M.Leddy + television   390

Rhymes with Moscow
Today’s Zippy calls for knowledge of a jingle.
comics  dowdyworld  television  Zippy 
5 weeks ago by M.Leddy
History, rewritten
My cable company summarizes a show: “The on-going protests in the U.S. lead to the end of the war and Richard Nixon securing the presidency.”
history  television  truth 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
MU
MUrray Hill-Seven Seven-Five-Hundred. MUrray Hill-Seven Seven-Five-Hundred.
dowdyworld  telephone  television 
11 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Chuck McCann (1934–2018)
Sandy Becker, Officer Joe Bolton, Sonny Fox, Miss Louise, Chuck McCann, Cap’n Jack McCarthy, and Soupy Sales. O local television!
childhood  television 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
A conversation from another world
From Father Knows Best. They don’t make colleges like this anymore.
college  dowdyworld  television 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Naked Zippy
I like seeing Bill Griffith adapt the closing words of The Naked City (the film) and every episode of Naked City (the television series).
comics  film  NakedCity  television  Zippy 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
A Father Knows Best pencil sharpener
James Anderson (Robert Young) installs a necessary household tool.
pencils  television 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
“It’s like Sex and the City , but without the sex and without the city.”
domesticcomedy  television 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Branching out
From Father Knows Best: “The successful engineer today also needs to know languages, economics, philosophy, the humanities.”
dowdyworld  humanities  television 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
An utterance from another world
From Father Knows Best: “Your dinner jacket just arrived from the cleaners.”
dowdyworld  television 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
NeTfLiCks
It’s not just that Netflix has come to resemble TLC . I fear that Netflix has become TLC.
film  television 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Flowers knows best
Father Knows Best and Betty Sue Flowers’s four-part model for a writer’s work: madman, architect, carpenter, judge.
television  writing 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Netflix as TLC
Earlier this month I had the thought that Netflix resembles a crummy video store. Now it seems to be turning into TLC.
film  television 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Reality TV and the White House
“Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice, and this is the fourth time we let her go.”

“We”?

The blurred line between reality TV and the White House could not be clearer.
culture  politics  television 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Treason?
I didn’t clap during the State of the Union address. Then again, I didn’t watch. On purpose.
politics  television 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
John Mahoney (1940–2018)
Best known for playing Martin Crane in the television series Frasier.
television 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Barack Obama and David Letterman
David Letterman is not an especially good interviewer, not for this kind of interview, not at this length. He seems like a man attempting to play the role of a serious conversationalist. Imagine — just imagine — what Dick Cavett could do with this opportunity.
BarackObama  television 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
LA to Vegas (representing)
The New York Times picks LA to Vegas as one of ten shows “we’ll be talking about in January.”
television 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
LA to Vegas (all in the fambly)
Our son-in-law is one of the show’s writers.
fambly  television 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Rose Marie (1923–2017)
The Child Wonder channeled Helen Kane.
music  television  vaudeville 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Metaphors, mixed
“We’ll bottom out, and then we’ll start to turn a corner.”
metaphor  television 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
NPR on Hallmark Movies
Linda Holmes and Lulu Garcia-Navarro are fans, even as they acknowledge that Hallmark’s unreality is utterly heteronormative and nearly all-white.
NPR  television 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
TV days
The Times reports that “people close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television.”
politics  television 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
“Bon Appétit!”
Here’s a third piece of Lassie fan-fiction, with Julia Child.
Lassie  television 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
“The long and short of it”
Alonzo Mourning and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
television 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Sleigh Bells Ring
“This has exceeded even my lofty expectations!”
television 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Halloween advice
“Make sure you’re well lit.”
Halloween  television 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
World Book Things
Five minutes into the first episode of the new season of Stranger Things, I was thrilled to see the World Book Encyclopedia, or at least a partial set, on a shelf in Dustin’s house.
childhood  dowdyworld  television 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
“An image of the audience”
Neil Postman on the politician as an image of the audience.
culture  politics  television 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Dream commercial
In last night’s sleep, a commercial for The Tonight Show.
advertising  television  usage 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Stornography, now appearing in a cartoon.
television  weather  words 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Stornography
The commodification of horrific weather into televised spectacle.
television  weather  words 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
The first Paul Martin
Jon Shepodd played Paul Martin in the 1957–58 season of Lassie.
Lassie  television 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Current events
Alliances, rivalries: it’s Big Brother in the White House.
politics  television 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
June Foray (1917–2017)
The voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, and Nell Fenwick.
cartoons  childhood  television 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Snoopy TV
Sitting too close to the television.
comics  Peanuts  television 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Bob Wolff (1920–2017)
In the 1970s, I watched countless New York Knicks games with Bob Wolff’s play-by-play and Cal Ramsey’s color commentary.
television 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Hal Fryar (1927–2017)
Harlow Hickenlooper of Indianapolis children’s television.
childhood  Indianapolis  television 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Henry TV
Henry’s dog Dusty is sitting too close to the television.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
She has Bette Davis eyes.
film  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Watching Lost in five sentences
“I’m supposed to believe this?”
television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Lost thoughts
Lost piles up mythic tropes and media tropes indiscriminately, from Gilgamesh and Enkidu to the Mahabharata to Pandora’s box to Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now (Mistah Locke) to Casablanca (“You’re getting on that plane”) to Star Wars to Jonestown to Raiders of the Lost Ark to MacGyver to Touched by an Angel to The Apprentice. And more, always more.
fiction  myth  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
“The Dharma Initiative push-up bra.”
domesticcomedy  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Woodstock TV
Woodstock joins Henry, Linus van Pelt, and Nancy Ritz in having sat too close to the television.
comics  Peanuts  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
You may have seen her on television — dozens and dozens of times.
film  Honeymooners  television 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
Upon flipping to the last minute or so of Jeopardy.
domesticcomedy  television 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Hallmark is a bleep
The Hallmark Channel censors its Frasier reruns.
censorship  television 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
“Improves focus”
Two spaces after a period? Oxford commas? From a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode.
punctuation  television 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
My (male) female intuition
Predicting how things would go in Gilmore Girls.
GilmoreGirls  television 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
The S.S. Lurk
Elaine’s idea that Gilmore Girls is Gilligan’s Island looks more and more plausible.
GilmoreGirls  television 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
No melodrama
“Thank you, Mr. Mason. You saved me from becoming a cheap and melodramatic anti-climax.”
PerryMason  television 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Gilmores and Gilligan
Gilmore Girls is Gilligan’s Island.
GilmoreGirls  television 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Jon Stewart plays president
“Super-long tie, dead animal on head.”
politics  television 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Wedding music?
“I Can’t Get Started” is hardly a wedding song.
GilmoreGirls  music  television 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Life imitates Gilmore Girls (and doesn’t)
“You mean people would rather vote for a moronic twink who they liked over someone who could actually do the job?”
GilmoreGirls  politics  television 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
The actress Mary Webster, who appeared in one of the strangest (and best) episodes of Father Knows Best , has died.
television 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Barbara Hale (1922–2017)
Della Street to Raymond Burr’s Perry Mason.
PerryMason  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
“That bastard Donald Trump”
“Oh my God — it’s the title search for the Rachel property. And guess who owns it!”
GilmoreGirls  politics  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
“That would be a nice thing to do — we can escape to the Gilmore Girls city.”
domesticcomedy  GilmoreGirls  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Things to do on Friday
I too would like to think that changing the channel or turning off the television will somehow bruise a certain outsize ego. But it’s not happening.
politics  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
The young Aaron Spelling.
film  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
The tiny-house reach
“It makes me feel like I can reach from the toilet to the fridge!”
houses  idioms  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Speak, Emenee
Do you remember this commercial?
advertising  childhood  music  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
No TV news
I dread what the next four years might mean for my country, but I don’t need a television to know about it.
news  politics  television 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
The De Palma-Dunning-Kruger effect
“Banta, sometimes I wish you were smarter, just so you’d know how dumb you are.”
television 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
MetaTV
Characters past and characters future, all present on the home screen.
television 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
« earlier      
per page:    204080120160

related tags

advertising  advice  analog  art  attention  BarackObama  baseball  BettyAberlin  blues  BobandRay  books  Boston  Bronx  Brooklyn  CannedHeat  cartoons  censorship  childhood  Chockfullo'Nuts  Christmas  coffee  college  comedy  comics  culture  DavidFosterWallace  death  DixonTiconderoga  domesticcomedy  dowdyworld  dreams  DukeEllington  DwightMacdonald  education  EmilyDickinson  fambly  fiction  film  food  FordhamUniversity  FrankO'Hara  FredRogers  friendship  GilmoreGirls  GlennGould  Google  grammar  Greece  gum  Halloween  Henry  HillaryClinton  history  Homer  Honeymooners  houses  howtoimprove  humanities  humor  idioms  Iliad  impermanence  indexcards  Indianapolis  jazz  JimLehrer  JohnKeats  language  LarryDavid  Lassie  libraries  life  MadMen  media  memory  metaphor  misheard  misspelling  MollyDodd  Mongol  music  myth  NakedCity  Nancy  news  newspapers  NewYorkCity  NewYorkTimes  nostalgia  notebooks  NPR  Odyssey  opera  orangecrateart  overheard  paper  pastoral  PBS  Peanuts  pencils  pens  PerryMason  philosophy  photography  poetry  politics  pronunciation  Proust  punctuation  RachelMaddow  radio  reading  records  restaurants  Route66  Salinger  sardines  separatedatbirth  Shakespeare  sheesh  shopping  signage  Simpsons  slang  spelling  StanleyKubrick  stationery  supplies  talk  teaching  technology  telephone  television  time  truth  TSEliot  typewriter  usage  vaudeville  weather  words  work  writing  Zippy 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: