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27 April 2014
TV Meme, part one
(another meme that seems ready-made for me!)
1. TV Theme songs. Which is your
favorite, and which makes you crazy enough to hit mute on the remote?
They don't really have theme "songs" like they used to, songs we could
sing. I loved the theme to The Courtship of Eddie's Father and I still like
the theme to Underdog. I always fast forwarded through the theme to Dexter
and though I watch SVU frequently, I cringe when I hear the theme song. Also
cringe-worthy is All in the Family. Sorry, but Edith Bunker's voice was
nails on a chalkboard to me. And after the first day or two, I can't stand to hear
the theme to any Olympic broadcast! There are many others that I like and dislike.
2. The Classics. What is your favorite Classic TV show?
The Dick Van Dyke Show.
3. What character from a Classic TV show would you like to be?
Timmy's mom on Lassie.
4. Can you remember a line you liked from a Classic TV show?
I don't know that there is a "line" in there that is memorable, but my
favorite situation from Lassie was one that June Lockhart told on an interview
about the show. Apparently her character's foot was caught in a bear trap. She
shouts for help. When Lassie shows up, she takes the risk and sends the dog for the
"C" clamp sitting on the sink back at the house. Lassie, being only a dog,
returns with a c-shaped cheese slicer and Lockhart sends her back to the kitchen again for
the clamp which Lassie, of course, gets right the second time.
5. Heroes. What show featuring those who protect your
country (fiction or non-fiction) is your favorite?
NCIS, of course, with runners up being Criminal Minds and NCIS-LA.
6. TV Cops. Who is your favorite (past or present) TV cop?
Which TV cop do you think was the most crooked, or the most inept?
Favorite is Monk. Most inept would be Barnie Fife.
7. You need to hire a bodyguard for yourself. Which TV cop do you choose?
Jack Bauer. Ain't nobody gonna mess with Jack Bauer. But I guess
technically Jack isn't a cop, so I'll choose Olivia Benson from SVU.
8. TV Doctors. Which TV doctor would you choose to remove
your appendix? Which TV doctor would you not let touch you with a 10-foot pole?
Oh dear. So many doctors and I've watched almost all of them. Probably
Marcus Welby could handle my appendix. There are no doctors like him left in the
world (for that matter, I suspect there never WERE any doctors like him!). As for
who should not touch my appendix, that would be Gregory House. I'd end up dying of
some exotic disease while he and his crew ran expensive tests and lopped off important
pieces of my anatomy in the name of scientific exploration.
9. TV Moms. Which TV mom would you have liked to have had
for your own? Is there a TV mom you would never want as your own?
I'll go with Samantha Stephens (Bewitched) for mom I'd like. It would
be fun to have a witch for a mom. Or maybe Claire Huxtable, who could do it all,
make it look easy, and still look glamorous. I would not like to have Donna Reed for
a mother (shudder)...my nemesis. As for the mom I'm most like, that would
be Roseanne! The mom I had was probably more like June Cleaver.
10. TV Dads. Which TV Dad would you have most liked to have
for your own dad? On the flipside, who was the TV Dad youd have least liked to have
The Dad I'd like to have had was Jim Anderson of Father Knows Best. The Dad
I had was Archie Bunker. The Dad I'd least like to have is Tony Soprano.
11. Comedies. How do you feel about sitcoms? Good,
wholesome fun or saccharine inanity?
I run hot and cold on sitcoms. Broad, slapstick comedy does nothing for me.
Well written comedy like Big Bang Theory I love.
12. If your life was a sitcom, what would the title be?
Well, Funny the World, of course!
13. If you went to a comedy club on amateur night, and they gave you some jokes and a
microphone, would you go onstage?
Not for all the tea in China.
14. Reality. Are you a fan of Reality TV? Whats your
cant miss reality TV show (or shows), or what reality TV show do you
suppose the devil plays on the TV in Hell as punishment?
There's "reality TV" and there's "reality TV." I love Amazing
Race, tolerate Dancing with the Stars and Survivor. I hate
any housewives of anywhere, or any mating and dating reality show. I think Hell
would be its own reality show; I doubt people will be watching TV, but if they were
it would probably be that woman who teaches dance to young girls, or the mothers yelling
at their toddlers to display well on the runway. Or maybe an eternity of Honey
BooBoo. (Excuse me; I have to go to confession now to erase all of my past sins and
clear my way into heaven...an eternity of Honey BooBoo is more threatening than an
eternity of fire!)
15. If you were given a free ticket to be on any reality show, which one would you
Hmmm...I'm too old and decrepit for Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars or Survivor.
(Me on Survivor...now THERE is a sit com for ya!) Not being an
exhibitionist, I can't think of a single reality show that I would like to be on, unless
it was one that dealt with animals. Maybe I could be transcriptionist for NatGeo's The
Incredible Dr. Pol.