The revival of CBS' legendary program Person to Person special will feature George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi and Warren Buffett.
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Question: The line "Badges? We don't need no steenking badges!" has been parodied in at least two other movies: Weird Al Yankovic's UHF and Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. But where did the line originally come from?
Answer: Although the original line is popularly remembered (and parodied) as "We don't need no stinking badges," it's actually "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!" It comes from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), and it's a response to fortune hunter Humphrey Bogart's demand that the Mexican bandit who claims he and his companions are police officers prove it by showing their badges.
Question: It seems like every other movie I see advertised is based on a TV show, like The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the other way around? I know there was a series based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but what other TV series have been based on a movie, and were any of them good?
Answer: There have been a handful of top-notch TV shows based on movies. The flop Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) was revived as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003); Robert Altman's acerbic M*A*S*H* (1970) became the long-running M*A*S*H (1972-1983); Neil Simon
Question: I thought that it was pretty obvious that Barb Wire (1996) was based on Casablanca, with Pamela Anderson in the Bogart role, but my brother says I'm crazy. I think he just couldn't see past Pam's assets to the plot details; is there some official word that it's a Casablanca takeoff?
Answer: Well, now, let's see. The year is 2017, Barb (Pamela Anderson) owns a nightclub in Steel Harbor, the last free zone in a futuristic American police state. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Axel (Temura Morrison), Barb's ex, walks into hers with his wife, resistance leader Cora D (Victoria Rowell), in