Question: My daughter is getting married, and I saw the Friends episode where Monica is walking down the aisle to a Beatles song. I can't remember what the song was. Please help me ASAP because I think my daughter would like to use that song in her upcoming May wedding. Angela L., Edgartown, Mass.
Televisionary: Fair enough, Angela, but I expect a slice of cake. You'll want to dig up a copy of Paul McCartney's "My Love," which he recorded with Wings rather than the Fab Four. You can find it on several of his greatest-hits collections. And if you're really a Friends fan, you can have the groom walk down the aisle to Phil Collins's "A Groovy Kind of Love,"
Question: Who is the announcer in the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons? It sound a lot like David Hyde Pierce of Frasier, but my husband says no. P. Bell
Televisionary: That's because your husband's right. (Pierce was probably, at the oldest, a toddler in 1959, when Rocky and His Friends debuted on ABC, and still couldn't have managed that voice two years later when it became The Bullwinkle Show on NBC.)
The narrator for the Rocky and Bullwinkle segments was William Conrad, who was probably best known as CBS's detective Frank Cannon on (what else?)
Question: After reading your answer about Donna Reed's name, I don't want to bog you down with another real-name question. But I want to know. What was the real name of Chad Everett, the star of Medical Center? (I'll admit I already know. I just want to see if you do.) Ann F., Kellogg, Idaho
Televisionary: Oh, Ann. Don't you realize that I only allow myself to be baited when I know I can give you far more on the given topic than you already know and maybe far more than you want to know?
Everett, who co-starred with James Daly on the hit CBS doc drama for seven years beginning in September 1969, was born Ray Cr
Question: When I was a youngster way back in a time known as the 1980s, I watched a Saturday-morning kids show called Hot Hero Sandwich. It was kind of like Kids Are People Too, but it featured a psychologist who talked with kids and celebrities. Can you tell me more about it and prove to my friends that I'm not crazy? Thanks! Tim W.
Televisionary: As I always say, only a qualified professional can prove you're sane, Tim, but I can back you up on the show's existence.
Hot Hero Sandwich was one of those good (and good for you!) shows. A variety show for the kids-to-teens market, it launched on NBC's Saturday-afternoon schedule in November 1979 and featured comedy, music, skits and celeb guest-stars (Joe Jackson, KISS, Erik Estrada,
David E. Kelley has penned an episode of The Practice to air in May that could serve as the show's season or series finale, the New York Post reports. Titled "Goodbye," the episode apparently has Dylan McDermott's lead character quitting the firm and leaving his wife. There's nothing like ending on an up note.
Mix The Real World's sleazy bedroom cams with The Bachelor's fakey wedding engagements. Add a dash of the trashiest elements from Temptation Island and Meet My Folks. That's Fox's rough recipe for Married by America, whose two-hour season finale airs tonight at 8 pm/ET. Who's getting hitched? And more importantly, who gets the house, car and $100,000? We hope it's Tony and Billie Jeanne the raunchy, feisty Sid and Nancy of reality TV. Given how optimistic they sound in their TV Guide Online interview, it's hard to imagine they'll lose...
TVGO: You guys are our fave couple. When you party, you're always takin' it to the edge!
Tony: Oh stop, you're probably saying that to all the couples.
BJ: You should come with us to New York and hang out!
TVGO: Billie Jeanne, you remind us of Courtney Love. In a good way.
BJ: Thank you. I guess maybe we have some things in common.
Matthew Perry will never forget where he was when war in Iraq broke out. "I was sitting in a replica of the Oval Office," marvels the Friends cut-up, who was taping his two-episode West Wing stint (airing April 23 and 30) at the time. "It was very surreal. Things got very quiet and tense, and it [became] difficult to work."
Just when Perry needed a Friend most, his witty, downwardly-mobile sitcom alter ego, Chandler, was MIA. As the 33-year-old actor points out, his WW character up-and-coming legal eagle Joe Quincy shares no traits with Monica's better half "other than that we kind of look alike. [Joe]'s a brilliant lawyer with every option at his feet; he's not Chandler."
And Perry couldn't be any happier about it. With the Friends cast go
Late NBC newsman David Bloom who died April 6 of a pulmonary embolism while in Iraq covering the war made quite an impression on his superiors when he first went to work at the network in 1993. "It was apparent to us from the start that there was something very special about this guy," says NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker, who was a producer at the Today show during Bloom's early days at the Peacock. "He was only 28 years-old at the time, and there was something very magnetic about him. He was a terrific reporter, and he grew to become the best reporter of his generation."
To say that the 39-year-old Bloom was enthusiastic about his job would be an understatement, laughs Zucker. "I remember when he was White House correspondent, and I was producing the Today show, he did a report live from the front lawn and just went on and on and on, and wouldn't shut up. I told him afterwards, 'David, if I wanted a soliloquy, I would
Leslie Moonves has signed a new five-year deal to remain as president, savior and CEO of CBS... Comedian Jeffrey Ross will succeed Chuck Barris as host of the WB's upcoming Gong Show revival.