Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tamara you’ll feel better.
What were the first names of Mammy and Pappy Yokum in the Li’l Abner comic strip?
Mammy was Pansy; Pappy was Lucifer.
Prison Break Island
Stephen King’s novel The Running Man, later made into a movie, is set around a futuristic TV game show in which criminals are hunted down for sport. In 2001, a TV producer tried to turn the idea into a reality show. His plan was to put a dozen convicted felons (but “no murderers”) on a tropical island, as on Survivor. Then, it was planned, celebrities would track them down and recapture them. The last free convict would win $1 million, which would then be donated to one of his or her victims. Reportedly, the show had already booked one celebrity hunter—Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)—but couldn’t find a studio willing to produce it.
(Yikes! Thank goodness this one never saw the light of day!)
Youngest-ever Mouseketeer: 7-year-old Mindy Feldman. Oldest: 17-year-old Larry Larsen.