I represent the first generation whom, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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The special, which is considered a short film as it runs
less than an hour, is one of the classic Christmas specials from the 1960s
still shown regularly on television. Jones and Geisel previously worked
together on thePrivate Snafu training cartoons for United Productions of America during World War
II. Stay Tuned Tony Figueroa
Dancer Bobby Burgess, novelist Gil Bernard Anthony and authors Herbie J Pilato, Lorraine Santoli and Adam-Michael James will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 17-22 at the following times and stations:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 12/17 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 12/21 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
After several early TV appearances on such shows as Ozzie and Harriet, Bobby Burgess danced his way into becoming one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club, then went on to enjoy a longtime affiliation with Lawrence Welk that included more than two decades on The Lawrence Welk Show and appearances with members of Welk’s “musical family” that continue to this day.
Also joining us this week will be Herbie J Pilato. Herbie recently collaborated withAdam-Michael James on The Bewitched Continuum, a fun new book that takes a look at continuity issues in the world ofBewitched, from Sam and Darrin’s very first lines in the series to the number of times Endora refers to Darrin as Durwood, Dogwood, Dum-Dum and everything in between. Herbie and Mike will join us in our first hour.
Plus: Radio/TV journalist and novelist Gil Bernard Anthony (The Bolivar Solution) with some thoughts on the latest developments in the allegations against Bill Cosby; and Greg Ehrbar with some last-minute DVD gift ideas for the classic TV lover in your life. It’s a full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.
Tuesday, December 16 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 24. Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"a little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas and Hanukkah spirit.
Hanukkah Harry is a character on Saturday Night Live played by Jon Lovitz. Hanukkah Harry's first appearance on SNL was on Season 15: Episode 9, a show first broadcast on December 16, 1989, with guest host Andie MacDowell, in a sketch titled "The Night Hanukkah Harry Saved Christmas", that viewers are told is sponsored by Hallmark Cardsin association with the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. It is Christmas Eve and Santa Claus (played by Phil Hartman), despite being nursed by Mrs. Claus (Nora Dunn), is severely ill. Unable to work due to his illness, Santa calls Hanukkah Harry (Jon Lovitz) at his workshop on Mount Sinai, asking if he could fill in to deliver toys to children around the globe. Hanukkah Harry agrees and flies through the air on a cart pulled by three donkeys, Moische, Herschel and Schlomo. Hanukkah Harry lands on a roof and climbs down the chimney of the home of Scott (Mike Myers) and Christine (Victoria Jackson), offering gifts of slacks and socks respectively, as well as chocolate coins and a dreidel. While the children are initially disappointed at their gifts, their realization that Hanukkah Harry had helped Santa, makes them recognize that "Christians and Jews, deep down, are pretty much the same. Maybe that's the true meaning of Christmas!" With that statement Santa's flu is cured, and Santa comes down the chimney bearing gifts of Barbie make-me-pretty for Christine and a pellet gun for Scott. Stay Tuned and
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"a little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit. Music video by Bing Crosby & David Bowie performing The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth.
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"a little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.
Fred gets a second job at Macyrock's in order to finance the family'sChristmas. Mr. Macyrock initially fires Fred for disobeying him, but then Mr. Macyrock's assistant tells him that their usual Santa is sick, and Mr. Macyrock needed to find a new Santa and instead Rehires Fred to be Santa, Mr. Macyrock tells Fred that he is the best Santa Macyrock's ever had. Then, two of Santa's elves appear to Fred, Twinky and Blinky, both of whom are 300-500 years old. They then tell him that the real Santa Claus is sick, and he replaces him in the sleigh. Fred then shouts Christmas greetings in French, Italian, German, Dutch, English, and Swedish.