Saturday, March 1, 2008

I've Got a Secret with guest host Henry Morgan (1961)

I always wondered if Bill Cullen felt burned that they chose the trouble making Henry Morgan to fill in for Garry Moore when he was away. Personally, I couldn't be more pleased. I adore Henry Morgan - as I'm sure you'll figure out if you read this.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley 1925-2008: Gore Vidal debates Buckley (1968)

May Buckley continue to rest in peace, but thank goodness Gore Vidal is also alive and well.

William F. Buckley 1925-2008: Firing Line with guest Noam Chomsky (1968)

May Buckley rest in peace, but thank goodness Chomsky is still alive and well.

Dick Gregory: State of the Black Union (2008)

In the stand-up comedy world, a comedian works hard to make their carefully scripted material seem spontaneous. Make no mistake about it, Dick Gregory sat down and wrote all of this material - and then rewrote it - until it was perfectly crafted. It may seem off-the-cuff, but the legendary Dick Gregory is doing much of his stand-up act in this appearance at The State of the Black Union that happened the other day. And he destroyed.

The Merv Griffin Show with guests Jimmy Grippo and Orson Welles (1981)

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Oscar Streaker

I, like everyone else, watch the Oscars every year. I, like everyone else, watch it because I hope to see some spontaneous streaking. I'm sure everyone here is familiar with the Oscar streaking incident pictured here. But do you know much about him? Did you know he was a Gay activist? An enemy of Anita Bryant? Did you know he was brutally murdered in a San Francisco sex shop just a few years later? Read everything you need to know about the Oscar streaker here.

The People's Court Theme Music (1981)

The Mike Douglas Show with guest Maynard Ferguson (1977)

I always thought the pitch master's version of Star Trek was both ridiculous and hilarious. Disco Trek. But, like his Rocky theme, it was a hit.