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Makin It - Failed Disco Sitcom In 1979 ABC figured the time was ripe for a disco-themed sitcom. Actually, the timing was bad. The disco fad was already on the decline, but that didn't stop ABC from giving the public nine episodes of Makin' It. The series was set in Passiac, NJ. David Naughton starred as college student Billy Manucci. Billy worked part time at Tasty Treats (an ice cream store) and spent his evenings at Inferno, Passiac's hottest disco. Ellen Travolta played the mother of Billy, an older son named Tony (who was the best dancer at Inferno), and daughter Tina. Some people have said Makin' It attempted to be a hybrid of Happy Days and Saturday Night Fever. (I think that's a fair comment. The first episode was titled Stayin' Alive. The opening credits are certainly Happy Days-like.) Here's the opening montage. Makin' It debuted on February 1, 1979 and last aired on March 23. Interestingly, the show's catchy theme song, performed by lead actor Naughton, became a hit after Makin' It had been cancelled by the network. It reached #5 on the Billboard Top 40.
Tags: Makin  It  ABC  sitcom  disco 
Added: 5th June 2014
Views: 1777
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Posted By: Lava1964
Vic Mizzy 1916-2009 Unless you pay close attention to TV and movie credits, you may not have heard of Vic Mizzy, but you've certainly heard his work. Mizzy, who died at age 93 on October 17, 2009 composed the familiar TV themes for The Addams Family and Green Acres. He also wrote the music for Shirley Temple's Storybook and most of Don Knotts' movies. Mizzy is pictured here between Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor on the set of Green Acres.
Tags: Vic  Mizzy  composer  TV  movies  music 
Added: 23rd October 2009
Views: 1301
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Posted By: Lava1964
Playboy After Dark Variety Show - Opening Credits Tags: Playboy  After  Dark  Variety  Show  -  Opening  Credits  Hugh  Hefner 
Added: 4th February 2010
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Posted By: Old Fart
Debralee Scott Debralee Scott was an actress best known for her role as Rosalie 'Hoty' Totsie on the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. Her first film appearance came shortly after her 18th birthday in 1971. It was an uncredited role as a nude corpse in the Clint Eastwood cop flick Dirty Harry. At age 22 she found fame on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, playing Mary's sister, Cathy Shumway. In 1975-76 Scott appeared on the first season of the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter as the lone female sweathog. Later she had a role in the Donna Pescow sitcom Angie, playing Angie's younger sister, Marie Falco. Among her other credits were the 1973 feature film American Graffiti and the 1974 film Earthquake. Scott also regularly appeared as a celebrity panelist on Match Game between 1976 and 1982. Scott continued to act, appearing in two Police Academy movies, but she later retired from acting and became an agent for a company in New York City called Empowered Artists. The last few years of Scott's life were replete with tragedy: Scott's fiancÚ, Port Authority police officer John Dennis Levi, died during the 9/11 attacks. In March 2005, Scott moved from Brooklyn to Amelia Island, Florida to care for her ailing elder sister, Carol Anne, a producer who had worked on many Robert Altman films. Soon after her arrival in Florida, Scott collapsed and lingered in a coma for several days before waking. Since doctors could not ascertain what caused the coma, she was released two days later. Three days later, on April 5, 2005, she took a nap and never woke up. She was three days past her 52nd birthday. Despite an autopsy, the cause of death remained uncertain. Scott's body was cremated. Her sister died of heart failure on July 13, 2006. In an interview shortly after Debralee's death, her mother attributed her daughter's passing to alcoholism that sprang from her despondency over her fiancÚ's death.
Tags: Debralee  Scott  actress  sitcoms 
Added: 27th February 2011
Views: 7533
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Posted By: Lava1964
Mary Tyler Moore Statue In May 2002, actress Mary Tyler Moore was present as cable TV network TV Land dedicated a statue in downtown Minneapolis to the television character she made famous in the sitcom that bears her name. The bronze statue is located in front of the Macy's department store, near the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall. (It was a Dayton's Department Store at the time of the dedication.) The statue depicts the iconic moment in the show's opening credits where Mary gleefully tosses her tam o'shanter into the air in a freeze-frame at the end of the montage. The message on the statue asks, 'Who can turn the world on with her smile?' Mary, of course!
Tags: Mary  Tyler  Moore  statue  Minneapolis     
Added: 3rd March 2011
Views: 1687
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Posted By: Lava1964
Forgotten Sitcom - The Partners In 1971 NBC had high hopes for a new sitcom titled The Partners. It starred Don Adams as Detective Sergeant Lenny Crooke and Rupert Crosse as his partner Detective Sergeant George Robinson. Both cops were prone to acts of comic carelessness but Crooke was the more bumbling of the two. Rare for its time, The Partners had no opening montage or theme song. Its title and credits were simply interspersed among the opening scene. (Music did accompany the closing credits, however, and the same tune was occasionally heard leading into some scenes.) Adams had hoped the series would address serious social issues, but NBC preferred to recast Adams in a purely comedic role similar to his Maxwell Smart character from Get Smart which had ended in 1970. The Partners scored very well with test audiences, so NBC slotted it at 8 p.m. on Saturday night beginning on September 18, 1971. In a stroke of bad luck, in the fall of 1971 CBS decided to move its surprise hit All in the Family to the same time slot to replace the fading My Three Sons. The Partners was crushed in the ratings. It was pulled from NBC's lineup in January 1972 although a few unaired episodes were shown in the summer.
Tags: The  Partners  NBC  sitcom  Don  Adams 
Added: 24th February 2015
Views: 1200
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Posted By: Lava1964
Nickelodeon Commercials December 26 1994 Nickelodeon Commercials December 26, 1994 1. Station ID: Bumper Mish-Mash 2. Nickelodeon On VHS: Rock's Modern Life: "How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Brainless" 3. Bumper Mish-Mash Reprise 4. Purebred Pet Groomer (I have one of these, if you can believe that.) 5. Station ID: Shooting Star 6. Up Next: Clock: Mr Wizard and Flipper 7. Nick News Year's 95 Promo 8. Discovery Zone 9. Nickelodeon GUTS on SNES 10. Credits Promo: Captain Stimpy: Flipper Is Next 11. Station ID: The First Kids Network 12. DRUGS PSA 13. Power Rangers "Power Coins" (Read: Pogs) at Mcdonalds 14. Christmas Station ID: Snow Globe 15. Nickelodeon Magazine: Spider (Fun Fact: That Issue Does Not Exist. Not With That Cover Anyway.) 16. Nick Days: The First Day of Kwanza 17. Up Next: Clock: Flipper and Bullwinkle's Moose-O-Rama 18. Nick New Year's Resolutions 19. Apple Jacks 94: Camp Leewood 20. Nickelodeon Video: A Christmas Carol (Wait, WHAT?)
Tags: Nickelodeon  Commercials  December  1994 
Added: 18th August 2012
Views: 2839
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Posted By: masonx31
Nickelodeon Commercials December 11 1993 Nickelodeon Commercials December 11, 1993 1. "Looney Tunes" End Credits 2. Up Next... 3. Dimension Cable 4. Promo for "Rugrats: The Santa Experience" 5. Shark Attack (OMG I totally forgot about this) 6. Kirby's Pinball Land 7. Happy Chanukah Bumper 8. "Muppet Matinee" Commercial Bumper 9. Lickin' Lizards (With Michelle Trachtenberg) 10. Baby Get Well (Yep, the cheeks of babies glow neon pink when they're feverish) 11. Huffy Dr. Shock (Dr. Shock is still recovering from his mental breakdown and is prohibited from working with bicycles per a court order) 12. Chuck E. Cheese's 13. Alpha-Bits 14. Barbie Golden Dreams Motorhome 15. Barbie Fountain Pool 16. Promo for "Muppet Babies" 17. "Muppet Matinee" Commercial Bumpers 18. Promo for "Can't Wait 'til Christmas Week" 19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Am I watching a video game commercial or some weird music video for an alternative band?) 20. Kirby's Dreamland (As the owner of a Game Gear, I sort of missed out on the whole Kirby thing) 21. Apple Jacks (With Devin Ratray aka Buzz from the "Home Alone" movies) 22. Station ID (Awesome) 23. "Muppet Matinee" Commercial Bumper 24. Aladdin Gift Set 25. Sally Secrets (So she hides stickers in her prosthetic feet? Neat) 26. X-Men Video Pack at Pizza Hut (That poster is amazing) 27. Stack-a-saurus Nex (I forgot so many of these cheesy electronic board games) 28. Eat At Ralph's (Vomitastic!) 29. Power Wheels Barbie Lamborghini (While watching her spoiled, delusional child drive around the block, little Cindy's mother thought to herself, "What sort of monster have I created?") 30. Promo for "Can't Wait 'til Christmas Week" 31. "Muppet Matinee" Commercial Bumpers
Tags: Nickelodeon  Commercials  December  11  1993 
Added: 19th August 2012
Views: 3302
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Posted By: masonx31
Deacon Jones on The Brady Bunch Deacon Jones died on June 3, 2013 at the age of 74. Jones was undoubtedly one of the greatest defensive players in the history of the National Football League. Had accurate totals of sacks been counted in Jones' era, many fans believe he might still hold the all-time NFL record nearly 40 years after he retired. (One source credits Jones 26 unofficial sacks in the 14-game 1967 season---which would be a single-season NFL record. Sacks weren't officially recorded in the NFL until 1982.) Despite his football prowess, my first memory of Jones comes from this 1971 episode of The Brady Bunch in which he played himself. The plot revolves around Peter being teased by his macho football teammates because he sings with a glee club.
Tags: Deacon  Jones  The  Brady  Bunch 
Added: 6th June 2013
Views: 1022
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Posted By: Lava1964
Star Wars Opening Credits This is how it was done!
Tags: George  Lucas  Star  Wars  Opening  Credits 
Added: 20th November 2013
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Posted By: Cathy

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