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The Dick Van Dyke Show’s Little Ritchie Shares Sitcom Stories

June 25, 2014
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The Dick Van Dyke Show’s Little Ritchie Shares Sitcom Stories

It is rare when a television sitcom can lay claim to an exhausting list of brilliant comedy icons, but the Emmy Award-winning Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) did just that. I recently had the pleasure of…

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Cheech and Chong and War’s Lonnie Jordan’s Smoking Hot Summer Plans

June 23, 2014
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Cheech and Chong and War’s Lonnie Jordan’s Smoking Hot Summer Plans

I’m rarely at a loss for words, but when Cheech and Chong and War’s lead singer Lonnie Jordan (Spill the Wine, Why Can’t We Be Friends) joined me for a 4-way podcast conversation on Whine…

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Catching Up with The Cast of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

January 30, 2014
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Catching Up with The Cast of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Norman Lear’s syndicated soap opera satire Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1978) was a groundbreaking television phenomenon that kept audiences tuning in nightly for doses of the hysterical and neurotic characters of the fictional Fernwood, Ohio.…

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Downton Abbey’s American Romance

December 30, 2013
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I’ve been analyzing Downton Abbey for quite sometime now, so this season I thought, instead of just sitting back and enjoying it, I’d offer up a few suggestions in the plot department. Elizabeth McGovern and…

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Goonies Tough Guy Robert Davi Tackles Christmas with A New Tune

December 11, 2013
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Goonies Tough Guy Robert Davi Tackles Christmas with A New Tune

Hollywood’s favorite tough guy Robert Davi happens to be an incredibly gifted singer. That’s right, the legendary bad guy (think Franz Sanchez in the Bond flick Licence to Kill)/tough-as-nails good guy (think Agent Bailey Malone…

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The Sound of Music Interviews: Catching Up with The Kids

December 3, 2013
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The Sound of Music Interviews: Catching Up with The Kids

I couldn’t resist  and had to put up this post about the “Sound of Music” series from Nancy Berk.  I am a huge Sound of Music Fan, so my bias is apparent. I hope you…

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The Dark Side of Lucy Ricardo

November 15, 2013
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The Dark Side of Lucy Ricardo

I enjoyed a recent Post  by Parade.com columnist  Dr. Nancy Berk entitled  I Love Lucy and the Family Legacy of Nostalgic TV.  I want to state for the record that I love  I Love Lucy.…

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Lost in Space with George Clooney? Why I’m Having Second Thoughts

November 3, 2013
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Lost in Space with George Clooney? Why I’m Having Second Thoughts

I loved the feature film Gravity and must confess that being stranded with George Clooney wouldn’t be a problem. But immersed in Gravity, I couldn’t help but have a few sci-fi flashbacks. That’s when I…

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Rocks Halloween

October 27, 2013
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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Rocks Halloween

She’s campy and brilliant and she’s conjured up an empire that has had decades of vampirish staying power. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, may be the “Queen of Halloween”,  but Cassandra Peterson, the woman behind…

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Hollywood Haunted Author Shares Ghostly Tales

October 6, 2013
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Hollywood Haunted Author Shares Ghostly Tales

Hollywood historian Laurie Jacobson proves that Tinseltown ghosts are glamorous AND funny and sometimes stalk comics. Listen and find out which comic was always targeted during his stage time on this episode of Whine At…

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