndicated to over 200 television stations and is credited as the inspiration for ESPN’s “Sports Center.”
Born on March 24, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri... Michael had been fighting cancer for the past two years. He exited the planet at age 70. We offer prayers for his family, friends, and colleagues.
George’s career is chronicled in The Washington Post, at WTOP news radio, and at Michael’s home for several wonderful decades, WRC TV 4.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Stang worked with Hollywood royalty, staring on radio in the 1940’s with cantankerous comedian Henry Morgan. He appeared on television with Milton Berle on his Texaco Star Theater and, more recently, on an episode of The Cosby Show with guest star Sammy Davis Jr.
He did a pilot for “The Arnold Stang Show” that never saw the light of day. Of course, thanks to the power of the internet, you can see it by clicking here. It may give you an idea why the pilot was never picked up.
On the big screen, Stang was Sparrow in 1955’s Man with the Golden Arm starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. However, perhaps his most notable film role was working with Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1970’s Hercules in New York.
We remember Mr. Stang fondly for his voice-over work in cartoons including Popeye’s pal Shorty, as Herman the Mouse, and of course Top Cat (in which Stang channeled Phil Silvers).
More recently, he did voice-over work for the Cartoon Network series Courage the Cowardly Dog and voiced the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee in the 1980’s.
We could go on and on... but you can read more about this great character actor at The Hollywood Reporter and at TV Party.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Reports say that Murphy went into cardiac arrest early in the morning and attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.
A Georgia native who was reared in Jersey, Murphy was reportedly a practicing Christian. Prayers for her family and loved ones.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
We read the details on Afrobella about the loss of a wonderful actress who now joins her husband, Kevin Peter Hall (best known as the eponymous Predator who battled Arnold Schwarzenegger and others.
Some of us remember her on Sesame Street back in the day. Others for her role on the sitcom 227. Still others for the great body of work she leaves behind. Rest in peace.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
You may read details about the man, his ministry, and more at The New York Times.
There is also an audio retrospective available for listening at National Public Radio.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Many may not remember that Johnny Carson was a part of Frank Sinatra’s rat pack. He filled in for Joey Bishop, quipping that Joey threw his back out by bending over to kiss Frank’s rear end. If you never heard Johnny sing... you are in for a treat. Check out this video:
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Check out this episode from the long lost Du Mont network...
Thursday, November 26, 2009
And so, to make sure to bring a bit of indigestion to your Thanksgiving meal... we present the Thanksgiving Dinner episode of that 1950’s cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Or, displeasure? You never can tell.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
But this show embedded below... broadcast in 1949... is an example of the type of programming that... erm... my grandparents watched. Surprisingly, it is more entertaining than most of the crap on the air today.
Check out this episode of School House a short-lived series on the DuMont Television Network which aired in early 1949 featuring Kenny Delmar as the teacher with Arnold Stang and Wally Cox as two of the students.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
As many have said: Our loss is heaven’s gain.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
According to BBC News, Woodward suffered from a number of ailments at the time of his passing.
The BBC has a photo gallery featuring some of Woodward’s best work... including a six episode stint on Eastenders.
You can leave a tribute to this great actor here.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Well, then again... it has been years since this was made... and so maybe it is okay for you to watch this... but if you don’t remember Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In then it may go right over your head...
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Or, can they?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Feminists will probably spin in their chairs at the premise of beautiful golddiggers. But, it is a nice piece of television history that many of you may have never seen before.
You can see more about this early television gem at Wikipedia.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
But, in the last episode... Larry thought it would be a funny gag to urinate on a painting representing Jesus.
I mean... Larry... what’s up with that?
Sad to say... Curb Your Enthusiasm is no longer on my Tivo season pass list. It is fresh, inventive and hilariously funny... and with the Seinfeld subplot, historic. But Larry, you just went too far for me.
Still love you, though...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Travel back in time to see some stars you will recognize... including Ronald Reagan doing a comedy twist, Gomer Pyle’s Sgt. Carter as a knife wielding inmate, Rod Serling doing his Twilight Zone preview, and Carol Burnett doing a belly dance in a Genie costume. Check it out below:
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Check this flop from the 50’s out below...
Friday, October 23, 2009
He was infamous for his many comedic bits... including asking kids at home to take money out of their mothers’ purses and mailing it to him.
Tons of cash arrived. The FCC blew a gasket.
Read more about this great comic... born to a Jewish family that sold sheets to the Ku Klux Klan... in Variety.
And the next time you hit someone in the face with a whipped cream pie... remember Soupy.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Candy Moore takes on the role that helped make Patty Duke a star... and it turned out to be a turkey that never made it to television. But, thanks to the internet... you can see this monumental flop of 1962... featuring the typical sitcom family with the Wicked Witch of the West as their maid.
After watching the video below, drop us a comment to let us know how many times (and with what implement) you think this girl should have been slapped...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Vic did music for dozens of television series, including:
- The Addams Family
- The Don Rickles Show
- F Troop
- Green Acres
- Mister Ed
- Petticoat Junction
This genius will be missed. Read his obituary a Variety.