R.I.P. Adam West

Well, this was sad when I saw this today. 

Adam West, who was best known for starring in the 1960s TV series Batman, died on Friday, June 9, after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88.

I remember watching him as “Batman” when I was a kid. I always thought he was handsome, even when I was that young. 

I’ll tell you, the entertainers that I grow up watching are dying. They were a part of my youth and I will always remember watching them. 

R.I.P. Adam West, you entertained us with your talent.



I Smell Cake

Well, another star from my you has past away. 

Chuck Harris died today at the age of 87. 

Of course I remember watching him on “The Gong Show” growing up. As much as that sgow was stupid, I sat there watching every time. Oh, how I wanted to hit that gong myself. 

I’ll tell you, the stars that I grew up watching are getting older and passing away. I’m glad that I have fond memories of them and there shows. 

R.I.P. Chuck Barris.

It All Started With This Show

When I first started this blog, my first posts were about Dancing with the Stars. Now season 24 is about to start. 

So like I’ve done in the past. I will post all of the stars and their partners. 

Then I will be my early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy. And who I think needs to be voted off first. 

Throughout the season, I will post me mini-review of the show and my favorite song(s) from the night. 

So, here’s to Season 24. 


(In no particular order)

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber


Bonner Bolton Model & bull rider Sharna Burgess


Charo Actress, comedian & singer Keoikantse Motsepe


Erika Jayne Singer & reality television star Gleb Savchenko


Rashad Jennings NFL running back Emma Slater


Chris Kattan Actor & comedian Witney Carson


Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Artem Chigvintsev


Normani Kordei Fifth Harmony singer Valentin Chmerkovskiy


Heather Morris Glee actress & dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy


David Ross Former MLB catcher Lindsay Arnold


Mr. T Actor & former wrestler Kym Johnson


Nick Viall The Bachelor star Peta Murgatroyd


My early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy…

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber

Will see if my pick changes after I watch the show Monday night. 

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. 

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls053181649/videoplayer/vi952153625

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. 

Host:
Stephen Colbert

Attended By:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Honoree:
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”)

Honoree:
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)

Honoree:
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)

Honoree:
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”)

Honoree:
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?

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.


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