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23 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

2) Hint#1) This TV comic legend was also well known for popular movie stardom in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Gotta be the Great One Jackie Gleason ?

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17 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Gotta be the Great One Jackie Gleason ?

Yes. I belonged to the Capitol Record Club and I was shocked to see all these records that he had written music for-- in addition to that beautiful theme for " The Honeymooners ".

 And it was amazing that he maintained his television career along with all of those hit movies from "The Hustler to "Smokey and the Bandit."

Well, to tally it up, Miles got 1 and Lav got 2.

Lav, your thread and thanks for hanging in there with it. LOL

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I'm guessing it was Walt Disney, since his Wonderful World of Color was a promotion for Disneyland

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7 hours ago, shutoo said:

I'm guessing it was Walt Disney, since his Wonderful World of Color was a promotion for Disneyland

Excellent guess,  You're up Shutoo

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Here's a little something for everyone...below are 30 places of employment for a main character (or characters) of a tv show..the shows are heavy on comedy, and span over 50 years. Some are easy, some a little more difficult..guess as many as you like.  Can you name the tv show and the character who worked at: 


1.  Cunningham Aircraft                        
2.  Madison High School                         
3.  Hemple's Department Store                   
4.  Tracey Grammar School                      
5.  Livingston, Gentry & Mishkin Advertising     
6.  Gateman, Goodbury and Graves                    
7.  L.A. Tribune                                 
8.  Spacely Sprockets                             
9.  McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak         
10. Newsview Magazine                            
11. Winfried-Louder Dept. Store                   
12. Above the Top                                
13. Food Circus                                  
14. Arcade Flower Shop                            
15. N.Y. Herald                                    
16. Kressler's Dept. Store                         
17. Blush Magazine                               
18. Gotham Bus Co.                                 
19. Herb's Garage                                  ..
20. Sloan Travel                                   
21. McMann and Tate                              
22. The Los Angeles Sun                            
23. Buy the Book                                   
24. Walt Whitman High School 
25. Dino's                      
26. Copa Club                                  
27. Dunder Mifflin                                 
28. International Artists Inc. 
29. Blue Moon
30. FYI                    I

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3 hours ago, shutoo said:

Here's a little something for everyone...below are 30 places of employment for a main character (or characters) of a tv show..the shows are heavy on comedy, and span over 50 years. Some are easy, some a little more difficult..guess as many as you like.  Can you name the tv show and the character who worked at: 


1.  Cunningham Aircraft                        
2.  Madison High School                         
3.  Hemple's Department Store                   
4.  Tracey Grammar School                      
5.  Livingston, Gentry & Mishkin Advertising     
6.  Gateman, Goodbury and Graves                    
7.  L.A. Tribune                                 
8.  Spacely Sprockets                             
9.  McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak         
10. Newsview Magazine                            
11. Winfried-Louder Dept. Store                   
12. Above the Top                                
13. Food Circus                                  
14. Arcade Flower Shop                            
15. N.Y. Herald                                    
16. Kressler's Dept. Store                         
17. Blush Magazine                               
18. Gotham Bus Co.                                 
19. Herb's Garage                                  ..
20. Sloan Travel                                   
21. McMann and Tate                              
22. The Los Angeles Sun                            
23. Buy the Book                                   
24. Walt Whitman High School 
25. Dino's                      
26. Copa Club                                  
27. Dunder Mifflin                                 
28. International Artists Inc. 
29. Blue Moon
30. FYI                    I

I'll start it with these

1. Life of Riley- Cunningham Aircraft

3. Rhoda works at Hemples

7. Lou Grant- LA Tribune

9. LA Law

16. Gloria Stivak - worked at Kressler's Dept. Store

17. Just Shoot Me

19 Taxi 

21. Bewitched

 


 

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4 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

I'll start it with these

1. Life of Riley- Cunningham Aircraft

3. Rhoda works at Hemples

7. Lou Grant- LA Tribune

9. LA Law

16. Gloria Stivak - worked at Kressler's Dept. Store

17. Just Shoot Me

19 Taxi 

21. Bewitched

1. Chester A. Riley/Life of Riley

3.mmmm...half right...show?

7, 9, 17..correct--entire cast

16 ..show?  21 character?

19 is incorrect (Taxi was the Sunshine Cab Co)

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3 hours ago, shutoo said:

1. Chester A. Riley/Life of Riley

3.mmmm...half right...show?

7, 9, 17..correct--entire cast

16 ..show?  21 character?

19 is incorrect (Taxi was the Sunshine Cab Co)

3.   Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda

16. All In The Family, Gloria

19. Happy Days (knew it had to be one or the other) Fonzie

21. Darrin works there for Larry

and

10. Newsview Magazine is That Girl, Donald worked there

29. Moonlighting, Maddie and David loved this show

30. Murphy Brown, the whole cast except for Eldin- loved, loved this show

Actually I watched and loved all these shows. I recognize a few more. but other posters probably haven't seen the question yet

 

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#8 Spacely Sprockets is where George Jetson of "The Jetsons" worked.

#18 Gotham Bus Company employed Ralph Kramden, played by Jackie Gleason on "The Honeymooners".

#23 Buy The Book was the book store run by Ellen DeGeneres on her sitcom.

#24 Walt Whitman High School was the name of the school on "Room 222", which featured Lloyd Haynes and Karen Valentine.

#25 Dino's was a restaurant on "77 Sunset Strip" where Edd "Kookie" Byrnes worked as a parking attendant.  It was adjacent to the law offices of Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer, who were played by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Roger Smith, respectively.

#26 The Copa Club was a New York nightclub where Danny Williams worked as an entertainer.  He was played by Danny Thomas on "Make Room For Daddy", later known as "The Danny Thomas Show".

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Correct on all, MilesArcher!  

to save everyone from having to look back to see which are still unanswered, here are the places of employment waiting to be matched to their tv show/character:

2. Madison High School

4. Tracey Grammar School

5. Livingston, Gentry & Mishkin Advertising

6. Gateman Goodbury and Graves

11. Winfried-Louder Dept. Store

12. Above the Top

13. Food Circus

14. Arcade Flower Shop

15. N.Y. Herald

20. Sloan Travel

22. The Los Angeles Sun

27. Dunder-Mifflin

28. International Artists, Inc.

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 Here are a few more:

#2   Madison High school is where Our Miss Brooks worked as a teacher.  She was played by Eve Arden.

#4  Tracey Grammar school is, I believe, where Emily Hartley (Suzanne Pleshette) taught school on "The Bob Newhart Show".

#5  Livingston, Gentry, and Mishkin is the advertising agency where Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari worked on "Bosom Buddies".

#11  Winfried-Louder Dept. Store was where Drew Carey worked on "The Drew Carey Show"

#14  Arcade Flower Shop was where Janet (Joyce de Witt) worked on "Three's Company".

 

 

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That's 5 more for MilesArcher!! (including 14, which I thought was tough..had to look that one up..)

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Here are a few more:

 

#6  Gateman, Goodbury, And Graves  - Look at the names.  It has to be the funeral home where Herman Munster worked in "The Munsters".  He was played by Fred Gwynne.

#12  Above The Top was the restaurant from "It's A Living" where the cast worked.  It was on the top floor of a skyscraper hotel.  Ann Jillian played one of the waitresses, Cassie.

#13  Food Circus is where Naomi (Dorothy Lyman) worked in "Momma's Family".

#27  Dunder-Mifflin was the paper company in Pennsylvania where the cast of "The Office" worked.  Steve Carell was the star.

 

Shutoo, I'm done.  I don't know the rest, so perhaps it's time for the answers.

 

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I'll list the remaining 4 with some hints..if no one guesses, I'll post the answers: 

15. N.Y. Herald  (popular 1970 sit com..copied many times, both leads won Emmy's..)

20. Sloan Travel (80's sit com, 2 female leads, one from sketch comedy, one from tv mostly drama)

22. The Los Angeles Sun (popular 60's sit com, title character doesn't work..his roomie works here)

28. International Artists Inc. (50's sit com..film actress transition to tv; about a talent agency)

 

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I thought the clues would help..guess not..

15. the NY Herald is where Oscar Madison was a sports writer in The Odd Couple

20. Kate McArdle (Susan Saint James) worked at Sloan Travel in Kate and Allie

22. As a reporter for the Los Angeles Sun, Tim O'Hara (Bill Bixby) found a space ship, but couldn't print the story in My Favorite Martian

28. Private Secretary Susie McNamara (Ann Sothern) worked at International Artists Inc (in syndication, the title was Susie)

thanks for playing!  With 15 correct, MilesArcher edges out Lavenderblue for the thread!

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After the success of the Davy Crockett series, Walt Disney hoped to gain additional success with series about some other early American legends. some based on fact, and one completely made up.  Do you remember these theme songs?

Andy's on the move,

Andy won't rest.

Andy Burnett, he's a traveling west.

 

or this one:

 

Elfego was wise and Elfego was strong,

Elfego El Gato, who made right from wrong.

And the legend was that, like El Gato the cat,

Nine live had Elfego Baca.

 

Or:

His turned up white stetson and pearl handled gun

Were known both far and wide,

But Texas John Slaughter made 'em do what the oughter,

Cause if they didn't, they died.

 

And one more:

Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat.

Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox is at.

Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, hiding in the glen.

Nobody knows when he'll fight again.

 

Can you name the four actors who played these heroes?  For bonus points, can you name the young fellow from "The Mickey Mouse Club" who played the nephew of the Swamp Fox?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andy was Jerome Courtland

The man with nine lives was Robert Loggia-- my personal favorite

Texas John Slaughter was Tom Tryon

Swamp Fox was Leslie Nielsen

 

Miles-- My guess would be Cubby. But, I haven't seen any of this stuff in more than 50 years. LOL

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11 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Andy was Jerome Courtland

The man with nine lives was Robert Loggia-- my personal favorite

Texas John Slaughter was Tom Tryon

Swamp Fox was Leslie Nielsen

 

Miles-- My guess would be Cubby. But, I haven't seen any of this stuff in more than 50 years. LOL

Miles, is this answer correct?

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22 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

And one more:

Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat.

Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox is at.

Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, hiding in the glen.

Nobody knows when he'll fight again.

 

Can you name the four actors who played these heroes?  For bonus points, can you name the young fellow from "The Mickey Mouse Club" who played the nephew of the Swamp Fox?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think Leslie Nielson's nephew was played by Tim Considine (Marty Markham in Spin and Marty)

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Princess is correct with the four actors.    Tom Tryon was from the Hartford, Connecticut area.  There is a well known clothing store in Hartford called Stackpole, Moore, and Tryon.  It dates back to the 1800's.  After Stackpole and Moore passed away, the Tryon family became the sole owners.  Young Tom did not want to follow in the family business and opted instead for a career in acting.  He starred in a remake of "Winchester 73" and a big film for Otto Preminger called "The Cardinal", but he soon tired of acting and instead turned to writing,  His supernatural story, "The Other" became a movie in 1972 that starred famed acting teacher Uta Hagen.  Now known as Thomas Tryon, he never went back to acting.

Lavender is correct with Tim Considine, but of course, he played the role of Spin in the "Spin And Marty" serials.  It was David Stollery who played Marty Markham.  Tim Considine had auditioned for the role of Marty, but he said he would rather play the part of Spin, so he recommended David Stollery, with whom he had worked in a movie called "Her Twelve Men" with Greer Garson".  Later he worked with Greer Garson again in "Sunrise At Campobello", which was made the same year as the "Swamp Fox" series. 

 

After all that, Princess gets the thread.    

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