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Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Theophrastus Seuss, and a Merry Grinch Christmas Potpourri

(A Holiday Reblog. Why? Because it’s easier than actually writing a BoFN post!) ***************************************************************************************************** In the good land of BoFN when Christmas drew near Folk were having . . . not quite universal good cheer. For in fact, there was … Continue reading

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From the Archives of Early Television: Howdy Doody and Winky Dink

Buffalo Bob: “What time is it?” Peanut Gallery: “It’s Howdy Doody Time!” My age is showing, but what the %#@.  If you’re an American baby boomer the name Howdy Doody (1947-1960) is synonymous with seminal children’s television–perhaps the most recognized name … Continue reading

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Irrepressible Imogene Coca

Wacky Imogene Coca (1908-2001) may be best remembered for playing opposite Sid Caesar in Your Show of Shows, which ran Saturday nights on NBC from 1950 to 1954. However, folks under 60 may remember her as Aunt Jenny on The Brady Bunch or the patently annoying Aunt Edna … Continue reading

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Fit Females, Fancy Fros, and Funny Names In The News #89

“Zoinks! Egad! Jeepers!” he proclaimed, upon remembering at 1:00am that Funny Names in the News was set for press a mere hours from now. “Better get movin’!” he resolutely decreed. This week, I (Dave) had collected no fewer than thirteen … Continue reading

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Cloris Leachman

Many of you know I no longer watch television. So it may come as a surprise, that today’s post is inspired by the cancellation of a television show: Raising Hope. For me, the gem of the show was “Maw Maw,” … Continue reading

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