Holmes & Yo-Yo was a disastrous, far-fetched sitcom that aired on ABC for 13 episodes during the 1976-1977 season. The series followed luckless Detective Alexander Holmes (whose partners always seem to get killed in the line of duty) and his new android partner Yo-Yo, on their adventures and misadventures. Meanwhile Holmes taught Yo-Yo how to be human while trying to keep his quirky partner's true nature a secret.
The show was produced by Leonard Stern, a former staff writer for Get Smart--which featured an android character named Hymie who was a prototype for Yo-Yo. Richard B. Shull starred as Detective Holmes. John Schuck starred as his partner Gregory "Yo-Yo" Yoyonivich. Co-stars were Andrea Howard and Bruce Kirby. Jay Leno appeared in the pilot as a gas station attendant!
The pilot episode introduced Detective Holmes as a down-on-his-luck veteran cop who constantly injures his partners. The department gives him a new partner, Gregory Yoyonivich. Yo-Yo, as he likes to be called, is good-natured, if a bit clumsy, and also surprisingly strong. During one of their first calls, Yo-Yo is shot and Holmes discovers his new partner is an android--a sophisticated new crime-fighting machine designed by the police department as their secret weapon on crime. "You're not a person!" is Holmes' stunned response.
Besides super-strength, Yo-Yo's other abilities were speed reading, and the ability to analyze clues at the scene. Yo-Yo had a built-in Polaroid camera: Each time his nose was pressed, a Polaroid photograph of his view would be taken and ejected from his shirt pocket. Yo-Yo's control panel was built into his chest, which could be opened by pulling his tie. The level of Yo-Yo's batteries was critical, because if they ran down his memory and, effectively, his being would be erased. In one episode his batteries came very close to running down completely, and he was charged by being pushed against an electric fence with his arms extended. Yo-Yo weighed 427 pounds, and his heavy build could absorb the shock of a bomb.
Much comedy was derived from Yo-Yo's constant malfunctions. Some of his common problems included uncontrollably spinning head over heels when near an electric garage door that was opening or closing; bullets causing him to break out dancing; magnets flying at him; picking up radio signals from Sweden; and repeating "Bunco Squad, Bunco Squad, Bunco Squad" over and over when his circuits blew.
Another running gag involved Yo-Yo's ability to read an entire book by simply fanning its pages; his invariable comment after doing so: "I enjoyed it!" The show premiered in September 1976 and was axed before Christmas.
Added: 30th August 2011
Posted By: Lava1964
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
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
Added: 19th August 2012
Posted By: masonx31
Kirby Puckett was one of the most popular and talented baseball players of his generation. He played 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995, leading them to World Series titles in both 1987 and 1991. In what would turn out to be Puckett's final MLB game, he was struck by a pitch by Dennis Martinez that broke his jaw on September 28, 1995. Puckett was hitting well during spring training of 1996, but woke up one morning unable to see out of his right eye. Suffering from glaucoma, Puckett was forced to retire. He became an executive with the Twins. This appearance on David Letterman's program took place in 1997. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Puckett's final years were marred with accusations of violence, marital infidelity, sexual misconduct, spousal abuse, and other unseemly behavior that resulted in the Twins severing ties with him. Sports Illustrated ran an extremely unflattering cover story by Frank Deford on Puckett in a 2003 issue that chronicled his disturbing "secret life." Wrote Deford, "The media and the fans in Minnesota turned the Twins' Hall of Famer into a paragon of every virtue—-and that made his human flaws, when they came to light, all the more shocking." Puckett died of a cerebral hemorrhage eight days before his 46th birthday in 2006.
Added: 6th December 2013
Posted By: Lava1964