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SCTV Half Wits

Not enough SCTV skits out here, so I thought I would share a favorite of mine. The skit is “Half Wits” which originally aired on January 28, 1983. This was a running skit of a game show where the contestants are unable to answer any questions properly. Eugene Levy, plays Alex Trebel, based on game show host Alex Trebec (Jeopardy). Alex starts by chatting with the contestants. The 1st category is articles of clothing found in a bedroom. The second is European cuisine. Alex decides to have the contestants choose a number from 1 to 10. Prize: seat covers from Vinyl World. Alex Trebel – Eugene Levy Darren Peel – John Candy Blanche Ray Kellogg – Andrea Martin Arthur Andrew-Leggett – Joe Flaherty Lawrence Orbach – Martin Short Johnny Ola (announcer) – John Candy assistant – additional. Hope you take pleasure in this classic!

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The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16 Ton Megaset

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Funny! Basil gives Manuel a language lesson – Fawlty Towers – BBC

Basil and Manuel have a conversation about how to dress the breakfast trays. Basil is in hospital with concussion, which leads to some unfortunate truth telling. Renowned short from John Cleese’s comedy masterpiece Fawlty Towers. Watch more high quality videos on the new Comedy Greats YouTube channel from BBC Worldwide here:
Video Rating: 4 / five

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Melrose Place Openings

This opening sequence shows all 23 stars of Melrose Location with nearly all of their opening shots. The music is from season 1 (slower version) and 6 (quicker version). Starring in alphabetical order: Linden Ashby, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, David Charvet, Marcia Cross, Kristin Davis, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Laura Leighton, Amy Locane, Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, John Haymes Newton, Lisa Rinna, Kelly Rutherford, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Jack Wagner, Vanessa Williams, Daphne Zuniga. Unique guest star: Heather Locklear as Amanda.
Video Rating: four / 5

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Game Show Network Launch 1994

The initial moments of Game Show Network 12/1/94

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Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 22-Inch 720p LED LCD HDTV, Black

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357/365 – Television Movies Of Our Lives

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Very frankly, I do not know what this old Television is doing on my second floor.

I’m obtaining a remote these days! Properly, I already have it here but they sent me the wrong one so the messenger is coming back to swap packages.

I’m leaving for the holidays tomorrow! I’m told we have DSL at our house up north, I’m just not sure if it’s wireless. It’s gonna be crazy.

Creepy Spiders

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The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

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The Death of Doctor Who’s Sarah Jane Smith – R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen

After a reported fight with cancer, Elisabeth Sladen, the British actress most fondly remembered as Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who. Elisabeth was 63 and her passing has left a great number of fans that grew up watching her saddened.

Sarah Jane Smith – One of the Favorite Doctor Who Companions

Elisabeht Sladen and Jon Pertwee in Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen in a publicity photo as the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith

I grew up watching Doctor Who on Saturday nights in rural North Texas on Channel 13 KERA. It was the late seventies and early eighties and I couldn’t wait for the adventures of the third and fourth incarnations of the Doctor, played respectively by Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. The transition from the third Doctor to the fourth Doctor was made a bit easier for my young mind because the continuity that Sarah Jane Smith provided.

Sarah Jane Smith was a journalist who after infiltrating a military base ends up accompanying the third incarnation of the Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee. Sladen stayed on for three seasons with the third Doctor until his regeneration. She then stayed on with the fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker until her departure at the end of  “The Hand of Fear” series.

Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker as Sarah Jane Smith and Doctor Who in The Ark in Space series

The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, played by Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen, in "The Ark in Space"

Sladen actually was the first character to have a spin off project from Doctor Who. She starred in the pilot of the K-9 and Company series, but it was not further developed. She would appear as a guest in The Five Doctors episode in the early eighties as well as several other non-canonical Doctor Who related projects.

The Return of Sarah Jane Smith

I was thrilled when the BBC relaunched the Doctor Who franchise in 2005. The quality of the series was perhaps at it’s highest values (although I love the old Doctor’s!). But I was thrilled when Elisabeth Sladen reprised her role as Sarah Jane Smith in “The School Reunion” two part episode. This appearance led to further guest spots as well as ultimately her own spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. In the course of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sladen was involved in cross-over story arcs with both Doctor Who and Torchwood, as she worked to detect aliens on earth.

David Tennant and Elisabeth Sladen as the Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who

The return of Sarah Jane Smith to the world of Doctor Who

Sarah Jane Smith – The Favorite Companion

For a lot of us who grew up with Sarah Jane Smith, there is no doubt that she is probably the companion that we think of when we think of the Doctor. I suppose a lot of it depends on when you watched Doctor Who and just how many versions of the Doctor that you have experienced. Personally, Elisabeth Sladen will always be my go to companion, just as she was for the Third and Fourth Doctors.

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The Wild Wild West: The Complete Series

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Will Smith sings Wild Wild West. A song from the movie: Wild Wild West…
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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