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Oh, Hoppy Day: Another New Columnist Joins the TVWW Fold
September 21, 2010  | By David Bianculli
 
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Starting today, there's another new columnist roaming free here on the TV WORTH WATCHING ranch. And this one is the guy who got me into teaching college full-time, so I either owe him, or have a score to settle. Either way, he's the only human I know who watches more TV than I do, and he's got some strong, often contrary opinions. His name is Mike Donovan (seen teaching above), and my nickname for him -- a nod to his childhood TV idol, Hopalong Cassidy -- is Hoppy...

So, please, read Hoppy's, I mean Donovan's, inaugural entry today, the first under his TVWW column titled THINKING INSIDE THE BOX.

(By the way: After Pat Paulsen's death, his widow and son continued to run the late comedian for President, and that was their slogan, too. Brilliant. They also had another slogan, almost as good: "Dead Man Running.")

Donovan and I disagree a lot, but we agree a lot, too -- in class and out of it. He should be right at home here, where good writing, original thinking, and taking television seriously are all part of the required prerequisites. Please welcome him -- and, if you want, argue with him. Believe me, he's used to it... and he takes as well as he gives.

His nickname for me, by the way, is Shirt Boy...

 

2 Comments

 

Ryan Ditmars said:

If there was a like button on this site and this post.. I would be sure to click it!

[Hey, until we get to the happy-button phase, you did your part! Thanks! -- David B.]

Comment posted on September 21, 2010 8:36 PM


Colleen said:

Hah! You just saved me from sneaking into the back of the classroom for a few more laughs before I graduate.

Comment posted on September 24, 2010 9:02 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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