Thanks For Everything, Carl

Thanks For Everything, Carl

I’m saddened to hear of the death of comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was a guest on my radio show more times than almost anyone else. In addition to his accomplishments in television and movies — which I’ll get to — Carl was a natural...
Why SNL Needs Randy Rainbow

Why SNL Needs Randy Rainbow

I am shocked that Lorne Michaels has not yet hired Randy Rainbow for “Saturday Night Live.” True, his topical song parody videos don’t fit the “live” definition, but pre-recorded content has been part of that show from the beginning, when...
POTD: “Play It Again, Bob”

POTD: “Play It Again, Bob”

In posting yesterday’s Picture Of The Day — an SCTV parody of a famous scene from “Taxi Driver” as done by Bob Hope, Woody Allen, and others — I mentioned that Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis did the best-ever impressions of those two comedy...
POTD: SCTV’s “Taxi Driver”

POTD: SCTV’s “Taxi Driver”

Here are four-clips-in-one from SCTV circa 1980, with cast members doing impressions of Bob Hope, Woody Allen, Gregory Peck, and Dick Cavett in a scene from “Taxi Driver.” While the last two are okay, it’s the first two that make this worthwhile,...
POTD: “A Class Divided”

POTD: “A Class Divided”

On April 5, 1968, Jane Elliott knew she had to do something. The night before, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot, and she had to figure out a way to deal with his death and the subject of racism in her third-grade classroom in an all-white small town in Iowa....
TV Review: “Unbelievable”

TV Review: “Unbelievable”

This is a bit awkward. Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece about why I was giving up watching TV shows that glorified bad police behavior (e.g. reruns of “NYPD Blue”). Now, here I am, about to write a review of a streaming mini-series that centers on cops. The...