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Packing Away the Holiday Ornaments, And Saying Thanks...
January 7, 2009  | By David Bianculli
 
Overdue, but done: The TV WORTH WATCHING Holiday Shopping Guides and TV listings are retired from the site, packed away. No more little Nippers with Santa hats. Nothing left to do but say thanks...

So, thanks.

Thanks to Diane Werts, for all the work in substantially updating one list and compiling all the rest.

Thanks to Rich Baniewicz, for making the extra web pages and columns come to computerized life.

Thanks to Eric Gould for the special holiday designs -- and for surviving a holiday meal of grisly bear. (No, I didn't misspell it. But I tasted it.)

And thanks, too, for all of you who visited the site during the holidays, surfed through Diane's holiday TV listings, and maybe even purchased a recommended DVD or book on one of our shopping lists.

My tree is still up, but the shopping list is down. One thing at a time. And for the next few weeks, my biggest One Thing is what I hope to be the conclusion of the Smothers Brothers book.

Finishing the book... When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, I have no other.

Except this: Never again, until I die, will I eat bear.

 

2 Comments

 

Jim said:

If you don't eat the bear, he will eat you. (...But I would taste better. -- David B.)

Comment posted on January 8, 2009 5:03 PM


bg said:

concerning your querry as to the origin/reason for the line "thats some bad hat harry".

I do not know anything about the obscure James Coburn movie; but I believe the production company is referencing a line from the not so obscure Steven Spielberg film "Jaws" (the line is spoken by Chief Brody). The logo is a cartoon of the scene where the line is used (with the exception of the shark fin). That said; I don't enitirely understand the context of the line when used in Jaws. It appears to be used dismissively.
Hope this helps. I didn't know if you were aware of the other reference.
Thanks for your insight into good TV.

Comment posted on January 23, 2009 4:29 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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