Tag: Cheers

  • Egon Spengler’s Brother
    Egon Spengler’s Brother

    Thanks to this excellent tweet, I was made aware of this appearance by Harold Ramis as Elon Spengler, the brother of Ghostbuster Egon. It’s a segment from the 1990 ABC network presentation The Earth Day Special which aired on 22nd April 1990. It also features Martin Short and MTV’s Julie Brown. I can’t help thinking…

  • Explaining The Far Side
    Explaining The Far Side

    Here’s a great, little moment from Cheers.

  • Lisa Kudrow’s Other Sitcoms
    Lisa Kudrow’s Other Sitcoms

    I expect we all know that before Friends, Lisa Kudrow appeared in the sitcom Mad About You as a character called Ursula. Later, Ursula would be revealed as Phoebe’s twin sister in Friends. Kramer also appears in Mad About You, so these kinds of cross-overs were common. The seed for the twin thing was set…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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