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Wonder Woman, Season 1, Episode 3 Title: "Beauty on Parade" IN THIS EPISODE: A deadly connection to The Sopranos Steve complements Diana's ankles The Make Me Laugh host fires a rocket propelled grenade Jurassic Park, Forbidden Pl...
Wonder Woman, Season 1, Episode 3 Title: "Beauty on Parade" IN THIS EPISODE: A deadly connection to The Sopranos Steve complements Diana's ankles The Make Me Laugh host fires a rocket propelled grenade Jurassic Park, Forbidden Planet and Clonus Horror connections and The Hanging Chandelier of Doom! So, what are you waiting for? Yeoman Prince and Major Steve Trevor are sent to Fort Russell, Maryland on security detail. There's a concern that the enemy may be plotting to steal or destroy our top secret radar system. The base commander, Colonel Flint (played by William Lanteau, best known as Chester on Newhart) assures them that Fort Russell is safe and secure. At that very moment, Steve and Diana see a loud mob approaching... It's radio comedian, Jack Wood (Dick Van Patten) and he's hosting a beauty contest to bolster the moral of the troops. Van Patten, obviously best known as the dad on Eight is Enough, was one of those ubiquitous celebrities of the seventies, appearing absolutely everywhere from The Love Boat to CPO Sharkey. Colonel Flint claims there's no risk having Jack Wood free roaming on a high security army base. After all, he's an "institution like Bob Hope". What could go wrong? Diana shyly suggests to Steve that maybe she could enter the beauty contest. That way they would have someone on the inside to be sure there's no foul play. His reply: "Thanks, Diana. I know you'd do a really wonderful job. But I'm afraid this calls for a really gorgeous girl. Someone who looks great in a bathing suit." What an idiot. Rita (Christa Helm), Lola (Anne Francis), Monty (Bobby Van) and Jack Wood (Dick Van Patten) Cut to the rehearsal for the Miss G.I.Dreamgirl of 1942 contest. The stage director is Lola, played by Anne Francis. I primarily know her as the miniskirted Altaira in the film Forbidden Planet. She was, of course, also in a million other things before becoming a devotee of the International New Thought Alliance. The pianist is Monty, played by Bobby Van. Van was a staple of the MGM musical scene - your textbook "song and dance man" who eventually moved on to the game show circuit during the seventies (even hosting a couple). During the rehearsal, Mitzie (Paulette Breen) screws up and Rita (Christa Helm) quickly establishes herself as the queen bitch. Paulette Breen in Parts: The Clonus Horror Breen is probably best known for her lead role in Parts:The Clonus Horror (1979) with Peter Graves. If you were a fan of Mystery Science 3000 as I was, you will well remember this episode. A classic for the ages. By the eighties, Breen dropped out of acting and produced a handfull of TV movies. Much more interesting is the story of Christa Helm (the one in the black hotpants) and her mysterious murder... A good summary can be found at: 10 Entertainment Careers Cut Short By Unsolved Mysteries At the age of 17, Christa Helm left her Milwaukee home to pursue a career in modeling and acting in New York City. After garnering a lead role in a low-budget movie called “Let’s Go For Broke”, Helm traveled to Hollywood to further her career and earned a few bit parts on television. She became a prominent figure in the gossip columns because of her rumored escapades with noted Hollywood celebrities. On February 12, 1977, the 27-year old Helm was stabbed 22 times before being bludgeoned to death outside her agent’s home in West Hollywood.Helm was rumored to have kept a secret diary and recordings of her sexual escapades with her celebrity boyfriends. Since the diary and the recordings mysteriously vanished after her death, some people speculated that they may have been the reason for her murder. It was also theorized that Helm was killed by Lionel Ray Williams, who had murdered Sal Mineo in a similar fashion in the same neighborhood exactly one year before Helm’s murder. However, there has always been a debate about wheth
about 8 hours ago
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7 days ago
Zombies. That's what the 49ers need to be this week when Jim Harbaugh faces his former apprentice just 30 miles north from where the pair created their own legacy at Stanford University. Having already entered the season without two of t...
Zombies. That's what the 49ers need to be this week when Jim Harbaugh faces his former apprentice just 30 miles north from where the pair created their own legacy at Stanford University. Having already entered the season without two of their star receivers, the Niners were left for dead again at CenturyLink Field, the Mount Doom of NFL stadiums. Upon leaving, San Francisco's injury list had eight additional names. I know I speak for everyone when I say eight is enough. This actually wasn't a surprise considering how hard it was for the 49ers to get through the offseason looking something like the team that made it to the Super Bowl last February. But of the eight names on the list, it's likely that every one of them will be playing on Sunday. Remind you of anything? So what does this Walking Dead football team do to get through all the pulled hamstrings, concussions and fractures? They keep walking. They keep playing. They keep winning. Zombies don't die (all the nerds out there, save your comments for the late-night chat rooms) and neither should the 49ers. Colin Kaepernick will be looking to rebound from a tough week in which he threw three interceptions, and who better to do it against than the Colts' 29th-ranked rush defense? Kap is a perfect 5-0 at Candlestick Park with a 114.3 passer rating. He'll immediately come out firing at Indianapolis' secondary early (which is missing star safety LaRon Landry), which should open up some wide running lanes for Frank Gore and the running back corps. The real question mark, however, will be on defense. Yes, Aldon Smith will be playing Sunday, but he won't be thinking entirely about football as the NFL may slap a two-game suspension on him for his second DUI arrest. Plus, his car is still in the shop. Along with losing Ian Williams for the season and the bad knees of Ray McDonald, the Colts may have an easier time protecting Luck and giving their new toy, Trent Richardson, more holes to run through. The Niners defense showed some encouraging signs last week save for several absurd personal foul penalties, but they'll have their hands tied trying to stop Luck, who can stretch the field with both his range and his elusiveness in the pocket. Look for the Colts to try and exploit NT Glenn Dorsey, who actually had a sack last Sunday in Seattle. The former first-round pick is still effective against the run, and with rookie Hugh Thornton facing off against Justin Smith, the Niners should be able to effectively stone the ground attack and keep Luck on his heels. Despite their injuries, the 49ers have too much depth for the Colts to handle, and their offensive line remains intact despite a bad week. Indy should make it interesting, but in the end, they won't be able to stop an offense which has been nearly unstoppable at the 'Stick. Prediction: 49ers 31-21
10 days ago
You probably have a good idea about who your enemies are. But what about your frenemies?read more
You probably have a good idea about who your enemies are. But what about your frenemies?read more
21 days ago
You probably have a good idea about who your enemies are. But what about your frenemies?
You probably have a good idea about who your enemies are. But what about your frenemies?
21 days ago
The White Sox end their eight-game losing streak as they defeat the Orioles 3-2. The White Sox scored 22 runs in their losing streak, so they did not improve the offense today, but they did get good pitching from Hector Santiago and th...
The White Sox end their eight-game losing streak as they defeat the Orioles 3-2. The White Sox scored 22 runs in their losing streak, so they did not improve the offense today, but they did get good pitching from Hector Santiago and the bullpen. They combined to allow 12 hits, but they walked just two while striking out ten. Six of Baltimore’s hits did go for extra bases, the White Sox made three errors, but the Orioles went just 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position. We’ll put this one in the rare good luck column for the Chicago nine.
24 days ago
From MSN --TV actor Henry Polic II has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68. The "Webster" star passed away on Sunday, according to his longtime manager Brad Lemack. Polic began his TV career as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the ...
From MSN --TV actor Henry Polic II has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68. The "Webster" star passed away on Sunday, according to his longtime manager Brad Lemack. Polic began his TV career as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1975 Mel Brooks series "When Things Were Rotten." In the '80s, he became a regular on the TV show "Webster," playing Jerry Silver. He went on to voice Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow on "Batman: The Animated Series" and appeared in the "Monster Squad," "Alice," "Mork & Mindy," "Eight is Enough," "Murder She Wrote," "Sheena," and "Saved By the Bell." He also landed work in several films, including "The Last Remake of Beau Geste," "All You Need," "Bring Him Home," "The Trial of Old Drum," "Oh God," "Book II" and Joan River's comedy "Rabbit Test." He also made a name for himself in the theatre world, starring and directing in a number of local productions across the U.S. A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Polic's name at his alma mater, Florida State University, benefiting the School of Theatre's annual productions.
about 1 month ago
Eight game losing streaks aren’t pretty. Most times it means your season is done. The White Sox are in the midst of their second eight game losing streak of the season. The season, as far as competing in the standings is concerned, ha...
Eight game losing streaks aren’t pretty. Most times it means your season is done. The White Sox are in the midst of their second eight game losing streak of the season. The season, as far as competing in the standings is concerned, has been done for a while. Still, eyes on a #1 pick aside, if they’re playing the games they may as well win a few. John Danks “righted the ship” his last time out, giving up just 1 earned run in his 6 innings immediately following a pair of outings that saw him surrender 11 . It didn’t matter much, as the Sox dropped the contest 3-2. Max Scherzer only went 6 innings in his last start, but he walked 0, he struck out 7 and he only allowed 1 hit. The Tigers gave him 10 runs of support and that win total of his continues to stack up. Today’s Lineup: 1. De Aza – CF 2. Alexei – SS 3. Rios – RF 4. Dunn – DH 5. Konerko – 1B 6. Gillaspie – 3B 7. Viciedo – LF 8. Beckham – 2B 9. Phegley – C Paul Konerko gets back in the field for some extra exercise, his first start in the field since June. Detroit Tigers Lineup: 1. Austin Jackson – CF 2. Torii Hunter – RF 3. Matt Tuiasosopo – LF 4. Prince Fielder – 1B 5. Victor Martinez – DH 6. Jhonny Peralta – SS 7. Jose Iglesias – 3B 8. Alex Avila – C 9. Ramon Santiago – 2B Miguel Cabrera missing again while the new Tiger Jose Iglesias gets another start in his place. He’s a solid 1—3 so far in Detroit so it’s like they don’t even miss Miggy. Where to Watch Today’s game will be broadcast on WGN and Fox Sports Detroit. 6:08 Central start time.
about 1 month ago
At least Louis Oosthuizen tried to repeat...
At least Louis Oosthuizen tried to repeat...
2 months ago