Question: I watched a repeat of a Charmed episode this morning on TNT entitled "Déjà Vu All Over Again." When Prue was bending down next to Andy as she cried over his death, they were playing a song. I want to know the name of this song and who sings it. I think the name is called "Calling All Angels" but I'm not sure. Please let me know. I'm going crazy trying to find it! Thanks! Cary, Edwardsville, Ill.
Televisionary: Then stop this instant, Cary. The song is indeed "Calling All Angels," a beautiful duet performed by Jane Siberry and k.d. lang. You'll find it on Siberry's 1993 album, When I Was a Boy and on the soundtrack from Wim Wenders's Until the End of the World.
Question: I seem to remember a late-'70s or early-'80s Saturday-morning television series that none of my friends remember. It was playing off the Star Wars popularity. It had a teenage boy (who, remarkably, resembled Luke Skywalker) who befriended a Bigfoot (who resembled Chewbacca). They did good deeds and, if I remember correctly, the Bigfoot could jump really high, like over small trees and such. Am I mistaken? Darryl P., Jacksonville, Fla.
Televisionary: You're thinking of Bigfoot and Wildboy, which ran as a series of shorts for a year on ABC's Krofft Supershow beginning in 1978 and then became a series for a few months in 1979.
I think you're right about the Star Wars influence, but it also borrowed heavily from the concepts behind The Jungle Book and Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan books. Wi
Question: Am I the only one who remembers a show called Johnny Bago, which was about a fugitive from the law who, chased by his ex-wife detective, traveled the country in a Winnebego doing good deeds? I remember it being on one summer and it had excellent scripts. John, Flemington, N.J.
Televisionary: Of course you aren't John. If you were, this answer wouldn't be here, now would it?
Johnny Bago, which ran on CBS for but two months in 1993, revolved around a bush-league con man (Peter Dobson) set up by his cousin for the killing of a Staten Island mobster's son. Skipping town, he caught a ride with an old codger driving across the country in a Winnebago and took the wheel when the guy died. Thus Johnny Tenuti became Johnny Bago (think about it) and went on the lam, trying to stay away from the mob, the cops and, as you say, his parole officer/ex-wife (
Question: I know this is a trivial trivia question, but it has driven me crazy for years. Back in the late '50s or '60s, Tom Tryon, better known as a writer, acted and starred in a Western program. Do you know the name of that Western? It drives me crazy, as I said. Please help!
Televisionary: Sounds to me like you're thinking of Texas John Slaughter, a Walt Disney serial produced from 1958-61 in an attempt to recreate the success enjoyed by Davy Crockett. Tryon, who did indeed become an author (he wrote as Thomas Tryon) after giving up the acting game, played the real-life marshal.
Question: Please help me out here. Wasn't Hart to Hart Stefanie Powers's first TV show? I say yes, but a friend says she was on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Thank you. Sharon Y., Lovell, Wyo.
Televisionary: Actually, your friend's thinking of The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., an ill-fated NBC Man spin-off featuring Powers as an American agent teamed with a British operative (Noel Harrison). It lasted less than a year, debuting in September 1966 and going off duty the following A
More than a dozen pop stars, including Paul McCartney, George Michael and Avril Lavigne, have recorded an album to raise money for child war victims in Iraq. The CD, titled Hope, contains 18 tracks and arrives in stores today.
As precinct lieutenant Anita Van Buren on Law & Order, S. Epatha Merkerson delivers what little dialogue she gets with enough 'tude to make the most hardened criminal soil his orange jumpsuit. But if we were to someday follow Van Buren home a concept unthinkable in the all-work/no-play L&O universe Merkerson believes viewers would see her alter ego's smart-ass quotient quadruple!
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That's true in the physical sense as well. Although Merkerson concedes that L&O producers have made some strides in livening up her drab wardrobe, the artist formerly known as Pee-wee's Mail Lady is anx
TV aficionados best know Adam Goldberg as Eddie, Chandler's roomie for three episodes in Season Two of Friends. Moviegoers most often know him from Saving Private Ryan and Dazed and Confused. But he's nowhere near as famous as NBC's charmed sitcom sextet and he likes it that away.
"If I were an ounce more famous, I couldn't handle it," Goldberg tells TV Guide Online. "Which is not to say I'm that famous, but when you get unexpected attention, it can be disconcerting. A lot of times I get, 'Are you an actor?' I used to be much more polite with that than I am now. I can no longer actually go down the list of things I've been in, like, 'Do you like serious war movies or are you a sitcom fan?' I used to try to help them place me!
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At least the surrealness of life as a semi
Pre-marital whoopee is discouraged on 7th Heaven, which celebrates its 150th episode tonight (8 pm/ET on the WB). Sure, some of Rev. Camden's kids are fornicating sinners, but not Lucy (Beverley Mitchell). No, the virginal college coed chooses to abstain until she and fiancé Kevin (George Stults) are married. Hell, she won't even look at him shirtless! But why?
"She wants to become a minister," Mitchell tells TV Guide Online, "so she holds very true to her values." Adds Stults: "Kevin's been married before, so I guess he's damaged goods!"
Tonight, Heaven gets these two hitched, so they can safely answer their carnal imperatives within the bonds of wedlock. (Of course, that part probably happens off-screen, darn it.) Still, is the show sending the wrong message to young fans by having Lucy marry before finishing college? Says Mitchell: "I think if a couple is truly in