Tag Archives: SitCom

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 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 Gavin MacLeod

Gavin had quite a run as an actor! After many years as the writer Murray on The Mary Tyler Moore Show he landed a decade-long gig as Captain Stubing on The Love Boat. I do hope he took quite a vacation after … Continue reading

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RIP Anne Beatts

Anne is a name well-known to comedy nerds and maybe she rings a bell if you watched the Netflix movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture; she was portrayed by Natasha Lyonne. As per the movie, Anne got started as a writer … Continue reading

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RIP Cloris Leachman

Another stalwart of Mel Brooks’ comedies but also a heavy hitter when it came to drama since Cloris won an Oscar® for The Last Picture Show, a movie keep trying to see but put off. TCM’s 30 Days of Ocsars is coming up, … Continue reading

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1976: Laverne & Shirley debuts on ABC!

A big thank you to Silver Age of TV’s Twitter feed and additional details from the ever wonderful Michael McKean bringing this anniversary up. Sadly, stars Penny Marshall and David Landers are no longer with us alongside its primary creator … Continue reading

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RIP: Gregory Sierra

You may not recall his name, but Gregory was a frequent guest or recurring cast member in my SitComs I grew up with. The main one was Barney Miller as a detective who had to live with killing a suspect in … Continue reading

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RIP Tanya Roberts

It’s a pisser that Tanya passed with some embarrassment, first she’s dead, then she’s and oh wait, she’s dead. Well, I want to give Tanya some dignity via my site even if it borders on minuscule in the grand scheme … Continue reading

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RIP: Dawn Wells

I thought Dawn was the last cast member to pass away but Tina Louise (Ginger) is alive and well in New York. That’s good. It’s still sad to lose Dawn thanks to her being the iconic Mary Ann which gives … Continue reading

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1960: The Flintstones debut on ABC

This revelation is a week late because I’m not always on top of cartoon history but I thank The Guardian for having a thoughtful article about this watershed anniversary. By the time I was born, The Flintstones was syndicated and shown daily on … Continue reading

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RIP Carl Reiner

So many comedy patriarchs are leaving us lately, I’m starting to feel like my grandparents who I thought were obsessed with obituaries during the Seventies and Eighties. To say Carl Reiner was a legend is an understatement. The man helped … Continue reading

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Belated Valentine to you all from the Sunny gang!

Word-play, puns, whatever kind of joke this is, I love it! Given what a bunch of reprobates the characters from Sunny are makes this thing even funnier!

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RIP Buck Henry

A tremendous loss to the world of Comedy, especially in how much Buck influenced what followed, namely the great sketch shows I grew to love: The Kids in the Hall, Strangers with Candy and SCTV. Sadly, most obits will go on about he … Continue reading

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RIP Bill Macy

This “William” Macy hit the scene with roles years before William H Macy but I never recalled him until Maude in which he played the titled character’s husband. After the controversial SitCom (it covered abortion for starters, quite the third rail … Continue reading

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RIP Katherine Helmond

You may not recognize the name immediately, but for my generation and older, she was the clueless matriarch of the wealthy family in Soap. Younger people will probably know her as Mona from Who’s the Boss? The coolest thing Katherine did though … Continue reading

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