Frequent visitors to this site will know that I collect TV shows on 16mm film. Older readers will remember this format from high school, when pizza-sized reels of film were threaded on a projector, the lights would go out and everybody took a quick nap. I stayed awake, and never lost my fascination with the
A quick programming note: tonight, Friday July 3, CBS is airing back to back and colourized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show as a tribute to the late, great creator of the series, Carl Reiner. They’ve actually called the special The Dick Van Dyke Show — in Living Colour! A Tribute to Carl Reiner,
Carl Reiner, who passed away Monday at 98, wrote books well into his nineties. There was, “I Remember Me,” then, “I Just Remembered” and a third biography, “What I Forgot to Remember.” “I don’t know what to do now,” he told his friend of nearly 70 years, Mel Brooks. “You’re too busy to die,” replied
John Candy may have passed away 25 years ago today, but his legend will live as long as there are planes, trains and automobiles. I only met him once, towards the end of his life, at a Toronto press conference. It was shortly before he departed for Mexico to begin work on his final production,
This week, Vulture ranked all 158 episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show from first to worst. Doing that with any series is a big undertaking; making that effort for a series that began 58 years ago is a testament to how timeless and enduring that sitcom remains. So, hats off to Vulture. The author
Set your PVR’s, classic TV fans. CBS has scheduled another seasonal treat with back-to-back, newly-colourized episodes of both The Dick Van Dyke Show and I love Lucy. The two hour-long specials air this Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 8/7 Central on CBS. The Van Dyke special comes as a sweet birthday present for Van Dyke,
Now and then, a bit of what matters most — business-wise — is dropped off in the mail box. Today this unexpected package arrived: Carl Reiner’s latest book, “Too Busy to Die.” The title came to Reiner after he complained to his pal Mel Brooks that he was at loose ends after finishing his latest project.