I Smell Cake*

Well, today was a sad day for an icon from youth. 

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

I was a fan of her show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” 

I watched the reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke,” but know her better from her own show. 

So sad that our stars from are youth are passing away. 

At least we will always have her TV shows and movies to watch. 

And here is one of my Top 10 TV Theme songs…

R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore. 

You did turn the world on with your smile. 

In Memoriam

In memory of all that have past away in 2016. Here are three different versions of In Memoriam. Hopefully there will be no more deaths for the rest of the year. 


Kennedy Center Honors

One of my favorite shows to watch in December is the Kennedy Center Honors. 

Here are the 2016 Honorees.

2016’s honorees, including pianist Martha Argerich, rock legends The Eagles, actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Here is how these honorees were honor on the show. 

Stephen Colbert

Attended By:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

James Taylor

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
President William Jefferson Clinton (Spoken Tribute)
Darius Rucker (Performs “Sweet Baby James”/”Carolina in My Mind”)
Sheryl Crow (Performs “Fire & Rain”/”Your Smiling Face”)
Yo-Yo Ma (Spoken Tribute)
Garth Brooks (Performs “Shower the People”)
James Taylor Tribute Cast (Performs “How Sweet It Is”)

Al Pacino

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Chris O’Donnell (Spoken Tribute and Tango Performance from “Scent of a Woman” with Gabrielle Anwar)
Bobby Cannavale (Spoken Tribute)
Lily Rabe (Performance Tribute)
Laurence Fishburne (Performance Tribute)
Kevin Spacey (Spoken Tribute)
Gabrielle Anwar (Tango Performance from “Scent of a Woman” with Chris O’Donnell)
Sean Penn (Spoken Tribute)

Mavis Staples

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Bonnie Raitt (Spoken Tribute and Performance of “We Shall Not Be Moved”/”Freedom Highway” with Andra Day)
Elle King (Performs “Respect Yourself”/”I’ll Take You There”)
Don Cheadle (Spoken Tribute)
Andra Day (Performs “We Shall Not Be Moved”/”Freedom Highway” with Bonnie Raitt)

Martha Argerich

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Jeff Goldblum (Spoken Tribute)
Itzhak Perlman (Performs “Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, in G, Op. 30, No. 3. Allegro Vivace (Third Movement)” with Yefim Bronfman)
Yefim Bronfman (Performs “Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, in G, Op. 30, No. 3. Allegro Vivace (Third Movement)” with Itzhak Perlman)
Placido Domingo (Spoken Tribute)
Yuja Wang (Performs “Piazzola Grand Tango”)

John F. Kennedy Tribute Segment:
Jack Schlossberg, Rose Schlossberg and Tatiana Schlossberg Grandchildren of John F. Kennedy (Spoken Tribute)
Cynthia Erivo (Performs “The Impossible Dream” from the Broadway musical “Man of La Mancha”)

The Eagles

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Ringo Starr (Spoken Tribute)
Kings of Leon (Performs “Take It Easy”)
Vince Gill (Performs “Peaceful Easy Feeling”)
Bob Seger (Performs “Heartache Tonight”)
Juanes (Performs “Hotel California” with Steve Vai and Steuart Smith)
Steve Vai (Performs “Hotel California” with Juanes and Steuart Smith)
Steuart Smith (Performs “Hotel California” with Juanes and Steve Vai)
Eagles Tribute Cast (Performs “Life in the Fast Lane”)

Side Note:

The honor for the Eagles in particular will be bittersweet, as founding member Glenn Frey died in January. The group was scheduled to be honored in 2015 but postponed due to Frey’s declining health. Band members Don HenleyJoe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit are expected to attend the ceremony. (From Los Angeles Times by Mark Olsen.)

Once again, the Kennedy Center Honors show is as entertaining as in previous years. Let’s see who will be honored in 2017. 

Do You Remember…


240-Robert is an American drama series that ran on ABC from 1979 to 1981. The series title is a reference to the call-sign designation for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department‘s search and rescue/paramedicteams.

The main characters of the show were:

I think this was the first show that I fell in love with Mark Harmon!

I couldn’t tell you anything aabout any of the episodes. But I do remember hI’m.

This might be one show I need tone watch again.

All I Want for Christmas Is You

I don’t watch the James Corden show, but I do enjoy watching his Carpool Karaoke.

Here is one of his latest.

James caps off 2016 with a Christmas edition of Carpool Karaoke featuring Mariah Carey, Adele, Lady Gaga and other guests throughout the year to sing Mariah’s classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

1966 Most Popular TV Shows

Here is a list of the Most Popular TV shows in 1966:

1. Bonanza (NBC)

2. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)

3. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

4. The Lucy Show (CBS)

5. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)

6. Green Acres (CBS)

7. Daktari (CBS)

8. Bewitched (ABC)

9. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)

10. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)

See more at: http://www.pop-culture.us/Annual/1966.html#sthash.F8ongjqG.dpuf

TV Icon Alan Thicke has Died

I Smell Cake* #1

Well, an actor from my youth has past away today…

Alan Thicke – ‘Growing Pains’ Actor Dies at 69.

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Alan Thicke, best known for his work on Growing Pains and for being the father of singer Robin Thicke, has died at the age of 69.

The legendary actor reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter on Tuesday (December 13) and was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.

Did you know that Thicke had a successful career as a TV theme song composer, often collaborating with his then-wife Gloria Loring on these projects, which included the themes to the popular sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. (from Wikipedia.com)



R.I.P. Alan Thicke… 2016 has taken a lot of the stars we grew up with.

*“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.‘s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

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