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    3 Stooges

    TCM ran it last month, on March 3. It will be on DVD, June 5.
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    1940's Comedy Movie Short on a train

    {font:Times New Roman}[CAUGHT ON THE BOUNCE (1952)|http://threestooges.net/filmography/episode/329]{font} {font:Times New Roman} {font} {font:Times New Roman} {font} {font:Times New Roman} {font} {font:Times New Roman}The short, starring Joe Besser, will be released on DVD June 5, 2012 in "The Three Stooges: Rare Treasures From the Columbia Studios Vault," part of the box set "The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection." At some later date (TBA), Sony's indicated that "Rare Treasures" will also be available separately.{font}
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    Goofy scheduling in April

    DO DETECTIVES THINK? (1927), 4/23 6AM PUTTING PANTS ON PHILIP (1927), 4/23 6:30AM YOU'RE DARN TOOTIN (1928), 4/23 7AM BIG BUSINESS (1929), 4/23 8:30AM DOUBLE WHOOPEE (1929), 4/23 9AM ANGORA LOVE (1929), 4/23 TBA HABEAS CORPUS (1928), 4/23 TBA TWO TARS (1928), 4/23 TBA The 8 newly scored Laurel & Hardy silents, shown a couple months ago, are rescheduled for April 23 6AM - 10AM Eastern. Five are listed with airtimes in the TCM database; the remaining three times are still unknown.
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    Mabel Albertson

    > {quote:title=C.Bogle wrote: > }{quote}Yes, Paul Hartman could really dance... > Paul Hartman and his wife Grace had a dance/comedy act, were headliners in 1920s vaudeville, and on Broadway in the '30s and '40s. They each won the 1948 Tony for Best Performer in a Musical-Comedy. You can catch them in the Frank Sinatra musical HIGHER AND HIGHER (1943), which turns up on TCM once or twice a year; it's on WHV DVD too. There was an episode of MAYBERRY RFD, where Paul and fellow hoofer Ken Berry did a number together.
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    Mabel Albertson

    > {quote:title=voranis wrote:}{quote} > I read that they always did such a good job of arranging scenes that most viewers were unaware of Howard McNear's limited mobility. I have been watching for it since the show began running on TV Land. I believe the first episode in which he returned was the one in which Barney gets the anniversary watch. There was a bit of fuddled dialogue when he says something and Barney says, "What?" and it seems like something went wrong with the dialogue there, but in all the confusion of the party, it fit right in. When they were all leaving, Floyd was already out the door, and kind of shuffled along with someone's hand on his shoulder, I think. The anniversary watch episode, "Barney's Physical," was from the 5th season. Howard McNear returned to the GRIFFITH SHOW during (approx.) last 1/3 of the 4th season, appearing in "Divorce Mountain Style," "The Rumor" (the only episode where he shared a scene with Jim Nabors, whose 'Gomer' character was originally introduced to fill the void created when McNear suffered his first stroke), and a couple other episodes. GRIFFITH wasn't the only show to accomdate Howard. Prior to his illness, McNear made some bit appearances on GUNSMOKE as the proprietor of the general store (he costarred on the 1950s radio show as 'Doc'). When he returned to work in 1964, GUNSMOKE brought him back a few more times. He stopped doing GUNSMOKE when Don Knotts left the GRIFFITH SHOW, and the 'Howard' and 'Goober' characters were given more screen time. > {quote:title=voranis wrote: > }{quote}I wonder where the new barber shop was in Mayberry after Emmett took over Floyd's? > > > > And I wonder what happened to the mayor? I didn't like Parley Baer much as Mayor Stoner; he never really seemed to fit in. Dick Francis as Mayor Pike was hilarious to me--I loved the way his opinion drifted with the wind--or more accurately, with the last proposal on the town council." We never see a barber in Mayberry again, until the 3rd season episode of RFD "Hair", when Emmett decides to buy a toupee. Obviously, it wasn't the same barbershop storefront; in fact, that was the year RFD moved exterior shooting from Culver City's 40 Acres backlot, to the WB backlot in Burbank. The barber? Played by none other than Allan Melvin, in his 9th visit to Mayberry. The last mention of a mayor is season 6's "The Cannon." The Mayor is on vacation in Hawaii, so the town water commissioner (played by Byron Foulger) is chosen to award the Governor the key to the city at the Founder's Day Parade. The Mayor character was dropped for several reasons, per writers Jack Elinson and Harvey Bullock, who each were past guests at Mayberry Days in Mt. Airy NC. One, it was decided that the character was unnecessary to create conflict for Andy; the situations created by Barney, Gomer, Floyd, etc., served that function well. And budgetary reasons... salaries of the regular cast were going up, production inflation, and Jim Nabors was elevated to recurring costar status. Only so much screen time to go around to a fairly large cast for a 1/2-hour ensemble-format sitcom. By late season 8, and the introduction of Ken Berry in "Sam For Town Council," it was implied that the town had reorganized its government, and no longer had a mayor; the head of the Town Council (Sam) was the defacto mayor. The portrayal of the Council and Sam during all 3 seasons of RFD supports that presumption.
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    Mabel Albertson

    > {quote:title=voranis wrote:}{quote} > > > > supposedly Emmett and Martha had just moved to Mayberry from Mount Pilot after Floyd retired (Howard McNear having passed away right after the last episode of season 7 was filmed). Howard McNear retired for health reasons toward the end of season 7. As that season progressed, he began to suffer a series of minor strokes (on top of the debilitating stroke he suffered in the middle of the 3rd season). He was noticably slower in the episode "Floyd's Barbershop," and in the next episode "Goober's Contest" it was apparent to everyone that he could no longer continue. McNear moved to the Motion Picture Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, and died two years later in early 1969. Another inconsistency, ref: Emmett & Martha's residency... at first, it was said that Emmett ran his fix-it shop in Mt. Pilot, and then moved to Mayberry. Later, it was mentioned that he ran the shop out of his home garage, and the Clarks had always lived in Mayberry. An episode of RFD had he and Martha paying off their 20-year mortgage, and Emmett retiring (shortlived). I didn't see it mentioned earlier (I apologize if I overlooked), but Mabel Albertson was Cloris Leachman's mother-in-law. There was a period of a couple years in the early 1980s when Cloris took a sabbatical from acting to care for Mabel, who was terminally ill with Alzheimers.
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    AUGUST SCHEDULE IS UP!

    > {quote:title=Kinokima wrote:}{quote} > 31- ? (not showing up on the schedule) Another glitch in the renovations... May 31 and July 31 do not show up on those respective months either. You can find the 31st's schedules with the daily and weekly options. (As of a few minutes ago, the August info wasn't yet available in those formats.)
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    THE OLD BULL (1932) Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts Tuesday 12/28 9:39PM Eastern
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    March Schedule Is Posted

    [March 2011 schedule|http://www.tcm.com/schedule/month/?cid=N&timezone=EST&oid=3/1/2011]
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    MAID IN HOLLYWOOD (1934) Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly Saturday 11/13 11:38AM Eastern
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    Carl Reiner's THE COMIC

    > {quote:title=yanceycravat wrote:}{quote} > Van Dyke he was shocked to find out from Stan that neither Stan nor Ollie owned the rights to their characters and subsequently their own likenesses. > {quote:title=yanceycravat wrote:}{quote} Long, detailed, sad story, short version... In the early 1960s Larry Harmon (of "Bozo" fame) contracted with Stan, and Lucille Hardy, for marketing rights to Laurel & Hardy, specifically for his planned cartoon series and misc. tie-in products. Somewhere along the way, Harmon leveraged the agreement to secure trademark rights to L&H in perpetuity. The Harmon TM ownership has been challenged in the past by the families, but upheld. The Harmon situation has no bearing on the films.
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    Actors who play themselves

    Two that spring to mind right away... - Eddie & Ida Cantor in the opening and closing scenes of THE EDDIE CANTOR STORY (1953), in a Warner Bros. Studio theatre, for a private screening of the title film starring Keefe Brasselle - Mack Sennett in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE KEYSTONE KOPS (1954)
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    Edgar Bergen & Shemp Howard

    PURE FEUD (1934) 10/23 8:48AM Eastern Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy 1-reeler, with a cameo appearance by Shemp Howard
  14. *[December 2010|http://www.tcm.com/schedule/month/?cid=N&timezone=EST&oid=12/1/2010]* Mickey Rooney - Star of the Month
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    BEAUTY AND THE BUS (1933) Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly Sunday 7/18 9:39PM Eastern

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