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Phil Silvers, comedy giant, was born on this day in 1911. He was the man who was always “glad to seeya” and we were certainly thrilled to see him. Best known as Master Sgt. Ernie Bilko, Silvers was the embodiment of the comedic con-man. He gave memorable performances in Top Banana, Sgt. Bilko, It’s A […]

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I’m currently reading a wonderful book entitled, “Andy & Don: The Making of A Friendship and A Classic American TV Show” by a gentleman named Daniel de Vise. As an ardent fan of “The Andy Griffith Show,” this book is of great interest to me. I’ve only just started reading the book ┬ábut it seems […]

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The other night my daughter and I sat down to watch Disney’s animated feature film version of that oft-told tale “Robin Hood.” I always thought the film had come out in 1975 because I seemed to remember it was the last Disney film my dad and I saw together at the theater and he died […]

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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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