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    Mama's Family

    I've often heard that Vicki Lawrence wasn't the easiest to work with.
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    Paul Henning & Other Rural Sitcoms

    "The Giant Jackrabbit" episode of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES aired during its second season. (season 2, episode 16) It remains one of the most watched TV episodes of all time. It was the highest-rated episode of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, and rightfully one of the most culturally popular, too. It's a...
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    Mama's Family

    I just got the complete series of MAMA'S FAMILY yesterday for my birthday. I was totally excited to add it to my collection. I cannot wait to get around to watching them.
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    Paul Henning & Other Rural Sitcoms

    I just got the complete series of GREEN ACRES for my birthday. A couple of weeks back, I watched the episode called "The Ex-Secretary" of GREEN ACRES, and I was puzzled at how little it had to do with the main characters. It concerned a woman named Carol Rush, played by Elaine Joyce, an...
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    THE LUCY SHOW ended in 1968 because Lucille Ball no longer owned Desilu Studios and she no longer wanted to star in a show she didn't own. She conjured up Lucille Ball Productions with her husband Gary Morton, dissolved THE LUCY SHOW, but was immediately given the go ahead to do HERE'S LUCY, all...
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    Friday the 13th: The Series......any fans?

    I've never gotten around to seeing FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES, but I assume it's similar to TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, which I own the complete series of.
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    I don't know if there was a specific reworking such as with Danny Thomas and his shows. I think Ann Sothern just did her best to stride with a formula she knew that worked for her, that's why PRIVATE SECRETARY and THE ANN SOTHERN SHOW have similar premises, and even both co-starred Don Porter...
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    Lucille Ball & Her Comedies

    I've heard this said before. It seems to be a common story so I'm sure it is at least partially true. Yes, he often spoke of how the audience "gasped" when they saw her reach for a book on the shelf, or something like that. I've never thought that to be entirely accurate, because the studio...
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    Lucille Ball & Her Comedies

    I'm finally taking the time to sit down and write my LIFE WITH LUCY review, which I just know all of you have been anxiously awaiting. I cannot believe there was such a long time that I hadn't the slightest inclination that this show even existed. Once I found it, I went in and out on believing...
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    Slasher Films

    I was talking to my fiancée this morning about these movies. It's funny to me how HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION and JASON X were both released in 2002. They were both absolutely pointless additions to their respective franchises, and each of them have a mostly negative reputation with fans. I...
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    Slasher Films

    I like the ones that incorporate elements of black comedy. When the original CHILD'S PLAY trilogy ran its course, the movies were re-branded as CHUCKY in the 1990s, which gave us some deliciously devious outings known as BRIDE OF CHUCKY and SEED OF CHUCKY, two tackily bad movies that I just...
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    Slasher Films

    I've never gotten into the SAW movies, either. They're too gory and gutsy for my preference. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, despite being a pretty good documentary-inspired horror flick, probably has the worst reputation in terms of its sequels. They were all over the map, some black comedy and...
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    Slasher Films

    Well, I have skidded away from the genre recently. I haven't any of these movies in years. When I do watch them, though, it isn't out of a desire to watch some groundbreaking, spin-tingling thriller. They're trashy slasher movies. And that's the best way to view and enjoy them. They're not art...
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    Slasher Films

    It's Halloween month, so I figured we'd talk about our favorite slasher movies. There's so many franchises that it can almost be a little confusing track of who goes with what story. HALLOWEEN, the original 1978 John Carpenter film, is generally credited with kicking off the slasher sub-genre...
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    That's interesting. I like books that branch out.
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    TV Sirens just got added to my Amazon cart.
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    Speaking of Eve Arden, there was a long time that I only know of her as Principal McGee in the 1978 film adaptation of GREASE, which just happens to be one of my all-time favorite movie musicals. She brought some of that old style humor to her role, which seemed to really fit considering the...
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    Like I said, I've never seen THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW, but I've got it on DVD. There was a time where Amazon was always recommending the set to me, so I finally bought it. I'm a casual Eve Arden fan, so I figured I'd enjoy it. Don't recollect seeing Kaye Ballard in anything other than her little...
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    Ode to the Women of Television

    I've seen pieces of PRIVATE SECRETARY and THE ANN SOTHERN SHOW on YouTube. I've liked them both, and I want them on DVDs.
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    Korean Dramas

    Yeah, I was a little skittish of the format at first. Like I say, I'm usually lazy and don't want to take the time and actually read any of the subtitles. Once I got use to MASTER'S SUN, however, I've gotten totally engaged. I'm hanging on every word, and I pride myself in having so easily...
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