These 3 men have given Baby Boomers a lifetime of laughter: Mel Brooks (92), Carl Reiner (97) and Dick Van Dyke (93).
Brooks and Reiner worked together on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and as a nightclub comedy act that gave us "The 2,000 Year Old Man." Reiner then created what may be the greatest sit-com of them all, The Dick Van Dyke Show, which not only catapulted Van Dyke to stardom but was the first to feature both the home and work situations of the title character in equal portions.
Working separately, they have entertained us with movies, TV shows and theatrical productions that have been a part of our lives and our collective sense of humor. Here's hoping they are with us for many more years!
And then there was the time Lex Luthor gave Jimmy Olsen some brownies he said were laced with what he called "Purple Kryptonite" and Jimmy ate them to protect Superman...
Plagarism? Don't be silly! Imitation is... well... it was the easiest way for comic books to make a buck. These characters appear in an Archie Comics from 1960. Charles Schulz may have wanted to called his lawyers.
Happy January 14th!
Hey, the lady in the ad said:"All my men wear English Leather or they wear nothing at all!"
Besides Woody, how many characters can you name?
After the events of this past week, this may sound good...
Pop Up Player
Latest Posts–Fads & Fashion
Time To Update Your Sound System?
Just see Manny down at Sounds Unlimited...
Our Forgotten Cartoon-Americans!
If you were a Baby Boomer who got up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings, poured yourself a big bowl of Sugar Smacks and plopped yourself down in front of the family TV,…
As Seen on TV: Silly Putty
Is there a Baby Boomer who did not own at least one egg of Silly Putty at some point in their childhood? Much more than a fad, the stuff still sells over six million eggs…
Those Kids & Their Crazy Dances
The Origin of the Jitterbug Like a great deal of American popular culture of the 20th Century, the jitterbug has its origins in black culture. While the dance is quite frequently associated with the early…
Up for a Hot Dog Steam-Cooked in Beer?
Alas, Lum’s Restaurants, purveyors of those beer-steamed dogs are no more. A shame,too. At their peak they had 450 stores across America and threw off enough cash that the corporate owners were able to purchase…
Back When Everything Really Was Archie
The True and (Mostly) Untold Story of America’s #1 Teenager In the days before cable TV, DVDs, and video games, no summer vacation was complete without at least one afternoon (and probably many more) spent…