This episode of Get Smart features night club comedian and F-Troop star Larry Storch as The Groovy Guru and has Don Adams going undercover as a hippie. I'm a big fan of all the ridiculous depictions of beatniks and hippies in old sitcoms, cop shows, and in all facets of pop culture, really.
Friday, April 4, 2008
There's a moment early on in this one where Johnny gives the camera a priceless look while the critics bicker.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The Wide World of Entertainment was a weekly series on ABC that featured a different format each week, often showcasing things that no longer had a regular position on the network. Dick Cavett's nightly talk show had been cancelled earlier due to political and corporate pressure. Cavett was demoted to a monthly edition of his show that aired as part of The Wide World of Entertainment and their Wide World Specials. Here is a particularly impressive special, celebrating a quarter century of our favorite panel show here on Classic Television Showbiz, What's My Line, in nine YouTube parts.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This is footage from one of those low-budget all-Black cast road house pictures that played exclusively for Black audiences in the nineteen forties. Not sure what film it's from, however. May have been a short or may have been feature length (and feature length for these type of films was usually somewhere around fifty minutes).