Several weeks ago, I watched Steve Martin and Martin Short co-host Saturday Night Live. Martin has hosted the show 16 times and Short three times. Short was also a cast number. On SNL, they read eulogies they wrote for each other: “So Marty, I dedicate this eulogy to you,” Martin started. “Wow, not much of … More Steve Martin and Martin Short
If I were on a Desert Island or stationed at a mountain fire watch tower and did not have Internet or cable, just my collection of 20 favorite DVD sets, what would I bring? Why did I pick these because this is not my “greatest” hits of television series, although many of these are on … More Desert Island Television Series
James Garner was the king of silly, suggestive films of the mid 1960s. In the first half of the decade, Garner had starred in the comedies Boys Night Out, The Thrill of It All, The Texas Wheeler Dealers, Move Over Darling and The Americanization of Emily. He could be a debonair and a cad at … More The Art of Love (1965)
Dick and Mary. A better team of actors? You would have to go back to Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, or William Powell and Myrna Loy to find that kind of chemistry. For five years, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore played Rob and Laura Petrie. Rob and Laura were like JFK and Jackie … More Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore
I published this blog just over a year ago (May 3, 2019). Today, I read that he passed away (June 30, 2020). Carl Reiner will be missed, he was a unique talent. Writer/performer on Your Shows of Shows, comedy duo partner of Mel Brooks, creator/producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show, writer/director of many … More Carl Reiner Remembered
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