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We learned last week of the passing of another truly great character actor, Jack Riley. He was most famous to my generation as Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show which ran on CBS from 1972 – 1978. It was one of the quirkier, and most hilarious, characterizations on network TV during the 1970s and that’s […]

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Today is it, Mr. Warmth is 90 years old today! We’ve got a few great clips for you. Just one word of “set-up.” Listen to all the jokes because Johnny throws one at Rickles in, I think, the first clip from 1974 and then later in one of the clips from the 1980s, Rickles appropriates […]

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I believe that I have stated on this site before that unlike millions in America, I never really loved Lucy. Personally, I always thought that Carol Burnett (someone who DOES love Lucy) was far funnier. But that makes no difference right now. There is one particular “I Love Lucy” episode for which I have a […]

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I was just reading Ken Levine’s blog and he had written a post about a recent trip he was forced to make to the DMV, as in Department of Motor Vehicles. At the end of the story, he posted this hilarious clip from the old sitcom “Taxi” (1978-1983). As I watched it, I thought to […]

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  I’m thankful for many things this Thanksgiving Day but in light of what we’ve been discussing on this site for the past couple of weeks, I will mention just one – my sense of humor. I think we’ve probably all known people who seem to be devoid of humor, frivolity and/or silliness. I’m thankful […]

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My sons and I watched “Elf” the other night on DVD. This is one of their favorites. I’m sure part of the appeal is that it was made in their lifetimes. In my house, we tend to watch a lot of classics – like 90%. So it’s a treat for them to watch something from […]

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I always wished I had been born sooner than I was. I loved the culture, the music, the movies of my parent’s generation. They were part of what is now called “The Greatest Generation.” And while I agree, in many ways, that they were a great generation, I’m not crazy about how or why that […]

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Bob Newhart turns 83 years old tomorrow (Sept 5th). Aside from being one of the most successful men in the history of television, Newhart is also one of the funniest. As much as you’d assume success in entertainment is the logical result of being funny, history shows us that’s not always the case.  For example, […]

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