James Lipton Steps Down

I saw an item lamenting the fact that James Lipton is stepping down as host of "Inside The Actor's Studio," which will move from Bravo to Ovation next year. C'mon, give the guy a break. He started doing the show when he was 68 and is now 92 years old. I just hope he...

About That Emmy Awards Show

From my live-tweeting of the Emmy Awards telecast: How can presenters possibly mispronounce winners’ names, as two did tonight? You had one job! The lame bit he did with Maya Rudolph at The Emmys continues an uninterrupted string of times Fred Armisen has failed to...

Vintage TV Promo Of The Day

Thanks to Stu Shostak, here's a CBS promo for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" promoting its fifth and final season in the fall of 1965. Notice the emphasis on physical humor rather than characters and jokes. By the way, a heads up in case you want to watch any of its...

Random Thoughts

My wife and I binge-watched the second season of "Ozark" this weekend. Jason Bateman and Julia Garner continue to be very good, Janet McTeer is perfect as the cartel's powerful attorney, but the season belongs to Laura Linney, who I once called the best actress of her...

Worth A Link

These stories came across my desktop this week, and I had to share them with you...   If you’re a Catholic who ever put any money into the collection plate at church, do you want it back after the new allegations of over 1,000 more victims of pedophile priests? This...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

"Watching this show is like observing someone commit a crime, sentence themselves to community service, then try to get credit for their commitment to good works as if they never did anything wrong in the first place."That's a line from Jen Chaney's hysterically...

Game Show Memories

The other night, my wife and daughter and I browsed through YouTube for episodes of old TV game shows. We saw "Concentration" from 1958 with Hugh Downs as host, and a later 1970s version with Alex Trebek in a polo shirt, not a suit. Next I tracked down a "To Tell The...

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