is hands down the best site on the Web for classic TV.'
a TV history website... its links to Amazon.com help sell TV DVDs."
the coolest, strangest, most absurd shows and peculiar tube trends ever
-- they're all part of the wallow that is TVparty!"
Five Sites! Interviews and articles... are must reads.'
too good to be true. Put together by Billy Ingram, TVparty.com has gossip,
scandal, sex, singing, dancing, action, drama and celebrities with their
'An ingenious tribute that elevates the TV past to artlike proportions.
Site guru Billy Ingram has compiled features both over-the-top and museum
worthy, blissful nostalgia for those born in the '40s or the '80s. A+
'Every decade expresses its kooky collective unconscious on the tube,
celebrated affectionately at Billy Ingram's TVparty. Ingram provides a
hilarious glimpse into the American pop psyche.'
inside scoop on all your favorite classic TV shows at TVParty.'
trends and traumas of TV's past."
Shocker from The New York Daily News - Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio has become the latest celebrity restaurateur to land in hot water. Former employee Nessa Rapone of Brooklyn sued Colicchio Friday, contending he cheated her out of tips and overtime. Rapone says she was fired from Colicchio's Craftbar in May 2007, after asking if the company was violating federal wage and labor laws. The Story is here.
Bruce Yurgil has a theory about the lack of Captain Kangaroo on DVD: "Perhaps the reason they won't be re-released is that not every element of the show can clear copyrights. They used a lot of popular music and films and cartoons from other studios. Just my guess." Could be a factor. Why doesn't CBS or someone else do a CK retrospective, what Boomer wouldn't watch that? Perhaps the people that own the rights to the character don't own the actual physical episodes and can't or won't come to terms with those that do.
James Counts points us to a story about a found episode of one of Britain's most beloved sitcoms.
Ron Zurek points out that the URL for his Carpenter's web site has changed from 'thecarpenters.tv' to http://www.myokom.info.
December 13, 2008 - 2:44pm
the press release: Calling all Flight of the Conchords Fans!
TV Land will air a 13-hour I Love Lucy marathon on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, the episodes shown will be based on viewer's votes. SOAPnet will air a 10-hour marathon of Private Practice on New Year's Day beginning at 9 a.m.
another press release: Actor William Shatner stops by the Howard Stern
studio; home of Howard TV On Demand to talk with Howard and the crew for
a candid and comical appearance about his television career. Howard begins
the interview by grilling Shatner about his wealth to which Shatner jokes,
“I’m worthless. My self-image is so bad that I came on here
and [Robin] said I’m not great and I agree with her.” When
asked if he was offered a cameo in the new “Star Trek” movie
by director J.J. Abrams, Shatner expresses his disappointment about not
Check out Jimmy Fallon’s has a new video blog - in the third installment below, SNL’s Fred Armisen stopped by to test Jimmy’s interview skills.
December 12, 2008 - 8:35am
IT AIN'T SO!
Why in the world would they not want to make money with those shows? They would sell a million easy! Maybe it has something to do with that new Captain Kangaroo program that bombed so badly a few years ago?
December 12, 2008 - 8:00am
"Some of my 16mm Captain Kangaroo kinescopes have been transferred to tape/DVD, but not all of them. My most recent acquisition was a complete fifteen minute segment from the Saturday, July 6, 1957 episode (set in the ORIGINAL Treasure House). I am in the process of compiling a book regarding the series, and have started a web site (in progress...) with photos, web links and trivia. Having amassed a collection of almost 200 Captain items, I have been and am in contact with others (including a man who owns MISTER MAYOR's desk!!) who share the same enthusiasm for the show.
"Unfortunately, (and I speak with optimism, tempered with sadness), an official DVD release of even one Captain episode will probably never occur. I correspond with another collector who tried to contact the Keeshan estate to inquire as to the identity of the copyright holder, and was courtly told that "...it is a private and confidential matter...". I am also informed that the estate may only possess six episodes.
"As Captain Kangaroo is my favorite television series, it is disheartening to constantly see DVD releases of vintage tv shows and wish the CK was among them... until then, I'm satisfied to watch the few film prints in my possession.
"Again, thank you for your wonderful website; you are providing a wonderful research site. By the way, I am a life-long resident of Syracuse, New York, and was delighted to see mention of Monster Movie Matinee. However, the pictures you posted were not from the original run. The series was revived with inferior characters and performers, while still using the original opening credits (there is a website for the series and another Syracuse movie host, Baron Daemon, played by the very living Mike Price). The series began in 1964 and ended in 1980, when the station was sold. The original (and BEST) hosts of MMM were Dr. E. Nick Witty (played by the best announcer in the business, Alan Milair (who is still with us...) and Willard Lape, Jr (sadly, deceased) as his assistant, Epal."
Eric Pleasant adds: "You forget Bill, to TVparty people Paul Benedict was also the legendary numbers painter on the old SESAME STREET that they showed constantly during his stint on the JEFFERSONS until the '80s. I believe until the '80s anyway."
And Susan Walker has some thoughts on Mary Ellen's wedding: "If it's such a joyous occasion, why does Mary Ellen look stunned? And Erin looks like a VERY surly maid of honor! On the other hand, Ma and Pa Walton look like they're thrilled to be getting rid of Mary Ellen..."
December 11, 2008 - 10:42am
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