In a featurette included on the Time Life DVD set Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Third Season—a stand-alone release that hit your friendly neighborhood brick-and-mortars this March—actress-comedienne Lily Tomlin reminisces that she first met Laugh-In executive producer George Schlatter while auditioning for The Garry Moore Show, a 1966-67 CBS-TV variety hour that was a… Continue reading Blow in my ear, and I’ll follow you anywhere
Back in June of last year, I did a post on the former site of the blog about Time Life's bodacious DVD release of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In to fans and collectors. It's the complete series; all six seasons comprised of 140 telecasts (and the pilot) and the sweet thing is that if you're unable… Continue reading Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls
In 2014—just in time for the 50th anniversary of the fantasy television sitcom hit Bewitched—author Adam-Michael James published The Bewitched Continuum: The Ultimate Linear Guide to the Classic TV Series. A king-sized book crammed with fun facts and tantalizing tidbits about the long-running show, Continuum also allowed its author to speculate on how the series… Continue reading Book Review: I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin
Comedian Jackie Gleason’s television legacy is unquestionably that of “The Honeymooners,” which began as a segment on Cavalcade of Stars, the first TV variety series that he hosted on the DuMont network from 1950 to 1952 before being lured away to CBS in the fall of 1952. From 1952 to 1970, The Great One featured… Continue reading How sweet it is!
In August of last year, I prematurely announced that our good friends at The Sprocket Vault would begin releasing Charley Chase shorts to DVD, beginning with a 2-disc release of the comedian’s output in 1930 and 1931 in November. The news of this release was warmly received by the Facebook fans that propagate a lot… Continue reading Smile when the raindrops fall