TBT: Password

Television game shows have been popular since TV first began broadcasting. The types of games may range from physical feats to mental challenges and include the ever-popular Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, just to name a few. One of my favorite shows of this genre would have to beContinue reading “TBT: Password”

TBT: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

One of the more exciting things about childhood and the New Year was being allowed to stay up past my normal bedtime. On New Year’s Eve, most of my family would gather at my grandparents’ house to celebrate. The night would be full of food, fun, games and, sometimes, even a little square dancing. AroundContinue reading “TBT: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”

TBT: Die Hard

I said I’d be discussing Christmas and holiday memories throughout the month of December, but now I’m bringing up Die Hard? What’s up with that? Whether or not the 1988 Bruce Willis action-adventure can be considered a Christmas movie is a long-running debate among a lot of people. Many believe that just because the movieContinue reading “TBT: Die Hard”

TBT: Rankin Bass

Tradition is a large part of the Christmas season. From decorations, to songs, to the meals, the elements of Christmas have been very much the same for generations. Entertainment of various kinds has long been a part of the season as well, with the annual viewing of movies and television shows a common practice theseContinue reading “TBT: Rankin Bass”

TBT: Luke and Laura

One of my very best childhood friends lived just across the street from the elementary school we attended, so I’d often stop off on my way home. Her mother would be puttering around the kitchen when we arrived, the small TV on the counter tuned to the end credits of her favorite soap opera, GeneralContinue reading “TBT: Luke and Laura”

Throwback Thursday: Addams Family Values

As we transition from October into November, I’ve chosen to talk about a movie that includes both Halloween and Thanksgiving in some ways: 1993’s Addams Family Values. To be more specific, I plan to discuss the scene where the camp attendees perform an end-of-summer play about Thanksgiving. This play within the movie is set upContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Addams Family Values”

Throwback Thursday: Young Frankenstein

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (played by Gene Wilder), a young neurosurgeon who insists his name is pronounced Fronk-n-steen, inherits his grandfather’s castle and research. Frederick doesn’t believe in the experiments supposedly performed by his grandfather Victor Frankenstein until he decides to attempt the reanimation outlined in one of the books he finds in the castle’s laboratory.Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Young Frankenstein”

Throwback Thursday: Quantum Leap

“Theorizing that one can time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator…and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better.” This narration is part of theContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Quantum Leap”

Throwback Thursday – The Monkees

The Beatles phenomenon of the 1960s, especially the movie A Hard Day’s Night, led to the creation of a made-for-TV musical foursome to be known as The Monkees. The initial idea was to cast an existing group, but that fell through. Since Screen Gems already had a contract with Davy Jones for a television program,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday – The Monkees”

Throwback Thursday: Bewitched

Autumn has arrived. The leaves are turning colors, the nights are growing longer and cooler, and for many of us the spooky season has begun. In honor of the time of year, the next few Throwback Thursday posts will relate to Halloween in some way. This week’s Throwback is to a half-hour television sitcom fromContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Bewitched”

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