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The Late Movies: Sid and Marty Krofft

Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids’ TV. Let’s take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds. Banana Splits 1968 Sid and Marty did not produce the Banana Splits Show, but they designed the characters and the sets.* H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 Things got really weird when the Krofft brothers did [...]

Super Golden Friends

(Video Link) Starring Bea Arthur as Batman, Betty White as Aquaman, Rue McClanahan as Superman and Estelle Getty as Robin. Kevin Bapp proposes that Cartoon Network pick up this show inspired by The Golden Girls. Four elderly superheroes retire to a home in Miami. It’s perfect. Mr. Bapp, you are a genius. I award you two [...]

Male or Female?

(YouTube link) The Los Angeles Zoo has a new exhibit called LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Slash and Betty White appear in a series of ads promoting it. What a perfect combination! There are five ads in all; see them at Adweek. Link -via The Daily What

14 Awesome Pop Culture Dolls

If you love paper dolls, but want a few more contemporary, geeky options, Flavorwire has you covered with a great selection of weird and wonderful paper dolls including Betty White and David Bowie. Print them out, cut them up and then stage your own delightfully odd plays. Link

Golden Girls Bloopers

On September 14, 1985, The Golden Girls premiered on NBC. Twenty-six years later, we have lost all of the show’s stars except America’s sweetheart, Betty White. I managed to dig up some bloopers for your enjoyment; because the show was filmed in front of a classic “live studio audience,” the laughter is real. For [...]

Bill VS Betty

Bill VS Betty features mash ups of Bill Murray’s face over Betty White’s face and Betty White’s face over Bill Murray’s. While some of them are kind of creepy, you will be surprised that for some, both of these beloved comic icons are even more intriguing morphed together. Link

Marine Asks Betty White To Ball

(Video Link) By now, you likely already heard about the marines who asked Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball and got positive responses from the actors. While those stories are cute and surprising, I prefer the newest addition to the celebrity invitation parade, the guy who asks Betty White to the ball. [...]

The Quick 10: Why Betty White is Awesome

Between her Snickers Super Bowl ad, the petition to have her host Saturday Night Live and just because she’s awesome in general, Betty White has been getting a lot of press lately. She’s been in the business since the 1940s, so you can bet Betty has a few interesting stories up her sleeve. Wouldn’t you [...]

6 Shows Saved by First-Run Syndication

One little-known adage in the world of TV sitcoms is “when the networks hand you lemons, there’s always first-run syndication.” Occasionally, when a series fails to land a place on the network schedule, there is someone on the production staff who believes in the project enough (or who has a well-placed relative at a UHF [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Halloween Specials From Your Childhood

I’ve always been slightly nuts about Halloween. I distinctly remember having several VHS tapes packed full of Halloween specials that I would beg to watch year-round. I’m sure those tapes are long gone now, but luckily for me (and you), most of them can be found on YouTube now. Here are a few of my [...]