Special Sub-Topic: Gatsby and Linkan Tag Team - #3
|Linkan: Hey Gatsby, I'm bored with movies. All I hear about is the Oscars this and the Oscars that. I'm ready to reminisce a little bit in the television field. Are you up for this?
Linkan: I said, are you up for this?
Linkan: Come on Gats, wake up! We're putting together a quiz again, you're making me look bad in front of thousands of viewers.
Gatsby: Okay fine, I'm ready - what's the question?
Linkan: I just adore that actor, Tony Danza. I absolutely adored him on the television show, "Who's the Boss?" Now, can you remember the first television show that he had a starring role in?|
Taxi. Gatsby: "Taxi" is my all around favorite comedy Linkan, besides you that is.
Linkan: In the words of Yoda, 'very funny you are - NOT'. Actually it's comical since Tony Danza started as Tony in "Taxi" then went on to portray Tony in "Who's the Boss?", then portrayed Tony in "Hudson Street" and of course played the role of Tony in "The Tony Danza Show".
|Linkan: I'm not big on television drama, but I had to ask what your favorite one was. I know that quite a few of these actors started their career on this show. For example, Mark Harmon, Howie Mandel, and the delicious Denzel Washington all started on this show.
Gatsby: Not big on drama? Oh Linkan Lady, you have so much to learn. This was the best hospital show around. This show had it all, and picked up so many Emmys over the years. Even Doris Roberts from "Raymond" picked up an Emmy for "Best Supporting Actress".
Linkan: Fine, if it comes out on DVD, I'll pick it up, but wait, what is the name of the series?|
St. Elsewhere. Gatsby: Linkan, you have to watch the very ending of the credits, this was the best part on the last show. There was usually this little kitten that wore a surgical mask and a cute little smock.
Linkan: You mean the kind you can see your hiney from behind?
Gatsby: Yes, that's the one, with the little, I should say, very little ties. Well anyhow, this little kitten didn't make it at the end of the series. He just sprawled out flat.
Linkan: You mean, 'the cat got his tongue?"
Gatsby: Oh no...that was bad Linkan!
|Linkan: I know that Tony Shalhoub is your favorite television star now, but can you tell me who your favorite was a few years back?
Gatsby: Actually, this television star shot up to stardom in the movies. He played Jimmy the Tulip and he portrayed John McClane a few times. No one could top his David Addison Jr. role though.
Linkan: I know, I know... it's um... okay, if I "Scout" long enough, but then again, maybe it's a "Rumor" too. Can you name this television star?|
Bruce Willis & Willis. Linkan: Yes, he's a charmer in that detective series, "Moonlighting". That show brought out the best in both Bruce and Cybill Shepherd.
Gatsby: The show was nominated for many Golden Globes and Emmys too.
Linkan: Emmy's? What does Emmy's stand for anyhow? Gimme an Emmy?
Gatsby: Maybe we could give an Emmy to EmmyLou... the Academy would say "Emmy Who?" EmmyLou.
Linkan: Anyhow, get back on the track Jack. Let's continue, shall we?
|Gatsby: I know that you agree with me in a twitch, which my favorite female actress was on a television show.
Linkan: I'm not sure if I 'wand' to agree with you on this Gats.
Gatsby: Oh Linkan, that was bewitchingly bad! Can you give me the name of the beautiful actress that I'm thinking of, from these 'nosy' clues?|
Elizabeth Montgomery. Linkan: Elizabeth played the nose twitching witch in the television show "Bewitched" for many years.
Gatsby: Not only did she play the role of Samantha, but she played her cousin Serena too. Agnes Moorehead was also a favorite of mine on that show.
Linkan: She might have been one of your favorites, but poor Darrin! Calling Dr. Bombay... calling Dr. Gatsby!
|Linkan: I have a lot of fun teaming up with you Gatsby. You know, we're almost like Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah and Fred and Wilma. What a team we are.
Gatsby: Samson and Delilah? Is it the hair or the muscles that I have?
Linkan: Oh, I'm sorry, I was thinking of me as Samson, so strong, but you as the conniving Delilah.
Gatsby: Funny Linkan, very funny! Anyhow, back to the question. Do you know my favorite television cartoon that features Fred and Wilma?|
The Flintstones & Flintstones. Linkan: Hannah and Barbera came up with some great cartoons. My favorite character was the fun loving Great Gazoo. He was constantly getting Fred and Barney into trouble.
Gatsby: Which is probably the reason you liked him.
Linkan: Yabba Dabba Do!
|Linkan: "Green Acres is the place to be..."
Gatsby: Oh no, not more singing!
Linkan: I'm thinking about the good old fashioned westerns and always think of "Green Acres" when I think about westerns Gats.
Gatsby: Why is that?
Linkan: I don't know Darling! I just feel so Gabor'ish.
Gatsby: Gabor'ish, oh my gosh'ish. Linkan, do you remember the television show "The Big Valley"?
Linkan: Oh sure I do, it was a great show. I remember that lady from "Dynasty" got her television start on that show. Do you remember her name?|
Linda Evans. Gatsby: Ah, very good Linkan. Yes, Linda Evans did get her first major television role in this show, but Barbara Stanwyck lead the town and very well too, I might add.
Linkan: Quite a few people started their careers with that same show. Lee Majors went on to the "Six Million Dollar Man" after that too.
Gatsby: Ah yes, The Bionic Man, I remember him in that show. What I couldn't understand is when they fixed him up; he'd have to cost more than six million dollars, but they never renamed the show to the "Seven Million Dollar Man" either. Just not right, Linkan
|Linkan: Gatsby, do you remember "here's a story... of a lovely lady..." song?
Gatsby: Yes I do Linkan, it's "The Brady Bunch" song.
Linkan: Do you remember, "Come on get happy..." song?
Gatsby: Yes, I do Linkan, it's the theme song for "The Partridge Family", why do you ask?
Linkan: Because I heard that your favorite actor was in one of these shows. Is it true that his name is really Dante? What is his character's name on the show?|
Danny Partridge. Gatsby: I just think that Danny Bonaduce rules! He's like the 'bad seed' of the family, but I thought he was cool.
Linkan: I'm sorry, but I disagree. I wish I could have had Keith Partridge singing tunes in my ear all day long. "Can't you hear that heartbeat...?"
Gatsby: Oh no, the singing continues... let's sing another tune for the next question, Linkan.
|Linkan: Gatsby dear, I'm really not a big soap opera fan. I did like that fun one, years ago, "Santa Barbara", but not much into the others.
Gatsby: Do you mean to tell me that you've NEVER heard of Luke and Laura?
Linkan: Um, Luke Skywalker?
Gatsby: No, the characters on the day time soap...um... what is the name of that show?|
General Hospital. Gatsby: Everyone watched the lives of these two characters Linkan. I can't believe that you don't know anything about them. Everyone watched the greatest love couple of all time. Genie Francis and Anthony Geary were on the lips of everyone. You've never heard of them?
Linkan: No, never heard of them, but did you ever hear of Kelly Capwell on "Santa Barbara"? She was played by Robin Wright. I'll bet you didn't know that, Mr. Gatsby! Try to make me look bad in front of millions of viewers. Actually, I'm surprised your favorite male character wasn't Homer Simpson!
|Gatsby: Do you remember everyone's favorite red head Linkan?
Linkan: I sure do Gats. I can't remember which episode I liked more with Lucy. When she stomped on the grapes or stuck the chocolates in her mouth. I would sure love to do that episode. Chocolates to my little hearts content. I'd be in hog's heaven!
Gatsby: I did adore Lucy, but I liked her side kick Ethel a little more. Do you know who played the role of Ethel?|
Vivian Vance. Linkan: She wasn't only on the original "Lucy Show", but she went on to portray Vivian Bagley on "The Lucy Show" in 1962 and again portrayed Vivian Jones in "Here's Lucy" for a few more years.
Gatsby: She was the tops in my books. She was the first lady to receive the Best Supporting Actress Award for an Emmy too.
Linkan: I also heard there were some very nasty comments between her and her television husband, Fred Mertz. Must be horrible working with someone you don't like.
Gatsby: As a matter of fact Linkan, I was going to say something to you about us working together...
Linkan: GATSBY! Shame on you, we're having fun, regardless if you think so or not!
Gatsby: Yes dear, I was just kidding! No humor in this quiz!
|Gatsby: Linkan, I know how much you love to sing, so let me get my harmonica a second. Are you ready Linkan?
Linkan: Do I dare say no?
Gatsby: "Now this is the story all about how
My life got twisted upside down
And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there..."
Linkan: Take a minute and just sit? Give me a break, I have quizzes to get to, I can't just sit around and wait for you.
Gatsby: " In West Philadelphia born and raised..."
Linkan: No you weren't!
Gatsby: This is my favorite theme song Linkan, not my life story! What television show is this from?|
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Linkan: Will Smith was lucky that he had the Bank's family to help him out in the big city. From that television show Will really flew to the top. He's no longer a prince of television, but a king of the movies.
Gatsby: I agree Linkan, he was decent in so many movies from "Independence Day" to the "Men In Black" movies. He really soared in "Ali" as Cassius Clay. He deserved the Oscar but was passed up by Denzel Washington for "Training Day".
Well Linkan, that was fun, once again. Do you think the people playing the quizzes are enjoying our sense of humor?
Linkan: Mine maybe, but yours...well I have had complaints! Not really, they all adore you Gatsby! But then again, what's not to adore!
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