Saturday, December 20, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Benson Christmas Episode Titled Mary and Her Little Lambs

Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

Today Go Caroling Day 

Benson: Mary and Her Lambs
It's Christmas time and Benson helps an assistant cook keep her foster children.


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Tony Figueroa

Friday, December 19, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY:Dragnet - The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


Today in Television History
December 19, 1944
Timothy L. “Tim” Reid is born.


Dragnet:  (First aired December, 18th 1952). The Story is as relevant today as it was then.

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Tony Figueroa

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Dr. Seuss’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


December 18th, 1966
Dr. Seuss’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas Debuted on CBS.


The animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Featuring narration by Boris Karloff, who also provided the Grinch's voice, and songs with lyrics written by Geisel himself, set to music composed by Albert Hague, many of which were sung by Thurl Ravenscroft.
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.

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Tony Figueroa

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", also known as "The Simpsons Christmas Special"


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


December 17, 1989
The first episode of The Simpsons aired on FOX.

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

The Simpsons is an American adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of HomerMargeBartLisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culturesociety, television, and many aspects of the human condition.



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Tony Figueroa

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mickey Mouse, Lawrence Welk and The Bewitched Continuum: Next on TVC

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

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 12/19
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
Use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV
or hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 12/20
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 12/21
6pm ET, 3pm PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

Pittsburgh Talks
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday 12/20
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 12/21
6pm ET, 3pm PT
Click on the player at PittTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Pittsburgh Talks

KSCO-AM 1080
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY-AM 1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 12/21
11am ET, 8am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com

Boost Radio Network
Paramus, NJ
Sunday 12/21
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Click on the On the Air button at BoostRadioNetwork.com

KHMB-AM 1710
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 12/21
9pm PT
Monday 12/22
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or use the Live365 app on your smartphone and type in KHMB

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Monday 12/22
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

PWRNetwork
Ann Arbor, MI
Various times throughout the week
on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork.com

After several early TV appearances on such shows as Ozzie and HarrietBobby 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.

Bobby talks about his career in show business in his new memoir, Ears and Bubbles: Dancing My Way from The Mickey Mouse Club to The .... Bobby Burgess will join us in our second hour, along with Lorraine Santoli, longtime Disney publicist and the author of such books as The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book.

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.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Pittsburgh Talks
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 10am ET, 7am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: The Night Hanukkah Harry Saved Christmas

Hanukkah Harry Saves Christmas

Hanukkah 2014 begins in the evening of
Tuesday, December 16 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 24. Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas and Hanukkah spirit. 

Click here to see Hanukkah Harry Saves Christmas


Hanukkah Harry is a character on Saturday Night Live played by Jon LovitzHanukkah 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 Cards in 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.

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Tony Figueroa

Monday, December 15, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth

Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" 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.




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Tony Figueroa

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Frosty the Snowman

Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

Today is International Children's Day


Today in Television History

December 14, 1969
Frosty the Snowman first aired on CBS. The show, based on the popular song of the same title, was produced for television by Rankin/Bass and featured the voices of comedians Jimmy Durante as narrator and Jackie Vernon as the title character. This special marked the first use of traditional cel animation for Rankin/Bass. Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass wanted to give the show and its characters the look of a Christmas card, so Paul Coker, Jr., a greeting card and MAD Magazine artist, was hired to do the character and background drawings. The actual animation work was done in Japan, by Osamu Tezuka's studio, Mushi Production. Rankin/Bass veteran writer Romeo Muller adapted and expanded the story for television as he had done with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964.




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Tony Figueroa

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: The Monkees Christmas Show


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


Today is Saint Lucy's Day


The Monkees sing Riu Chiu 

The song translated:
River, roaring river, guard our homes in safety,
God has kept the black wolf from our lamb, our Lady.
God has kept the black wolf from our lamb, our Lady.
Raging mad to bite her, there the wolf did steal,
But our God Almighty defended her with zeal.
Pure He wished to keep Her so She could never sin,
That first sin of man never touched the Virgin sainted.
River, roaring river.

Here is  The Monkees Christmas Show FULL EPISODE 

The Monkees "Christmas Medley '86"  
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Tony Figueroa 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Christmas Flintstone


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" 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 FrenchItalianGermanDutchEnglish, and Swedish.




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Tony Figueroa