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Twilight Zone !!!!!!!hahahahahahahah   Leave a comment


N Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone. The series was introduced with a pilot TV movie that aired on November 8, 1969, and featured the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg, as well as one of the last acting performances by Joan Crawford. Allegedly, Bette Davis was set to star in the segment, but she felt her work was not important to a young director. However there is nothing in the files at Universal to suggest anyone other than Crawford was slated for the role.Best Bit – Rod Serling turning to the camera and saying, “Good-Evening”, with a smile. You can see his sense of humour right there. brilliant writer. great sense of humour. There’s to be a new film made about his life coming out next year. Hope they do a good job of it. He deserves it.

Burgess Meredith was one of those actors who made you forget you were watching an actor. You believe he is the person he was portraying. Check out any 3 of his film roles or TV appearances if you don’t already know what I mean. Try an episode of the 1960’s Batman TV series in which he played the Penguin, the 1939 version of “Of Mice & Men” & any of the Stallone “Rocky” films. Have a good time.

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends   Leave a comment

Box cover of The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwin...

Box cover of The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends (NES) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends


1959 General Mills Cereal Commercials (Rocky & Bullwinkle)


The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (known as Rocky & His Friends during its first two seasons and as The Bullwinkle Show for the remainder of its run)[7] is an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959 to June 27, 1964 on the ABC and NBC television networks. Produced by Jay Ward Productions, the series is structured as a variety show, with the main feature being the serialized adventures of the two title characters, the anthropomorphic moose Bullwinkle and flying squirrel Rocky. The main adversaries in most of their adventures are the Russian-like spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. Supporting segments include Dudley Do-Right (a parody of old-time melodrama), Peabody & Sherman (a dog and his pet boy traveling through time), and Fractured Fairy Tales (classic fairy tales retold in comic fashion), among others.[8]

Rocky & Bullwinkle is known for the quality of its writing and humor. Mixing puns, cultural and topical satire, and self-referential humor, it was designed to appeal to adults as well as children.[8] It was also one of the first cartoons whose animation was outsourced; storyboards were shipped to Gamma Productions, the same Mexican studio employed by Total Television). Thus the art has a choppy, unpolished look and the animation is extremely limited even by television animation standards. Yet the series has been held in high esteem by those who have seen it; some critics have described the series as a well-written radio program with pictures.[9]

The show was never a ratings hit and was shuffled around the day (airing in afternoon, prime time, and Saturday morning) but has garnered a minor yet influential cult following over the decades, influencing shows from The Simpsons to Rocko’s Modern Life.[10] Segments from the series were later recycled in the Hoppity Hooper show. A feature film based on the series was produced by Universal Studios and released on June 30, 2000 to lukewarm reviews.[11]