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2017
Sep
19
 
 
Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are more anticipated than the return to NBC of Will & Grace...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
10
 
 
Since two of the TVWW editors grew up in Florida in the ‘60s (and soldiered through black and white broadcasting and paper tracking maps) it’s worthwhile noting that while modern storm coverage is wall-to-wall, it shouldn’t be taken for granted..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
3
 
 
File under guilty pleasures, but we well remember tuning into the annual 24 hour MDA Telethon when Jerry Lewis hosted it for almost five decades. As donations for research rolled in, audience treats included Lewis’ usual antics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
24
 
 
Jay Thomas, the comedian and radio host whose TV appearances included familiar regular roles on NBC’s Cheers and CBS’s Murphy Brown, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 69...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
Our tribute to Jerry Lewis continues with this Martin Short homage to Lewis from his old SCTV days (1982-3). Short proved himself a brilliant comic and impressionist early, playing Lewis as surreally appearing in atypical film roles – once as the Robert Duvall character in Tender Mercies and in this one, an Ingmar Bergman send-up entitled “Scenes From an Idiots Marriage"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
The solar eclipse across America tomorrow, August 21, is the first to occur in 38 years, and another won’t appear again until 2024. So review all the cosmological geometry here provided by National Geographic and get your ISO 12312-2 compliant solar shade...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
Comedian Jerry Lewis passed away today, Sunday, August 20, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. Lewis’ influence was far and wide, including in this 2010 Family Guy tribute to his Count Basie “Blues in Hoss' Flat” bit from his 1961 comedy, The Errand Boy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
13
 
 
CNN’s The History of Comedy is focusing in on political comedy this week, and one of their early citations is the late Pat Paulsen, who ran for president in 1968 as a gag as part of his stint on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... that’s evident here in a performance art-like split screen of him answering a question two ways...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
11
 
 
In case you missed it, this week marked the 24th anniversary of the season finale of ABC’s odd-couple sitcom Perfect Strangers... The Leftovers had a brief joke in Season One which started out as a writer’s room gag – the 2% of the world’s population gone in the rapture-like disappearance of the Sudden Departure also included the cast of Perfect Strangers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
9
 
 
Country singer Glen Campbell died Tuesday, August 9 in Nashville, six years after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis... Campbell performs here in 1968 on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour where he became a popular regular and took over as a host of the brother's summer replacement series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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