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Actor Tony Randall of 'Odd Couple' Fame Dies has the news of the passing of the brilliant comic actor. The Odd Couple is one of my favorite sitcoms of all time, and in my opinion, the team of Randall and Klugman (it's hard to believe that Jack has outlived Tony, as he has been the one with all the highly publicized health issues over the years) are one of the great TV comedy duos ever, right up there with Gleason & Carney and Burns & Allen. With every recent TV show that lasted more than a season being immortalized with boxed DVD sets, I would love to own a set with the uncut original Odd Couple... "I don't like pits, pits, pits, in my juice, juice, juice!"

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 24, 2004, 05:34
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 24, 2004, 05:34
May 24, 2004, 05:34
 
As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

LOL I loved that show.

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 21, 2004, 09:48
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May 21, 2004, 09:48
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It was a sitcom episode, dude!

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 21, 2004, 09:44
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 21, 2004, 09:44
May 21, 2004, 09:44
 
Dr Bob, reading: "Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine no possessions? Imagine all the peple sharing all the world?" That sounds like communism to me, if there's no heaven, no religion and, I assume, no God.

This guy calls himself a doctor??? What is he a doctor of?? Bigotry? Persecution?
Dr Bob lol, more like Dr Mendhelson....

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Re: Gas Prices
May 20, 2004, 07:51
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Re: Gas Prices May 20, 2004, 07:51
May 20, 2004, 07:51
 
Paying what we do in California, I do not have much pity for the U.S. and its "average" gas price.

Glad that I dumped the SUV a few months back,
Ray

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Re: truck safety
May 20, 2004, 03:35
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May 20, 2004, 03:35
 
Not Quite Good ...

Mr. Dude is *WELDING A GAS TANK* ... is he not? :-/

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 20, 2004, 00:34
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 20, 2004, 00:34
May 20, 2004, 00:34
 
The best WKRP had to be when the bible thumping contigent threatened to boycott the station if they played John Lennon's, Imagine.

Mr Carlson: I had one of my disc jockeys, Dr Johnny Fever, give me the lyrics to a song. He wants to know if you'd let him play that song on the air.

Dr Bob, reading: "Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine no possessions? Imagine all the peple sharing all the world?" That sounds like communism to me, if there's no heaven, no religion and, I assume, no God.

Mr Carlson: There's not an obscene word in here.

Dr Bob: Not the way I see it.

Mr Carlson: Does it go on your list?

Dr Bob: Arthur, this is typical of the kind of secular, liberal humanist point of view that gluts our airwaves.

Mr Carlson: Yeah, but we're not talking obscenities here anymore, Bob, we're talking about ideas - political, philosophical ideas! First you censor a word, and then you censor the ideas.

Dr Bob: The idea is man-centered, not God-centered. Man is an animal. The Bible tells us to put our reliance in God, not in our fellow mortals. Arthur, this song says there's no heaven.

Mr Carlson: Ah. No it doesn't, it just says imagine there's no heaven.

Dr Bob: That's blasphemy.

Mr Carlson: On the list or not?

Dr Bob: I have no choice but to say on.

Mr Carlson: That decision was made by one man.

That episode rocked. And of course when Jonny first gets hired on after being fired by the former radio station for saying booger, and he yells into the mike, "And oh yeah, one more thing babies...BOOGER!"

Also let's not forget that Jan Smithers had to be the hottest woman in TV! My top 3 was always, Jan Smithers, Victoria Principal, and Marilu Henner.


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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 19, 2004, 23:19
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 19, 2004, 23:19
May 19, 2004, 23:19
 
Regarding the student who drank the unidentified chemical on a dare, I have the following comment[s

Aside from the usual "hes stupid, so he deserves what he gets" , this also makes me sick to my stomach and angry. I've been battling most of my adult life for health, and to see other people play russian roulette like this just infuriates me. People take their health and lives for granted so often, abusing themselves and taking unnecessary risks. I'd love to have this kid in my shoes for a few weeks to understand how precious your god-damn health is. What a fucking asshole of a child.

That said, I hope his mother beats the living shit out of him.

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 19, 2004, 22:19
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 19, 2004, 22:19
May 19, 2004, 22:19
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WKRP was a f%^*ing riot!

As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 19, 2004, 19:55
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May 19, 2004, 19:55
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Personal favorite all-time (live action) sitcoms:

Seinfeld
The Odd Couple
The Honeymooners
Fawlty Towers
I Love Lucy
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Bob Newhart Show

That's a good list, especially Fawlty Towers and Newhart - both versions. I'd also add, with some qualifiers:

News Radio - one of my all time favorites.

WKRP in Cincinnati - I guess I like TV about radio.

The first six or so years of M*A*S*H (before Frank Burns left and it got so preachy).

The first six years or so of Cheers ("Norm, what 'cha up to?" Norm: "My ideal weight if I were eleven feet tall").

Taxi - again, before it got long in the tooth and the original writers still had original ideas.

I remember liking Barney Miller too.

Right now the funniest thing on TV is Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, although I'm pretty sure it isn't live action.




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Im just not feeling it today

:-\

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May 19, 2004, 19:05
 
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Thief
May 19, 2004, 18:52
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May 19, 2004, 18:52
 
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Re: MOtD
May 19, 2004, 18:44
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May 19, 2004, 18:44
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Unfortunately they are in .ram format.

Don't you love all the lawsuits Real Media is pushing out against Microsoft, saying people use Media Player because it comes installed.

Nowhere do they point out that Real Player is a bloated hunk of garbage and .ram files are tinny as hell.

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 19, 2004, 18:42
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May 19, 2004, 18:42
 
my list:

CSI (Although i like the miami one for some reason too)
The old Real TV

I now find myself screaming at the new one at how utterly screwed up theve now made it. before it was perfect, now its ruined.

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Gas Prices
May 19, 2004, 18:19
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May 19, 2004, 18:18
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May 19, 2004, 18:18
 
The only 3 television shows that I truly loved and sorely miss are All in the Family, Kung-Fu, and Northern Exposure. I had the good fortune of heading through Roslyn once while they were still shooting the show, met some of the cast (Chris, Maurice, Joel, Ed, but not Maggie, *sigh*), had a killer turkey and cranberry sandwich at the Roslyn cafe and a few beers at The Brick. Good times.

Ed (asking why Chris stole all the radios in town): Just tell me why you did it.

Chris: Wildness, Ed. We're running out of it, even up here in Alaska. People need to be reminded that the world is unsafe and unpredictable, and at a moment's notice, they could lose everything, like that. I do it to remind them that chaos is always out there, lurking beyond the horizon. That, plus, sometimes, Ed, sometimes you have to do something bad, just to know you're alive.


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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 19, 2004, 17:39
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 19, 2004, 17:39
May 19, 2004, 17:39
 
My guilty television pleasure?

MATLOCK!

I can't stop myself from watching them. I'm so ashamed.
It's okay Bronco. The first step is admitting it.

I don't think I have any guilty television pleasures. I only watch two or three hours of TV a week. My shows: The West Wing, ER and CSI (the original, not that Miami shit). That's all I watch There used to be a few more on my list but they either got canceled (Boomtown and Robbery Homicide Division) or started to suck hard (Alias).

I don't get cable If I did I would probably watch a lot more TV (i.e. History Channel, HBO, etc.)


Lose it? I didn't lose it. It's not like, "Whoops! Where'd my job go?" I QUIT.
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Re: OLD news
May 19, 2004, 17:17
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May 19, 2004, 17:17
 
*yawn*

Do the world a favour and run along child.
Preferably into an oncoming bus.

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Re: odd couple actor dies
May 19, 2004, 17:05
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Re: odd couple actor dies May 19, 2004, 17:05
May 19, 2004, 17:05
 
I even have guilty sitcom pleasures like The King of Queens (the 21st century Honeymooners) and That 70's Show.

My guilty television pleasure?

MATLOCK!

I can't stop myself from watching them. I'm so ashamed.

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Re: Tony Randall & The Odd Couple
May 19, 2004, 16:47
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May 19, 2004, 16:47
 
Same here, and it is usually kool-aid.

Hm, I was thinking of 2C-E myself. A little more potent than kool-aid, pretty entertaining if you've got 6 or 7 hours to kill.

On another note, I used to love Get Smart. I did watch it on TV Land, however.

~Steve

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