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a TV history website... its links to Amazon.com help sell TV DVDs."
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'Every decade expresses its kooky collective unconscious on the tube,
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inside scoop on all your favorite classic TV shows at TVParty.'
trends and traumas of TV's past."
Just how far can one go in making fun of our first African-American president? Jimmy Kimmel attempts to find out.
In case you're interested, this DVD collection is a hot seller right now - TV Sets: Holiday Treats featuring holiday themed episodes of I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Andy Griffith Show, Brady Bunch, Taxi, Family Ties, Frasier and Wings. That's quite a varied sampling.
December 2, 2008 - 10:12am
We've heard from another Romper Room teacher: "I was Miss Linda on Romper Room in Charlotte for a short stint in 1970. The reason for my early retirement was born in September of that year. I think the person who followed me was the last Charlotte Romper Room teacher. I substituted some for her before WCCB cancelled the show. The only name I can remember from those days is a cameraman, Art Norman. He went on to become a news anchorman in Charlotte and Chicago. The cameramen were real jokesters. They put masking tape all over my magic mirror. They put Crisco in the do-bee puppet. Of course, I didn't know they had done these things until I was live on air and tried to use my magic mirror or stick my hand in the do-bee puppet!" - Linda Hamel, formerly "Miss Linda"
Just for the fun of it, let's look at some Winston Cigarette ads starring the cast of The Beverly Hillbillies.
Sadly, the actress that played Cousin Pearl, Bea Benaderet, died of lung cancer a few years years later.
December 1, 2008 - 11:50am
MORNINGS 39 YEARS AGO
November 30, 2008 - 11:50am
Remember Aunt Ester from Sanford & Son? LaWanda Page was a nightclub comic with a decidedly blue act, here's a bit from one of her outrageous 'party' albums, Preach On Sister, Preach On!
November 30, 2008 - 8:03am
I didn't catch it myself, but Rosie's live special the other night was a huge flop, both critically and from a ratings standpoint. Variety delivered this stinging rebuke: If Rosie O’Donnell and company were consciously determined to strangle the rebirth of variety shows in the crib, they couldn’t have done a better job of it than this pre-holiday turkey.
I just gave an interview to a magazine in Canada about the variety format possibly making a comeback, several of the networks have a variety show in development. What will get people to watch? I had a concept in mind that VH1 was interested in for a time, I still think it's a good idea. No monologues, no silly skits, just solid entertainment. It's the POV that's important, not the host, duets with Liza Minnelli just won't cut it.
Speaking of which, I just loved the musical comic Victor Borge when he would turn up on various variety shows back in the day, like here with Dean Martin for a variation of his hilarious punctuation routine, something he milked for decades on TV and it always killed. Some of you guys will remember the 'Great Dane' from his "Phonetic Punctuation" routine on The Electric Company.
On December 16th at 8:00 pm The Spirit of Christmas from 1950 with the Mabel Beaton marionettes will be shown on My Network TV.
November 27, 2008 - 8:03am
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