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rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 03:13 AM
Okay, you might have to be as old as I am to be able to guess this, but...

Maybe you're just a TV buff.

This old TV show ran from 1966-67. It was a spinoff from another show. The main characters names were April Dancer and Mark Slate.

Can you guess it? If you get it right, it's your turn.

alleycat
03-20-2007, 03:21 AM
Hmmm, I'm going to have to ask my Uncle.

rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 03:28 AM
Hmmm, I'm going to have to ask my Uncle.

Could ya be more specific???

alleycat
03-20-2007, 03:40 AM
Could ya be more specific???
No.

;-)

alleycat
03-20-2007, 03:45 AM
Okay, okay . . .

The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.?

rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 03:48 AM
Okay, okay . . .

The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.?

Well, you must be as old as I am because that's right. Oh the memories. I even played Mark Slate when we performed The Girl From Uncle in my friend Debbie's garage for the neighborhood kids. Debbie and I wrote the script. She INSISTED upon playing April Dancer. She was bustier than I was at the time so she got the role.

Okay, you're next.

alleycat
03-20-2007, 03:52 AM
One of the character on his sit-com thought turkeys could fly.

TheIT
03-20-2007, 03:53 AM
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." -- Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cinncinnati

Best episode EVER of that series, which BTW will be coming out on DVD soon.

alleycat
03-20-2007, 03:55 AM
Close enough.

It was Les Nessman who said that.

Your turn.

TheIT
03-20-2007, 03:59 AM
Sorry to disagree, Alleycat, but Carlson said it as the last line of the episode. Les was reporting from the shopping center and wasn't in on the scheme.

New clue:

Main characters are Uncle Martin and Tim O'Hara.

rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 04:01 AM
My Favorite Martian

TheIT
03-20-2007, 04:04 AM
Yep. Go for it, Rhymegirl.

rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 04:12 AM
Okay, let's see. Got to make this a little harder.

If I put the characters names they can be googled. Guess I'll just have to go with a description.

The woman started a detective agency with a man's name.

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 04:16 AM
Remington Steele?

rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 04:20 AM
Remington Steele?

That's right! Your turn.

alleycat
03-20-2007, 04:22 AM
Sorry to disagree, Alleycat, but Carlson said it as the last line of the episode. Les was reporting from the shopping center and wasn't in on the scheme.
You are right. And, for anyone who never saw that, here is the YouTube clip of the entire scene: http://mariser.vox.com/library/post/as-god-is-my-witness-i-thought-turkeys-could-fly.html

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 04:27 AM
Yay me. :)

Alright, a toughy but an easy to those in the know.

Clue -- one word, "Whoa!" Character's name was Joe, and this was pretty much his catch phrase.

rhymegirl
03-20-2007, 04:51 AM
Yay me. :)

Alright, a toughy but an easy to those in the know.

Clue -- one word, "Whoa!" Character's name was Joe, and this was pretty much his catch phrase.

Fear Factor?

ChaosTitan
03-20-2007, 05:10 AM
Yay me. :)

Alright, a toughy but an easy to those in the know.

Clue -- one word, "Whoa!" Character's name was Joe, and this was pretty much his catch phrase.

Blossom?

Sage
03-20-2007, 05:15 AM
<agrees w/ Chaos>

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 05:19 AM
Blossom?


<agrees w/ Chaos>

Chaos, you get the "dork of the year" award for knowing this. I, of course, am the dork of all-time for using this as a trivia question in the first place.

You're next, Chaos. :)

Sage
03-20-2007, 05:21 AM
And I'm just the dork of the minute ;)

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 05:26 AM
And I'm just the dork of the minute ;)

Ah, Sage, let's shoot bigger. I hereby honor thee -- dork of the month! :) You've officially won an engraved-leather-pocketprotector, a Napoleon Dynamite dvd, and a year's subscription to Insect World magazine. :)

Goooooooo Dorks!

Jersey Chick
03-20-2007, 06:11 AM
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." -- Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cinncinnati

Best episode EVER of that series, which BTW will be coming out on DVD soon.


I LOVE that episode! It's so funny because last night, for some insane reason, I had the theme song from WKRP stuck in my head and I haven't seen that show in years.

My second favorite line is from the one where Herb accidentally spray paints his daughter's frog pink. He brings it into the office (I guess to hide it until he can replace it) and Venus asks: "What's it's name?"

Herb: Greenpeace

Venus: Looks more like a pinkpeace to me.

I think of that every time I hear something about Greenpeace.

ChaosTitan
03-20-2007, 06:39 AM
Chaos, you get the "dork of the year" award for knowing this. I, of course, am the dork of all-time for using this as a trivia question in the first place.


:e2woo:


Um...let's see....

Early nineties, one season. Two quotes for clues.

You touched my piece. NOBODY touches my piece!

And just for kicks:

Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 06:48 AM
Man, Chaos, that was truly a tough one...do you want this thread to die or something? :)

Alas, my wealth of --formerly-- useless knowledge has found a use. I'm 100% certain it is The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Bruce Campbell is god!

ChaosTitan
03-20-2007, 07:02 AM
Can't make 'em too easy! ;)

You're up, Lyxdeslic.

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 07:17 AM
Alright, here's the crypt.

When the first and last names of the MC of this show are narrowed to initials, he shares the initials of the first and middle name of the author Lawrence. Not exactly like the Doctor shows of today, but a medical theme nonetheless.

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 07:56 AM
Too vague? Need more clues, or is the thread dead. :)

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:07 AM
What author Lawrence? the poet? Some other author?

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 08:26 AM
What author Lawrence? the poet? Some other author?

The poet, during the early 1900s, but he was also a novelist.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:30 AM
D.H. Lawrence, then? Just to be clear?

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 08:34 AM
D.H. Lawrence, then? Just to be clear?

Indeed, you, sir, are most correct. DH are the initials for the character, and name of the show, that I'm alluding to.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:36 AM
(can't believe I know this)

Doogie Howser.

(ETA: ***ing child doctors...)

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 08:38 AM
(can't believe I know this)

Doogie Howser.

(ETA: ***ing child doctors...)

:) lmao. You're up there, Vinny. :)

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:41 AM
*ahem*

This show was similar G.K. Chesterson's more famous novels. It was about a priest who solved crimes.

My-Immortal
03-20-2007, 08:53 AM
Something like Father Dowlings....?

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Damnit, I hate that I have all of this meaningless knowledge stored in my brain.

As I don't want to go next, I'll just throw in a clue as to what I think it is. The MC's claim to fame initiated on Happy Days, which he parlayed into a lucrative career in the world of info-mercials. :) No, PeeDee?

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Father Dowling Mysteries, so that was close enough. :)

The turn belongs to thee.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Damnit, I hate that I have all of this meaningless knowledge stored in my brain.

As I don't want to go next, I'll just throw in a clue as to what I think it is. The MC's claim to fame initiated on Happy Days, which he parlayed into a lucrative career in the world of info-mercials. :) No, PeeDee?

Tom Bosley, yep. :)

My-Immortal
03-20-2007, 08:57 AM
Clue: Pink helicopter with red lips

Lyxdeslic
03-20-2007, 09:00 AM
Father Dowling Mysteries, so that was close enough. :)

The turn belongs to thee.

Ah, man, I specifically didn't answer "as I didn't want to go next". :)

I've gotta' run, so I hereby offer up my turn to the first person who takes it.

Peace-out-yo!

My-Immortal
03-20-2007, 09:04 AM
Oh...I thought I'd guessed close enough....<shrugs>

Same clue: Pink helicopter with red lips...

:)

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:05 AM
......Pam Anderson & Stan Lee's Stripperella?

My-Immortal
03-20-2007, 09:08 AM
......Pam Anderson & Stan Lee's Stripperella?

No...this is an older TV series....ran for 3 seasons if I remember correctly.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:22 AM
Oh my God. Is this Riptide we're talking about?

My-Immortal
03-20-2007, 09:29 AM
Oh my God. Is this Riptide we're talking about?


Yes! "Screaming Mimi" - the old Sikorsky S-58T painted pink with a pair of big red lips on the front. :)

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:49 AM
Good lord, but that's an old show.

Okay, next TV show:

This TV show starred a PublishAmerica celebrity author and is not M*A*S*H.

Jersey Chick
03-20-2007, 05:30 PM
What about afterM*a*s*h?

underthecity
03-20-2007, 05:35 PM
AfterMash is the only one I could think of, too.

If so, here's the next one:

The producer of this series described it to the network as "Wagon Train to the Stars."

No googling allowed.

allen

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 05:38 PM
1) It was After M*A*S*H, yes. You were both right.

2) Star Trek (the original series)

Bmwhtly
03-20-2007, 08:00 PM
If so, here's the next one:

The producer of this series described it to the network as "Wagon Train to the Stars."

No googling allowed.

allenSounds like Firefly to me.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:09 PM
No, no, no.

Honest, it's Star Trek. The Original Series. I promise.

Serenity
03-20-2007, 08:11 PM
Sounds like Firefly to me.

Firefly I believe was compared to Casablanca in space, if I remember correctly. ;)

Bmwhtly
03-20-2007, 08:16 PM
Firefly I believe was compared to Casablanca in space, if I remember correctly. ;)I thought that was Men in Black.

underthecity
03-20-2007, 08:19 PM
No, no, no.

Honest, it's Star Trek. The Original Series. I promise.

Me too. Gene Roddenberry pitched Star Trek as "Wagon Train to the Stars."

allen

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:22 PM
That's just a given. I mean, what kind of losers are you people? EVERYONE knows that!

*high fives underthecity*

*misses*

*pushes glasses up nose*

MidnightMuse
03-20-2007, 08:28 PM
geeks






:D

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:33 PM
*looks at pictures of girls*

*watches Sliders marathon*

*posts on AW*

*levels up Chaotic Neutral Rogue*

*zips up pant fly*

dpaterso
03-20-2007, 08:36 PM
Asks next question.

-Derek

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:42 PM
In this seminal classic, we never saw Number One.

Meerkat
03-20-2007, 08:45 PM
The Prisoner?

robeiae
03-20-2007, 08:46 PM
*sets down pewter minature of Elven wizard and paintbrush*

Oh, come on!!

Heh-heh...PeeDee said "seminal"...

alleycat
03-20-2007, 08:46 PM
Get Smart?

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:46 PM
I really thought that'd be harder. :) Yes, The Prisoner. Your turn.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 08:47 PM
*sets down pewter minature of Elven wizard and paintbrush*


You didn't even do it to scale. Sellout.

*dusts collection*

Meerkat
03-20-2007, 08:55 PM
Okay, here's your clue:

"Here's a scout troop short a child;
Kruschev's due at Idlewild..."

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Where IS Car 54, anyway?

Meerkat
03-20-2007, 09:05 PM
Close enough (Car 54 Where are you?)....back to you for clue, PeeDee!

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:11 PM
Close enough (Car 54 Where are you?)....back to you for clue, PeeDee!

I know the show wasn't called Where IS Car 54, Anyway, although that would've been funny. Sheesh. ;)

Okay. This TV show was about a man in a wheelchair who was also a super-hero.

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Mantis?

robeiae
03-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Bill Nye, the science Guy?

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:15 PM
Mantis?

Sage gets it! Ding ding ding!

Your turn.

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:23 PM
This popular kids show had a few spin-offs & specials. But one little known 2-hour special was really a promo & had most of the main cast traveling through various shows from that network's Saturday morning line-up. (As far as I know the special was shown only once).

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:24 PM
Fraggle Rock...?

Good lord, I don't know.

robeiae
03-20-2007, 09:29 PM
The Brady Bunch.

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:30 PM
Fraggle Rock...?

Good lord, I don't know.


The Brady Bunch.
Nope :)

robeiae
03-20-2007, 09:31 PM
Sigmund and the Seamonsters?

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:33 PM
This popular kids show had a few spin-offs & specials. But one little known 2-hour special was really a promo & had most of the main cast traveling through various shows from that network's Saturday morning line-up. (As far as I know the special was shown only once).

Hang on....is it Animaniacs?

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:34 PM
LOL. I don't even know what that is, robeiae.

Hint: The show started in the late 80's. The special was in '90, I believe.

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:36 PM
Nope, but I could see them doing that on Animaniacs very easily :D

robeiae
03-20-2007, 09:37 PM
He-Man?

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:38 PM
LOL. I don't even know what that is, robeiae.

Hint: The show started in the late 80's. The special was in '90, I believe.

By that point, I would have been lost to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and just about to discover the joys of the Batman cartoon. And Gargoyles. And the X-Men animated series. So I have no idea.

MidnightMuse
03-20-2007, 09:40 PM
You don't know Sigmund and the Seamonsters?

I suppose if I said Banana Splits, you'd just get hungry?

Whippersnapper! Why I nev--oh, this is the curmudgeon thread.


nevermind

dclary
03-20-2007, 09:41 PM
By that point, I would have been lost to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and just about to discover the joys of the Batman cartoon. And Gargoyles. And the X-Men animated series. So I have no idea.

Given the time frame, I'm going to say G.I. Joe.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:43 PM
Keep your G.I. Joe's and your Transformers and the like. Just give me the Gargoyles again.

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:46 PM
Nobody has it yet.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:48 PM
I hate this game.

Sage
03-20-2007, 09:54 PM
I hate this game.
:Hug2: Think less animatedly.

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 09:56 PM
Sesame Street?

alleycat
03-20-2007, 09:56 PM
Scooby Doo

(duh . . . I dunno)

Shadow_Ferret
03-20-2007, 09:59 PM
Barney?

Anonymisty
03-20-2007, 10:20 PM
I hate this game.

Me too. *pout* I jumped in all excited, read all the posts so I'd know what's been guessed already...and I haven't the slightest idea of this one.

'Course, by the late 80's/early 90's I was usually sleeping off a hangover on Saturday mornings, so I didn't see much TV.

alleycat
03-20-2007, 10:21 PM
:flag:

robeiae
03-20-2007, 10:21 PM
Saved by the Bell?

I hate myself for even saying it...

Anonymisty
03-20-2007, 10:26 PM
Okay I'm just guessing wildly...was it the Power Rangers?

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 10:34 PM
:flag:

Pete = :flag: 2

alleycat
03-20-2007, 10:37 PM
Saved by the Bell?

I hate myself for even saying it...
That's a better guess than anything I had.

MidnightMuse
03-20-2007, 10:57 PM
I hate myself for even saying it...

But we love you for having the ping pongs to do it.

czjaba
03-20-2007, 11:03 PM
:flag: Another clue, please

The Scip
03-20-2007, 11:12 PM
this one is tough

PeeDee
03-20-2007, 11:25 PM
A good clue to give us would be the name of the show.

Hmpf.

Sage
03-21-2007, 12:02 AM
Saved by the Bell?

I hate myself for even saying it...And yet, you got it right :D

PeeDee
03-21-2007, 12:04 AM
Whaaaaaaaat?

Gravity
03-21-2007, 12:29 AM
Okay, this one was from the mid-70's, featuring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain...and was not Mission Impossible.

alleycat
03-21-2007, 12:32 AM
Oooooooo . . . I think I remember that, but I can't remember the name of it.

MidnightMuse
03-21-2007, 12:32 AM
Space: 1999.

jvc
03-21-2007, 12:57 AM
Darn, that's what I was gonna say. I think the Muse has it.

dpaterso
03-21-2007, 01:22 AM
The internationals like Girl From UNCLE*, The Prisoner**, Space: 1999***, etc. are a breeze. Alas most of those other series e.g. Saved By The Bell didn't make it across the Pond. Otherwise I'd be answering every question, which of course would be boring.

* what's the link between this show and Steve McQueen?
** how did it end? Did Number Six escape? If so, how?
*** what did they call their weapons? and their spacecraft?

-Derek

robeiae
03-21-2007, 01:29 AM
Steve McQueen has a nephew?

Don't remember.

Weapon? Don't remember. Ship? Eagle. I have the Dinky toy. Also, the UFO Dinky toys.

PeeDee
03-21-2007, 01:51 AM
I don't believe Number 6 ever escaped, actually. Not really.

dclary
03-21-2007, 02:00 AM
I met martin landau at a christmas party this winter. The man *oozes* cool. He was the one guy everyone wanted to hobnob with.

Sage
03-21-2007, 02:04 AM
Whaaaaaaaat?
Yep. Before the second season (high school), NBC ran the 2-hr promo where the characters were pulled into the tv & went through the shows on that year's line-up. Mr. Belding threatened to suspend Zack if he didn't get to school on time, but they were freed from the tv just before the bell rang. And the only use of the show's name in dialogue was used then.

PeeDee
03-21-2007, 02:08 AM
Yep. Before the second season (high school), NBC ran the 2-hr promo where the characters were pulled into the tv & went through the shows on that year's line-up. Mr. Belding threatened to suspend Zack if he didn't get to school on time, but they were freed from the tv just before the bell rang. And the only use of the show's name in dialogue was used then.

:Wha:

LAME.

dpaterso
03-21-2007, 02:09 AM
Steve McQueen has a nephew?
Quite possibly he does. Soundtrack connection, McQueen film.


Weapon? Don't remember. Ship? Eagle. I have the Dinky toy.
Oooh, did you ever dream of being the Aussie pilot... what'shisface... Captain Alan Carter? (wild guess, probably wrong). Remember that episode when Moonbase Alpha was attacked by Hawks, which made Eagles look like clapped out garbage trucks? Gosh the excitement, I'm bouncing up and down.


Also, the UFO Dinky toys.
I loved UFO -- but really only the parts where the UFOs flew around and shot the shit out of everything. The aliens were cooler than the humans. But not as cool as SID. Nothing was as cool as SID.


I don't believe Number 6 ever escaped, actually. Not really.
Curses, you've sensed the cunning trap!

-Derek

Sage
03-21-2007, 02:11 AM
:Wha:

LAME.
Just 'cuz you couldn't get it... :e2tongue:

MidnightMuse
03-21-2007, 02:18 AM
I loved UFO -- but really only the parts where the UFOs flew around and shot the shit out of everything. The aliens were cooler than the humans. But not as cool as SID. Nothing was as cool as SID.

-Derek


SID was Amazing !! :D

underthecity
03-21-2007, 03:57 AM
Here's a good one:

This was a sequel to one of the shows already mentioned in this thread. It began in 1991 and ran for two seasons. It starred three of the original series' characters and guest-starred one character from the original.

It followed the same format of the original, but just wasn't the same. It's not even available on DVD yet.

allen

Gravity
03-21-2007, 04:02 AM
SID was Amazing !! :D

UFO..ahh, what a show. Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation all grown up. And apropos of nothing, that gal with the blue pageboy bob who answered the phones at the moonbase was smokin'...

Jersey Chick
03-21-2007, 04:03 AM
:Headbang: ARGH!

This is killing me - :e2smack:

on the other hand, I guess I don't watch as much tv as I thought I did.

cool

robeiae
03-21-2007, 04:12 AM
UFO..ahh, what a show. Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation all grown up. And apropos of nothing, that gal with the blue pageboy bob who answered the phones at the moonbase was smokin'...
You guys cut it out. I'm having hot flashes...

Woot!

As long as we're in the neighborhood, how 'bout the auburn-haired temptress from Land of the Giants? What was her name?

Gravity
03-21-2007, 04:18 AM
Yowza! Land of the Giants! Irwin Allen at his schlockiest! What was her name...?

ChaosTitan
03-21-2007, 06:58 AM
Here's a good one:

This was a sequel to one of the shows already mentioned in this thread. It began in 1991 and ran for two seasons. It starred three of the original series' characters and guest-starred one character from the original.

It followed the same format of the original, but just wasn't the same. It's not even available on DVD yet.

allen


"The New WKRP in Cincinnati"?

underthecity
03-21-2007, 12:12 PM
That's it! Nicely done.

How about this one:

There were two actors who played the same characters in both the movie MASH and the series. One was Gary Burghoff as Radar.

Who was the other and what was the character?

allen

rhymegirl
03-21-2007, 04:11 PM
That's it! Nicely done.

How about this one:

There were two actors who played the same characters in both the movie MASH and the series. One was Gary Burghoff as Radar.

Who was the other and what was the character?

allen

Jamie Farr as Klinger?

ChaosTitan
03-21-2007, 04:32 PM
Geez, Alan, you like the obscure trivia, don't you? ;)

Actor G. Wood played General Hammond in both the film and season one of the series.

<---MASH fanatic.

underthecity
03-21-2007, 06:47 PM
Argh, Chaos, you got that one right. Nobody ever remembers G Wood being in both. Everyone remembers Radar.

I'll come up with something even more obscure later.

allen

dpaterso
03-21-2007, 06:49 PM
Must-visits for UFO and Land of the Giants fans:

Purple wigs, sound FX, even dialogue clips including the ever-calm SID saying: "This is Space Intruder Detector":
http://ufoseries.com/

"Giants" page on the Irwin Allen News Network:
http://www.iann.net/giants/

-Derek

C.bronco
03-21-2007, 06:55 PM
Here's one: with Doug and Emmy Jo, every day's a different show

Serena Casey
03-21-2007, 08:45 PM
I never actually watched this, just wasn't my style, but I know it was the "New Zoo Revue."

Okay, this one might be pretty obscure: It starred Richard Dean Anderson and River Phoenix, among others, and was based on a musical. I think it ran for only one season.

rhymegirl
03-21-2007, 10:30 PM
I never actually watched this, just wasn't my style, but I know it was the "New Zoo Revue."

Okay, this one might be pretty obscure: It starred Richard Dean Anderson and River Phoenix, among others, and was based on a musical. I think it ran for only one season.

Is it Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

underthecity
03-22-2007, 12:13 AM
Yes, Rhymegirl is right. I do remember Seven Brides. My sister watched it.

Here's another obscure one (peek at imdb if you MUST):

In 1981, the actor who played Ricky's father on Silver Spoons played the marshall in this short-lived old-west comedy series. It lasted one season, but I watched it.

allen

The Scip
03-22-2007, 12:16 AM
Yes, Rhymegirl is right. I do remember Seven Brides. My sister watched it.

Here's another obscure one (peek at imdb if you MUST):

In 1981, the actor who played Ricky's father on Silver Spoons played the marshall in this short-lived old-west comedy series. It lasted one season, but I watched it.

allen

The series was in 1981?

underthecity
03-22-2007, 12:36 AM
Yeah, the series was in 1981 and predated Silver Spoons by one year.

Sorry if that was unclear. Kind of like my novel . . .

allen

Serena Casey
03-22-2007, 12:41 AM
Ooh, ooh, I know this one! I can't remember the actor's name, but it was Best of the West! We loved that show—it was hilarious. Too bad it didn't last. Favorite line was from "Frog" when told there was a fine for swimming/bathing in the horse trough: "How much fer divin'?"

underthecity
03-22-2007, 12:49 AM
Serena wins! Yes indeed, Best of the West was a fun show. It seems like I used to enjoy the shows that lasted only one season.

Christopher Lloyd appeared a few times on there, too.

Now for the next obscurity, and I do mean obscure. If anyone remembers THIS one, I'll write you into my novel somehow.

This comedy series was on in 1978 for, I don't know, maybe ten episodes. I was eight at the time, and I think I watched every one.

It took place in a family-owned TV station and didn't star anyone notable. Things went wrong with their productions every week (which gives a subtle clue to the title of the show).

Good luck with this one. I'll "sit by" while you figure it out.

allen

Gravity
03-22-2007, 12:58 AM
Please Stand By (if I'm right it was a total guess; I have a BA in Broadcasting!)

underthecity
03-22-2007, 01:04 AM
How did you REMEMBER that????

I can even remember part of the theme song.

Now I have to name somebody Robinson or Gravity or something in Ghost Machine . . . .

Next question that is less obscure:

This actor, a regular on Seinfeld, also starred in a comedy-variety series that was on a late night of the week in the 1980s.

Who was the actor, and what was the name of the show?

allen

rhymegirl
03-22-2007, 01:20 AM
You know, the person who guesses right is supposed to be the one who gives the next clue.

Serena Casey
03-22-2007, 01:48 AM
Oops, I forgot. But I have one ready for the next time there's a lull...

underthecity
03-22-2007, 03:48 AM
And no, I didn't know that . . .

And there is a lull right now . . .

Becky Writes
03-22-2007, 04:40 AM
How did you REMEMBER that????

I can even remember part of the theme song.

Now I have to name somebody Robinson or Gravity or something in Ghost Machine . . . .

Next question that is less obscure:

This actor, a regular on Seinfeld, also starred in a comedy-variety series that was on a late night of the week in the 1980s.

Who was the actor, and what was the name of the show?

allen

It was Michael Richards and the name of the show was Fridays.

I'll let someone else give another one.

Serena Casey
03-22-2007, 05:13 AM
Okay. Family drama, mid 70s, starring Kristy McNichol (no, not "Family").

C.bronco
03-22-2007, 05:19 AM
I never actually watched this, just wasn't my style, but I know it was the "New Zoo Revue."

Okay, this one might be pretty obscure: It starred Richard Dean Anderson and River Phoenix, among others, and was based on a musical. I think it ran for only one season.
Yes! With three delightful animals coming right at you! Henrietta Hippo, Freddie the frog...

C.bronco
03-22-2007, 05:21 AM
Penny, June, Mr. Smith, black and white classic...

Meerkat
03-22-2007, 06:52 PM
Lost in Space?

C.bronco
03-22-2007, 06:54 PM
Yes indeedy!
Your turn.

Meerkat
03-22-2007, 07:04 PM
Okay: This series featured Tim Matheson, but only his voice.

C.bronco
03-22-2007, 07:05 PM
Mr. Ed?

Meerkat
03-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Mr. Ed?

Neigh--I mean, Nope...

C.bronco
03-22-2007, 07:21 PM
Oh wow, that's who he is! I cheated very badly. I just checked IMDB....
Johnny Quest!

Okay, no more imdb for me.

Meerkat
03-22-2007, 07:28 PM
Yes indeed, but no Bronco-Bucks for you! Your turn, Cynthia.

C.bronco
03-22-2007, 08:01 PM
Hmmm, okay:
Game show featuring Charles Nelson Reilly (sp?).

Shadow_Ferret
03-22-2007, 08:05 PM
Match Game.

The Scip
03-22-2007, 08:11 PM
Didn't he do a voice for Batman the Animated Series?

Meerkat
03-22-2007, 08:28 PM
Hollywood Squares?

dpaterso
03-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Penny, June, Mr. Smith, black and white classic...
Tsk, that's Doctor Smith, not Mister Smith. Oh, the pain, the pain....

-Derek

Chumplet
03-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Well, Bronco? Is it Match Game or Hollywood Squares? Meerkat and Ferret wish to know.

Serena Casey
03-23-2007, 12:53 AM
Okay. Family drama, mid 70s, starring Kristy McNichol (no, not "Family").
Nobody? Go ahead, cheat!

Chumplet
03-23-2007, 01:10 AM
Love Boat?

Gravity
03-23-2007, 01:57 AM
Hardcastle and McCormick...? *G*

Shadow_Ferret
03-23-2007, 03:10 AM
Nobody? Go ahead, cheat!
Apple's Way.

I cheated.

Serena Casey
03-23-2007, 06:41 AM
Apple's Way.

I cheated.
You got it :D

Carry on!

Shadow_Ferret
03-23-2007, 06:59 AM
The main character of this 1960s show is notable as also being one of the first female private detectives in popular fiction. Despite the show only lasting one season, the actress won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy. I've had a childhood crush on her.

Name the show and the actress.

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 12:46 PM
I'm thinking Honey West, Anne Francis (wonderfully naive in Forbidden Planet, one of my top 3 movies).

-Derek

Shadow_Ferret
03-23-2007, 03:57 PM
Yes! Your turn.

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 04:17 PM
Oh, um, ah, eh...

Sixties Sci-Fi series where the bad guys can be identified by a particular physical attribute.

(Don't say Klingons and bottle sun-tan, please.)

-Derek

Gravity
03-23-2007, 05:02 PM
The Invaders "a Quinn Martin production!". Bent pinky finger.

dpaterso
03-23-2007, 05:06 PM
Hell no, it was the Klingons and their bottle sun-tan, HAH!

Indeed, 'twas THE INVADERS (http://www.theinvaders.co.uk/)

Well done that viewer! Your turn!

-Derek

C.bronco
03-23-2007, 05:45 PM
Tsk, that's Doctor Smith, not Mister Smith. Oh, the pain, the pain....

-Derek
My bad: Dr. Smith

And it was "Matchgame"
Yay!

maxmordon
03-23-2008, 12:10 AM
At the end, he prefered to continue travelling that going back home

ChaosTitan
03-23-2008, 06:52 PM
At the end, he prefered to continue travelling that going back home

Quantum Leap?

maxmordon
03-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Quantum Leap?

Yes, your turn

ChaosTitan
03-24-2008, 12:27 AM
"One crime. Many points of view."

It ran one season (plus eight eps) on NBC.

Voyager
03-24-2008, 12:44 AM
Boomtown? Whatever happened to that series, anyway. It wasn't bad.

ChaosTitan
03-24-2008, 01:53 AM
Boomtown? Whatever happened to that series, anyway. It wasn't bad.

Bingo! One of my favorites shows ever. Season one is on DVD (and I've about worn out my disks), but it's been two years and no sign of those eight Season two eps. *sigh*

Your turn. :)

Voyager
03-24-2008, 01:58 AM
Bingo! One of my favorites shows ever. Season one is on DVD (and I've about worn out my disks), but it's been two years and no sign of those eight Season two eps. *sigh*

Your turn. :)
I'll have to look for it. I did like that show.

Now back to craptastic television?

Kmart version of Dallas with Cybil Sheperd and Sam Elliot..

rhymegirl
03-24-2008, 04:58 AM
I'll have to look for it. I did like that show.

Now back to craptastic television?

Kmart version of Dallas with Cybil Sheperd and Sam Elliot..

Ummm...what was that called??? The Yellow Rose???