Foo - Merv is dead
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08-13-07, 05:42 PM
At the age of 82.
08-13-07, 05:50 PM
I saw that new, which saddened me.
I used to watch his show, and the Dinah Shore show, and the Mike Douglass show in succession, when I was flat on my back for several weeks at the age of 12. The latter sucked. But I learned a lot from their shows, and saw a lot of great entertainment. Ahhh, such were the days of good ol' fashioned talk/variety shows (before the advent of "hit-the-guest-upside-the-head-with-a-chair-or-table" set-up)....
08-13-07, 05:52 PM
I guess all of those are before my time :p
I used to watch Jeopardy, and sometimes still do. Not a huge fan of Wheel of Fortune though.
08-13-07, 05:58 PM
Yeahhhhh. *nostalgic sigh* These were before your time, PC2. This was in the '70's. But it was great daytime entertainment.... :o
Certainly, an era has passed.... :o
08-13-07, 06:04 PM
Mike Douglas wasn't that bad, but Dinah Shore was better. Merv Griffin was great. You forgot Dick Cavett(or maybe you didn't):) . Why can't we have a show like these nowadays? Does everything have to be a staged "reality" show?
08-13-07, 06:07 PM
DOes the Late show count as a show "like these"?
08-13-07, 06:29 PM
Ohhh, Scotty, I did, for the moment, forget Cavett. He was also great. You know the whole host of daytime folks to whom I was referrin' in general. That just doesn't exist anymore. :(
PC2, I did love me some Johnny Carson. And, before that, Jack Paar. Today, I'm usually in bed by the time the late-night guys come on (though I was usually up last year in care-giving mode). I do like Leno, and Carson Daly (I know his bandmaster, Joe, and Joe's dad and grandfather). Outside of that, I'll just say I miss good ol' daytime variety shows.... :(
If this thread is turning to old talk show hosts, how about William F. Buckly and "Firing Line"
I wonder if his tombstone is going to be like he joked: an Emmy instead of a statue and an epitaph saying "I won't be back right after this message."
08-13-07, 06:41 PM
Ohhh, I loved me some WFB, jsharr. :(
08-13-07, 06:43 PM
Jeopardy is one of my favorite shows. RIP man.
You old farts need to go to bed. :p
08-13-07, 06:54 PM
Glad Merv Griffin was a producer of Jeopardy for your pleasure, Enthalpic.
I just miss the day-time talk-show host that he was. Not the game-show for which he became associated, if only as a background (Wikipedia) producer.... :rolleyes:
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