The lost “Conflict” episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Let’s get one thing straight. I appreciate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I enjoyed it as a kid, and I still have a fondness for it as an adult. And if you really want to know, I was a Daniel Striped Tiger fan. Not the one in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, but the one that was made of…

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Wait, Tubi has that (fill in the blank) TV series?

In the past, I’ve blogged about the Tubi streaming service offering a myriad of classic TV shows, including many that I’ve enjoyed in the past. Programs like the sitcom Soap, or the sci-fi adventure series Max Headroom. Recently, while working on one of my art projects, I surfed through Tubi to find a program that…

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Wait, Tubi has Max Headroom?

The Tubi streaming service has been quite a pleasant surprise. Every so often, if I search long enough and hard enough, I can find old TV shows that I haven’t seen in ages. Such was the case yesterday, when I puttered around the streaming service and found … Max Headroom. And you young’uns might have…

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“You met another, and PFFT you were gone.”

If you’re old enough to remember a program named Hee Haw, just remembering it can bring a smile to your face. The show was full of cornpone humor, sort of a Laugh-In for the redneck set. Plenty of quick, snappy gags and one-liners, interspersed with legendary country music and bluegrass performances. And did I mention…

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Synchro-Vox: The lips move, but not much else.

Imagine producing an animated children’s TV show in the late 1950’s. You don’t have the same budget to make the theatrical cartoons that Disney and Warner Bros. and MGM had. You have to cut corners. You have to be creative. And from this, I bring you Cambria Studios and their budget-basement invention. Synchro-Vox. Synchro-Vox gave…

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Full frontal nudity on Yellowstone last night.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I binge-watched the first three seasons of the modern Western drama Yellowstone. The show’s good, I’ll give you that. It’s got sweeping cinematic vistas, it’s got complicated storylines straight out of Dallas or Dynasty or Empire, and Kevin Costner chews the scenery every time he’s on camera. Oh yeah, and because…

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Wait, Shipping Wars is coming back?

For a while, the A&E network had a series of slice-of-life reality shows that were, by its very existence, quite popular for a time. There was Storage Wars, where people would bid on the contents of storage lockers (which expanded into Storage Wars: Texas and Storage Wars: New York and a few other international editions).…

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Happy Ken Screven Day today!!

It started out as a good-natured joke comment between two bowlers, but it has today morphed into a one-day celebration of one of the most iconic local television news reporters. I shall explain. For many decades, Ken Screven was a top reporter for WRGB, Channel 6 in the area. He would cover national and local…

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