Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The 1969 NBA All-Star Game (1969)

Listen, around clip eleven or twelve i messed up and accidentally embedded the same clip twice (perhaps three times - maybe it's late - maybe i'm drunk celebrating the success of that Tonight Show article posted on WFMU) instead of the one that should be there. You're surely smart enough to double click and find the necessary clip if you actually need it. You think i'm gonna go back into the mess of HTML code to fish it out and replace it, well sir, you're being down right ridiculous. Just wanted to point out that this was sponsored by a cigarette company, an oil company and an insurance company - the three corporate genres that have resulted in nothing but absolute moral good in the America of today.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

F Troop with special guest star Zsa Zsa Gabor (1966)

NBC Executives vs. The Tonight Show: A History

I've just completed a piece for WFMU called The Late Night Distemper of Our Times. It follows the trail of NBC executives that have over the course of history, blundered in their attempts to 'improve' The Tonight Show. Serious historical precedent exists for what is happening today. Steve, Jack and Johnny all got the shaft in various ways from the suits. From there we explore the biggest bomb in late night talk show history, The Jerry Lewis Show. Read it here.

And check this, originally mundane, now historically important footage. Stunning how everything Jay says here has turned out to be completely false (if not completely insincere to begin with).

Gunsmoke with special guest star Carol O'Connor (1966)

Fast Draw (1968)

Classic Television Showbiz's Late Late Show: Whistle Stop (1946)