Saturday, December 31, 2022
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Saturday, December 24, 2022
We get it all here--laughs, tears, relationship drama, life-or-death drama, and the mystery of a whimsical stranger on board. And it all ends with a goofy but charming shot of Merrill Stubing's big blue eyes gazing up at the stars and acknowledging the same higher power that Dominicus had addressed moments earlier:
Friday, December 23, 2022
12 Days of Christmas Watching 2022 #11: I'm gonna watch a Christmas SNL one way or another, dadblast it!
Thursday, December 22, 2022
12 Days of Christmas Watching 2022 Day #10: A traditional Christmas...with the Solid Gold Dancers and Madame
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022
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Friday, December 16, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
This is your friendly neighborhood podcaster Rick sending you all Season's Greetings and announcing that starting today and going up to December 24, I will be sharing the 12 Days of Christmas Watching with you. Each day I will post a few words about a bit of holiday television I watch this season, with the only rule being it will be something I have never seen before, or at least something I don't remember seeing before.
Maybe we can make this an annual tradition on par with screening A Charlie Brown's Christmas, with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza, and with me stabbing myself with one of the cheap ornament hooks I insist on keeping each year as I pull them out of the box.
So how do I start the 12 Days for 2022? Uh, well, I don't want to write about a few things because what I saw first is from a series we are likely covering in Season 11. So...oops!
To save this new feature from instant terminal lameness, though, let me share a cool commercial. Take the world's biggest toy store and combine it with the world's biggest trend, and you get 1979's roller disco Toys R Us ad!
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Sunday, December 4, 2022
1) Wink Martindale: The game show icon turns 89 today, and that deserves a shout in and of itself. Wink also has one of the coolest YouTube channels out there.
2) The Flip Wilson Show: One of the most popular but most forgotten programs of the 1970s is now streaming, as Shout! Factory TV added a bunch of the half-hour syndie versions this month.
3) National Cookie Day: I don't really get into Christmas cookies. I mean, I eat them if they're there because, hey, they're cookies. Something like this is more my style, though:
4) CBS' holiday lineup: 50 years ago tonightt, CBS delivered the Christmas cheer and family goodness. Just look at this great lineup: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at 8, Frosty the Snowman at 8:30, Perry Como's Winter Show at 9, and The New Bill Cosby Show at 10.
Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
5) Ethel Merman: Judging by the numbers on our post earlier this week, I am starting to think Ethel isn't a "draw" anymore. What if we gave you Ethel singing a Christmas song? Or at least a song on a Christmas special?
6) Telly Savalas: Me-TV has run some inane stories lately, but all is forgiven when they write about Telly's clothing line. It's a skimpy article, but it's still worth reading.
7) Mr. Belvedere: Do we need an excuse? The man should be celebrated every day for surviving this incident Mike posted about in our Facebook group this week.
8) Falcon Crest: The popular nighttime soap premiered on this night in 1981, right after Dallas and The Dukes on CBS.
9) Marisa Tomei: Happy birthday to the star of A Different World and As the World Turns.
10) R.I.P.: Clarence Gilyard: