Stuff You Should Know · Television

“We have the technology…”

I’m sure to a good many fans out there this is old news, but for those whose newsletter didn’t arrive in the mail or wound up stuck to the Domino’s Pizza coupon circular and is unreadable, one of the Holy Grails of television shows not released to DVD is finally getting the royal treatment from… Continue reading “We have the technology…”

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Stuff You Should Know · Television

I want my…I want my…I want my RTV

I watched the fifth season premiere of 30 Rock last week (it comes on after Community, whose second season debut I also watched) and I thought this bit of dialogue from one of the characters, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), was amusing: I love you, Kenwood! Why don’t you come back to TGS? And pick the peas out of… Continue reading I want my…I want my…I want my RTV

Classic Movies · Television

“They got a dad/His name is Steve/He’s got a job/He’s really tall…”

As a young couch potato, My Three Sons was one of those shows that ran on our TV set like tap water—much in the same way as Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, The Lucy Show, Hazel, etc. always seemed to be available with the flick of a switch. Because my viewing tastes hadn’t become as discriminating as they are today (don’t think I… Continue reading “They got a dad/His name is Steve/He’s got a job/He’s really tall…”

Television

“Let it be on your head!”

Forty years ago on this date, ABC premiered The Odd Couple—a situation comedy based on the successful stage play by Neil Simon and the 1968 film adaptation that followed afterward. Edward Copeland asked for a volunteer to commemorate the occasion, and I was only too happy to do—you can read my essay here. (I wanted to use the above… Continue reading “Let it be on your head!”

Classic Movies

Guest Review: Star of Midnight (1935)/The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Back in May, frequent commenter and longtime Thrilling Days of Yesteryear supporter Philip Schweier put his thoughts about Appointment with Danger (1951) to e-mail and submitted it for publication here on the blog. Since I’m currently involved in more anvil-juggling today (I didn’t even have time to do a birthday shout-out) I thought I’d turn over the reins to… Continue reading Guest Review: Star of Midnight (1935)/The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)