Thursday, December 25, 2008

Still More Christmas Cheer

Here's a 1949 recording of "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" by Yogi Yorgesson, which was a nom de plume of the song's composer, dialect comedian Harry Stewart (who also recorded as Harry Kari).





Here's the flip side, "Yingle Bells" another Yogi Yorgesson opus (with lyrics adapted by Mr. Stewart)

Yogi was accompanied on both recordings by the Johnny Duffy Trio.



Merry Christmas, by Jiminy!

More Christmas Cheer?!

What could be more in tune with the spirit of the season









than an old commercial with Dale Robertson hawking Pall Mall Cigarettes?

Hey, you can even light up from EITHER end!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From Bob's House!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Time For A Visit From Suzy!

Suzy Snowflake, that is. This 1951 made-for-TV short, "Suzy Snowflake," was produced by Centaur Productions (for Alamo Music) using stop-motion animation.







The Norman Luboff Choir provided the vocal, with Suzy's voice provided by future Lawrence Welk Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer.

Here Are Three Friends You Might Run Across Tomorrow Night (Beside Santa)

Here is a 1951 presentation of "Hardrock, Coco, and Joe," based upon the song "The Three Little Dwarfs" by Stuart Hamblen.





This made-for-television stop-motion animated short was produced for Hill and Range Songs by Centaur Productions

Time For Frosty

Here's a made-for-TV cartoon of "Frosty The Snowman," produced around 1950 for Hill & Range Songs in Hollywood by United Productions of America (UPA) and directed by Robert (Bobe) Cannon, who directed the 1950 Oscar-winning cartoon "Gerald McBoing Boing.)









This short used to be shown on television stations all over the country.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Time To Spread Some Christmas Cheer

Here's "The Christmas Song" as performed by David Seville and those Chipmunks, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore on a 1961 episode of The Alvin Show.







Dave and the boys were the creation of songwriter Ross Bagdasarian, who did all the voices. The Alvin Show aired on CBS in prime time in the 1961-62 season, before reruns of these episodes moved to that network's Saturday morning lineup, where they would remain until 1965.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I WANT MY MAYPO!

Now for something somewhat different:



This was the first commercial for Maypo cereal featuring Marky Maypo. This commercial, produced in 1956, was the work of the late former UPA producer/director John Hubley.

Another Confronatation With The Bullies

Here's another early commercial for Kellogg's Apple Jacks.







I wonder how many gullible and/or impressionable kids got their clocks cleaned after eating a bowl of this cereal before confronting the local bully or bullies.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Those Were The Good Old Days

Here, from probably the mid-1960s, was the first commercial for Kellogg's Apple Jacks.



The late Paul Frees did the voice of Mr. Apple Jack.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

From The WTF Department: Two Favorites Let Go

With the current round of big budget cuts at The Weather Channel, anywhere from three to four on-air meteorologists, including 22-year TWC veteran Cheryl Lemke, were let go. NBC Universal headed the consortium that completed the purchase of the Atlanta-based network back in September.

Cheryl's departure marks the end of an era. I used to enjoy watching her in action.


On the Fox News Channel front, in a story broken on the TVNewser web
site, longtime anchorwoman E.D. Hill, who from 1998 until 2006 was one of the hosts of Fox & Friends, is leaving that network, with her contract not being renewed.

E.D. WAS Fox & Friends and will sorely be missed by many a viewer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hey, Kids...

Would ya like to have your own machine gun?







Here is a 1959 commercial for the Tommy Burst Detective Set by Mattel.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jack Narz, R.I.P.

Former game show host Jack Narz, who hosted numerous game and quiz shows in the 1950s and 1960s, including Dotto, the show which touched off the Quiz Show Scandal, passed away on Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Hospital at Beverly Hills, California at age 85.

I have a sister (who has a couple of web blogs) who remembers watching Dotto when she was three years old.

Mr. Narz was the brother of fellow former game show host Tom Kennedy (You Don't Say, the original version of Split Second, one of the various revivals of Name That Tune, amongst others).

Before he became a game show host, Jack was a regular on the old Space Patrol show, in which he hawked the sponsor's products, Ralston cereals such as Wheat Chex and Rice Chex, as well as special offers associated with the products, as seen here in this clip from 1953.




The daytime Dotto episode which touched off the quiz show firestorm was the episode in which one of the contestants (Marie Winn, who later became an author) had been given the answers in advance. A standby contestant spotted an open notebook in the contestants' dressing room, found the answers, ripped out that page from the notebook, and showed the page to the contestant's opponent. After receiving $1,500, this standby contestant was ready to forget the whole thing until the losing contestant received $4,000, the same amount as the winning contestant. Having felt double-crossed, the backup contestant, a part-time actor and butler by the name of Edward Hilgemeier, lodged a complaint with the Colgate-Parmolive Company, the show's sponsor. Shortly afterward, both the daytime (CBS) and nighttime (NBC) versions were cancelled by the respective networks.

Jack Narz did not know of the nafarious practice used on that show.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nice Going, Pacman

The National Football League on Tuesday suspended indefinitely without pay (at least four games) Dallas Cowboys defensive back Adam Jones because of an alcohol-related fight with his team-appointed bodyguard last week.

It appears that NFL commissioner Roger Godell was not going to screw around with the man who dropped his nickname "Pacman."

Yep, it looks like Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took a roll of the dice and crapped out. Another defensive back, Terrance Newman, is out with an injury, quarterback Tony Romo is expected to be out four weeks because of a broken pinky suffered in the Sunday loss at Arizona, their punter, Mat McBriar, is lost for the season after suffering a broken foot while getting a punt blocked that was returned for the Cardinals' game winning touchdown in overtime, and running back Felix Jones (no relation) is also injured.

UPDATE: The Dallas Cowboys, at the trade deadline, picked up wide receiver Roy Williams (and a 2009 7th round draft pick) from the Detroit Lions in exchange for three draft picks for 2009: A first, third, and sixth rounder.

VooDoo To Call It Quits

It was announced on Monday that the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League will cease operations.

Friday, October 03, 2008

It's TV Promo Time, Boys and Girls

Here is a collection of promos for ABC Television Network programs that aired during the 1960-61 season.


For some of you, these might bring back some memories.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Let's Meet The Champagne Music Makers

Here's a clip from a 1955 telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show, with this particular broadcast originating live from Chicago.







No, this is NOT an early version of rap "music."

Filthy, Disgusting

Here is a 1959 cartoon from Paramount Cartoon Studios in New York City entitled "La Petite Parade" produced and directed by Seymour Kneitel (Max Fleischer's son-in-law).







The cartoon, originally released theatrically by Paramount Pictures, was subsequently released to television by the Harvey Company, which refilmed the titles, replacing the Paramount eblem with the Harveytoons logo, this being the case of the 1950-62 Famous-Paramount product, save for Popeye, which was sold separately to television in 1957.

As for Seymour Kneitel, he was a longtime animator with his father-in-law's studio and also worked on stories. Paramount, which beginning in 1927, started distributing the Fleischer brothers' cartoons, took over the studio in 1942. Seymour Kneitel became a director at the studio at that time, remaining with the outfit until his death in 1964.

Personnel:

Direction: Seymour Kneitel

Story: Irv Spector

Animation: Tom Johnson
Nick Tafuri

Scenics: Robert Gentle

Music: Winston Sharples

Voice Characterizations (uncredited):
Alan Swift

Cinematography (uncredited):
Leonard McCormick

Production Manager (uncredited):
Abe Goodman

Technicolor

RCA Sound System

6 Minutes

Released on March 6, 1959 by Paramount Pictures Corporation and produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's About Time

Here is something that may make you want to smoke three packs of Chesterfields a day......



We have for you the opening and closing from an episode of It's About Time, which flopped as a prime time sitcom on CBS (1966-67). The series was created by Sherwood Schwartz, who created Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Here Comes The Duke

Here is a 1942 Soundie with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra playing "Flamingo," featuring Herb Jeffries on the vocal, with dancing by Janet Collins (who looked smokin' hot) and Talley Beatty.






Mr. Jeffries, who is still with us today, will be 97 years old next Wednesday. He was also a singing cowboy, having sang and starred in a number of grade-B Westerns. He may well be the last of that breed, having outlasted the Gene Autrys, Roy Rogerses, Rex Allens, and Tex Ritters. In this short, he does a great job singing.

Well, Here Is Proof....

That cigarettes----well, Chesterfields, anyway---ARE good for you. That's George Fenneman, best remembered as Groucho Marx's sidekick on both the radio and television versions of You Bet Your Life. This commercial aired during an episode of the original version of Dragnet.



Also included, a commercial for a Remco drive-in movie theater for kids. How 'cum they didn't include Gunsmoke plus Kiko the Kangaroo, or Perry Mason plus Gandy Goose?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Okay, Kids, Time For An Educational Film

It's quite conceivable that you may have seen this film when you were in high school. Here is a 1950 film from Coronet Instructional Films how how to have a party, entitled What Makes A Good Party?


You'll get a bang out of this one.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Now, Who In Sam Hill

Would want to grab THAT kind of flavor?







Looks like this commercial aired back in the 1960s.

CSTV Promo

Here's an old promo for College Sports Television.




CSTV, which was purchased by CBS in early 2006, was further integrated into CBS Sports right after the start of this year and was renamed CBS College Sports Network this March.

And Now, Boys And Girls.....

Let's go back to 1955 for the original opening of an episode of Make Room For Daddy as was sponsored by the American Tobacco Company and televised on ABC. This clip includes a commercial for Pall Mall cigarettes. The series was also sponsored (on an alternating basis) by the Dodge division of Chrysler.




Danny Thomas' sitcom moved to CBS in 1957 and I think it wound up being sponsored by General Foods.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Here's One For The Kid In Us

I think this Kent Cigarette commercial, in color, was from the mid-1960s.







Sounds like the goddamned Ray Conniff Singers in this one.

Hey! Your Food Tastes Better!

When you change to OUR brand!

WATCH!



They sure come handy when one gets that "smoked-out" feeling.

And Now, For Something Completely Different..

Three cultural icons from early television:



Nothing like Dennis James hawking Old Gold cigarettes along with the dancing Old Gold cigarette pack and dancing matchbox.

Nope, It Ain't "Song Of The South"

But here, we viewers witness Brer Rabbit, once again outsmarting Brer Fox and Brer Bear in this commerical for the 1955 Rambler. This ad aired on the old ABC Disneyland show.



These cars were sold not only at Nash dealerships, as the off-screen narrator intones, but Hudson dealerships as well. Depending on what dealership the particular car was sold, it carried either a Nash or Hudson badge at the front grill of the car.

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

Here, we see Mickey Mouse and Pluto in a commercial for the 1955 Nash Ambassador and Statesman.



American Motors Corporation, created in 1954 from the consolidation of Nash-Kelvinator and the Hudson Motor Car Company, was a key sponsor of the old Disneyland show that aired on ABC. The animation was, or course, produced by Walt Disney Productions.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Time For A Visit With Yogi

Here is a Yogi Bear cartoon, from Hanna-Barbera Productions, entitled "Papa Yogi." This first aired in 1959 as a segment on the syndicated Huckleberry Hound Show. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera produced and directed this cartoon









Yogi did not get his own show until 1961.

Rats!


Longtime animation veteran Bill Melendez, best remembered for his work directing and animating numerous television specials with Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters (A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, et al), as well as a number of theatrical animated feature films with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and company, passed away on Tuesday at Santa Monica, California at age 91. Mr. Melendez, who in earliers times worked for Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, and UPA, also did the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock in the Peanuts specials.



Bill earned eight Emmy Awards and 17 Emmy nominations. For many years, he sported a handlebar mustache.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Goodbye, Kids!

Here are excerpts from the final episode of the old Howdy Doody show, episode #2343, which aired on September 24, 1960, including the show intro (including the original NBC Peacock), the mid-show network ID, the final segment which included Clarabell's first word, the final credits, and even a promo for the program that replaced Buffalo Bob, Howdy, and the gang from Doodyville, the Shari Lewis Show.


Say, Kids, What Time Is It?

Time for fun and bloopers on the old Howdy Doody Show with Buffalo Bob Smith.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another One From The Ole Television File

Here is the intro to a cartoon series entitled The Super 6, produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in 1966.





The series aired on NBC on Saturday mornings from 1966-69. The last two seasons saw only reruns. This was during the era of animated superheroes on network television. We've even got the old NBC Peacock to open things up. Enjoy.

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

This is a commercial for Blatz Beer , a Milwaukee brewery that sponsored televised Roller Derby contests in the early years of television.




The company also was a sponsor of the TV version of Amos 'n Andy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Aussie Rules Explained

Here is a brief, but thurough explaination of the rules of Australian Rules Football.






I decided to add something educational for all the little kids who may be watching.

Rock 'N Roll, The Lawrence Welk Way....

As practiced by Buddy Merrill on this clip from a 1956 telecast of the Lawrence Welk Show. On this clip, Buddy sings and plays "Rock 'N Roll Ruby," a song written by Johnny Cash.




The song, I think, was originally recorded in Memphis by one of Johnny's Sun Records colleagues, Warren Smith.

How 'Bout A Local Commercial?

Here are some commercials for the 1950 Studebaker from the Studebaker dealers of Los Angeles County.



This aired on the locally-telecast Buster Keaton Show. 320,884 of these cars were built for the 1950 model year, and I'll tell you, that is one certainly unique body style.

For 1951, Studebaker somewhat toned down the bullet nose and added chrome to the front of the car (they also added an overhead valve V-8 engine to their Commanders and Land Cruisers as well).

They planned to keep the bullet nose for 1952, but wartime restrictions (this was during the Korea War) put the kibosh on that.

Here's Something You Don't See On TV Anymore

Here's another Pabst Blue Ribbon commercial, aired between rounds 3 and 4 of a 1950 CBS Wednesday night boxing telecast.



Pabst sponsored the Wednesday night fights when they aired on CBS from 1950 until 1955.

And Now, Here's A Word From Folks In Milwaukee Who Brewed Adult Beverages For A Living

Here's a commercial for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer from circa 1958:


And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

Here's a 1950s commercial for BeechNut Gum. It probably aired on ABC.




Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Can You Say "Broadway Brett" Boys and Girls?

In case you must know, the Green Bay Packers, in a midnight deal Wednesday night, traded retired-turned-unretired quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets.

Now Here's Something Different

Here is the opening title for a Saturday morning cartoon show that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1971. DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (which produced the Pink Panther cartoons) produced this show. I have some vague memories of this series.


Time For Harry The Hipster

Here is Harry Gibson performing "4-F Ferdinand" in a 1944 Soundie.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Champagne Music

Here is Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music Makers performing "Doll Dance" as seen on telecast of the Lawrence Welk Show from late 1959.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Roy Smeck In Action

Here is famed Ukulele, guitar, and banjo player Roy Smeck in a very early Vitaphone short from 1926


Time For Dixieland

Here are Lawrence Welk's "Dixieland Boys" performing "Zip A Dee Doo Dah" on the April 7, 1962 telecast of the Lawrence Welk Show.

Personnel:

Trumpet: Dick Cathcart

Trombones: Pete Lofthouse and Bob Havens

Clarinet: Don Bonnee

Saxophone: Russ Klein

Bass: Buddy Hayes

Drums: Johnny Klein


It's That Hepcat Himself, Myron Floren!

Here's Myron, performing Pinetop Smith's Boogie Woogie, on a 1956 telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Makes Me Wanna Move To Bikini Bottom

I wonder what their Krabby Patties taste like.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

It's Cartoon Time Once Again, Boys and Girls!

Let's go back to 1933 for this black-and-white Terrytoon, "Who Killed Cock Robin."

This film has the original titles and credits


It's Cartoon Time Once Again, Boys and Girls!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Smoky Medford---The YouTube Video

A Smoky Snapshot


Here's a digital snapshot of the smoky sun over Medford.

Smoky Medford

video

Here is the scene from Medford, Oregon, the result of smoke from California wildfires.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

From The KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND YOUR BOWELS OPEN Department.....

If you show up working at a special event on behalf of a news organization, it is best to keep your tongue safely placed inside you mouth.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Medford In April

Yes, sports fans, on this 19th day of April, it is snowing in Medford, Oregon.

video

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cartoon Time Again, Friends and Neighbors

Here's a 1952 Terrytoon starring Heckle and Jeckle, "Pill Peddlers."



This print has the original credits.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Joe Feeney, R.I.P.




It was reported by family members that former long-time regular on The Lawrence Welk Show, Nebraska-born Irish tenor Joe Feeney passed away this past Wednesday at age 76.

Joe was a regular on the Welk show from 1957 until 1982, when Lawrence pulled the plug on the show. The top vidcap was from September 5, 1959, the middle vidcap was from February 22, 1964, and the one in color, with pianist Frank Scott, was from the October 23, 1965 show.

My mom always enjoyed listening to Joe singing on the Welk show.


You can find a tribute to Joe at:

http://welknotes.com/joefeeneytribute.htm

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Maybe I Should Think...............

Before buying any more Lonely Planet books.

Thomas Kohnstamm also claims in a new book that he accepted free travel, in contravention of the company's policy.

His revelations have rocked the travel publisher, which sells more than six million guides a year.

Mr Kohnstamm, whose book is titled Do Travel Writers Go To Hell?, said yesterday that he had worked on more than a dozen books for Lonely Planet, including its titles on Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Chile and South America.

In one case, he said he had not even visited the country he wrote about.

"They didn't pay me enough to go Colombia,'' he said.

"I wrote the book in San Francisco. I got the information from a chick I was dating - an intern in the Colombian Consulate.

"They don't pay enough for what they expect the authors to do.''



Maybe this author should win the Janet Cooke book award, if you know what I mean.




Saturday, April 12, 2008

It's Cartoon Time Again, Boys and Girls

Here is a Castle Films home movie print of a 1934 Terrytoon that was entitled "My Lady's Garden" when it was originally released theatrically. For the home market, it was renamed "The Bee and The Butterfly."

Produced and directed by Frank Moser and Paul Terry

Music by Philip A. Scheib


Produced at New Rochelle, New York by Moser and Terry for Educational Pictures and perhaps released theatrically by Fox Film Corporation.



This cartoon was another in a long line of cartoons at that studio with the dialog being sung in operetta fashion.

They did this during the decade with characters such as Strongheart, Fanny Zilch, and Silk Hat Harry.

This format reached its zenith in the late 1940s and early 1950s with Mighty Mouse, Pearl Pureheart, and Oil Can Harry.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

From The WTF Department...

I did not know that the Lifetime cable network cancelled Denise Austin's show.

What a freaking bummer!

At least ESPN Classic airs reruns of Denise's shows from the 1990s.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Super Mario Helps Land NCAA Title For Jayhawks


At San Antonio:


Mario Chalmers' three-point basket in the final seconds (pictured here), coupled with Memphis' free-throw problems, enabled the Kansas Jayhawks to force overtime, where they outscored the Tigers 12-5, enabling them to capture their first NCAA men's basketball championship in 20 years, 75-68.


Getty Images photo

Time For A Visit From Gandy Goose and Sourpuss

Here's a 1949 Terrytoon, "Comic Book Land," starring Sourpuss and Gandy Goose, with a cameo appearance by Mighty Mouse.

This film has the original credits.


Kansas vs. Memphis: Anyone Looking Forward?

As you folks may already know, the Kansas Jayhawks will take on the Memphis Tigers for the NCAA Division I men's national basketball championship tonight at the Alamodome in San Antonio.


Anyone excited?

I actually had Oregon over Portland State on my bracket. North Carolina was the only final four pick on my bracket to make it to San Antonio before the Jayhawks beat 'em.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!

From your friends at Bob's Place!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Cartoon Time, Boys and Girls!

Here are Heckle and Jeckle in the 1949 Terrytoons classic, "Hula Hula Land."

Story by John Foster

Directed by Mannie Davis

Music by Philip A. Scheib

Produced by Paul Terry at New Rochelle, New York

Distributed by 20th Century Fox


Changes With Blog

I changed the design today with one of my other blogs.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UMA!

Today is the birthday of Fox News Channel anchorwoman Uma Pemmaraju.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Improved Video Of Sam and Tony

That's A Big Crowd


A reported crowd of 115,300, the largest ever to watch a baseball game, showed up last night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to watch the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 in an exhibition game. This is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Dodgers' first year in Los Angeles.

The Coliseum was their home from 1958 to 1961, before they moved to their permanent home at Chevez Revine (Dodger Stadium) in 1962.


Photo: Associated Press




More With Sam and Tony




Here are a trio of stills featuring the two dogs, taken last night.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Introducing Sam and Tony

Here are two canine friends visiting me from Reno, Nevada for a few days:
video

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Pie, Pie, Blackbird"



Here's a 1932 Vitaphone short starring Nina Mae McKinney, the very young Nicholas Brothers, and Eubie Blake and his orchestra.

Photographed by E. B. DuPar

Directed by Roy Mack

Produced in Brooklyn, New York

Monday, March 24, 2008

Here Comes Jerry Lee!



Here's Jerry Lee Lewis in a performance of "I'm On Fire" as performed on British television c. 1964-65. This performance was televised in the UK on Anglia in the 1980s as part of a program titled Don't Knock The Rock.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Roy Smeck In Action

Here is legendary string instrumentalist Roy Smeck, performing in a very early Vitaphone short from 1926.

Friday, March 21, 2008

And Now, How 'Bout Some Western Adventure?

Courtesy of Marx Toys!



The commercials for Marx Toys were usually narrated by Claude Kirschner, who was the original ringmaster on the old ABC TV show Super Circus (1948-56), which originated from Chicago. By the end of 1955, the show was moved to New York, and the entire cast, including Mr. Kirschner and the show's beloved buxom blonde, Mary Hartline, were replaced, with Jerry Colonna becoming the new ringmaster. The show went off the air in 1956.

Claude narrated many a Marx Toys commercial.


What the hell, here's another one


Now A Word From The King Of Beasts.....

Linus the Lionhearted, as voiced by Sheldon Leonard.


Life After Fox News For Donna and Carol



Here's an interesting article in TVNewser.

Carol Iovanna


Donna Fiducia

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hard To Believe, But It's True!

America's Sweetheart, Fox News Channel's very own Uma Pemmaraju hosted America's Pulse today, substituting for E. D. Hill.

It was Uma's first appearance on FNC in over a month and her first hosting assignment since February 4.

She was her professional self again today, apparently in contrast to one of her colleagues.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Look

I decided to change the look of this blog because:

1. I felt like it.

2. This blog looked somewhat similar to another one of my blogs, Soccer or Association Football.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Here's A Visit With Our Ol' Pal Bucky

Here's an old commercial for Ipana Toothpaste from probably the late '50s, featuring our pal Bucky Beaver.

Here's A Word From Our Pal So-Hi



A mid-1960s ad, probably seen on the old Linus The Lionhearted cartoon show.

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor




A 1949 commercial for Camel Cigarettes.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Oregon State Beavers Fight Song

Which College Cable Sports Network Is Best?




Anyone with a preference between ESPNU, CBS College Sports Network, and Fox College Sports?

Laurie's Gone


According to a report that came out late Saturday on TV Newser, veteran anchorwoman Laurie Dhue has left Fox News Channel. It appears that Laurie and the network failed to come to terms on a new contract. The University of North Carolina graduate had been with FNC for 7 1/2 years and will be sorely missed.


UPDATE: Laurie's biography has been removed from the Fox News web site.

CBS College Sports Network



I know that not that many households get the CBS College Sports Network (which formally changed its name yesterday from CSTV), but has anyone out there had the opportunity to watch the network? It certainly looks and feels more like a CBS network than it had during the CSTV days.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Name

I have decided to rename the blog because of recent (and not very smart) developments at Fox News Channel, thus the new name "Bob's House" and a new focus.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Where's Page?

You noticed that today marked the third straight weekend that Page Hopkins has turned up missing from the weekend editions of Fox & Friends (again it was Ainsley Earhardt who occupied the center chair). The weekday crew will be on tomorrow because of FNC's coverage of Tuesday's forthcoming primaries in Texas and Ohio.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Uma Hosted This Week?! Cool!

Well, believe it or not, Uma Pemmaraju pinch-hit for Jane Skinner this past Monday on Happening Now.

It was only Uma's second appearance on FNC this year, and only her third hosting assignment since being yanked off Fox News Live (Sunday) back in October.

When are those specials Uma's slated to host scheduled to air?