We’re about to settle down to some serious telethon viewing and JL adulation. Our local affiliate isn’t carrying it until tomorrow, so we’re watching WGN Chicago. I hate that the Love Network has shrunk(en) so much. I know time is more expensive now, the economy is bad, and all sorts of things factor into it, but less time on the air means less money. Maybe not. . . .
Although Jerry’s Love Network is smaller nowadays, mine keeps getting larger. And I’m grateful! My Love Network includes YOU, my readers. Happy Labor Day weekend and happy telethon!
Answers to the silly too-easy quiz from last entry under the cut.
Sherman, let’s get into the Wayback Machine
A. Okay, Mr. Peabody
(At least *I* think that’s the most likely answer.) If you were a regular viewer of “Bullwinkle,” you got this one.
Name the Fab Four!
Come on . . . nobody missed this one. But who were those other guys??
B. Micky, Davy, Mike, Peter — the Monkees
C. Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Roquel Payton, Theo Peoples, Ronnie McNeir–the Four Tops
D. Nan, Bert, Freddie, Flossie–the Bobbsey Twins!
F. Athos, Porthos, Aramis, D’Artagnan–the Three Musketeers and their loyal friend
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo–yeah, you got it!
John Lennon got into trouble for saying that the Beatles were more popular than. . . .
B. Jesus. I thought that was pretty tacky myself, but hey, he was just poppin’ off. Some people really got their knickers into a knot over it.
You know you’re semi-good-lookin’. . . .
B. And on the streets again.
Lyric from Van Halen’s song “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” This guy I used to go with LOVED the song because he thought that the girl who introduced us (good friend of mine) had snubbed him (she DID say that she wouldn’t hold the other end of a 20-foot rope if he were holding the opposite end. . . .), and he thought she thought herself quite purty. She IS, but anyhow, it’s still funny, in a twisted sort of way, to remember him belting out the song with the radio in the car when the song first came out.
C. You little angel, you–This is from SEVERAL songs, including one by the “Archies.”
E. You probably think this song is about you–
“You’re so vain”
G. But the mirror crack’d and so did I–out of one of my books. This explains why I can’t get published.
What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
D. Wonder Bread–at least I think that’s right
Before he was Yusuf Islam, he was…
A. Cat Stevens
G. Cassius Clay–he changed into Muhammad Ali
Pogo, the comic strip character, said, “We have met the enemy and…”
B. He is us
Good night, Gracie.
D. Good night, George . . . OR
G. Bye! *waving*
Gracie Allen never really said, “Good night, Gracie,” when George said, “Say good night, Gracie,” did she? Maybe she did. . . .
You’ll wonder where the yellow went…
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
Man, that one was before MY time, I think. Bob Hope was the spokesman for Pepsodent for years, says my mother.
Before he was the Skipper’s Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie’s friend…
D. Maynard G. Krebs. WORK—eeeek!! I love Dobie Gillis. I still think it works today. Wish they’d re-run it. And Dwayne Hickman is hot.
B. Randolph Scott–a cowboy actor
C. Steve Reeves–Superman
E. Eddie Haskell–the smarmy and evil “friend” of Wally Cleaver in “Leave it to Beaver”
F. Danny Rugg–the bully in the Bobbsey Twins series books
G. The Fonz–aaaaay!
C. Pants on fire
Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a neverending battle for truth, justice, and…
F. The American way
Hey, kids! What time is it?
C. It’s Howdy Doody Time
Again, before my time. My time was the Banana Splits and Scooby-Doo.
Lions and tigers and bears…
E. Oh my
Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone…
D. Over 30
I know *I* can’t be trusted.
NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing pantyhose?
C. Joe Namath
I remember this. He was also a fold-out centerfold for “Cosmopolitan” magazine. He held his hands over his naughty bits, however. Things weren’t THAT upfront yet back in the 70s.
G. A little dab’ll do ya
I found my thrill…
G. On Blueberry Hill
Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by
B. Mary Martin
*Everybody* got that haircut just before first grade. Not me, but all the other crazy girls.
I wonder, wonder, who:
D. Who wrote the book of love?
I’m strong to the finish…
B. Cause I eats me spinach
I’m Popeye the sailor man!
When it’s least expected, you’re elected, you’re the star today…
A. Smile, you’re on Candid Camera
What do M & M’s do?
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand
When Samantha just couldn’t stand it any more, she twitched her. . . .