Monday, November 30, 2009

The TRUE STORY About Tiger Woods Accident

Leave it to Wanda Sykes to bring out the truth in any news event. In the video clip below, Wanda looks at CNN footage and then provides her own hilarious analysis to explain exactly what happened on the night that Tiger crashed his escalade.

Beer & Wine Commercials from 1948

What... they had television in 1948? Yep! And commercials on TV included beer, wine... and other products. Check out these classic television commercials from an earlier time in history... you will find them interesting. Two of my favorites are a Ritz cracker ad that looks as if it could have been produced in the 21st century and also a Skippy peanut butter advertisement that you won’t even recognize the product being sold until the end. Kewl! Drop us a comment to let us know if you would like to see more!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Johnny Carson Crooning with the Rat Pack

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

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

This is a sci-fi program from 1954 that has the distinction of running on all four networks (CBS, NBC, ABC and Du Mont) during its run. It also has the distinction of Gomer Pyle’s Sgt. Carter as a space cadet. Watch out for creepy Uncle Joe in one of the commercials. The video is embedded below:

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Honeymooners WITHOUT Audrey Meadows?

Little known fact... Audrey Meadows was not the first (nor the last) Alice in Jackie Gleason’s Honeymooners. Pert Kelton had that honor... and she gave the Honeymooners an entirely different feel. Not only that... but Art Carney’s Ed Norton went in an entirely different direction as well.

Check out this episode from the long lost Du Mont network...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

An Amos and Andy Thanksgiving?

Well, actually... the actors who created the voices for Amos and Andy on radio found themselves out of a job when having to cast actual African Americans on the television version. But then, they realized that they could voice their characters in the animated “Calvin and the Colonel.”

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

A Television Show from the 1940’s - “School House”

The Du Mont television network crashed and burned, leaving CBS, NBC and ABC until Fox and UPN (now CW) came along. And then cable came and there are hundreds of channels of nothing worth watching. H’yuk!

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

R.I.P. Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty

The founding pastor of Victory Christian Center exited the planet Sunday at the age of 57 after a brief illness.  Details at KTUL.  His church issued a statement about his untimely passing, found here.

As many have said: Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Private SNAFU - No body Atoll

Monday, November 16, 2009

R.I.P. Mister Equalizer

Edward Woodward, known for his Golden Globe winning performances in his CBS series The Equalizer, as well as a number of memorable performances, has exited the planet at 79.

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.

Private SNAFU - Spies

I wonder if cartoons like these would be a good idea for our soldiers today?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Private SNAFU - Gripes

A Little Something for the Veterans

We will be posting more of these over the next few days. BTW... you know what SNAFU means? Keep it clean!


That is to say... this film was made to ONLY be seen by Sears appliance salesmen. If you don't sell appliances for Sears... then you really shouldn’t see this.

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

I Married Joan

Similar in theme to “I Love Lucy,” but with an acapella theme song and sound track (and not Desi Arnaz’ Cuban rhythm band) and Jim Backus (better known as Thurston Howell the 3rd on Gilligan’s Island). Check out this episode:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Economic Recession of 1952

In 1952, a family found an African-American woman to solve their economic troubles. Check her out...

Friday, November 6, 2009

She Looks The Same As She Did 44 Years Ago

Sally Field has some great DNA, it appears.

We see her on television doing starring roles and adverts for bone pills...

But if you think she is glamorous now, check her out in 1965 in the video clip below.

Kinda hard to imagine ABC cancelled this show and brought Sally back to the airwaves as a flying nun. :-\

In a quote on Sally’s Wikipedia page, she said she would have preferred playing Gidget versus the nun.

Hmm... Sally in a bikini, or...

Sally in a habit.  Hmm...

Well, check out this promo for her short-lived ABC series:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Uh Bee Uh Bee Uh Bee... That’s Racist Folks!

This past weekend, CNN hosted a couple specials investigating whether racism has changed since Obama was elected President. Well, no matter what is going on today... social opinions can’t be as bad as this 1941 cartoon...

Or, can they?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Before She Was Jeannie... She Was Marilyn Monroe

Before Barbara Eden became famous in I Dream of Jeannie, she reprised the role made famous by Marilyn Monroe in the television remake of How to Marry a Millionaire.

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.

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

You can see more about this early television gem at Wikipedia.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Barbara Eden in Acapulco

Barbara Eden stars in The Woman Hunter, a 1972 made-for-TV movie. Enjoy Larry Storch as a drunken raconteur who tells lame jokes to a captive crowd while a woman is murdered and stripped of her jewelry. It all goes down-hill from there. Still, Barbara (as always) looks great, especially frolicking in a bikini and numerous other outfits. There is also some sort of plot involving an international jewel thief (Stuart Whitman) and a new husband (Robert Vaughn}. Enjoy!

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