There’s a lot of magic and humor practiced in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, this energetic and offbeat comedy captures the best feelings about being young.
Charlie McCarthy was the impudent little dummy who sat upon the lap of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, his creator, and entertained millions every week with his comedy.
In “Young Frankenstein” Mel Brooks did for the horror movie what he did earlier for the Western in ‘Blazing Saddles.’ The result is a very, very funny movie.
The vintage ‘Real People’ TV show debuted in 1979, and focused on everyday folks and their stories, ranging from heartwarming to silly to strange.
Mork & Mindy was a sitcom that starred a hilarious young Robin Williams as alien visitor Mork, and Pam Dawber co-starred as his earthling girlfriend (later his wife) Mindy McConnell.
Remember Lucy and the chocolate factory? Many people consider this classic scene from ‘Job Switching’ one of the series’ funniest.
The movie ‘Stand By Me’ evokes childhood memories, condensing them into a remarkably realistic weekend excursion by four boys on the verge of their teens.
Max Headroom was a unique sci-fi satire TV show starring the inimitable Matt Frewer as the computer-generated star. Despite its short run, it made a max impact on pop culture.
The Annie movie from 1982 was based on the award-winning Broadway play, and was a no-lose combination of sweet-faced orphans, a lovable dog, foot-tapping musical numbers, and an all-star cast.
Featuring stars like Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno, ‘The Electric Company’ was a fab ’70s TV show for kids too old for Sesame Street. With lots of humor and music, this troupe made reading fun.
MTV, a ’round-the-clock television channel for viewers who grew up on rock ‘n’ roll, started with a library of 400 music videos, and went on to delight millions of viewers.
‘Let’s Make a Deal’ is the most successful audience participation show in television history. It has lasted for more than 10 years on ABC, always at or near the top in daytime ratings.
In a spangled vest and elbow-length gloves, black bikini, black opera hose and steep ankle-strap wedgies, Tim Curry as Dr Frank N Furter, makes his grand entrance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an outrageous camp musical based on the stage hit.
On The Andy Griffith Show in 1964, Nabors let loose with his deep natural voice, and stunned America. Here’s Gomer Pyle astonishing the citizens of Mayberry with his voice.
Pocketful ‘o songs Listen! You can hear it — a melody sometimes strong and soaring; sometimes sad and faraway. The words make a story, too
Where Did Our Love Go? The first #1 hit for The Supremes, “Where Did Our Love Go” was originally written for fellow Motown group