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A meme is an idea or question that is started on one blog and answered on others. There are no rules to TV Tuesday, just have fun! You don't have to post on Tuesday. Whenever you play, though, please leave a comment so we can all check you out!

 

Monday, May 31, 2004

Week 12 - Marathon TV Watching 

*Hoping Blogger finally let's this post*

Hope everyone who was celebrating had a safe Memorial Day weekend!! Hopefully you got an extra day for your weekend!! Now on to this week's questions! Be kind, it's my first week solo! :)

1. In the US many stations run "marathons" all day on Monday, many stations have also went to running all weekend marathons of old sitcoms. So question number one is: Did you watch any of the marathons running this year? In part? In whole?

2. Is there a show you'd like to see run an all day marathon? On the flipside is there a show you'd avoid in marathon?

3. Is there a show/movie/program that brings back special memories for you and what is it?

~Bonus~ What show featuring those who protect your country (fiction or non-fiction) is your favorite?

~Bonus #2~ Out of curiosity, what's the longest you've ever watched TV in one stretch?!

See you next week! Same time! Same channel!!

Monday, May 24, 2004

Week 11 - Everybody may or may not love Raymond 

Ray Romano and co. just signed on for one more year of Everybody Loves Raymond, for record salaries. Situation comedies have been popular on TV since the beginning, with Lucy and co. being one of the first. So what's your take on sitcoms?

1. What's your favorite sitcom?

2. Is there a sitcom you really don't like?

3. Which sitcom did you used to like, but now it just seems too hokey?

~Bonus~ If your life was a sitcom, what would the title be?

Thanks for playing, and be kind to Insane Faery, your new TV Tuesday guru. I've enjoyed playing along with you, and wish you many more seasons of fun! ~ Isabella

And remember the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle. They're on TV."

Friday, May 21, 2004

THEME SONG HALL OF FAME 

Wow, can you believe EVERYONE who played TV Tuesday this week remembered some lyrics to put on their page? What a sad commentary wonderful thing!!!

I'm not going to list links (you can get those from the comment box this week) but here are the HALL OF FAMERS:

Barry

Daphne

Shelly

Bryn

Busy Mom

Insane Faery

Lunasea

Beverly

Bee

Isabella

Misty

Alexia

Ashby

Scott

Anne

BSTommy

Juliet

Deb

Yvett

Michael

Branille

Katie

Nicole

Smash

Lora

Bill M.

Les

Storyteller

Susan

Chef Clary

Elena

Bill H.

Cris

Alexandria


To finish up I'd like to add I heard the STUPIDEST theme song lyrics today for the millionth time and finally listened to them: From Nick Jr., the show called Max and Ruby, and the lyrics go:

"Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max, Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max, Max and Ruby, Ruby, and her little brother Max, Max and Ruby!"

Uh, yeah. Right. Thanks for the effort, there.

Feel free to post your vote for stupidest lyrics in the comment box!

I've had a couple offers of folks willing to take over TV Tuesday, so you know that the meme, like my heart, will go on...


Monday, May 17, 2004

Week 10 - Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip... 

Jay Leno once quipped when he was alone in an elevator his mind always reverted to the lowest song he could think of: "Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed..."

Love them or hate them, TV theme songs stick with us for years! If you're stuck on some lyrics, click here for a comprehensive page with words I never even knew existed. (Who knew I Dream of Jeannie had lyrics???)

On that musical note:

1. What is your favorite TV theme song?

2. Which song drives you crazy enough to hit mute on the remote?

3. Which song are your proud to say you remember (most of) the lyrics to???

~Bonus~ Put the lyrics on your page (from memory), and I'll list you next week in the TV Tuesday Theme Song Hall of Fame. Don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you posted!

Thanks for playing, and remember:

"Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,
Town to town and up and down the dial
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in awhile.

I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati..."


Monday, May 10, 2004

Week 9 - Reunited and it feels so good! 

Tuesday at 9/8 central CBS is running the 159th episode of one of it's classic TV series: The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited. This episode was written 40 years later, with all the surviving cast members in it. This will be an actual episode, with the actors in character, not just actors sitting around reminiscing about the good old days.

Bill Persky, the show's writer-producer, said in TV Guide: "Everybody's memory was not what it was. We could remember a joke from 40 years ago, but we couldn't remember whether we decided to do a scene this way or that way. Everybody had something they almost remembered, so when we were looking for a title, I came up with The Dick Van Dyke Show Almost Remembered. The comic timing was terrific- except when they couldn't hear anything. There was a lot of "What? What? What?" The greatest below-the-line expense was for hearing aid batteries."

On that note, how do you feel about reunion shows?

1. What show would you like to see brought back for an hour or two episode, to see how the characters are doing now? (This should be a show that it might be possible to do a reunion on.)

2. Pick a show that could not realistically be brought back for a reunion, because some or all of the cast members are gone. What if they could have done a reunion before it was too late? Name the show you'd most like to see.

3. Which reunion show have you watched and thought "Wow, they should have left that one alone!"

~Bonus~ Which do you prefer- a "reunion" episode of the series, or a "cast reunion" where the actors sit around and talk about the making of the show?

Thanks for playing, and while you're watching Dick Van Dyke Revisited remember this: (found in TV Guide May 9-15 issue)

~ Actual furniture from the New Rochelle living room set was tracked down and used in the special.
~ An early title considered for the original show was "Double Trouble".
~ Johnny Carson was ever so briefly considered for the part of Rob.
~ The show was almost cancelled midway through the first season because it ran against the popular "Perry Como" show on NBC.

And who could forget:

"Oh Rob!!!"


Monday, May 03, 2004

Week 8 - The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world… 

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday (what- you forgot? Shame on you! Get thee to a Hallmark Store!) This week’s questions will be about that beloved group of ladies we all know and love- TV moms.

1. Who is/was your favorite TV mom?

2. Was she a realistic mother, or more of a TV fantasy type?

3. Which TV mom did you find the most unrealistic? Or if you’d rather: creepy – sappy – mean – you choose the adjective, and you name the mom.

~Bonus~ No disrespect to your dear old mum, but which TV mom did you think it might be neat to have as your own?

Thanks for playing! Happy Mother’s Day, and always remember the loving words of TV mom Roseanne Conner: “If those kids are alive by the time he comes home at the end of the day, then hey, I’ve done my job!”