Remembering Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners

Jackie Gleason, in an interview at 60 Minutes, was asked why The Honeymooners are still so popular: Because they were funny. It is clear and simple. Nowadays, any actor or better yet any artist could consider his career fulfilled if he came up with one single enduring piece of work. Jackie Gleason had 39: the […]

The Jeffersons – The Deee-Luxe Edition

The Jeffersons Box-Set

This year, all the fans of The Jeffersons will have yet another reason to wait for Christmas to come: a new box-set including all the 253 episodes will be released. This will be the first time when all the 11 seasons of the show are brought together in one Deee-Luxe edition. There are also some […]

Lucille Ball – A Lesson Well Learned

We Love Lucy

While more than 60 years have passed since the show debuted, the lessons we learned from I Love Lucy will never go out of date. Sure, Lucille Ball made us all laugh, but it wasn’t just for the sake of laughing – this would have meant nothing if some statements weren’t made. And the most […]

A Show to End All Shows

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

How can you end one of the best series ever to air on television? It is simple: with a 2 ½ hours special episode, which will tie all the loose threads and end the war. And this is the best series finale ever, with an unprecedented marketing campaign and with a record-breaking number of viewers: […]

Could a Munsters reboot work?

The Munsters

A couple of years ago (in 2012), NBC was keen on remaking The Munsters in a TV series titled Mockingbird Lane. This was supposed to be a reboot, which would follow the same characters from the original series, obviously portrayed by other actors. As far as I can recall, there were a few twitches here […]

Honeymooners: A Musical

The Honeymooners

A simple premise is always a guarantee for success, especially in the cases of the TV comedy series. This is also the case of The Honeymooners, who followed the struggles of two working-men trying to strike gold through various schemes. While it lasted for just one season, The Honeymooners gathered the following of many fans, […]

I Love Lucy Live on Stage

I Love Lucy

While it lasted only 6 seasons on CBS (followed by 13 one hour specials), I Love Lucy has gathered quite a few followers, as well as the recognition of the movie industry. Thus, the show had 21 awards and nominations under its belt while it was aired, while also being voted as the best TV […]

Writer thoughts on Golden Girls

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Marc Cherry was one of the main writers for golden girls in the last three seasons. He worked closely with Jamie Wooten. I have some of his thoughts here. He has constantly thought that Rose was the most difficult character to write He said it was a fine line,” Sometimes the writers could fall through […]

50 Years of Munsters With Butch Patrick

Eddie Munster

The residents of 1313 Mockingbird Lane are celebrating 50 years now, 50 years in which the show about a very dysfunctional family has gathered an impressive following! How can it be otherwise, when a small child (granted, a small werewolf child) writes a paper called My Parents: An Average American Family with blood instead of […]

A Hypothetical Conversation With Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston

Marla Gibbs is one of the few original cast members that are still with us to this day. To this day, her most important role seems to be the one that also made her famous: the feisty maid Florence Johnston in The Jeffersons. In one of her interviews, she says that she was actually working […]