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Friday's TV Trivia

Friday, February 08, 2013

In 1953, Danny Thomas’s family sitcom Make Room for Daddy debuted on ABC. Thomas was ordered, against his wishes, to cast Jean Hagen as his wife, Margaret. Hagen was beloved and received three Emmy nominations. But off-screen, Thomas couldn’t stand her attitude or what he considered her slovenly appearance. “For God’s sake, Jean,” he once yelled during a rehearsal, “put on high heels, put on a little lipstick!” After the third season, Hagen quit the show, but she was too popular for the role to be recast. Thomas made sure Hagen could never return even if she wanted to: When the fourth season of Make Room for Daddy premiered in 1956, viewers were shocked to learn that Margaret was dead. She was the first main character ever killed off on a family sitcom.

Quentin Tarantino’s showbiz debut was as an Elvis impersonator on The Golden Girls.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/8/2013 9:09PM


Our cable has an oldies channel
and that is one of the shows. It just
started running so she is still on there.

I emoticon watching those old
shows. Even the ones I don't remember
Others are Perry Mason (REALLY GOOD
plots!), Mission Impossible, Donna Reed,
The Man From UNCLE (one of my older
brother's faves!), Petticoat Junction,
My Three Sons, That Girl (LOVED Marlo!),
Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke, Daniel Boone,
The Bill Valley, The Wild Wild West,
The Rifleman, Lost In Space, Batman,
Hogan's Heros, Star Trek (SO AHEAD
of its time!), Kojak, Patty Duke, Mr Ed,
The Green Hornet (with Bruce Lee),
Green Acres, Safari, The Rebel, Bonanza
(cute, young Michael Landon!), Wagon Train,
HIghway Patrol, Emergency and others

SORRY for the LONG reply.
I am a nostalgic person.


With Spark's help,
I think the BEST is YET to COME !

Have a Wonderful Weekend !

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FCARMICH 2/8/2013 3:05PM


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TWEETYKC00 2/8/2013 8:41AM

    Gotta love the trivia, thanks!

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JUDITHANNIE 2/8/2013 8:23AM

  Wow, didn't know that. It seems so weird for a man who started St. Jude's Hospital. I guess it takes all kinds. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 2/8/2013 8:04AM

    Interesting! Today the could bring her back from the dead.

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CAT609 2/8/2013 7:12AM

    Wow, interesting.

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