Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable story lines, numerous dramatic plot twists, adventurous music score, broad cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. 

It was the first thing to watch in the afternoon after school was out!
 To this day..... it still has a huge cult following!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Oscar Mayer Kid

Andy Lambros Then
"The Little Fisherman"
"It only took me an hour to learn the song because my two (older) sisters helped me," Andy said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times....
 "I didn't realize the cameras were still rolling, and I asked.... How's that?"

Lambros also did two films when he was 8 and 10 years old...... "Fatso" where he played Dom DeLuise  as a child and "History of the World Part I."
                             (His Part was Cut)

"My parents didn't let my success go to my head!"
"I was a regular kid. I had to take out the garbage....
 and do the dishes."

The story behind the famous Oscar Mayer commercial from the 1970's. As told by former Oscar Mayer V.P. of Marketing - Jerry Ringlien

Andy Lambros Now
Andrew “Andy” Lambros is a web and graphic designer, developer, marketing expert and business consultant. He is the Co-founder and President of the "Dream Builders Company", located just outside of Los Angeles, in Southern California.

 Andy has been in the technology and multimedia fields for nearly twenty years, and has worked on countless websites and technology projects throughout his career.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ever Watch The Graduate?

WikipediA Noted That.......
 The film was released on December 22, 1967, an it received positive reviews.....
grossing 104.9 million.
With the figures adjusted for inflation the film's gross is $754 million, making it the 22nd highest-ever grossing film in North America.

In 1996, The Graduate was selected for preservation in the "U.S. National Film Registry" as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Initially, the film was placed at number 7 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list in 1998. When AFI revised the list in 2007, the film was moved to number 17.

The film tells the story of  21 year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), then falls in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Did You Watch?

It was an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996.
The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each other, as well as against the show's own gladiators, in contests of strength and agility.

Since it was on for such a long time,
there must have been a few of us watching it.
I remember the program and watched it a time or two.....
but, I didn't follow the program faithfully.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Three Stooges Reruns Were And Are The Best

Growing up with black and white television, I find the memories of watching The Three Stooges,
quite delightful. So funny.... it brings tears to my eyes!
Nothing can compare to.... Those Stooges.

 The act began as part of a mid-1920s vaudeville comedy act, billed as "Ted Healy and his Stooges", consisting of Healy, Moe Howard, his brother Shemp Howard, and Larry Fine.
The four made one feature film, "Soup to Nuts", before Shemp left to pursue a solo career. He was replaced by his younger brother, Jerome "Curly" Howard.....   in 1932.

In 1934.... the trio left Healy, and signed with Columbia Pictures to appear in their own short subject comedies now billed as.....
 "The Three Stooges".
From 1934 to 1946, Moe, Larry, and Curly produced over ninety short films for Columbia. It was during this period that they were at the peak of their popularity.

             The Three Stooges The Ultimate Collection

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

The program was filmed in New Zealand and was  produced from....
 January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999.
During the six seasons....
action figures and other memorabilia were produced, as it,
was one of the highest rated syndicated television shows in the world....
at that time.

 It was preceded by several TV movies with the same major characters in 1994 as part of....
 Universal Television's Action Pack.

Hercules and the Amazon Women 

Hercules and the Lost Kingdom

Hercules and the Circle of Fire

Hercules in the Underworld

Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur was the last one produced. It served mostly as a "clip show" of the previous movies as a lead up to the series.

The show was cancelled midway through filming of the sixth season, and only a total of eight episodes were produced after Kevin Sorbo initially declined to renew a three-year extension contract to continue his role as Hercules.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Dick Van Dyke Show

This is the most acclaimed comedy of TV's golden age!
The Dick Van Dyke Show comes to life....
 in this fun-filled and impeccably researched book.

It is the first and only authorized biography of television's most influential comedy.
Readers are afforded full backstage access at the making of one of America's most beloved comedies, in a book that's packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes anecdotes, from the show's entire cast and crew.
Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and, of course, Dick Van Dyke himself provide their very own personal insights.

Illustrated with more than 150 rare photos....
many of them never before published!

This indispensable companion to The Dick Van Dyke Show also features the first and only complete viewer's guide to all 158 episodes of the show, including Carl Reiner's Head of the Family, the pilot film that started it all.

 Written in an engaging style by the Emmy-winning writer and journalist Vince Waldron,
The Official Dick Van Dyke Show really is the definitive book on television's most definitive comedy show.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Are you old enough to remember that Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Mark Goodson & Bill Todman Productions?
The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been very well known as the host of the.......
 G.E. College Bowl.

 Password originally aired for 1,555 daytime telecasts each weekday from October 2, 1961 to September 15, 1967 on CBS.
At the same time there were weekly prime time airings from January 2, 1962 to September 9, 1965......
and then from December 25, 1966 to May 22, 1967.

 An additional 1,099 daytime shows aired from April 5, 1971 to June 27, 1975 on ABC.

The show's announcers were Jack Clark and Lee Vines on CBS and John Harlan on ABC.
Two revivals later aired on NBC from 1979 to 1982 and 1984 to 1989, followed by a prime time version on CBS from 2008 to 2009.

 In 2013......
TV Guide ranked it #8 in its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Day Of Reckoning

                                           Thanks For Liking Yesterday                                                                      Television!