D. Jan Cella writes: I never saw the show having grown up in Cincinnati in the 50’s but my father worked at WLWT, an NBC affiliate station. Being the publicity and promotional manager for the station, he would being merchandise home and one item he brought home was a Captain Bob’s Bell. I still have it in the box although it’s in fair to poor condition. The bell is fine – never taken out of the box. I don’t know if someone with memories of the show would like it in their collection of old TV show memorabilia.
Bill Cosby admitted on Letterman that he stole one of George Carlin's routines.
Sad story - Peter Falk (Columbo) has been place in Conservatorship, meaning he can't handle his own affairs because of advanced dementia.
I've been looking for this forever - Bette Midler is red hot on the Rolling Stone Magazine 10th Anniversary TV special. You gotta wonder how much of her comedy bit they cut out.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 1:00pm
Each segment was narrated by a different star and they were sponsored by Shell (finally something good from an oil company). Every major star you can think of took part in the series. In this one, Oscar winner Jessica Tandy does the honors.
These spots are pretty rare, I was surprised no examples could be found on You Tube (until very recently). If I get enough requests I'll load up the only other one I have with Bella Abzug - but I doubt she's as popular as Ms. Tandy. Thanks once again to A. J. McWhorter from Television Archives.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 10:00am
Monday, June 1, 2009 - 9:50am
THIS 'N' THAT
Check out this ad for a TV movie - the illustrator is the great Bill Elder who you may remember as one of the original 1950's MAD guys, before MAD was a magazine, when it was a comic book. At this time, 1978, he was working on Little Annie Fanny with Harvey Kurtzman for Playboy.
Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 7:50am
John Wayne appeared on a Bob Hope Special where he performed in a skit as Archie Bunker then gave Bob a hard time about the whole thing.
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:11am
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