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Begeezus, what the hell's wrong with you people, i said a D A N C I N G show like Dancing with the stars??? On 64000 did they DANCE around the questions?

Jeez, ex-squeeze me I missed the "key" word! Okay how about "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts"?? lucythrill.JPG

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Arthur Murray's Dance Party?

C O R R E C T ! Finally. I just read in the Desilu reboot that it topped the ratings at number one when one of the Lucy Desi specials aired and landed at number two.

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Jeez, ex-squeeze me I missed the "key" word! Okay how about "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts"?? lucythrill.JPG

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And you call yourself O L D ? Guess the show was BEFORE your time then, LOL! If i had asked what show always asked viewers to stay tuned for the great Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy, then you would be right with Arthur's show! It preceded it at one point. When they were just starting out of course.

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And you call yourself O L D ? Guess the show was BEFORE your time then, LOL! If i had asked what show always asked viewers to stay tuned for the great Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy, then you would be right with Arthur's show! It preceded it at one point. When they were just starting out of course.

Not as old as YOU, honey! peachonthebeach.JPG

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What Oscar winning actress used to open her show in a different evening gown every week? But then protested when her shows started being seen the world over in syndiucation and she was afraid people would think she was wearing old clothes. No longer in style.

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Night Gallery?

 

What one word production title do Williams Frawley and Lucille Ball have in their credits--though completely different productions?

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What one word production title do Williams Frawley and Lucille Ball have in their credits--though completely different productions?

 

 

Wildcat?

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YOU ARE CORRECT, MADAM!

 

TX!!!! And, to correct your inquiry - the original RP QUESTION was that someone on this Lounge, forget who now, thinks he's GOOD LOOKING?????????????????????? for an older gentleman... I have a cuppla pair extra eyeglasses if you need them.... :marionstrong:

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Wildcat?

 

That's correct....And in Lucy's version Bill Frawley is referred to (as Fred Mertz). Frawley was in a movie called "Wildcat" in 1942. I'd never heard of it. Totally different plot since Lucy's Wildcat was written specifically for Broadway. "Wildcat" is one of the very few completely original musicals. Almost all are based on some other work ("My Fair Lady" "Dolly" "Mame""West Side Story") or an actual person's life ("Gypsy"), sometimes rather loosely ("Annie Get Your Gun"). I'm hard pressed to come up with more than one or two that were completely original. Even "Music Man" was based on some stories Meridith Wilson had written I think.

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Can anyone think of any major Broadway shows that were produced on TV rather than in a movie? As series i mean, not specials.

 

 

You mean like the series based on The King & I with Yul Brynner?

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You mean like the series based on The King & I with Yul Brynner?

Oh, so there was at least one then. I guess i figured loads of comedy series would have been based on popular plays like The Odd Couple for example.

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Can anyone think of any major Broadway shows that were produced on TV rather than in a movie? As series i mean, not specials.

 

All of these are also movies:

Barefoot in the Park

Stage Door

Mister Roberts

The Front Page

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All of these are also movies:

Barefoot in the Park

Stage Door

Mister Roberts

The Front Page

 

 

The Front Page was a TV series?

 

Given all the incarnations Auntie Mame went through, you'd think it would have eventually become a TV series. Seems a natural and lots of plot possibilities.

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I keep thinking of more:

My Sister Eileen (with Elaine Stritch)

You Can't Take It With You

(I Remember) Mama (the only successful show I've listed so far)

 

I know there was a sitcom pilot done of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in the 1970s that wasn't picked up.

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What famous world reknowned director made a cameo appearance on a comedy show years ago, before he became famous?

 

Quentin Tarantino as an Elvis impersonator at Sophia's wedding on The Golden Girls.

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Quentin Tarantino as an Elvis impersonator at Sophia's wedding on The Golden Girls.

Really? No, i was thinking of Steven Spielberg in that Facts of Life ep where he played the janitor. LOL! No, you're right of course, saw that show yesterday and he was one lousy actor. How many Oscar winners can you think of who later had their own series on television?

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