Category Archives: TV

RIP Norm Macdonald

What a pisser! Much like Andy Kaufman, I thought his suddenly reported death was a joke since it seemed like him. Sadly, it was true as he had been fighting cancer for a decade. Norm hid it very well. There’s … Continue reading

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RIP Willard Scott

With my 6000th post coming up and not sure what it’d cover, I did want to avoid anything  that’s a downer. However, I don’t remember Mr. Scott in such a light. Sure he was more of an entertainment factor for … Continue reading

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[adult swim] is now 20

I talked about it in greater length a decade ago here. Amazingly, the part-time network is still going strong despite all the cord cutting because I think [adult swim] has made the transition to streaming. If not, it’s made a … Continue reading

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RIP Ed Asner

It was sad to hear about Ed’s passing while Kathy and I were in the middle of working on our podcasts. He was a helluva’ person! Not just a great heavy in movies/TV, but a person who put his money … Continue reading

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Shaka-laka-boom

I need to watch this episode yet again because I still don’t get it. I tuned it out when it first aired despite the great Paul Winfield returning to the franchise. I have no recollection of it when I tried … Continue reading

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RIP Ron Popeil

I thought he was already dead. Shows you what little I knew. He did live long enough and then some to be on Futurama and get credited as the man who invented immortality through Head in a Jar technology. Also known as how … Continue reading

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1981: MTV begins 40 years ago, started sucking within 10

I’m confident the original pitch at Warner Communications, MTV’s birth parent, was met with tons of resistance by the old farts in charge. When the proposers got around to explaining how little programming would cost, because music videos were free, … Continue reading

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RIP Jackie Mason

The majority of people younger than Boomers know him as Krusty’s rabbi father, a role he returned to play about a dozen times. Pretty good for a recurring guest character. He was also Navin’s brief employer in The Jerk, until the … Continue reading

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1996: The Daily Show launches

Damn! Time flies too quickly at my age. I’m glad this outlasted South Park and probably will. It wasn’t necessarily Comedy Central’s first attempt at current events-based comedy. Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect didn’t survive ABC’s cowardice and Maher’s love of his own … Continue reading

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Happy posthumous birthday to Robin Williams

Today would’ve been his 70th birthday and we really needed him during the Girth Vader years to make us intelligent and empathetic people cope better. I do feel somewhat bad about liking Robin again near the end of his life … Continue reading

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RIP Biz Markie

Another pioneer in many ways. Sure, he didn’t have a long-lasting musical career like his other contemporaries Public Enemy or RUN-DMC, nor did he quite make the shift to acting as Ice-T, Ice-Cube and Tone-Loc did. But he did contribute … Continue reading

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What Moe Szyslak would look like if he were “real”

Click on the picture if you want to see a larger, scarier, up-close view. I do admit, it’s less frightening than Homer’s. You can also notice the greater resemblance to Moe’s original source, comedian/writer Rich Hall from Fridays, SNL, Not Necessarily … Continue reading

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MCU TV is off to a solid start with these two

Both of these original mini-series via Disney+ did a pretty great job scratching my MCU itch during the Pandemic since Black Widow and other movies were pushed back until it was safe to sit in a theater. I also think the … Continue reading

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RIP Frank Bonner

I know Frank passed away last week but I finally worked in the time to give him his proper due instead of rushing it. Like many in Gen X, I knew Frank mostly for his role as Herb Tarlek, the … Continue reading

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RIP: Clarence Williams III & Ned Beatty

These gentlemen were staples on both screens in the Seventies. Clarence got his start in the Sixties with the groundbreaking cop show The Mod Squad on ABC. Three undercover officers who were young enough looking to infiltrate evil gangs of Hippies … Continue reading

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