Tom Snyder is his normal obtuse self interviewing Elton John in this brief clip from The Tomorrow Show in 1980.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Here's an end of summer special to get you all excited about the new shows and the return of your old favorites to NBC in fall of 1965. Blurry as hell, but worth it. Speaking of Get Smart, FYI, The Complete Get Smart is now available on DVD, you may have missed that news since it's mail-order only.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Joe Franklin is regarded as the first person to host a television talk show. The station was the primitive WJZ-TV in 1950 which would become New York's well known WABC. You may recall his showbizzy office appearing in the documentary The Aristorcrats. This is some hokey footage from latter-day and less notable incarnations of his show.
Monday, April 23, 2007
This is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. The Turtles are one of the best, and perhaps most underrated, pop groups of all time. A Guide For the Married Man was one of the few songs they didn't write themselves but they did wonders with it. This tune was the theme song to a Walter Matthau picture of the same name. The movie had an incredible cast of comedy stars second only to It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1964). Directed by Gene Kelly the film featured Robert Morse, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Wally Cox, Sid Caesar, Joey Bishop, Art Carney, Jayne Mansfield, Phil Silvers, Louis Nye, Ben Blue, Carl Reiner, Terry Thomas, and countless other instantly recognizable character actors. This Turtles appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour took place in 1967. Tommy Smothers promises me the show will be on DVD soon!