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Movie Time: The Banana Splits

Warner Brother Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-Ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own. Back in February, there was a news item on various TV and cartoon oriented boards that a movie was in the works featuring the Banana Splits. For anybody under […]

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TV Yesterdays: September 24, 1955

Times are Eastern/Central. Based on contemporary TV schedules. 7:00/6:00 p.m.

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Love Network

Considering we only caught the last half hour of the MDA telethon, why do I want to comment on it? Especially, why am I pushing off other posts I wanted to write in order to do this? Partly, I guess, because of the great comments on the telethon that Mark Evanier provides. My comment is […]

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Separated at the Inkpot

All right, I’m seriously behind on a paper about "Star Wars" that I had promised over a year ago, but having just re-watched "The Phantom menace," I must get this out of the way: Sebulba Dick Dastardly Surely other people have commented on this. Sebulba did absolutely nothing in the movie that Dastrdly didn’t do […]

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Scotty

"He’s dead, Jim!" Sorry, but everybody else is saying that. Or "Aye canna get any more power to the warp drive, Cap’n! I’m completely dead!"

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Finally, my Johnny Carson post

I realized I didn’t have a lot to say on the topic of Johnny’s passing that wasn’t just rehashing all of the stories from people who were a lot closer to the subject. My personal experience was of creeping out of bed around the age of 9, and creeping to the grated hole in the […]

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“If you watched more TV, perhaps you’d be better at your job”

Woe unto Bat-fans who don’t have the (now long-defunct) Trio cable channel. Every couple of months, they run a “Brilliant But Cancelled” promotion featuring network shows that died before their time, like “The Ernie Kovacs Show,” “East Side/West Side” (George C. Scott as a two-fisted social worker!) etc. (though it’s a stretch to put “The […]

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Nize Lady!

Another Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon has come and gone, and again I am compelled to watch it waiting for a train wreck. Now understand, that even though Jerry’s motive for working this event for nearly 40 years has never been explained, and his statements in defense of his “kids” border on the bizarre, it […]

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Catching Up

Finally got a little time to mention: I went to Minneapolis a few weekends ago on business. Spotted two culturally iconic cars during the trip: on a suburban Minneapolis street, I passed a panel van painted to look like The Mystery Machine from the Scooby-Doo cartoons (not the first time I’ve seen it, or maybe […]

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I just go on, but in a Fair and Balanced way

Okay, I promise, my two absolutely last words on Bob Hope (I can’t help it, I’m a pop culture maven). The entertaining TVParty has a feature story on Bob’s TV career, which points out how he managed to avoid burning out in the medium like his contemporaries did by only appearing in “specials,” instead of […]