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WKRP in Cincinnati - TV Shows
To be fair, John. There were only two episodes which dealt with the Carlsons' change-of-life baby. The first one had the intriguing premise of overwhelming Mama Lillian Carlson reacting to the news of this pregnancy by offering to pay for her daughter-in-law to abort her baby due to Mama Carlson actually CARING about her and not wanting to risk her aging daughter-in-law Carmen's health and life via the pregnancy and childbirth. Rare indeed to see that Mama Carlson had a caring side [and this would save the 'WKRP' format in the show's finale when Johnny Fever threatened to tell 'the Big Guy' that his mother had always wanted the station to fail so she could profit]. Then, there was the childbirth itself which, thankfully, went without problems for Carmen and their newborn daughter. Maybe once of twice in the series and its sequel was this child referred to even though her troublesome older brother Arthur was around. Still, I agree that it was best when they kept the focus on the station itself. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 27, 2011, 11:43 am

Black Friday - Random Topics
kingbk,jp and the 2nd(), I TOTALLY agree! In addition to the horrible crowds and petulant behavior exhibited, what made this one REALLY bone was the violence that happened in various locales. Really, PEPPER SPRAY on other shoppers so one could try to get an X-Box game?! If what's alleged is true, that's so WRONG and, in addition to hoping the legal book gets thrown at the alleged perp, I hope her MOTHER bawls her out for shaming their family! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 27, 2011, 11:25 am

Bobby Brown - Music Groups
I remember hearing him do the "Ghost Busters II" theme and thinking that he had a spectucular career ahead of him unlike Ray Parker, Jr. who seemed to go into obscurity after "Ghost Busters". Whoops! I guess this goes to show that obscurity is preferable to infamy. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 22, 2011, 2:17 pm

What a Country! - TV Shows
And where's the Soviet Jacob Smith these days? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 22, 2011, 2:14 pm

Pink Panther - Movie Series
Poor Ted Wass. What's worse- being remembered for being the last ditch replacement for Peter Sellars OR being Blossom's dad? I know he's gone onto better things but those two deals would be hard to live down. Also, that "Curse of the Pink Panther" proved to be David Niven's last movie and he was so badly ailing that his vocal part had to be dubbed by [ no kidding] Rich Little! That was one movie it would have been better simply being dropped after Sellers' death to let both the PP enterprise and David Niven be allowed to have more dignified swan songs. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 22, 2011, 2:12 pm

Midnight Special, The - TV Shows
I remember this one! It came on during a unique slot in TV programming- just after the Ed Sullivan Show ended which had one of the few regular venues for rock bands AND before MTV premiered. Flech is right that you REALLY got to see who could perform live here and who was over their heads. It seemed more raw, desperate back then than the conformist and cookie-cutter stuff that came later! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 22, 2011, 2:05 pm

Night Stand with Dick Dietrick - TV Shows
Not bad but after a few shows it became evident that the REAL 'talk shows' they were supposed to be satiring were not that different from what they spoofing. In other words, there wasn't much if anything for them left to parody because their targets incriminated themselves quite well! Made it all the easier to avoid ALL of them including this one. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 22, 2011, 2:01 pm

Jabberjaw - TV Shows
An upright WALKING Curly-wannabee shark on a Scooby Doo wannabee cartoon? How many other imitations were there that were forgotten almost as soon as they happened? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 19, 2011, 3:10 pm

Hipsters - Random Topics
Hmm, I seem to recall HERMAN MUNSTER using the term c. 1965 and it seemed more like was referring to slightly more trendy beatniks. No, I've never considered myself to be a hipster by any means but I guess some older people seeing me in jeans might get that idea. It's all in the eye of the beholder. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 19, 2011, 3:07 pm

Munsters, The - TV Shows
Though, I won't swear here I DO concur with PYLrulz on this matter. The whole premise of "The Munsters" was that they were a SPOOF of dramatic monster movies. Hopefully, this idea will be as uniformly forgotten as that awful remake series has been by the general public! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 18, 2011, 12:34 pm

Demi Moore - Celebrities
Travaltron, I don't think it was so much of an issue of age difference rather than an issue of character. I mean Kutcher seems to have the depth of a pancake so why would she be surprised that he wasn't a Boy Scout? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 18, 2011, 12:31 pm

Win, Lose, or Draw - TV Shows
I actually like charades but I know I'd have tanked at this game due to the fact I can't draw AT ALL [seriously, my attempts look like kindergarten rejects]. Anyway, that was the main problem- most players couldn't draw coherent pictures to illustrate the clues especially in that tiny timeframe they were given. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 17, 2011, 9:36 am

Odd Couple, The (TV series) - TV Shows
Oddly enough, this show improved when it went from being filmed in a closed set to being filmed in front of a live studio audience [at Randall's instance]. This is likely because both Randall and Klugman had been theater performers for decades and thrived with audience interaction! Then,too, since it was mostly set in a single apartment, it didn't suffer from an abrupt setting transfer. I'm writing this wondering why going to live audience improved for this show but ruined "Happy Days" produced by the same folks. Perhaps because the writers were willing to continue seeing Oscar and Felix as characters with potential with some basis in reality rather than as mere gimmicks who became increasingly cartoonish. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 17, 2011, 9:31 am

2011 Vote for New Patron Saint of BTF - Random Topics
I voted for Mel, too, not only due to the fact that he hates more than half the folks on our planet but for the more serious issues of him being oblivious to every other driver, pedestrian, and passenger on the road when he drives drunk despite being able to afford a fleet of limos AND the physical brutality of his youngest baby's mother [ granted she's no prize herself]. Lindsey's close to him re contempt and putting others in danger but hasn't had as many years of bad behavior as he- and Kim Kardisian's annoying and overexposed but, as far as I know, she hasn't hurt anyone else. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 17, 2011, 9:08 am

Hawaii - Random Topics
DolFan, Let me see if I have this correct. Your first post on this subject claims that you have at least secondhand info that all natives hate tourists[ not many, some or most natives] . This, of course means that all I'd have to do is find ONE native who didn't hate me and I'd disprove your contention and as it happens I've been corresponding with someone there for some years now. Then, when I post that overall they were friendly and cordial to me when I was there, you then admit that your own grandparents had a wonderful time there 25 years ago. So does this mean that you believe that every single person in Hawaii who treated your grandparents well when they were there has since died, moved away or been infected by this miasma you say has wreaked havoc on the continental US - and that any folks who were nice to me were just faking it for me as a tourist despite the fact that they're supposed to secretly hate me because I'm a tourist? Oh, I guess I should have pointed out that the one or two folks who weren't as nice as the others WERE in the tourist industry and when I was there I interacted with many locals who had no connections whatsoever but for whatever reason seemed to want to put forth the effort to make me feel welcome and that they appreciated my interest in their culture and history. True, you never said you were disinterested in the history[and I appreciate your admiration for it] but I thought I might mention how my interest helped me. And as for what it has to do with the present day? Well, the ancestors of the native Hawaiians [those who have Polynesian descent] who made it via outrigger canoe set an example of being able to overcome incredible odds and obstacles despite minimal tools and devises through sheer determination,wisdom and perseverance that we ALL could learn from whenever we feel that things may seem overwhelming. Sorry you dislike the place but I hope to go back one day! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 17, 2011, 9:02 am

Hawaii - Random Topics
Sorry, DolFan, I have to disagree. I've BEEN there and overall, they treated me quite amiably and cordially. Yeah, there were one or two who weren't as nice as the others but I don't expect everyone to like me everywhere I go. I found the history and culture quite fascinating and I usually find that if I show interest in a locale's history, that opens many a door - even with those locals who are themselves indifferent to it. BTW, the original Hawaiians' ancestors emigrated from Tahiti by padding some 2000 miles in open ocean via outrigger canoes loaded with entire families as well as dogs, pigs and sacred idols using only star charts made of shells and bamboo frame as guides. Try paddling ONE MILE in open ocean with no luggage in one of those things and see if you're not amazed that these folks made it! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 14, 2011, 6:47 pm

Twins (1988 Film) - Movie Series
OK, it wasn't the greatest by any means but it was a fun time passer, I always liked Danny DeVito and all of Arnold's problems were WAY in the future. The best part? When they beat up that hired killer in that Western bar and let him lay there in the middle of the dance floor while ALL the patrons just danced around with the proto- line dance stuff playing! I don't know why but that REALLY cracked me up! Also, liked it when Danny dumped the other three outside that gas station near Taos, New Mexico. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 13, 2011, 6:34 pm

Super Friends - TV Shows
Am I the only one who used to wonder what Wonder Dog was doing hanging out with Wendy and Marvin instead of Wonder Woman? Was THAT how they got into the Justice League- as Wonder Woman's DOG SITTERS?! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 13, 2011, 5:48 pm

Ashton Kutcher - Celebrities
OK, he deleted that clueless Tweet re Paterno's firing and now says that he'll let his handlers release future Tweets. How about reading the whole story before posting rants online or, better yet, just say nothing online if you're clueless?!D'OH! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 13, 2011, 5:46 pm

HeadOn - Random Topics
The commercials are annoying but has anyone else wondered that if this stuff is supposed to cure headaches after being applied directly to the forehead- does this mean that it soaks through the skin, skull and goes directly to the BRAIN?! If that's true, how safe can it be?! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 11, 2011, 8:03 am


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