A weekly meme for TV lovers! Each Tuesday I will ask you three questions related to television in some way. Answer on your own page, or in the comment box if you don't have a page. Have fun, and come back often!
Monday, May 31, 2004
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
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
I'm not going to list links (you can get those from the comment box this week) but here are the HALL OF FAMERS:
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
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
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:
Monday, May 03, 2004
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!”