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    Fat-tote-bag

    [21]Dec 19, 2005
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    Either of you old enough to remember the NYC transit strike in March of 1980 ? Wonder how Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel and Kitty Carlisle coped with it.
    Edited on 07/14/2006 12:19pm
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    sixtyfivealive

    [22]Dec 19, 2005
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    Wouldn't they have then traveled by taxi?
    Edited on 07/14/2006 12:17pm
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    dad1153

    [23]Dec 19, 2005
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    sixtyfivealive wrote:
      Wouldn't they have then traveled by taxi?

    How would you like to carpool together with these three folks to make into Midtown? LOL... oh, who are we kidding? These people were too good for subways or public transportation. They probably got around tonw in limousines, rented cars, taxis and horse carriages for a little trip around Central Park after eating dinner at Tavern on the Green. Speaking of Tavern on the Green, did you guys see the pilot for a B&W gameshow that was taped on Tavern on the Green in the 1950's? What a sexist dog of a pilot that thing was (particularly the smarmy host and eager-to-please women)!

    Edited on 07/14/2006 12:20pm
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    The1Factotum1i1

    [24]Dec 21, 2005
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    I'm sure that the show you desparage, THE BIG PAYOFF, is not a pilot; the programme initially made famous by Bess Myerson and hosted by Randy Merriman in the early 50's, (The grand prize was always the same, enough for TV GUIDE to classify it in the listings as "THE BIG PAYOFF-Minks" as opposed to "Game") kept on limping along until October, 1959, with Denise Lor featured in the last few months. Since the clothes and the look of the trees in the park would indicte spring, why couldn't this be a Spring 1959 regular broadcast?
    Political correctness aside, my mother would watch stuff like this every day, and though I don't recall the specific programme, the look and sound of it is very essential of daytime television for housewives. The electric organ seemed to permeate everything, soap operas, games,network or local chat shows. And fashion shows were a daily occurance too. It was quite nostalgic for me.
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    ymike673

    [25]Dec 22, 2005
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    They could have drived to a metro-north station and taken the train to Grand Central. Its easier to get to Manhattan from Westchester than from parts of Brooklyn during a transit strike.
    Edited on 07/14/2006 12:21pm
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    ymike673

    [26]Dec 22, 2005
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    Just wondering if you sent me any DVDs. Would be glad to send you some blanks if you need them to get those shows.
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    dad1153

    [27]Dec 22, 2005
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    E-mail me your name and address and I'll compare it to the other names/addresses in my database to see if I sent you discs or not. I've been sending so many discs so many people that I've forgotten who is who.
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    ymike673

    [28]Dec 23, 2005
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    Will do.
    Edited on 07/14/2006 12:22pm
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    sixtyfivealive

    [29]Dec 24, 2005
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    Oh my, J. M., where in the world did you get that episode of Tic-Tac-Dough?
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    dad1153

    [30]Jan 28, 2006
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    sixtyfivealive wrote:
    Oh my, J. M., where in the world did you get that episode of Tic-Tac-Dough?


    From the landfill where Barry & Enright buried it hoping nobody would ever see it again. Why, is it that bad?
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    ymike673

    [31]Jan 29, 2006
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    The Museum of Radio & Television has the unaired pilot of Tic Tac Dough. Everything goes wrong durring this episode. The board either rotates wrong or gets stuck. Jack Barry accidently gives out the answer to a question. A losing contestant is invited back to be on a future show because Jack decides she did not have a fair chance. Un fortunatly this is the only episode in the museum's collection.
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