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Who Shot JR Who shot J.R.? was a mass media-manufactured open question in 1980. In the CBS television series Dallas, the character of J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was shot by an unknown assailant in the final scene of its 1979-1980 season, which aired on March 21, 1980 and was entitled A House Divided. Viewers had to wait all summer, and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike, to learn whether J.R. would survive, and which of his many enemies was responsible. Security was tightened at the Lorimar studios where Dallas was filmed. During the summer of 1980, the question "Who shot J.R.?" was asked in everyday conversations across America and worldwide. T-shirts printed with such references as "Who Shot J.R.?" and "I Shot J.R.!" became common over the summer. Betting parlors worldwide took in massive amounts of money. People were placing bets as to which one of the 10 or so principal characters had actually pulled the trigger that shot J.R. A session of the Turkish parliament was suspended to allow legislators a chance to get home in time to view the Dallas episode. Ultimately, the person who pulled the trigger was revealed to be the character of Kristin Shepard (played by Mary Crosby) in the "Who Done It?" episode which aired on November 21, 1980. Kristin was J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law and mistress, who shot him in a fit of anger.
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Added: 5th July 2007
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Posted By: BKV
Are You Man Enough To Fill It Vintage ad for men's white jumpsuit that promises you'll be a "walking turn-on" The text reads: Because one is enough, when it's you. Show where you're headed in the ultimate fashion climax. Fits so tight it shows all you've got.. you're a walking turn-on. And treats your body as well as she does. Easy on, easy off, quick as the flick of her tongue. Sexy cool crinkle cloth for those hot nights to come. Designed with your desires in mind.. she'll eat you alive in it." EWWWWWWWWWWW.....
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Added: 2nd November 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Early Muppet Commercials In the 60's, the most popular of Jim Henson's commercials was a series for the local Wilkins Coffee company in Washington, D.C., in which his Muppets were able to get away with a greater level of slapstick violence than might otherwise have been acceptable with human actors. The first seven-second commercial for Wilkins was an immediate hit and was syndicated and reshot by Henson for local coffee companies across the United States. He ultimately produced more than 300 coffee ads.
Tags: jim  henson  muppets  wilkins  coffee  commercials 
Added: 21st November 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Polyester leisure suit The ultimate men's fashion statement from the 1970s: the much-maligned polyester leisure suit! Polyester was first developed by British researchers during the Second World War. It became a consumer item in 1963 when an Illinois chemist named Delbert Meyer came up with a better way of producing the material. The new threads were blended with natural fibers to create clothing that almost felt like cotton or wool but was washable and wrinkle resistant. Cut from rolls of spongy double-knitted polyester, leisure suits came in all variety of colours: earth tones, blues, racing green, maroon, and the entire spectrum of pastel hues. Airless and horribly uncomfortable in hot and humid weather, polyester leisure suits clung to the wearer's arms and legs. The highly flammable synthetic melted when it burned and stuck to its wearer like napalm. Upper-class men were not impressed, and preferred to stick to their genuine wools, silks and cottons. One fashion writer declared, 'Leisure suits were just too democratic. They made everybody look like a bus driver.'
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Added: 22nd November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
a day in the life He needs Paul and Ringo to make it the ultimate symphony.
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Added: 29th December 2007
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Posted By: tommy7
Steve Smith hockey blooper On April 30, 1986 Steve Smith of the Edmonton Oilers committed the ultimate hockey gaffe--he scored on his own net. Hey, it was only the deciding goal in the seventh game of a Stanley Cup playoff series!
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Added: 2nd January 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Nat King Cole on Whats My Line The ultimate in classy entertainers, Nat King Cole, appeared on What's My Line as a mystery challenger on December 6, 1953.
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Added: 20th April 2008
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Loie Fuller  1902 Mary Louise Fuller (Loie) was an American dancer and theatrical innovator. She began her career as a child, performing in burlesque, vaudeville, the circus, plays, and other popular entertainments. Self-taught as a dancer, Fuller explored the use of voluminous silken skirts, which, illuminated by the multicolored lighting she created, floated, flowed, and swirled in her famous Serpentine Dance, first performed in New York in 1892. Later that year she traveled to Paris, where she and her dance productions became wildly successful. She was painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, sculpted by Rodin, exalted by Mallarmé and other writers, and dramatically portrayed in various art nouveau works. Remaining in Europe, Fuller became a successful artistic entrepeneur, forming her own school (1908) and founding a troupe that toured worldwide. She continued to experiment with lighting effects and other forms of stagecraft, and ultimately choreographed more than 100 dances...
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Added: 8th May 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Andrea True Connection  More More More Andrea True (born July 26, 1943, Nashville, Tennessee) is a former adult film star who was also a singer during the disco era. During her heyday as a porn actress, True was hired by a real estate business on the Caribbean island of Jamaica to produce a commercial. During her stay, a political crisis gripped the island and no one was allowed to leave with any money. Not wanting to lose her hard-earned money, True asked her friend, record producer Gregg Diamond to travel to the island and produce a track for her, which she would finance locally. Diamond arrived with a composition in hand, to which True added lyrics. The result of their collaboration was the now disco classic "More, More, More". in 1976 ultimately remixed by producer Tom Moulton, More, More, More became a favorite in discos and nightclubs. It ultimately reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and a full album with the same title soon followed. The single also reached the charts in Great Britain (where it peaked at # 5) and Germany (where it peaked at # 9).
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Added: 19th June 2008
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Posted By: rickfmdj
Steve Allen on Whats My Line 1964 From October 4, 1964, What's My Line host John Daly commits the ultimate gaffe: He accidentally blurts out who the mystery guest is! Steve Allen, always the gentleman, takes it all in stride.
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Added: 6th January 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964

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