Posts Tagged ‘Your Show of Shows’

148 Bonnie Meadow Road

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

RemingtonHumor, it is often said, serves us best when it is grounded in reality.  The Dick Van Dyke Show espoused this theorem.

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My Favorite Hero

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

RemingtonEverybody has a favorite movie star.  For some of us, it’s an everyman, like Tom Hanks or Jimmy Stewart.  For some of us, it’s a sex symbol, like Marilyn Monroe or Jennifer Lopez.  For some of us, it’s an action hero.  The 1982 movie My Favorite Year pays homage to the last genre.  Set in 1954, My Favorite Year focuses on one week in the life of junior television comedy writer Benjy Stone and his idol, Alan Swann.

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Origins: “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Carl Reiner created The Dick Van Dyke Show as a parallel to his own life as a television comedy writer.  Indeed, Reiner initially played the main character, Robert Petrie, in a failed television pilot.

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