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Ringo is brought to you with the best wishes of your local Craig dealer.

Ringo, the TV Special, 1978.

With guest stars Art Carney, Angie Dickinson, Mike Douglas, Carrie Fisher, John Ritter, and George Harrison.

I shit you not.
posted by timsteil on Nov 6, 2013 - 40 comments

The 1960s experimental collaborations of Raymond Scott and Jim Henson

"Gentlemen: I have a story that may be of interest to you. It is not widely known who invented the circuitry concept for the automatic sequential performance of musical pitches - now well known as a sequencer. I, however, do know who the inventor was - for it was I who first conceived and built the sequencer." This is the opening to an undated, unaddressed letter, found in Raymond Scott's personal papers (yes, the same fellow whose kooky soundtracks scored everything from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies to Ren & Stimpy, The Simpson, and Animaniacs). You can read the rest of Scott's letter, along with Bob Moog's recollections of visiting Raymond's electronics laboratory in the mid-1950s. Or you could jump ahead to the mid-1960s, when Jim Henson was in his late 20s to early 30s, and he was working on a variety of odd projects after a successful run with Sam and Friends, but before he it it big with Sesame Street. It was at this point that he teamed up with Scott on a few short, experimental films. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 12, 2013 - 11 comments

Moe Howard

Moe Howard on the Mike Douglas show: Niagra With Ted Knight With Ted Knight, part 2 Maharaja of Poon Moe talking about Curly The hair
posted by HuronBob on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 comments

RIP Mike

Mike Douglas dead.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Aug 11, 2006 - 42 comments

Mike and John and Yoko make your day

We'll Be Right Back For a full week in February 1972, Mike Douglas (warning: pop-up ads; page design) featured John Lennon and Yoko Ono as co-hosts of his hit afternoon talk show. The accompanying mash-up of counterculture and the mainstream must have been interesting to watch (at least to the Nixon administration). The folks at Rhino Home Video were kind enough to leave behind Stephen K. Peeples' extensive liner notes (see links 2-8 at bottom of page).
posted by LinusMines on Jun 14, 2004 - 1 comment

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