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FReeper Canteen ~ Most Excellent Adventures in TV Land ~ 26 Aug 2005
August 25, 2005 | Beachn4fun/Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/25/2005 5:59:52 PM PDT by beachn4fun

TIME TRAVEL

ARE YOU READY? The Canteen is about to embark on another journey back in time.

If you're brave enough, climb aboard, no ticket required……we're about to take off.

Come on, hop in, watch your step ...... Let me set my controls.

Buckle up. Now don't be afraid....I know how to fly this thing.......Here we goooooooooo.......

WHOOOOOOSHHHHHHHH

Here we are - 1950s - again? (banging on dash, twisting knobs, pushing levers, repeatedly) I wonder if this thing is broken? Dang it. I thought Jet Jaguar fixed this thing. I’m going to have to have a talk with him. I guess I’ll turn on the television to see what is on.

Do any of you remember these shows?

"The Burns and Allen Show"

1950-1958

Black and White - 30 minutes - CBS

Burns and Allen Cast

George Burns = HIMSELF

Gracie Allen = HERSELF

Blanche Morton = BEA BENADRET

Harry Morton = HAL MARCH

JOHN BROWN

FRED CLARK

LARRY KEATING

Ronnie Burns = HIMSELF

Bill Goodwin = HIMSELF

Harry Von Zell = HIMSELF

Burns and Allen Trivia

THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW began in 1933 and had a successful seventeen-year run. Although they were wed 7 January 1926, Burns and Allen didn't acknowledge it on radio until 1942.

SAMPLE of wit:

Real Estate Agent: I presume the bedrooms are upstairs.

Gracie: Yes, except when you're upstairs. Then they're on the same floor.

THE "GOOD NIGHT, GRACIE" MYTH = It's a show-business myth that Gracie replied to my request to "Say goodnight, Gracie," by saying, "Good night, Gracie." In fact, that's probably one of the most misquoted lines in theater history. Maybe she said it once, but I don't even remember that. She simply said, "Good night." There were many reasons for that, the main one was that I just never thought of it, from now on she will have said it. --George Burns

NO. 1 FAN???

Theme Song

"Love Nest" by Louis A Hisch and Otto Harbach.

Passings

Gracie passed away in 1964. Burns passed away in 1996 at a ripe old age of 100.

Topper

10/9/1953 - 9/30/1955

Black and White - 30 minutes - CBS

78 total episodes

Based on Thorne Smith's book

Topper Cast

Leo G. Carroll as Cosmo Topper

Anne Jeffreys as Marion Kerby

Robert Sterling as George Kerby

Lee Patrick as Henrietta Topper

Thurston Hall as Mr. Schuyler

Buck as Neil

Topper Theme Song

**none listed**

Topper Tidbits

Serious banker Cosmo Topper (Leo G. Carroll) and his wife Henrietta (Lee Patrick) move into a new home. Much to Cosmo's dismay, the house is haunted by the previous owners, George (Robert Sterling) and Marion Kirby (Anne Jeffreys). Worse, only Topper could see or hear them.

The Kerbys had died in a skiing accident on their fifth wedding anniversary. Their beloved St Bernard dog Neil (Buck) had tried to rescue them and lost his life in the attempt. Poor Neil had developed a drinking problem with a preference for brandy.

Passings

Leo G. Carroll died in 1972 of cancer, and Lee Patrick in 1982 of heart problems.

I Love Lucy

10/15/1951 - 6/24/1957

30 minutes B&W - CBS - 179 episodes

Based in part on the radio show "My Favorite Husband

I Love Lucy Cast

Lucille Ball as Lucy (MacGillicuddy) Ricardo

Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo

Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz

William Frawley as Fred Mertz

Little Ricky :

(1953) Richard and Ronald Simmons

(1954-56) Michael and Joseph Mayer

(1956-57) Keith Thibodeaux

I Love Lucy Theme Song

"I Love Lucy" by Harold Adamson and Eliot Daniel

"I love Lucy and she loves me

We're as happy as two can be

Sometimes we quarrel but then

How we love making up again

Lucy kisses like no one can

She's my Mrs. and I'm her man

And life is heaven you see

'Cause I love Lucy

Yes I love Lucy

And Lucy loves me!"

I Love Lucy Tidbits

Lucille Ball was a pathfinder who paved the way for all the women in TV to follow.

She proved women could be the leads and carry a show. Not one show, but several.

She was the first female head of a studio. While running Desilu, her willingness to take a risk lead her to approve production of Mission Impossible and Star Trek. That's right, without Lucille Ball, no Captain Kirk.

She was a woman who didn't mind looking funny, as long as she WAS funny.

None of which takes away from Desi Arnaz's estimable talents as a producer. His "can do" attitude made the "I Love Lucy Show" work. He innovated the three camera filming format still in use today. Previously, shows like this were performed before a live audience and preserved on kinescope which makes poor copies. Desi's filiming of Lucy is the reason there are great copies today.

Passings

William Frawley died in 1966 of a heart attack, Vivian Vance in 1979 of breast and bone cancer, Desi Arnaz in 1986 of lung cancer, and Lucille Ball in 1989 of an acute rupture of the abdominal aorta.

That's the end of the ride for today. Please watch your step on exiting the time machine. Now that I've shown you a few, how about you share something from your memory. Or, if one of these were your favorite show then, share a memory of the best episode for you.

Final note: All information found freely on the Internet

Footnote: Management is not responsible for the accuarcy of historical events. Management is not responsible for lost personal items in the time machine. Finder’s keepers. Shipping and Handling is separate. Taxes are applicable. Void where prohibited. Children under 40 must have parent's approval. When ordering have your credit card ready.



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1 posted on 08/25/2005 5:59:53 PM PDT by beachn4fun
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To: beachn4fun

Good Evening Beachn!


2 posted on 08/25/2005 6:00:14 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; bentfeather; StarCMC; tomkow6; Bethbg79; ...

PING-A-Ling

Over here.

I'm posting early because I must get to bed earlier this time.


3 posted on 08/25/2005 6:00:39 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: beachn4fun

me


4 posted on 08/25/2005 6:01:15 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All


5 posted on 08/25/2005 6:01:38 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: GodBlessUSA

wOO hOO.... wow you must have been lurking....he...he.....

6 posted on 08/25/2005 6:01:41 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: bentfeather

Evening, Ms. Feather. BTW, congrats! I saw your note.


7 posted on 08/25/2005 6:02:16 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

p.s did you see who was in the thread?


8 posted on 08/25/2005 6:02:53 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: beachn4fun

ROTFLOL!!!
Yep, I'm George and Gracie's number 1 fan.
HUGS!


9 posted on 08/25/2005 6:03:16 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun
:)
10 posted on 08/25/2005 6:04:06 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks beachy.


11 posted on 08/25/2005 6:04:22 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: GodBlessUSA

Wow, girlie! You are quick! LOL!


12 posted on 08/25/2005 6:04:38 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: bentfeather; beachn4fun

Good evening!


13 posted on 08/25/2005 6:05:17 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska

My goodness. I haven't seen Mojo all day. I wonder what she could be up to?????

14 posted on 08/25/2005 6:05:18 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: LUV W

Good Evening Luv!


15 posted on 08/25/2005 6:05:45 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Plus you are a star!!! No wonder you wanted to make sure and be here! LOL!


16 posted on 08/25/2005 6:06:08 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good evening, sir. How are you?


17 posted on 08/25/2005 6:06:19 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good evening, Colonel.


18 posted on 08/25/2005 6:06:41 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: beachn4fun

Hi. Thanks for the ping.


19 posted on 08/25/2005 6:06:49 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: bentfeather

Thank you, honor-winner, for the Canteen Blessing. You are a blessing to us!


20 posted on 08/25/2005 6:06:52 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv. Have you heard from your son about the conditions in FL?


21 posted on 08/25/2005 6:07:00 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hi! What's up with you!


22 posted on 08/25/2005 6:07:20 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: BykrBayb

Evening. How are you?


23 posted on 08/25/2005 6:07:21 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: LUV W

I had no idea that I would be there. LOL!!!


24 posted on 08/25/2005 6:07:25 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: bentfeather

How are you doing tonight, sweetie?


25 posted on 08/25/2005 6:07:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: LUV W

I see you noticed that. I'm happy to know that someone reads my thread. LOL


26 posted on 08/25/2005 6:08:17 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: beachn4fun

Yeah--I talked to him about 2 hours ago. He said that they are getting a little wind and maybe some rain in his--and your son's--area. It's only a catagory 1, so he doesn't expect much from it.


27 posted on 08/25/2005 6:08:32 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Doing well, thanks Colonel, and you?


28 posted on 08/25/2005 6:08:39 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: GodBlessUSA

Since you are the number one fan, maybe you have some memories to share with us.


29 posted on 08/25/2005 6:09:02 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: beachn4fun

Why of course I do! Gotta know all about these shows--plus the surprises along the way! :o)


30 posted on 08/25/2005 6:09:20 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: beachn4fun

Just fine, beachy .. and you?


31 posted on 08/25/2005 6:09:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: beachn4fun

Good, I guess. I mean, no problems, but I haven't won the lottery yet either.

How are you?


32 posted on 08/25/2005 6:09:49 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: GodBlessUSA

How funny--glad it was. It's such a cute picture!


33 posted on 08/25/2005 6:10:03 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: LUV W

My son called last night cause I left him an email asking if they were on the alert. He said basically the same thing as your son.


34 posted on 08/25/2005 6:10:15 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: BykrBayb

Well, I guess I'm in the same situation as you. No lottery, yet!


35 posted on 08/25/2005 6:10:46 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I'm doing good. After all, tomorrow is Friday!


36 posted on 08/25/2005 6:11:34 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: bentfeather

Little River Band - Reminiscing

Ready to dance. How about you?

37 posted on 08/25/2005 6:12:24 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: LUV W

I think that I Love Lucy had to be one of the funniest shows on tv at that time. I loved to watch it. She was a great comedian!


38 posted on 08/25/2005 6:13:25 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: beachn4fun; txradioguy; Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; NYTexan; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; ...
CONGRATULATIONS!



A half a world away
Sometimes it seems we're so far apart
But a half a world away
Is not too far for a journey of the heart




GOD BLESS YOU,

JOHN AND B.J.
BYRON AND JESSICA

~~~~LUV W~~~~



GOD BLESS AMERICA!

39 posted on 08/25/2005 6:13:30 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: beachn4fun
Image hosted by TinyPic.com I loved watching George and Gracie late night as a kid. I wish they still played this show. Such clever humor. She played that role brilliantly! Since I love her humor and I can be dizzy, hubby took to calling me Gracie. :) So has AZamericonnie and Lauren. LOL! :)
40 posted on 08/25/2005 6:13:44 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun

They have my picture posted at all the lottery outlets, with explicit instructions not to sell me any winners.


41 posted on 08/25/2005 6:14:12 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: beachn4fun

After what they went through last year, this one just has to be a big yawn! Huh!


42 posted on 08/25/2005 6:14:28 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: beachn4fun
Great thread and sweet dreams, Beachn! You always want to make it to bed before lights out!


43 posted on 08/25/2005 6:14:59 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Goat-Vendor of Hamelin, and Expounder of Troll Logic)
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To: Lady Jag

Evening, LJ. My poor old body is on a time schedule that is hard to break!


44 posted on 08/25/2005 6:16:41 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good evening, dear Colonel, such a lovely song. Thank You.

45 posted on 08/25/2005 6:16:44 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: beachn4fun

Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


46 posted on 08/25/2005 6:16:57 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~Operation Semper Fi ~a field hospital~)
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To: bentfeather

You are most welcome! This music posting thing is pretty darn cool. :)


47 posted on 08/25/2005 6:17:17 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: beachn4fun

Lucy was hilarious! I just loved the grape-stomping one!....and the one where she was on the candy line and kept stuffing it in her mouth! soooooo funny!


48 posted on 08/25/2005 6:17:20 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: BykrBayb

Not to sell you any? Why? I want a winner!


49 posted on 08/25/2005 6:17:22 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

mine


50 posted on 08/25/2005 6:17:37 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Stop that! I get confused, easily.)
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