James Burrows – Mr. Must See TV
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James Burrows – Mr. Must See TV

James Burrows Mr. Must See TV by Jay S. Jacobs James Burrows has arguably given America more belly laughs over the years than anyone else, and yet many people do not even know his name. As arguably the most prolific comedy director in television over the past five decades, Burrows has shaped such classic series … Continue reading

The Dick Van Dyke Show – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Dick Van Dyke Show – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Dick Van Dyke Show The Complete Series (Image Entertainment-2012) To any self-respecting fan of pop culture/entertainment, just the sheer utterance of the show’s title, The Dick Van Dyke Show, conjures up a baby boomer television classic. Airing only five seasons (1961-1966), The Dick Van Dyke Show, created by Carl Reiner, chronicles the home/work life of the … Continue reading

Rose Marie – Icon: An Interview About “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
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Rose Marie – Icon: An Interview About “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Rose Marie Icon: An Interview About The Dick Van Dyke Show. by Ken Sharp http://www.popentertainment.com/rosemarie.htm A show business veteran since the tender age of three, Rose Marie is best known for her role as the brash and fast talkin’ comedy writer Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show. In this exclusive conversation, Rose Marie … Continue reading

Valerie Harper – Good as Golda
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Valerie Harper – Good as Golda

Valerie Harper Good as Golda by Ronald Sklar Even all these decades later, the woman who played one of the most beloved TV characters of all time still arouses intense reactions. “Little old Jewish ladies grab my cheeks and say, ‘sweetheart, darling, they tell me you’re not Jewish. Say it isn’t so,’” says Valerie Harper, who played the … Continue reading

Hee Haw  Premiere Episode and Laffs (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Hee Haw Premiere Episode and Laffs (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Hee Haw Premiere Episode and Laffs (Time/Life-2004) In the summer of 1969, the American Dream seemed to be approaching its waking stage. The awesome miracle of man’s landing on the moon that July only made the earth’s reality grimmer: the war in Vietnam, protests and violence in the streets, Woodstock and rock music, hippies, the … Continue reading

Alan Rafkin – The King of Nick at Nite
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Alan Rafkin – The King of Nick at Nite

Alan Rafkin The King of Nick at Nite by Ronald Sklar “I’m still working,” sixty-eight-year-old Alan Rafkin says. “They’ll have to carry me out in a body bag.” If you had his job, they would drag you out kicking and screaming too. Alan Rafkin is a TV sitcom director. And not just another forgotten name … Continue reading