Brenda Vaccaro

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November 21, 2006: Diana Lubey

There are two types of NipTuck dream sequences The first is the kind used on most TV shows when a character is asleep and is dreaming or having a nightmare and we get to watch what theyre dreaming about The second is the kind weve been seeing more and more on this show and it usually involves Christian or Sean They either have a daydream or a hallucination theyre just envisioning someone in the room and that certain someone talks to them and sometimes Christian or Sean talk back This happens to Sean quite often because of Escobar which confuses him when its the real thing Tonight it was Christian who had an ongoing daydream involving a collection of his former loves and lusts mostly lusts of course Not surprising since Christian seems to finally be in love and is moving in with his new fiance Michelle so he is literally saying goodbye to his infamous bedroom and figuratively saying goodbye to the women hes bedded in the room I was impress read more

There was a show — maybe on ...

Question: There was a show — maybe on CBS — in the mid-'70s that starred Brenda Vaccaro. Was it Sara? I recall there being some controversy over it, but I was only 8 or 9 at the time, so I probably didn't understand it anyway. What was the big deal?


Answer: None that I'm aware of, Doris. (And if I'm wrong, my readers will be happy to tell me so.) However, I'm betting Vaccaro fans weren't too happy with how things worked out.

Sara, which debuted on CBS in February 1976, was about a character who was controversial in her time, certainly. Sara Yarnell, originally from the East, headed West to Independence, Colorado, to teach school. Of course, the stiff and proper folks living there wanted their kids taught by a teacher who knew her place, and Sara was anything but. That didn't sit well with the school board, but Sara scored points with the read more

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