April 15-22, 2003 - More on hidden camera shows, A Chorus Line, Cy Feuer's autobiography, and
a public appeal.
April 5-12, 2003 - Harold Lloyd, Candid Camera, Dino's delayed hit, Iraq talk, domains, and
Happy Birthday to Joe Barbera and Tom Lehrer.
March 29-April 4, 2003 - She Loves Me, war talk, The Sunshine Boys, and a lot of cans
of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup.
March 22-27, 2003 - The Academy Awards, PSA Airlines, ticket prices in Vegas, and we (finally) win an
March 16-20, 2003 - More about Press Your Luck, the "Superman Curse," Rex Morgan gets an
insurance bill, and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup.
March 9-15, 2003 - Lotsa stuff about Walt Disney and men in Mickey Mouse suits, Fred Allen, Press
Your Luck, and we unveil a new wing of this website.
March 1-7, 2003 - Farewells to George Miller and Bill Woggon, Thundarr the Barbarian, Fred
Allen, and a tribute to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
February 21-28, 2003 - Love's barbecue sauce, M*A*S*H on DVD, Preston Blair, and farewells to
Mr. Rogers and Cap'n Biljo.
February 13-19, 2003 - The great Leonard Nimoy/Bilbo Baggins Video Mystery, a visit to a Hometown
Buffet, The Music Man, and Valentine's Day memories.
February 4-12, 2003 - The El Capitan Theater, the mysterious lady on The Producers DVD, Berle
on SNL, the Academy Awards, and meet Susan McDougal.
January 28-February 3, 2003 - More on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Freberg meets J.F.K., On the
Twentieth Century, AMC and Jack Webb, and Happy National Gorilla Suit Day!
January 22-27, 2003 - Norman Panama, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, music on Broadway, The Dick Van
Dyke Show, and a Huckleberry Hound-Dog Mystery!
January 15-21, 2003 - Al Hirschfeld, copyrights, The Hollywood Collectors Show, The Money
Maze, and Amazon still doesn't know my book is out.
January 8-15, 2003 - Mary Tyler Moore's past, troubles with Amazon, Freberg in person, and whistling
January 1-7, 2003 - Comic book fonts, Beat the Geeks, Spyware, The Tonight Show,
thoughts on a new year.
December 24-31, 2002 - Things to buy, Andy Kaufman, I've Got A Secret, Zero Mostel.
December 18-23, 2002 - More tales from Las Vegas, dealing with spam, weather forecasting, and photos
of great comedians together.
December 11-16, 2002 - Trent Lott. Oscar and Felix in German, programming gripes, and Mark gets
hugged by Tony Orlando.
December 4-10, 2002 - It's a Mad, Mad (etc.) World, the Rawhide Kid goes gay, the Chevy
Chase roast, and plenty of Shemp.
November 27 - December 3, 2002 - A trip to the Mid-Ohio Con, the voice of Howard Hughes, and figuring
out when the Garry Trudeau interview is.
November 19 - 26, 2002 - Martin and Lewis, lots of fun links, and Ethel goes disco.
November 12 - 18, 2002 - Baby Groo, Paul Reubens arrested again, Al Gore on Letterman, Stan Lee &
Joe Simon's lawsuits.
November 4 - 11, 2002 - Reflections on the election, Stan Lee's lawsuits, farewell to Jonathan
October 26 - November 3, 2002 - Jesse Ventura's chance to show how smart he is, the WGA votes, a rave
for Frank Ferrante.
October 20 - 25, 2002 - Remembering Adolph Green, John Cleese on Saturday Night Live, Bob
October 14 - 19, 2002 - A hotel pet peeve, more on the futility of polling, obit for Al Lohman and a
discussion of Gleason.
October 8 - 13, 2002 - Burying the "lede," thoughts on defense votes, Bill Simon screws up, and Mark
goes to Canada.
September 28 - October 7, 2002 - Al Gore, another tribute for June Foray, and Anything
Goes. (You know, in olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking...)
September 21 - 27, 2002 - Bad shows in Vegas, good shows on stage, and game shows on TV.
September 15 - 20, 2002 - The Death of (a phony) Superman, Hans Conried, and Mark makes
September 10 - 14, 2002 - Denny O'Neil is ailing, Saddam Hussein should be, Letterman and Leno duke
September 5 - 8, 2002 - Courageous Cat, courageous Americans, and Jackie Mason gives another
comedian the finger.
September 1 - 4, 2002 - The Jerry Lewis Telethon, remembering George Kirby, and Carl Barks vs. Robert
August 28 - 31, 2002 - The baseball strike doesn't happen, and James Traficant doesn't have a
August 23 - 27, 2002 - Older talk show guests, great pickles, and Bye-bye, Betamax!
August 19 - 22, 2002 - Why people will no longer Win Ben Stein's Money, late night viewing,
and Paul Dini gets to be in an exalted place.
August 6 - 17, 2002 - Political predictions, Mad Monster Party, and the death of Chick
July 28 - August 4, 2002 - Reports on the Comic-Con International, Bill Cullen and the appearance of
July 22 - 26, 2002 - James Traficant loses, Todd McFarlane wins, and TV Guide makes some weird
July 13 - 20, 2002 - Traficant for President, spyware, and the best thing about the Internet.
(It gets you free ginger ale.)
July 7 - 12, 2002 - Political spin, feeling sorry for zillionaires, and an obit for Ward Kimball.
July 1 - 5, 2002 - Al Gore and Florida, Mike Peters and Superman, and an adolescent crush.
June 23 - 30, 2002 - The Hollywood Collectors Show, Bill Maher, patriotism, and an obit for Vince
June 16 - 22, 2002 - Reviews of Follies, The New Odd Couple, and the Nixon interviews, plus a
great Chuck McCann story.
June 9 - 13, 2002 - This week starring Judy Garland, Richard Nixon, Charles Grodin and Groo the
June 1 - 7, 2002 - Lew Wasserman, Jack Kirby's Spiderman, The Tony Awards, and a story about the
author of A Hatful of
May 23 - 30, 2002 - Mary Hartman, an evening with Eric Idle, Groo in perfect condition, and
naughty Spider-Man art.
May 16 - 22, 2002 - Alan Young, The Banana Splits, My Fair Lady, and an obituary for Dave
May 11 - 15, 2002 - Hey There, It's Yogi Bear, Harpo speaks, A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum, and jokes we're sick of seeing on late night shows.
May 5 - 10, 2002 - Johnny Carson, Julie Newmar, Jack Benny, Deep Throat and a farewell to Robert
April 29 - May 3, 2002 - Tom Sutton, Little Annie Fanny, Deep Throat and Jay Leno.
April 23 - 27, 2002 - Wally Wood, Whammy!, the Death Penalty, Julie Newmar and an evening with
April 17 - 22, 2002 - Game shows, Wondercon, our defense system, and Phyllis Diller.
April 12 - 15, 2002 - Dorothy Kilgallen, Milton Berle, the Amazing Randi, and Allen Swift.
March 31 - April 8, 2002 - Roger Ramjet, Flav-R straws, Laugh-In, Crossfire,
Speedy Gonzales, and How Now, Dow Jones?
March 24 - 29, 2002 - The Odd Couple, The Apartment, Billy Wilder and Milton Berle.
March 17 - 23, 2002 - Joe Barbera, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Professor Irwin Corey, campaign finance
reform, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
March 10 - 15, 2002 - David Letterman, Johnny Carson, political parties, and Tony Isabella learns a
very valuable lesson.
March 5 - 8, 2002 - Billy Graham, Fred Allen, and why David Letterman won't be changing networks.
February 23 - March 3, 2002 - Jon Stewart, Nightline and Letterman, Martin Short, Michael
Moore and a Happy Fizzies Party!
February 18 - 22, 2002 - Garry Moore, Phil Silvers, David Merrick, and a tribute to Chuck Jones.
February 9 - 15, 2002 - Pogo statues, Enron, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Ed Sullivan and
February 3 - 8, 2002 - The Producers, The Stooges, Enron, Lance Burton and Jackie Mason.
January 27 - February 1, 2002 - Fred Hembeck, The Price is Right, Tony Perkins' Thunderbird,
Fatburgers and a memorial for Avery Schreiber.
January 19 - 25, 2002 - Pogo statues, I've Got A Secret, The Magic Castle, Christine Pedi, and
a farewell to Kurt Schaffenberger and Ron Taylor.
January 13 - 18, 2002 - Enron, Internet chatter, Nick Cardy, the 15 top comedians, and obits for
Wayne & Shuster, and Bibi Osterwald.
January 6 - 12, 2002 - Old comic book prices, The It Factor, Enron, weathercasts, Alex Ross's new
Oscar poster, and an obit for John Buscema.
January 1 - 5, 2002 - The Pendragons, Kevin Nealon's new show, old game shows, and Happy New
December 27 - 30, 2001 - The Princess Bride, the state of the animation biz in L.A., a Friar's
December 19 - 24, 2001 - Sneak's Pete's Magic Show, the WGA and animation writing, farewells to
Foster Brooks and Dan DeCarlo.
December 14, 2001 - Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, and Kurt Vonnegut divulges the meaning of life.
December 7, 2001 - A birthday party for Walt Disney, and a discussion of airline security.
December 3, 2001 - A Charlie Brown Christmas, the press wrongs Al Gore, and the adventures of
November 29, 2001 - Laurel and Hardy's stairway, Politically Incorrect, and computer
November 26, 2001 - The best working ventriloquist, political party lines, and a letter from Rowan
November 21, 2001 - Jack Kirby and Green Arrow, celebrity websites, and a news flash for Frank
November 18, 2001 - Mark's latest project, why we love Ruth Buzzi, and some nonsense about HTML
November 13, 2001 - Yogi Bear goes to war, the press recount and closed-captioning.
November 8, 2001 - Dick Van Dyke is The Comic, the worthlessness of polls, and a farewell to
November 5, 2001 - Here's a parlay: Sugar and Spike, and weapons of mass destruction.
October 30, 2001 - Black Cat, a nice article about John McCain, and more on Al Hirschfeld.
October 26, 2001 - An evening with Al Hirschfeld, and hopeful news for fans of It's a Mad, Mad,
Mad, Mad World.
October 20, 2001 - The Warren Companion, Conan O'Brien's set, and running into celebrities
October 12, 2001 - A visit to the Hollywood Collectors Show, more on the war, To Tell the
Truth and a few other things.
October 6, 2001 - Buy a Popeye toy, browse some articles and find out the answer (maybe) to our Tex
October 3, 2001 - What are Sergio and Mark doing in a Donald Duck comic book? Plus more
political musings and thoughts on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
September 29, 2001 - A great site about silent movies and other neat links, plus yet more thoughts on
the fallout from the World Trade Center attack.
September 22, 2001 - Thoughts on All That Jazz, corrections to the new Blackhawk
Archives, a Tex Avery riddle and some more articles about the disasters of the previous week. Sigh.
September 20, 2001 - Still more you-know-what, plus an obit on comic book great Johnny Craig.
September 18, 2001 - More thoughts on the tragedy, one cartoon and a farewell to Fred DeCordova.
September 17, 2001 - More thoughts on the massacre of 9/11/01. And still nothing about comics
September 14, 2001 - Thoughts on the massacre of 9/11/01. And nothing about comics or
September 9, 2001 - A plug for The Groo Library, a great new collection of Groo reprints which
you should buy by the carload. Plus some other stuff.
September 5, 2001 - Five Card Nancy, Press Your Luck, Jerry Lewis, Nathan Lane, a great loss
in the world of audio, and (sigh) more on Gary Condit.
September 1, 2001 - More on Edward Everett Horton, plus theatre in L.A. and Las Vegas, barbecued ribs
and why I'm interested in Gary Condit.
August 29, 2001 - Mad World coming on DVD, Kiss Me Kate reviewed, a recommended link,
and Gary Condit has it both ways.
August 26, 2001 - An obit for Chuck Cuidera, the man who brought us Blackhawk, among other
comic book legends.
August 25, 2001 - POVonline goes commercial, sells a great Broadway tape, uncovers the F.B.I. and
discusses Gary Condit. What fun.
August 23, 2001 - We plug our own book, we discuss Internet accuracy, we provide some fun
links...what more could you want in a website?
August 20, 2001 - EXTRA! - Dave Barry was a great stand-up comic, but he was also the voice
of Bluto, Elmer Fudd, Humphrey Bogart and many more.
August 20, 2001 - Scott Shaw and his Oddball Comics, what's up with Later, political stuff and
a handy-dandy guide to Groo websites.
August 17, 2001 - We recommend Comic Book Artist again, plus a whole lot o' links you can
follow when you should be working.
August 14, 2001 - A report from the memorial service for Lorenzo Music...where I was the only person
I'd never heard of.
August 11, 2001 - Yet another obit...this one for the original Roger DeBris. Plus more on
Lorenzo, some links and some politics.
August 5, 2001 - An obit for writer-actor Lorenzo Music, voice of Garfield the Cat, Carlton the
Doorman and so many more...
August 3, 2001 - It's time to Get Smart and, while you're at it, let's discuss whether the
Code Red virus or "election reform" will do more damage.
August 1, 2001 - A TV special on The Producers, Bill Finger gets money and the press turns on
the press. Plus: Men who look like Kenny Rogers.
July 28, 2001 - We remember Bob Clampett. Also, we try to straighten out confusion about Groo
trading cards, plus a plug for The Daily Howler.
July 26, 2001 - Would you dress up as Groo for $200? Plus a whole bunch of fun links and a
warning about a virus currently making the rounds.
July 23, 2001 - All sorts of thoughts about the 2001 Comic-Con International in San Diego, including
what makes for a good panel.
July 20, 2001 - A whole mess of recommended links and things to buy, including the best book on Mr.
Laurel and Mr. Hardy and rare videotapes.
July 16, 2001 - A birthday party for a great comic artist, thoughts on the Florida recounts and have
you read the back of your ticket?
July 14, 2001 - Behind the mask of a clown...a Frebergian announcement...a tip for San Diego...and
thoughts on the Condit-Levy mess.
July 9, 2001 - A great website about advertising and old kids' products, plus tips for this year's
Comic-Con International in San Diego.
July 6, 2001 - The Night They Raided Minsky's, another erosion of civil liberties and a great
website for Dungeons & Dragons fans.
July 3, 2001 - The face of White Fang...the Florida recount is debated and everyone's
wrong...thoughts about Paula Poundstone, and more.
June 30, 2001 - A new Soupy Sales CD, birthday wishes to Al Hirschfeld and thoughts on the passings
of Jack Lemmon and Carroll O'Connor.
June 27, 2001 - Hear the beat of tapping feet. It's a Broadway show to which you should
go...42nd Street. Another favorable review.
June 24, 2001 - Professor Harold Hill is back selling boys' bands and wooing Marian the
Librarian...plus other dispatches from River City, Iowa.
June 21, 2001 - A new production of Mr. Sondheim's Follies, plus some Recommended Reading, a
demo of panning and scanning, and more.
June 18, 2001 - Is the new musical of Mel Brooks' The Producers as wonderful as they
say? Yes but you'll enjoy it more if you don't expect that.
June 15, 2001 - A new book on Moss Hart reviewed.
June 11, 2001 - A plug for a (probably) great new book on John Buscema.
June 9, 2001 - Junior Bear and other characters voiced by Stan Freberg.
June 7, 2001 - Denny O'Neil writes a book on how to write comics.
June 5, 2001 - We liked Laughter on the 23rd Floor. And we tell you who's who in it.
June 2, 2001 - Remembering a very funny lady named Imogene Coca.
June 1, 2001 - An old monster magazine cover and the voting in Florida. Which is more
May 31, 2001 - An enthusiastic plug for Roy Thomas's Alter Ego.
May 27, 2001 - Elmo Aardvark and how Marvel is trying to keep the doors open.
May 24, 2001 - Laurel and Hardy at their almost-worst in Jitterbugs.
May 23, 2001 - A farewell to a friend of comic books...Rich Morrissey.
May 21, 2001 - A report from a Tribute to Steve Allen.
May 19, 2001 - An article about Fredric Wertham and corrections to articles.
May 17, 2001 - A Mad-dening announcement, a tour of the Music Man's manor.
May 15, 2001 - An open letter to political writer Roger Simon.
May 13, 2001 - Perry Como, the XFL and a look at an actual Fizz Nik.
May 11, 2001 - Dick Van Dyke on DVD, Eric Idle brings back The Rutles.
May 9, 2001 - A Doberman/Bilko story and is the Washington press getting wise?
May 8, 2001 - Website recommendations and more on the WGA settlement.
May 5, 2001 - The WGA settles and Sgt. Ernie Bilko returns (briefly) to TV.