The Maltese Bippy

Before TV gave us the likes of Saturday Night Live or SCTV, there was Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. I admit, it was a bit before my time. I was almost two years old when the show went off the air, but I did catch up with it years later thanks to Nick and Nite. With…

The Savage Innocents

With so many different styles of movies out there, I know that there’s one thing that has consumed your mind all these years…the fact that there just aren’t enough eskimo epics out there. I feel you pain, man. Fear not, though, film fans, for today we’re traveling back to the year 1960 for an eskimo…

The Love God?

When it comes to family friendly classic TV shows, they don’t come much more squeaky clean than The Andy Griffith Show. For me, the man who the series was named for was never the standout player on the show. That honor belonged to Don Knotts as Barney Fife. When Knotts achieved greater stardom thanks to…

Kissin’ Cousins

I’ve never considered myself to be a really big Elvis fan, yet I’ve found that I have a bit of a soft spot for his movies. They are often a very simple premise with some fun songs and a few pretty girls for the King to get sweet on. Often it seems that they just…

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number

The tastes of moviegoers is always changing. Back in the 40’s and 50’s, Bob Hope was a pretty big box office draw. Howerver, his star started to decline in the 60’s and by the time I was a kid in the 70’s he was doing more TV specials than movies. The late 60’s though saw…

Wild in the Streets

Well kiddos, the election is just about upon us. In just a few hours everyone will be out there trying to cast their ballots. It’s going to be a madhouse! We’re talkin’ tons of people. But imagine how many more people would be in line with you if the voting age were lowered…like, let’s say,…

Inspector Clouseau

What happens when a studio has a nice little franchise going but a major player decides they don’t want to return? If you think that’s stopping anyone then you don’t know much about movies. In 1963 Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther was a big hit with Peter Sellers, who was not the lead character, stealing…