*People Magazine tells us Neil Patrick Harris was SNUBBED by the Emmys. I honestly didn't know what he even would have been nominated for until I clicked (yes, they got me) the headline to see his "PERFECT RESPONSE."
*Well, that was interesting: Danny Kaye on his show is doing what today would be considered an over-the-top flat-out racist sketch making fun of the Japanese. His partner in the scene, participating in full and trying unsuccessfully not to break up? Harry Belafonte.
*Starting an episode of The Love Boat is like opening presents Christmas morning: The theme song builds the anticipation until you finally see who the guest stars are. Nothing like it on TV.
*Appalling bait and switch by The Andy Griffith Show, which spent an entire episode building up a fight between Jack Dodson and Allen Melvin only to ruin Melvin's bully character at the last minute. For shame, TAGS. For shame.
*I was prepared for anything this morning, or so I thought until I saw Tom Bradford in a blind double date situation with TV's Vera, Beth Howland.
*Nothing like putting on the A-Team and seeing corporate heel Art Metrano berating his lackey who happens to be played by the future Most Interesting Man in the World (the original one). All this, plus everyone keeps going back to the zoo for some reason.
*Well, it's summer again, and you know what that means. Yep, time for me to make some extra money by offering my services as a special troubleshooting referee.
*It's a full day later, and I still don't know why Joey Bishop's character calling Guy Marks' character "the Italian Raymond Massey" is funny. I may have to go back to 1980s sitcoms for a day or two while I work this one out.
*Bob Seger's catalog is now available for streaming. Sorry, but I can't condone anything that makes it possible for "Old Time Rock and Roll" to be heard on another platform.
Cultureshark's Bottom 5: 5 worst things about Summer
I mean, really
It's the best season
Don't hate on it
To reiterate: nothing
Words of Wisdom
"In the world of the waterfront, retribution is swift, violence assured."
--The narrator on an episode of Harbor Command making the show sound a lot more bad-ass than it ever is