Doctors can't change rule number one.
The televisions series, M*A*S*H
, developed by Larry Gelbart
and Gene Reynolds
, was broadcast on CBS for over a decade, from the pilot
on September 17, 1972, to the highly-rated final episode
on February 28, 1983. Yet reports of its demise are fictional, M*A*S*H
is alive and well. [SPOILERS within if you haven't seen the series.] [more inside]
"But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, let me tell you a story: a story about a board game. The Murder, She Wrote
board game. You didn't know such a thing existed? Neither did I, before my friend Sarah brought it one summer to camp. (For the sake of clarity: I mean camp in the upstate New York sense, i.e., a small un-insulated cottage on a freshwater lake that has a preponderance of mismatched glasses and forks with wonky tines and maybe exposed studs but is the greatest place to family-vacation on earth.) Sarah and I met in day care, and had been friends for years—but this year, when she came to visit, she unknowingly brought the one thing that would enflame my jealousy.
" [more inside]
For those of you born in the 80s or later, this is what counted for primetime entertainment
back in our
On April 4th, DailyCandy
and Television Without Pity
will be shuttered by NBCUniversal
. TWOP's forums will remain until May 31st.
Best known for creating the nostalgic mash-up REMEMBER
), Youtube user Thepeterson teams up with Slackstory to create another video clip time machine: REMEMBER 1994
Angus Jones, better known as Jake on the show Two and a Half Men
, has joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The young star has released a pair of videos
urging people to stop watching the show.
Taking the seen-it route
: Sara Morrison talks about the rise and influence of television show recapping; recapping's advantages for writers; and the origins and evolution of Television Without Pity (<--- time suck warning: TVTropes link!)
Includes lots of links and a handy chart of recappers
. [more inside]
At no point in Bela Lugosi's iconic role in the 1931 film Dracula
does he make the sound "Bleh!" So why is "Bleh!" so deeply associated with Dracula in popular culture?
Followup with more examples.
has pics of things that people aged 30-40 will remember from their childhood and adolescence. Who could forget Tiger Handheld games
, Hypercolor shirts
, Paint With Water books
, Surge soda
, Scholastic Book Club
, Slice cola
, Ring Pops
, and, last but not least, Zack Morris's cellphone
For many kids, the space age
made its TV debut years before Sputnik with 1950's TV space serials.
1950 - Space Patrol - The Hidden Treasure of Mars
. (Part two
1954 - Rocky Jones' Space, Space Ranger - Rocky's Odyssey
. (Chapters two
1954 - Flash Gordon - Deadline at Noon
and Akim the Terrible
. [more inside]
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