Sunday, April 12, 2020

Top Ten #63

1) Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs:  No offense intended to anyone, but to me the true meaning of the holiday is it instigates widespread availability of these:

2 Fred Astaire: The GOAT of Rankin-Bass narrators is Burl Ives, but the fact we can even discuss Astaire without dismissing him right away is a credit:

3) Family Circus Easter: We at BOTNS never forgot the Keanes, but this is one of the forgotten holiday cartoons of the era. Will you learn a lesson? Shed a tear? Enjoy a warm, knowing chuckle?  All of the above.

4) The Easter Beagle:  A lesser-screened Peanuts special is still a Peanuts special.

5) David Letterman: Happy birthday to one of the true TV legends.

6) Mort Drucker: The MAD icon drew so many of the stars of the 1970s and 1980s.  R.I.P.

7) Thomas Miller: The prolific producer helped bring the world Full House, but we mourn his passing anyway.

8) Cadbury:  A distant runner-up to peanut butter eggs, yes, but it has its following.

9) The Ten Commandments:  Honestly, ABC showed this each year, but unless it was Superman or James Bond, there was no way I was gonna watch 4 hours of movie on TV.

10) James Drury: R.I.P. to the star of long-running The Virginian, which is kind of on the periphery of our time period, but he was also in this short-lived 1974 series called Firehouse, which I can't help but wonder if it was in any way "inspired" by Emergency.

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