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Pleasant Surprises: Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated

I never enjoyed the classic Scooby Doo cartoon shows. Even as a child, I found them repetitive and formulaic. In every episode Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby Doo would drive into some spooky town in the Mystery Machine and … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, The Twilight Zone, and the Epidemic of Male Suicide

Mary Poppins and the classic Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby” approach the problem of male suicide from two very different angles. Continue reading

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Did MST3K’s Joel Robinson Create Artificial Intelligence for His Bots?

I know I’m not supposed to worry about how Joel eats and breathes, and other science facts (la la la), but I can’t help wondering: Did Joel create artificial intelligence for his Bots? Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of the Muppets

Anyone who has ever watched Sesame Street or enjoyed John Denver’s acting or been alive during the ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s loves the Muppets. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and Rowlf the Dog have been … Continue reading

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5 TV Shows Named After Their Most Useless Character

Irony can be hilarious. Most TV show titles are pretty straightforward: Seinfeld is about a guy named Jerry Seinfeld. The Simpsons is about the Simpson family. Doctor Who is about a Time Lord from another planet who travels through time … Continue reading

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10 Obscure TV Shows I Loved as a Kid

This is going to be fun. I have compiled a list of 10 little-known TV shows I watched as a kid. Instead of spouting off dry facts about them, I have written about them based solely on my memories of … Continue reading

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Everything in Planet of the Apes (1968) Came from These 6 Twilight Zone Episodes

It’s no secret that Rod Serling co-wrote the screenplay to the original Planet of the Apes in 1968. That was four years after his signature TV series, The Twilight Zone, had left the air. I’ve heard people talk about the … Continue reading

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