The Twelfth Doctor and Clara are off on a mystifying Christmas adventure that will warm your heart in this special edition of Doctor Puppet. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas.
Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly tells the incredible story of a Hollywood actress who co-starred with Elvis Presley and was projected to become the next Grace Kelly. Instead, bombshell blonde Dolores Hart opted for a spiritual path and today is Mother Dolores, prioress of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis. Join O’Reilly in the story, he says, might be called a miracle.
In this timeless episode of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, guest star Johnny Cash captures the spirit of Thanksgiving with his stirring rendition of A Thanksgiving Prayer. May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and may God Bless America always.
Longtime producer of The Tonight Show Dave Berg praises Jay Leno for changing the politics of late-night television. Berg, in his new book, Behind the Curtain, tells Reason TV’s Alexis Garcia that, “Johnny (Carson) emphasized entertainers on his show. The strategy that we used to kind of expand and maybe get better ratings was to move beyond entertainers, and I think this is what distinguished Jay.” Find out more of what happened behind the scenes as Berg elaborates.
The ducks will be quacking again and the A&E Network has egg on its face … as expected. After a week-long, politically correct drama where A&E climbed on its high horse and suspended “Duck Dynasty” megastar Phil Robertson for what it claimed were insensitive remarks toward gays, the network made an about-face and reinstated the hugely popular reality show’s patriarch over the weekend. As reported on Fox News’ “The Five,” A&E released a statement chock-full of more PC rhetoric, pointing out that it had consulted with numerous advocacy groups before making its decision. “The Five’s” Andrea Tantaros took exception to the press release, saying, “It’s a bunch of baloney. If you take a look at this, it’s about profit, profit, profit. But even more than that, it’s not about money. The fact that A&E tried to silence them, even before the scandal, shows that they have different political beliefs. It’s bigger than money. They don’t want them praying, they don’t want them talking about Jesus. They don’t get that talking about Jesus is actually profitable and what made them profitable.”
Groucho Marx, Dean Martin and Raquel Welch meet on the inaugural season of TV’s THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE in 1964. By and large, television ever since has been pablum — a nice bowl of cream of wheat.
We’ve all seen them — the trailers that are 10 times better than the movies they market. Here’s one such delicious and duplicitous trailer, from 1989, released by the late and lamented Vidmark.
This instructional video, starring Linda Blair from THE EXORCIST, starts out with a jokey premise, but the revenge tips that Blair and company offer are far too well-thought-out and far too illegal to be anything but real.
“A lot of my friends are pro-marijuana legalization, [believe that] prohibition is a nightmare, and that the prison industrial complex is terrible. They won’t describe themselves as libertarian but when you lay out all their points of view for them, that’s what the platform is,” explains Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Heather Anne Campbell. “And then I found out, some of my closest and best friends are just straight-up libertarian.”
Campbell has written for Saturday Night Live, Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew, The Mightnight Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, performed with Drew Carey’s Improvaganza and the CW’s Who’s Line is it Anyway? Currently, she writes for a new block of animated programing called Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) on the Fox network.