Tag: Cybill

  • Jonathan Frakes Sitcom Cameos
    Jonathan Frakes Sitcom Cameos

    I’m going to type this without really thinking about it too much, but British sitcoms feature cameos from stars of other shows much, much less than do American sitcoms. Here’s Jonathan Frakes making a slimy appearance in Wings. And here he is on Cybill, sending himself up. This is from 3rd Rock From The Sun,…

  • Comedy Is … Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Comedy Is … Nice Work If You Can Get It

    There was a time in the late 1990s when I would watch cable television into the small hours of the night. And more often than not, I was watching The Paramount Comedy Channel. Home to an eclectic mix of British, American, and Australian sitcoms, sketch shows, stand up, and panel shows – the channel’s strap-line…

  • What is Sprito?
    What is Sprito?

    I’m sure I must be missing something with this, so forgive me if I’m being dumb (it’s more than likely). I was watching an episode of Cybill the other day, and this shot came on the screen. And I thought ‘oh look, a little bit of product placement for Sprite around the time it was…

  • Letterman Walks In On The Seinfeld Set
    Letterman Walks In On The Seinfeld Set

    Have a watch of this, and we’ll talk afterwards. First of all, that Hotdog bit is great, and I want to see much more of that argument. Let’s try and pin down when this episode aired. The sets of shows we see are Grace Under Fire, The Larry Sanders Show (which itself wandered onto Seinfeld‘s…

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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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