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I love The Lucy Show so I'm heartened that there will be an official DVD release soon. At least I think I read there was going to be one. In the meantime there are numerous DVD sets out there with public domain episodes, many of the funniest of this uneven show's run.

One of my favorite color episodes (the black & whites are generally better) is 'Lucy's Substitute Secretary' with guest Ruta Lee. It's silly but Lucy and her cast had a way of sailing over the material. Let's You Tube Lucy as she transforms into Mad Margo to stop a femme fatale from stealing her job.

You can clearly hear Lucy's mother and husband comedian Gary Morton laughing hysterically at her entrance.

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FROM THE MAILBAG
Ben Tyler writes: "I want to correct an error in my initial post regarding Miss Sherri (Romper Room hostess) and the photo of mine that you posted here. Miss Sherri's last name was and continues to be Chessen NOT Finkbine. She was and continues to be a woman ahead of her time. When her ordeal made the news, It was the press that attached her then husband's last name. In 1962 that's just what was expected of a married woman. I know this for fact because she just told me so. I don't know if you can change my post, but it is something most important to her."

I've gone back and corrected this - thanks Ben!

Ray Ferrer writes to complain: "I am an avid reader of your TVParty blog (I check it every day!) and was disappointed to see that you posted videos from Shirley Q. Liquor. Now, the comedian who plays her has the right to perform anything he wants, but so much of his act is poking fun at black people from an outsider's perspective (he is white) that it strikes me as out and out minstrelsy. He is a white man who performs in blackface drag as a black woman. It's a bit much for 2009, in my opinion!

"I was asked to perform with him at a comedy night in San Jose once until I did a bit of web research on him and found out that he's quite offensive when you put his performances in context. His shows are often protested by gay and lesbian people of color. As a gay Latino man, I had no interest in sharing the stage with him then, and really hope not to see his work celebrated on general audience websites now. I urge you not to provide him with a distribution outlet - but of course, it's your blog and your decision.
"Just my two (or three) cents! And other than the Shirley Q Liquor post... keep the great work coming."

Ouch! The crazy thing is I don't disagree with Ray! So apologies all around and thanks for not sending one of those "I hate you now and won't have anything more to do with you" emails! Then again, 'If I was a White Lady' makes fun of white folks who sit around and watch The Price Is Right. Guess what I was doing yesterday at 11:00. I had no idea this performer actually performs in blackface, that is a bit much. I appreciate you guys keeping me honest, mob rules!

Millenia writes: "Dear Billy, I hope you are well. I'm writing because I've just launched a social networking site very similar in content to your TV Party site and need some help promoting it and building a membership. Would you be kind enough to help? I have no experience, just am an old soul, had a great idea I thought there'd be a large audience for and decided to move ahead with it. "I also wanted to invite you to make a home for yourself at decadesilove.com.

Kaloupek notes: "A comment about 'Laugh Tracks' (http://www.tvparty.com/laugh.html) : I'm 52 years old, and remember when I was a teenager (1971, according to my research today) on The Odd Couple they did an experiment, leaving the laugh track off one episode and asking the TV audience to respond. There's more on this here."

Finally, "Dear Billy, I just bought 5 Papermate pens in a pack and not a damn one of them works!"

Please, only write to me with your questions about TV shows and thermonuclear dynamics.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 10:55am
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SUNDAY HA HA
I don't know much of anything about Shirley Q. Liquor but I occasionally run across her (?) routines from time to time and they crack me up. Here's 'If I Was A White Lady.'

The routine that ignited this performer online - 'Ebonics Airways.' I know it's wrong but it's too funny!

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DVD REVIEW
How to Lose Friends and Alienate PeopleHow to Lose Friends and Alienate People

I totally missed hearing anything about this movie previously so I went in with an open mind and had a blast, at least with the first 2/3 of the film.

This is one hell of a funny film, at least most of it is. Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) is marvelous as plucky Brit Sidney Young, a muck racking pseudo journalist, full time nutter who accepts a job at a high tone fashion magazine in New York City. Jeff Bridges turns in another masterful performance as Sidney's mercurial boss and dogged antagonist, fans of 'The Dude" should check out this role.

You'll bust a gut at Sidney's vulgar, totally inappropriate remarks, his disgusting expectorations, and his nonexistent fashion sense. (He shows up on the first day at work in a T-shirt that reads: "Young, Dumb and full of cum.")

If you enjoyed Pegg in Shaun of the Dead - and who didn't - you'll love this over the top portrayal, this masterful comic actor has a spectacular way of coming across as likeably deranged, pleasingly unpleasant.

After a nice start and a hilarious middle this movie sinks desperately into romantic quicksand, a gummy plot turn that destroys any good will the film has built up. It's a naked attempt to make Sidney more appealing but his daft persona is what made the film so fresh and funny in the first place.

I suggest when you watch this one you switch it off after it starts to get mushy, when Kirsten Dunst starts falling in love with an impossibly misogynist cretinous twit for no discernable reason.

This DVD has commentary tracks with Robert Weide and Simon Pegg. There's also behind the scenes mini-doc that has interviews with the cast and director. Refreshing, quirky, definitely recommended.

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