Bob Einstein 1942 – 2019

Bob Einstein was one original character. That character was “Super” Dave Osborne, a parody of ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel. The real life stunt artist nearly killed himself leaping across school buses and the Snake River Canyon. The fake daredevil made an equally impossible leap — from Los Angeles to Toronto, where he spun Super Dave… Read on

The Price is Right as CBS sells Television City

On Monday, CBS Corporation made it official: their Los Angeles TV temple at the corner of Fairfax and Beverly has been sold. CBS Television City, a post-modern, multi-studio facility that sits on a 25-acre site right next to LA’s historic Farmers Market, has been sold to Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. The place The… Read on

Attention Christmas Shoppers: Mom Would Like This Smothers Brothers Book Best

If you’re looking for a great book about television to give as a last minute Christmas gift, look no further than David Bianculli’s Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.The Smothers Brothers were heroes of mine as I grew up in front of the TV in the ’60s. Their 1967-69 variety… Read on