“Thufferin’ thuckotash!” Have you heard Eric Bauza as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester & Tweety and many other classic cartoon stars? He says his five-year-old son can tell his Bugs from that of Mel Blanc but I can’t, and I’ve collected dozens of classic Warner
Last Wednesday, November 23, when Canada played their first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they lost a tough game to Belgium 1-nil. The big winner, however, was Bell Media. According to preliminary (live+ same day) average-minute-audience data, an astounding, Wednesday afternoon audience of 3,395.000 watched the game on TSN. Close to a million
While Canadians emerged from our turkey fog a month-and-a-half ago, Americans are just getting around to celebrating Thanksgiving today. NBC is airing their annual Macy’s Day Parade, signaling that lipsynching is still a thing and that Black Friday is upon us. In that spirit, here are 10 things to be thankful for on TV this
The latest Netflix Top-10 in Canada shows The Crown reigning as the most-watched series on the streaming service for the second week in a row. Opening in third spot is Season Three of Dead to Me, a series that has been delayed due to the pandemic but also by the fragile health of series lead
BRAMPTON, Ont. — A tradition of futile joke-telling has ended in Canada. In the wake of John Doyle’s decision to stop reviewing television at The Globe and Mail, fellow journalist Bill Brioux has vowed to no longer tell his favourite joke. It generally appeared on Twitter and went like this: “Babylon 5, Leafs Nothing,” or,
Do not adjust your set. Tonight’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries is shot in sensational black and white. It is a milestone episode, the 250th of the popular CBC drama, which is halfway through its 16th season. After tonight, the series will sit out the holiday season as CBC goes wall-to-wall Christmas right through until January.
As a young Toronto school teacher, Linda Schuyler decided to introduce her Grade 8 students to the art of filmmaking. As it says on the inside flap of her new book, “The Mother of all Degrassi: A Memoir” (ECW Press), this was a momentous decision. “It set in motion a career of storytelling for an
Imagine if this fall CBS or Netflix or anybody had launched a sitcom about a group of office workers in one of the upper floors of the World Trade Center — and had set it in the year 2001. No one would dare, right? Yet, in 1965, just twenty years after the end of World
Relatively late in life, Leslie Jordan became one of those people you’re always happy to see on TV. News of the death of the 67-year-old following a car accident felt like a career cut short in its prime. The truth is that the diminutive southerner always worked, amassing 134 International Movie Database (IMDb) acting credits.
The first star I met at the first Television Critics Association press tour I ever attended was Angela Lansbury. In 1984, the stage, screen and television star, who passed away Tuesday in Los Angeles at 96, was promoting a new CBS series called Murder. She Wrote. I was a raw rookie from TV Guide Canada
This photo was taken 50 years ago, on September 28, 1972. That’s me, second from left, in the Australian bush hat with the buttons on it. I’m flashing a victory sign over Chestnut Hills neighbour Brian Schofield’s head. To the right of me stands Dan “Dunc” Currie, Pat Bullock, Mike Forcier and Glen Rippon. Mike
“Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she doesn’t have a lot to say.” So wrote Paul McCartney way back in 1969, as heard in a lick of music tucked in the final grooves of The Beatles’ album Abbey Road. The Queen’s 70-year reign spanned from well before Beatlemania through Brexit. With the passing of
Attention anyone who remembers or is simply curious about the early days of television: don’t miss this sneak peek at “Kinecon at Cinecon.” The annual screening of rare kinescopes from the 1940’s and ’50s — the days before videotape — is part of Cinecon, the classic film festival held over the Labour Day weekend in