Stuff You Should Know · Television

Dream along with me

Pierino Ronald Como was a show business fixture for over a half a century, beginning his career as a vocalist in the big band era (with Ted Weems' Orchestra) before striking out on his own as a solo artist.  You know him better as Perry Como, of course; in 1945, Como scored his first #1… Continue reading Dream along with me

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“So tell me, why should it be true/That I get a kick(start) out of you…”

Hi, buckaroos! Scamp Shreve time again. Yeah, I’m trying to slide one by ya once more.  Okay, now that I’ve achieved my lifelong ambition of referencing both Cole Porter and Jerry Jeff Walker in a single post...let me get to the “meat” of the matter.  There are two Kickstarter campaigns underway highlighting two of silent… Continue reading “So tell me, why should it be true/That I get a kick(start) out of you…”

Stuff You Should Know · Television

Darling of the airwaves

My Facebook compadre Jeff Abraham dashed off an e-mail alerting me to this very exciting bit of news: The National Comedy Center is proud to announce the acquisition of an expansive archive chronicling the nine-decade career of pioneering comedienne Rose Marie, who passed away at the age of 94 in December 2017. National Comedy Center… Continue reading Darling of the airwaves

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“She’s gonna love me in my Chevy Ford Van and that’s all right with me…”

I was having a Facebook Messenger chinwag with my loyal sidekick Andrew “Grover” Leal Wednesday night...and I vowed during that interaction that I was going to cease “lollygagging” and start getting content up on the blog on a regular basis.  This ambitious promise would begin on Thursday; I would grab a title from a stack… Continue reading “She’s gonna love me in my Chevy Ford Van and that’s all right with me…”

Stuff You Should Know · Television

Book Review: I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin

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

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

My Gun is Restless

What I initially believed to be the permanent acquisition of getTV to the House of Yesteryear beginning in December of last year turned out to be premature; we apparently were receiving a “freeview” month courtesy of the holiday season…and so, the morning of January 2 brought much disappointment.  (I never received a memo about this,… Continue reading My Gun is Restless