Tag Archives: TV

Make Yourself at Home

A few of the members of Einstein Simplified normally record the troupe’s podcast after our Tuesday night show. Aaron Littleton records and edits the audio on his laptop computer. Aaron missed last Tuesday’s show due to illness. I thought it … Continue reading

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Singer, Nerds, Lobsters

Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show brought back a flood of great memories. I got hooked on the show while in high school and I have watched it regularly since. I was lucky enough to attend a dress rehearsal of … Continue reading

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Without a Paddle

Eugene Levy has a recognizable voice, especially to those of us who watched him pn SCTV and in movies like American Pie. I heard his voice on NPR as I was flipping around the dial and I stopped to listen … Continue reading

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A Superb Owl Sunday

In the old TV commercial, Mr. Owl was asked how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. After three licks, Mr. Owl crunched into the center and declared the answer to be three. The … Continue reading

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Myranda Rights

Actress and model Myranda M. was in the audience at Scruffy City Hall to see Einstein Simplified on Tuesday night. She told a story on stage about starring in an episode of Fatal Attraction, which is produced by Jupiter Entertainment. She … Continue reading

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Tara-ra Boom-de-ay

In the ten months since she performed in last year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest, Tara Ochs has appeared in at least two projects that garnered national attention. I hope to offer her my congratulations at this year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest on … Continue reading

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Holy Knight!

The Christmas gift I received from my family will bring back many happy memories of my childhood. They gave me the box set of Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray. The show has always been a favorite of mine. The … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Darlene

The first version of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” that I knew was a cover by U2 that was on the 1987 album A Very Special Christmas. I loved the song even though I was unaware of Darlene Love’s masterful … Continue reading

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Mars Incorporated

Bruno Mars is one of the most talented performers to come along in decades. Over four years ago, I was wowed by his debut album. My prediction of big things for Bruno still stands, supported by his follow-up album and … Continue reading

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Downtown Downton

East Tennessee PBS was one of several public television stations around the country that hosted advance screenings of the first episode of the next season of Downton Abbey. The Knoxville screening was on Sunday afternoon at Regal Cinemas Downtown West. … Continue reading

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Gotham Revival

Gotham is the new Smallville. Both television shows tell the origin story of a superhero and both are among my favorites. Smallville started strong but ran out of steam in its later seasons. Gotham has only aired two episodes so … Continue reading

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Road Addendum

 The Knoxville episodes of Antiques Roadshow began airing on Monday night. The shows, which were recorded in July 2013, continue airing on September 29 and October 6. East Tennessee PBS recorded some behind-the-scenes footage, which they aired Monday as well. I … Continue reading

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In the Schrivers’ Seat

In box office parlance, “tenth row center” is the location of the best seats in the house. From there, you can see and hear everything on the stage. It’s not too far, not too close. It’s just right. When I worked … Continue reading

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Bran Recognition

A simple question turned into an unexpected and delightful conversation. On Saturday morning, I did a remote broadcast on WNOX from the Publix Super Market in Turkey Creek. We had a steady stream of listeners who had heard the broadcast on … Continue reading

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