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Some of these I’ve listed before, but I try to change it up a bit every December. You’ll find some vintage Christmas episodes free to stream at CTV’s Throwback channel. Hamilton’s CHCH is also holding a daylone Christmas sitcom marathon Dc. 24 and 25th. Here, in chronological order (and heavy on the ’60s) is my

The 70th anniversary of I Love Lucy has been all over the news lately. TCM has marked the occasion with a new “The Plot Thickens” podcast about Lucille Ball. Then there’s that upcoming Aaron Sorking feature “Being the Ricardos.” There’s even a new Lucy-Desi documentary in the works. The renewed focus on “TV’s zany redhead”

News of the death of Chad Stuart — one half of the British soft-rock ’60s duo Chad & Jeremy — provoked for me yet another memory from the Television Critics Association press tour. Nearly nine years ago, in January of 2012, me and Bill Harris — another former Toronto Sun scribe — wound up at

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

Eb has gone to the big tractor in the sky. The last surviving regular cast member of the ’60s series Green Acres, Tom Lester, passed away Monday in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81, and had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Lester was best known for playing Eb Dawson on the series. He was the lanky