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    IndianaMom

    [1]Feb 16, 2009
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    This is an off-topic thread for talking about classic TV, or whatever fans want to talk about. I understand from the TOS that such a thread is subject to the show editor's discression, and I'm fine with it. However, I'll keep an eye on things to make sure they don't get out of hand.
    Edited on 02/16/2009 8:28am
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    AuntArlene

    [2]Feb 16, 2009
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    I was wondering how the editor would take this...then I realized you're the editor.
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    IndianaMom

    [3]Feb 16, 2009
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    Yeah, the editor gave it a thumbs up.
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    tuckgraph

    [4]Feb 16, 2009
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    I have bookmarked this page, and will brainstorm on something to talk about!
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    IndianaMom

    [5]Feb 16, 2009
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    Oh, good! Can you brainstorm by yourself? Then again, you are pretty talented. Using the forum gives us the added bonus of seeing each other's signatures, btw.
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    Hoeech

    [6]Feb 16, 2009
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    You want me to unleash what is going on in my head? Are you sure? This could get scary...
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    AuntArlene

    [7]Feb 16, 2009
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    * throws a Happy Fun Ball at Hoeech *

    I taunted it so you might want to watch out for that.

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    IndianaMom

    [8]Feb 16, 2009
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    Hoeech wrote:
    You want me to unleash what is going on in my head? Are you sure? This could get scary...


    When I said I'd keep an eye on things I was hoping you'd take the hint.
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    Hoeech

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    AuntArlene wrote:

    * throws a Happy Fun Ball at Hoeech *

    I taunted it so you might want to watch out for that.



    ARE YOU CRAZY???!! You threw a taunted Happy Fun Ball at me! A TAUNTED ONE!! It's sticking to my skin....
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    tuckgraph

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    Okay, I'll throw a topic out there. Here? Favorite tv moments, as it relates to your real life at the time. Got it?

    My dad loved All In The Family. It was Must See tv! I was around 10ish at the time. They had an episode where Sammy Davis Jr. dropped by Archie's House. Archie was a taxi driver at the time, and Sammy had left a briefcase in his cab. I'm pretty sure that was the setup. At the end, Sammy wanted a picture of the two of them together. As Meathead snapped the picture, Sammy turned and kissed Archie on the cheek!

    Now, it was funny. It was classic. But, I had never seen my pops like that. He was laughing so hard, making laughing sounds I had never heard! He got up out of his lounger to go to the restroom, presumably to make a tickled tinkle! I never saw him like that again!

    Anybody else have a moment, or show episode, that made an impression on your life?

    Just an idea. I could talk about cranberries or suspenders, too.

    Edited on 02/16/2009 8:56pm
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    IndianaMom

    [11]Feb 16, 2009
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    I remember the Carol Burnett sketch based on Gone With the Wind was like that for our family. We all laughed so hard.
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    FlyingHellfish

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    The first and only time I cried while watching TV was when Uncle Jesse moves out on Full House. The whole time I'm trying to watch, keep my face hidden and my cries muffled, so no one can see me losing it. Mom thought this was hilarious. I'm a lot tougher now.
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    IndianaMom

    [13]Feb 17, 2009
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    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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    AuntArlene

    [14]Feb 17, 2009
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    I'm drawing a blank, but that mught be Happy Fun Ball's fault.
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    Hoeech

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    IndianaMom wrote:
    I remember the Carol Burnett sketch based on Gone With the Wind was like that for our family. We all laughed so hard.
    If you're talking about the sketch where she comes down the stairs wearing a set of curtains (curtain rod and all) as a dress, I nearly peed myself the first time I saw that.

    The best parts about that show was when the cast was desperately trying not to crack up on stage. I had found a compilation of some of the better clips here.
    Edited on 02/17/2009 6:07pm
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    IndianaMom

    [16]Feb 17, 2009
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    That's the one, Hoeech. "I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist." That show had some great moments.
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    Hoeech

    [17]Feb 17, 2009
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    AuntArlene wrote:
    I'm drawing a blank, but that mught be Happy Fun Ball's fault.


    Here is the sketch IndyMom was talking about. You can't blame Happy Fun Ball on this one. Of all the hazzardous side effects, memory loss isn't one of them (I think...)
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    karlmeszaros

    [18]Feb 17, 2009
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    I'm very pleased that you and the Editor are of one mind. The Carol Burnett sketch based on Gone With the Wind is certainly memorable. I mean, I'm of that age and remember it from when I was growing up. Carol Burnett was such a great show, wasn't it?
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    AuntArlene

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    Hoeech wrote:
    AuntArlene wrote:
    I'm drawing a blank, but that mught be Happy Fun Ball's fault.
    Here is the sketch IndyMom was talking about. You can't blame Happy Fun Ball on this one. Of all the hazzardous side effects, memory loss isn't one of them (I think...)

    I meant I couldn't think of anything offhand that made me laugh really hard. I do remember the sketch with the curtain rod.

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    IndianaMom

    [20]Feb 17, 2009
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    A show that really relates with a time in my life is Laugh-In. I was in jr. high when it premiered, and my brother, who is 10 years older, was in the Navy, stationed nearby. Every Monday night he would bring his two best buddies to the house and we would all watch Laugh-In. Almost 40 years later I remember it so clearly.
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