Question: Please help me. I seem to remember a show on TV called something like Chase. I think it was a police show. All I can remember is a German shepherd police dog and a Plymouth police car. I am not exactly sure of the year. I think maybe 1970? Did such a show ever exist? Was it a series? Of course, I was only a little kid back then, so maybe my mother spiked my Bosco and it never existed. Thanks. Vincent M., Staten Island, N.Y.
Televisionary: If your mom was spiking your Bosco with anything, it was plain old milk, as it should have been, Vincent. The police drama did indeed exist, albeit rather briefly, on NBC's schedule from September 1973 to August 1974.
Mitchell Ryan (Dharma & Greg) starred as Capt. Chase Reddick, a cop whose unit tackled cases others in the L.A. Police Department couldn't handle. Under him was a team of specialists that included Officer Norm Hamilton (Reid Smit
Question: A strange subject came up at work the other day. Who was the actor on the Paul Masson wine commercial of several years ago who said, "Drink no wine before its time?" Thank you. Chris M.
Televisionary: Actually, Chris, that's sell no wine, as in, "We will sell no wine before its time." And that was no mere actor, mind you. That was the late, great Orson Welles, who together with writer Howard Koch scared the bejeesus out of the entire country, convincing listeners nationwide with the too-real radio production of War of the Worlds that we were being invaded by aliens in 1938.
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