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FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 8/21/13 at 11:50pm
There's always something interesting popping up on the old timey tv network like a 1961 episode of Boris Karloff's Thriller this weekend that starred a raven-haired Elizabeth Montgomery and Tom Poston in a supernatural gloss on a couple who might have been Tennessee Williams characters.

On tonight's Rhoda, 1975's "Cal Me Grandma," Brenda had a bad date with the guy who played Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley, and then with Stephen Nathan, the original cast Jesus in "Godspell." I recognized him immediately because I was obsessed with that cast when I was a kid. He didn't have his full Afro, but I did keep picturing him strapped to a fence.

Long live God.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 8/22/13 at 12:55am
Love ME TV.

Brings back many memories. Another station is Cosi TV & yet another is Antenna TV. Amazing watching Batman after all these years how vibrant the colors were & still are & how over the top & fun it was.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
carolineorchange21
Featured Actor
joined:1/21/12
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Posted: 8/22/13 at 12:56am
The station where I work broadcasts MeTV. I've become addicted to The Big Valley. Those Barkley boys! And starring Miss Barbara Stanwyck with a range of guest stars from Milton Berle to Dennis Hopper and Ann Baxter and Colleen Dewherst.

I love that they're showing Rhoda again. I have an even stronger appreciation of Nancy Walker's brilliance as I rewatch these programs. I love seeing Joan Blondell on the Twilight Zone and then Eartha Kitt on Batman possibly followed by Crawford in I Saw What You Did! Not a shabby lineup.
We can sandwich toast to orgasms and do our time in peace
Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 8/22/13 at 12:58am
Best Catwoman was Kitt followed by Newmar
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/22/13 at 04:59am
I'm addicted to The Big Valley as well. I've followed that show everywhere it airs. It's currently on MeTV and INSP (Inspiration). I remember when Encores Western showed them commercial free and un-cut. I also get my fix via YouTube, there are so many episodes on there. Too bad 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment stopped releasing the DVD's after Season 1, Volume 2.
FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 8/22/13 at 08:55am
Since Rhoda was brought back this summer, I too have deepened my already deep appreciation for what Nancy Walker did on that show. The Color TV look is vivid on Rhoda as well.

Cosi TV is a lot of infomercials in my area.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
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Posted: 8/22/13 at 12:12pm
Nancy Walker is not too short to dance with Rock Hudson.

http://youtu.be/Z6Do9d2rwxY
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 07:57pm
You guys! It's Monday August 20somethingth and tonight on Rhoda 9:30 eastern time, Vivian Vance will guest star on Rhoda and will make Nancy Walker jealous. Lets meet back here Tuesday morning and talk about it. Toucan!!!
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Reginald Tresilian
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joined:6/12/08
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 08:02pm
Why am I just learning about ME TV???
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 08:42pm
Because you're an also-ran?
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 08:42pm
Because you're an also-ran?
SNAFU
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joined:4/20/04
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 08:56pm
I really wish they would release The Loretta Young Show! I LOVED that growing up!
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!
CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:00pm
SNAFU! How old are you? That went off the air like 60 years ago and has never been syndicated.
FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:00pm
Reg is a total ran in a world of never-wases!
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:03pm
I had a mad crush on David Groh...he was hella-sexxy.

His hairy chest...OMG!!!

There I said it.

Let the chips fall where they may...


Updated On: 8/26/13 at 09:03 PM
Reginald Tresilian
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joined:6/12/08
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:09pm
Nice, Carlos.

And to everybody who PMd me: Let's try not to judge. We don't know his journey.
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:11pm
I was only kidding Reg, you know I love you!
Reginald Tresilian
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joined:6/12/08
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:13pm
PMers, it's a victory for love and the Lordt.
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:16pm
People were PM'ing you about me? About what?
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:18pm
Let's try not to judge. We don't know his journey.

Really? Is that supposed to be about me?

Reginald Tresilian
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joined:6/12/08
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:22pm
Completely kidding, Carlos. I adore you, in case you didn't know.

But it occurs to me that in these days of the new ability to ignore, it might be difficult to judge tone, not least because we're not even sure who is talking to whom.

Anyway, I was just being silly; no offense intended.
CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:30pm
Okay baby...I don't only adore you, I j'adore you....xoxoxo
Reginald Tresilian
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joined:6/12/08
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 09:39pm
Back on topic . . . Ethel/Viv AND Larry Tate!
SNAFU
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joined:4/20/04
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Posted: 8/26/13 at 10:10pm
The show was canceled in '61 I believe. Or was it '60? My mom used to watch it. I was a wee lad of 4-5 and would watch it with her. I have fond memories of some of the episodes. She would always come out in very stylish (for the day) dresses and then perfom a short teleplay that usually had a moral to it that she would harp on at the end.
There was one I remember around the holidays when she played an Asian woman who was obsessed with seting up her Christmas Tree. Something transpired and the tree was destroyed as were most of the decorations. As she was lamenting her loss she discovered that the baby Jesus from the nativity scene was the sole survivor of the tragedy. AND SCENE! Then we get a lecture on the true meaning of Christmas!
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!
carolineorchange21
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joined:1/21/12
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Posted: 8/27/13 at 01:16am
SNAFU, MeTV ran a Letter to Loretta marathon on a Sunday around Christmas, complete with glamorous evening wear intro and that week's letter. I understand those episodes were previously rerun with the intro cut due to a clause in Young's contract. She apparently was worried about appearing in dated fashions.

Regardless, the few episodes I as able to watch were compelling. I remember one where an earthquake struck Los Angeles and Loretta's polio-stricken husband's iron lung malfunctioned and she had to manually operate the sucker. At one point the lever broke and she dramatically dragged him out of the lung and commenced to massage his ribcage. I couldn't finish the episode because I was running a live event and had to roll a commercial break. Damn, work getting in the way of my TV viewing.
We can sandwich toast to orgasms and do our time in peace
SNAFU
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joined:4/20/04
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Posted: 8/27/13 at 01:31am
Oh Crap! Letters to Lorretta was the earlier version of the show. 51-55 I believe way before my time. I saw the later onse the final two seasons. I'm no spring chicken but I am far from ancient!
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!

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