NatGeo’s ‘Killing Kennedy’

Killing Kennedy

The National Geographic Channel will air tomorrow night (in the U.S.) a TV movie based on Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling book, “Killing Kennedy.” It stars Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy, Ginnifer Goodwin as First Lady Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy, Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. This movie comes just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.

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‘The Saint’ – The TV Titles

The Saint

“The Saint” was a wonderful British television program based on the novels by Leslie Charteris. Roger Moore played the role of Simon Templar, the hero who would leave his “saint-ly” calling card, a stick figure with a halo. You should watch it some time!

Below are two different titles used during the show’s run – one in black & white and the other in color. The first one is just utilitarian, but the second one is very jazzy and hip (the second one was pulled off Youtube for copyright violation – boo!).

Black & White Intro (short & simple, with a jazzy theme)

 

Update (10/21/13): I found this intro and it is a one-off – much more cinematic!

‘Sesame Street’ to Parody ‘Mad Men’

Elmo as Don Draper

Elmo Draper - 'Sesame Street' meets 'Mad Men'

It is being reported that “Sesame Street” is going to do a parody of AMC’s critically-acclaimed show, “Mad Men.” And just why are they doing this?

From The Live Feed article:

“Sesame Workshop’s VP of Education and Research, Dr. Rosemarie Truglio adds, ‘Sesame Street has always been written on two levels. And the children don’t understand these parodies, but the adult does…'”

This is not the first time they have done a parody. A few years ago, “Sesame Street” did a take-off “Desperate Housewives” called “Desperate Houseplants.”

I am looking forward to this one!

Note: The ‘Elmo Draper’ photo above is just an imagining. It is not an official image. Do you think they would release a photo of Elmo smoking?!?

Monday Meal: Carving Magic (with Harvey Korman)

It’s your Monday Meal time again! Today we have a lovely video clip called “Carving Magic.” This instructional film teaches you how to carve different types of meat. And as a bonus, Harvey Korman co-stars as the clueless guy who asks all the questions. (For those who don’t know, Harvey Korman is best known for “The Carol Burnett Show.”)

So sit back, relax and learn all about the art of carving. And be sure to pull out your projector and show this film to all your friends at your next dinner party. It’ll be swell!

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