Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Purple Avenger

Many folks recall Captain Nice and Mr. Terrific but here, also from '66, we see The Purple Avenger. as played by Dom Deluise on an episode of PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Lone Ranger Meets the Great Gildersleeve

Old Time Radio's Lone Ranger made a successful transition to Saturday Morning cartoons in '66 with a barely animated series featuring good voices and stylized artwork. It would prove to have staying power. This particular episode continues the OTR connection by presenting radio's Great Gildersleeve, Hal Peary, along with his trademark laugh, as the title villain, Mr. Happy.

Monday, February 1, 2016

That Girl

This is the 50th anniversary of THAT GIRL which remains my all-time favorite sitcom. Here's a 35th anniversary documentary on the series.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pistols and Petticoats

Former sweater girl Ann Sheridan starred in this enjoyable but ill-fated western comedy in '66, alongside the great Ruth McDevitt and  Douglas V. Fowley. Sadly, she was already hiding cancer and died before the end of the first season, making it the show's only season. Former McHale's Navy co-star Gary Vinson is fun here as well, but he, too, met a sad end as a suicide a few years later, after being accused in a child molestation scandal.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Yogi Bear and the Three Stooges Meet the Mad, Mad, Dr. No-No

A wonderfully weird children's 1966 children's record teaming Hanna-Barbera's classic characters with the Stooges in a James Bond parody, complete with the REAL Stooges, Daws Butler's great cartoon voices and the familiar HB background music.