Tag Archives: Television

The Great British Baking Show

  The Great British Baking Show is different from most cooking shows. Why do I say that? To start with, the program is filmed in a gigantic green meadow under a large white tent where the cooking takes place. No … Continue reading

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Actors and Characters

  Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (see below) Many actors portray characters that live on in our minds long after a film ends. But can you recognize the Names of such well-defined fictional people? Here is a quiz to test … Continue reading

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Trivia or Trivial

  What’s the difference between the words “trivia” and “trivial?” Technically, just one letter. But, for me, that one letter can make a big difference. For example, here’s a baseball question: Name two pitchers who played on the 1963 World … Continue reading

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My Favorite Muppet

Some readers of this article may be disappointed. There is no mention of Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, the Cookie monster, or Elmo. The characters in The Muppet Show and films are not the same that can be seen on … Continue reading

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UNFORGETTABLE LYRICS

Name That Tune was a television quiz show.  It ran, off-and-on, from 1952 – 1985.  Contestants guessed the name of songs from a few notes of melody.  Prizes were cash. We are going to play something similar.  Unfortunately, the only prize … Continue reading

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WATCH THE OLYMPICS OR…

Do you like the Olympics, but don’t need to watch EVERY minute?  Only interested in certain events?  Do your eyes need a change of pace once in a while?  My TV Guide lists over 100 movies on various networks —in … Continue reading

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Another (Omni)bus Is Available

What is an “Omnibus” and what is Ron’s like? Is it anything like the Volkswagen minivan of the 1960s and 1970s? Is it a multi-purpose personal transportation and hauling vehicle? (Eg, the family’s main personal carrier in the 2006 film, … Continue reading

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