Oct 23, 2010

Odds and Ends…

I have been traveling, so I need to catch up on a few odds and ends.

RIP, Mr. C
Another classic TV icon passed this week. Tom Bosley, famous to a generation as Happy Day’s Howard Cunningham, Richie’s dad, Marion’s wife and Fonzie’s landlord, died of heart failure of following a long battle with lung cancer. Bosley’s gravely voice was often the voice of reason, often the voice of exasperation in the Cunningham household.  Bosley first gained notoriety on the Broadway stage in the 50’s, winning a Tony Award for the musical Fiorello!. He later returned to the stage to originate the role of Maurice in the musical version of Beauty and the Beast. But he was best known for his roles on television. In addition to his long run on Happy Days, he also experienced success with a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote and The Father Dowling Mysteries.  RIP, Tom Bosley October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010.

The Game is Afoot
On PBS (yes, your TV still gets PBS), Masterpiece Mystery is premiering the British import, Sherlock, a modern take on the classic sleuth. Reviews are strong. It is also of interest to see Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. Freeman starred in the British version of The Office and has just been announced to star as Bilbo Baggins in the Peter Jackson helmed film of The Hobbit.  Sherlock on PBS, Sundays, Oct. 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 2010. Check local listings for times. If you enjoy it, be sure to give financial support to your local PBS station.

It’s just a jump to the left!

If you’re a Gleek or if you’re sweet transvestite, or both, you’ll want to be sure to catch Tuesday’s episode of Glee. The cast pays tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Early pictures look like they have a lot of fun with it, and the soundtrack is already available on iTunes.  And you can watch the full Time Warp rendition here. The Rocky Horror Glee Show, Tuesday on Fox, 8/7C.

More to Come.

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