Question: I'm stumped! I have been frantically searching for the last names of Lewis and Oswald on The Drew Carey Show. Please help! Julie
Televisionary: So it's only when you're completely out of options that you come crawling to your ol' pal Televisionary for an answer, huh Julie? After you've asked all the other know-it-alls and found they don't know it all? (Just kidding if I thought you hadn't done your homework, I'd have abused you for that too, kid.)
The last name of delivery guy extraordinaire Oswald (Diedrich Bader) is Harvey. Pal Lewis (Ryan Stiles) carries the surname Kiniski.
And I don't blame you for the interest. For my money, Drew Carey is an underrated and unrecognized trouper of a show for ABC. It may not be groundbreaking on its face, but Carey comes off as a star who puts some effort into keeping things fresh take those live shows and blooper episodes, for example and the series boasts some of
Question: In the '50s there was a show called Lucky Pup on CBS, I think. It was a puppet show like Kukla, Fran & Ollie. It might have been on at the same time. It had a magician called Foodini the Great. What were the others in the show named?
Televisionary: The show actually ran from August 1948 to June 1951, starting off on CBS's morning schedule before jumping to evening hours. (You're correct about the timing Kukla, Fran & Ollie was on NBC's schedule from 1948-52, then jumped to ABC from 1954-57.)
The setup of the series, created by puppeteers Hope and Morey Bunin, was that the titular Lucky Pup was willed $5 million by a dearly departed, wealthy circus lady. Fellow circus denizens Foodini and his dense assistant, the aptly named Pinhead, tried their darndest to relieve the pooch of his riches, but never succeeded.
Jolo the clown provided additional yuks and live narrator Doris Brown helped make sens
As The Sopranos's strong-minded yet eternally conflicted mafia wife, Edie Falco has turned a blind eye to her share of shady goings-on. But even she can't ignore some of the hits the HBO drama series has taken during its just-concluded third season.
First, there were the protests from angry Italian-American groups. Then came the uproar over the show's violent streak against women. And most recently, critics were shooting their mouths off about the lackluster season finale. "Anything that gets a lot of attention is going to take heat, and it's going to get praised and everybody's got to have something to say about it," Falco reasons to TV Guide Online. "And I respect that."
Regarding The Sopranos's particularly cruel treatment toward females of late (the show's rap sheet includes the beating death of a pregnant stripper and the brutal rape of Lorraine Bracco's shrink character), Falco admits t
Michael J. Fox who plays the young hero at the center of Disney's latest cartoon pic, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is relishing his burgeoning career as a voiceover artist. "The best part of doing animation is that you don't have to shave, get hair and make-up and dress up nice," he laughs, "but you still look great on screen."
That was especially true of Milo Thatch his alter ego in Atlantis (which opens wide on Friday). "When he gets more heroic, his biceps get a little bigger and his chin is a little stronger; he's more rugged looking," explains the former Spin City Emmy winner, who also was the voice behind the title mouse in Stuart Little. "And they made me taller, which was nice."
Ever since going public with his battle against Parkinson's disease, Fox has been standing mighty tall on his own. But although h
Are you a fan of Survivor's curmudgeonly Rudy Boesch and Marilyn "Mad Dog" Hershey? Well, don't look for any spunky seniors on NBC's young-skewing reality series, Fear Factor debuting tonight at 8 pm/ET whose average contestant ranges from 20 to 30 years old. Why? "I think we like to limit it to people you would like to have sex with," quips host Joe Rogan (Newsradio). "That's just my own personal take on it."
Fear Factor isn't just about sex appeal, though. As they compete for a $50,000 prize, each episode's players must face various fright-inducing stunts the pilot has them leaping off a high pedestal (acrophobia) and lying down in a rat-filled pit (that's, uhm, creepy-crawlyphobia). As for the latter, Rogan insists: "The gross-out factor is purely psychological. There's no danger of snakes or rats harming anybody."
Not that they're about to tell that to the haple
Brooke Shields may not want to get too comfortable at New York City's famed Studio 54, where she's set to succeed Gina Gershon as sexy showgirl Sally Bowles in Cabaret beginning July 3. Natasha Richardson (The Handmaid's Tale, The Parent Trap) who in 1998 won a Tony for playing Sally in the acclaimed Broadway revival could be slipping back into the character's tawdry outfits in the not-too-distant future.
"I might possibly return to close Cabaret," Richardson hinted backstage at Sunday's Tony Awards, adding that nothing had been finalized and no closing date set. A spokesperson for the show had no comment regarding Richardson's possible comeback, but pointed out that Shields who made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in Grease is committed until "at least Sept. 30."
In the meantime, Gershon is slated to take her final bow on
Having spent the better part of a decade as UFO-chasing FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files, David Duchovny was hesitant about playing another alien-buster in the big-screen comedy Evolution (opening today).
The actor says he jumped at the chance to re-team with director Ivan Reitman (with whom he made his first comedic foray in Beethoven). But his heart sank when he realized the script centered on aliens a subject he felt he'd already covered more than thoroughly. "It was such a weird coincidence, because Ivan doesn't watch The X-Files and doesn't even know what it's about," chuckles Duchovny. "The fact that there are aliens in this movie is just a pain in the ass."
After mulling over the dilemma with his wife, actress Téa Leoni, Duchovny concluded that the benefits of working with Reitman outwe
More Single White Female than mere girl-next-door, Jennifer Jason Leigh has always felt drawn to playing dark, troubled women. Consider her off-kilter, yet often brilliant portrayals in such flicks as Rush, Georgia and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. Now, she's co-starring with Alan Cumming in The Anniversary Party opening today in New York and L.A. as one half of a tragicomic Hollywood couple.
What drives Leigh to personify such angsty ladies? "They're just better parts," she tells TV Guide Online. "They're more dynamic and more challenging, and I care about [these women] more because their lives are so hard. And sometimes they make their lives hard and you certainly wouldn't want that for yourself if you could choose it
With The Producers officially a record-breaking Broadway phenomenon, the Great White Way has found something new to obsess over: Mel Brooks's rumored follow-up a stage remake of his 1974 big-screen spoof, Young Frankenstein.
"[I'm] toying with the notion," Brooks confirmed backstage at Sunday's Tony Awards, in which his Producers made history by winning a best-ever 12 trophies. But before the celebrated auteur starts lining up backers, he wants to make certain Frankenstein has a heart.
"Even though The Producers may be the funniest show in town, the other [element] is the emotion, the love story between Matthew [Broderick] and Nathan [Lane], and Cady [Huffman] and Matthew," he explains. "Love counts for a great deal. So I would walk around Young Frankenstein and see where the emotion is certainly between the monster and Dr. Fr
If you think Julianne Moore's latest film role falls flat, that's because the two-time Oscar nominee planned it that way. In the sci-fi comedy Evolution (opening tomorrow), Moore co-stars with David Duchovny as a klutzy federal agent who quite literally has a hard time standing on her own two feet.
Although director Ivan Reitman initially balked at the idea, the actress convinced him to let her stumble and bumble her way through the movie. "My character really wasn't funny otherwise, and there wasn't any reason for me to be in a comedy if I didn't have anything to do," says Moore, who's best known for her dramatic roles in films like Hannibal and The End of the Affair. "I love to see people walk into walls and fall down and throw pies at each other. It always makes me laugh