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Sunday, August 12, 2007

MERV GRIFFIN RIP

Since we had all of about 4 tv channels when I was a kid, I saw more episodes of Mike Douglass and Merv Griffin then I care to admit. Mike passed away a couple of years ago and now Merv joins him on that great talk show set in the sky this weekend. Before he hosted a talk show and made millions off of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Griffin was a big band singer. Go on it sing it...you know the words.

2 comments:

O.M.O.M. said...

Ahh, the days of just getting the big 3, PBS and whatever UHF stations that your antenna could pick up. The sound of the antenna rotor turning is a fond memory from my youth, along with the "ca-chunk" of an 8-track player changing programs. My kids couldn't survive if the were unable to view Full House and Hanna Montanna at least 46 times per day.

E. S. Furniss said...

When I tell my kids about those days they have this look of horror in their eyes...like they can't understand how we only watched cartoons on Saturday mornings...or that if you watched a movie on tv it was hosted by a clown or a guy dressed like Superman but with a big red clown nose.

I do have to say....there were some perks to those hand full of channel days. The after school programming was usually chock full of classic tv reruns and the primetime shows were a heck of a lot better.

Plus the only reality tv we had was Battle of the Network Stars which was dominated by America's greatest living actor, Robert Conrad.