Comedy gold. Saturday nights in the Fall of 1973. CBS was the place to be. Years later, ABC would have a formidable Tuesday night anchored by Happy Days! and Laverne & Shirley, and NBC had a must-see Thursday night lineup built around Cheers and ER. This CBS lineup was my favorite. All in the Family, … More Best Television Schedule Lineup: Saturday Night Comedy, 1973-74
Musical variety shows were the bread and butter of television from the earliest days in the 1950s, a carryover from radio and vaudeville. Music and comedy were a natural match. As television sets began to populate households across the country, families embraced the format, it was great, inexpensive entertainment. Mostly produced in New York, it … More 1970s Musical-Variety Shows
How do you describe Tim Conway? Insanely funny? That’s a good start. Conway had a long career and unless you are writing a book, you have to pick and choose parts of his career to focus on. Of all the films, television shows and videos and he starred in, he often worked with three men … More Remembering Tim Conway
Hedley, not Hedy. Blazing Saddles, one of Harvey Korman’s best roles. If you were alive in the 1970s you were aware of The Carol Burnett Show and the sketch comedy mastery of Harvey Korman. Frequently paired with Tim Conway, Korman was often the straight-man on the show, populating zany characters, he allowed his co-stars to … More Second Banana
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