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Andy Williams

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Howard Andrew Williams
Born December 3, 1927
Wall Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Died September 25, 2012 (aged 84)
Branson, Missouri
Genres Traditional pop
Occupations Singer, actor, record producer
Years active 1938–2012
Labels Cadence, Columbia
Associated acts The Williams Brothers
Howard Andrew “Andy” Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American popular music singer. He recorded forty-four albums in his career, seventeen of which have been Gold-certified and three of which have been Platinum-certified. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971, and numerous television specials. The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri is named after the song he is most known for singing—Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini’s “Moon River”.

The Trouble Categorize The Monkees

I don’t know what to categorize The Monkees, should I call The Monkees Bubble Gum Music, because The Monkees was interviewed for part of a TV show, no, because The Monkees wrote their own songs. Should I call The Monkees British Rock, because Davy Jones was born in The UK, no, because the other three were from The USA. Should I call them LA Rock, no, because Mike Nesmith is from NY. Should I call them Rock Group, no, because The Monkees came from a TV show. So how can I categorize The Monkees in my record collection, when I don’t know what to call them.

  1. Mike Nesmith is created for inventing Country Rock.
  2. Peter Tork Folk Music.
  3. Davy Jones Broadway Musicals.
  4. Micky Dolenz TV actor.

transferred into The Monkees.

The only way I can categorize The Monkees is by alphabet, because I could never find The Monkees, if I have one LP in each category !!!

The Monkees TV Show

Bob Rafelson
Bert Schneider
Starring Davy Jones (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz
Michael Nesmith
Peter Tork
Theme music composer Boyce and Hart
Opening theme “(Theme From) The Monkees”
Ending theme “For Pete’s Sake” (Second season only)
Composers Peter Tork
Joseph Richards
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 58
Production
Executive producers Bob Rafelson
Bert Schneider
Producers Bob Rafelson
Bert Schneider
Ward Sylvester (season 2)
Editors Mike Pozen (and others)
Cinematography Irving Lippman
Richard H. Kline
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company’s Raybert Productions
Screen Gems Television
Distributor Columbia Pictures Television (1975–1985, 1990-1996)
Colex Enterprises (1986–1988)
LBS Communications (1989–1990)
Columbia TriStar Television (1996-2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002-present)
Release
Original network NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 12, 1966 – March 25, 1968
Chronology
Related shows New Monkees
The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men (the Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers. The show introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967. The program ended on Labor Day 1968 at the finish of its second season and has received a long afterlife in Saturday morning repeats (CBS and ABC) and syndication, as well as overseas broadcasts.

The Mystery Of The Addams Family And The Munsters

Theirs something that these two TV show has in common, which are;

  1. The two started the same week and after two years was canceled the same week.
  2. These two were made for the anti family comedy show. What I mean, it was tiring for the three networks to rehash the same thing over and over again, so that’s why TV shows began to see the unusual shows like Bewitched, I Dream Of Jennie, My Favorite Martin, which their can laugher was on the expression of the people watching the special effects.
  3. No one could imagine that two TV shows, about monsters and the bizarre people would ever be on TV, let alone that they would last two years.
  4. Unlike Bewitched, I Dream Of Jennie and My Favorite Martin, once the networks went from B&W to color, both Addams Family and The Munsters were canceled.
  5. Their was no reason for it, they both were high in the ratings and very popular with the young generation.
  6. Even now, both were canceled at the same time and it isn’t clear why it was canceled.
  7. In syndication, Addams Family and The Munsters are more popular than Bewitched, I Dream Of Jeannie and not many people have heard of My Favorite Martin. Even though they went on to color and have many more seasons, Addams Family and The Munsters, with only two seasons each, are more popular today more than ever.
  8. Both made film, in color, and made sequels, as well as another TV shows.
  9. In 1970’s both had a cartoon show on Saturday Morning and comic books
  10. They maybe canceled in the 1960’s (1964-1966), but Addams Family and The Munsters have a life of their own !!!

Monty Python Flying Circus

film theatre audio recordings books
Nationality British
Years active 1969–1983
1989
1998
2002
2013–2014
Genres
Satire surreal humour black comedy
Influences
The Goons Spike Milligan Peter Cook Dudley Moore Jonathan Miller Alan Bennett Peter Sellers
Notable works and roles Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969–1974)
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
Monty Python Live (mostly) (2014)
Members Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Website Official website
Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created the sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group’s influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles’ influence on music.

Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Flying Circus was conceived, written, and performed by its members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show, but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach (aided by Gilliam’s animation), it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in style and content. A self-contained comedy team responsible for both writing and performing their work, the Pythons had creative control which allowed them to experiment with form and content, discarding rules of television comedy. Their influence on British comedy has been apparent for years, while in North America, it has coloured the work of cult performers from the early editions of Saturday Night Live through to more recent absurdist trends in television comedy. “Pythonesque” has entered the English lexicon as a result.

In a 2005 UK poll to find “The Comedian’s Comedian”, three of the six Pythons members were voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders to be among the top 50 greatest comedians ever: Cleese at No. 2, Idle at No. 21, and Palin at No. 30.

Star Trek

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Gene Roddenberry
Original work Star Trek: The Original Series
Print publications
Novels List of novels
Comics List of comics
Films and television
Films
Main article: Star Trek (film series)
The Motion Picture (1979)
The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The Search for Spock (1984)
The Voyage Home (1986)
The Final Frontier (1989)
The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Generations (1994)
First Contact (1996)
Insurrection (1998)
Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Into Darkness (2013)
Beyond (2016)
Television series
The Original Series (1966–1969)
The Animated Series (1973–1974)
Phase II (1978) (undeveloped)
The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Voyager (1995–2001)
Enterprise (2001–2005)
Untitled series (2017–)
Games
Video games
List of games
Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by CBS and Paramount Pictures.[Note 1] Star Trek: The Original Series and its live-action TV spin-off series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as the Star Trek film franchise make up the main canon. The canonicity of Star Trek: The Animated Series is debated,[Note 2] and the expansive library of Star Trek novels and comics is generally considered non-canon, although still part of the franchise.

The first series, now referred to as The Original Series, debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, an exploration vessel of a 23rd-century interstellar “United Federation of Planets”. In creating the first Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by Westerns such as Wagon Train, the Horatio Hornblower novels and Gulliver’s Travels. In fact, the original series was almost titled Wagon Train to the Stars. These adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. Four spin-off television series were eventually produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation followed the crew of a new starship Enterprise set a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise, set before the original series, in the early days of human interstellar travel. Four additional The Next Generation feature films were produced. In 2009, the film franchise underwent a relaunch with a prequel to the original series set in an alternate timeline titled simply Star Trek. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the original show.[Note 3] A sequel to this film, Star Trek Into Darkness, premiered on May 16, 2013. A thirteenth theatrical feature, a sequel to Into Darkness, has been confirmed for release in July 2016, to coincide with the franchise’s 50th anniversary. In November 2015, CBS announced the development of a new Star Trek TV series to be shown on a digital platform from January 2017.

Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades.nFans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers. The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world. The series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. In addition, viewers have produced several fan productions.

Star Trek is noted for its influence on the world outside of science fiction. It has been cited as an inspiration for several technological inventions such as the cell phone.[citation needed] The franchise is also noted for its progressive era civil rights stances.[citation needed] The original series included one of television’s first multiracial casts. Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the animated series South Park.

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The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling
Original work The Twilight Zone
Print publications
Books Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary
Films and television
Films Twilight Zone: The Movie
Television series Original series (1959–64)
First revival (1985–89)
Second revival (2002–03)
Games
Traditional Twilight Zone (pinball)
Audio
Radio programs The Twilight Zone (radio series)
Original music Composer: Marius Constant
Miscellaneous
Theme park attractions The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. The program followed in the tradition of earlier shows such as Tales of Tomorrow (1951–53), which also dramatized the short story “What You Need”, and Science Fiction Theatre (1955–57), and radio programs such as The Weird Circle, Dimension X, and X Minus One, and the radio work of one of Serling’s inspirations, Norman Corwin. The success of the series led to a feature film, a radio series, a comic book, a magazine, and various other spin-offs that spanned five decades, including two “revival” television series. The first ran on CBS and in syndication in the 1980s, the second ran on UPN from 2002 to 2003. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it #5 in its list of the 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.

The Munsters

Allan Burns
Chris Hayward
Developed by Norm Liebmann
Ed Haas
Starring Fred Gwynne
Yvonne De Carlo
Al Lewis
Beverley Owen (1964)
Pat Priest (1964–1966)
Butch Patrick
Theme music composer Jack Marshall
Bob Mosher (unaired lyrics)
Composer Jack Marshall
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 70
Production
Producers Joe Connelly
Bob Mosher
Location Universal Studios, Universal City, California
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company Kayro-Vue Productions
Universal Television
Distributor NBC Universal Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS
Picture format Black-and-white 35 mm film
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 24, 1964 – May 12, 1966
Chronology
Followed by The Munsters Today
The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver. It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family and achieved higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.

The series originally aired on Thursday at 7:30pm on CBS from September 24, 1964, to May 12, 1966; 70 episodes were produced. It was cancelled after ratings dropped to a low due to the premiere of ABC’s Batman, which was in color. Though ratings were low during its initial two-year run, The Munsters found a large audience in syndication. This popularity warranted a spin-off series, as well as several films, including one with a theatrical release.

On October 26, 2012, NBC aired a modern reimagining of The Munsters called Mockingbird Lane as a pilot. The series failed to be picked up by NBC despite success with Munster fans and good ratings.[citation needed]

Lost In Space

Science fiction
Created by Irwin Allen
Directed by
Irwin Allen
Gerard Ervin
Mark Sanders
Robert Douglas
Alvin Ganzer
Harry Harris
Leonard Horn
Nathan H. Juran
Sobey Martin
Irving J. Moore
Leo Penn
Don Richardson
Seymour Robbie
Sutton Roley
Alexander Singer
Paul Stanley
Ezra Stone

Peter Packer
Narrated by Dick Tufeld
Theme music composer John Williams
Composers John Williams
Herman Stein
Richard LaSalle
Leith Stevens
Joseph Mullendore
Cyril Mockridge
Alexander Courage
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 83
Production
Producer Irwin Allen
Cinematography Frank G. Carson
Gene Polito
Winton Hoch
Running time 60 minutes
Production company Irwin Allen Productions
Van Bernard Productions
Jodi Productions
20th Century Fox Television
CBS
Distributor Fox Television Studios
20th Television
Release
Original network CBS
Picture format black and white (1965-1966)
color (1966-1968)
Audio format mono
Original release September 15, 1965 – March 6, 1968
Chronology
Related shows Lost in Space (film)
Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose ship goes off course. It was created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The first television season was filmed in black and white, with the second and third seasons filmed in color.

Though the original television series concept centered on the Robinson family, many later story lines focused primarily on Dr. Zachary Smith, played by Jonathan Harris. Smith, along with the Robot, was absent from the pilot as the addition of their characters was decided once the series had been commissioned for production. Originally written as an utterly evil but careless saboteur, Smith gradually becomes the troublesome, self-centered, incompetent foil who provides the comic relief for the show and causes most of the episodic conflict and misadventures. In the unaired pilot, what causes the group to become lost in space is a chance encounter with a meteor storm, but in the first aired episode, it is Smith’s sabotage and unplanned presence on the ship that sets the ship off course into the meteor field. Smith is thus the key to the story.

The Flintstons

Sitcom
Slapstick
Comedy
Created by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices of Alan Reed
Jean Vander Pyl
Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Gerry Johnson
Don Messick
John Stephenson
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Opening theme “Rise and Shine” (instrumental) (first two seasons and the first two episodes of season 3)
“Meet the Flintstones” (rest of the show’s run)
Ending theme “Rise and Shine” (instrumental) (first two seasons and the first two episodes of season 3)
“Meet the Flintstones” (rest of the show’s run)
“Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)”
Composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 166 (and 1 pilot)
Production
Executive producers William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producers William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Editors Kenneth Spears
Donald A. Douglas
Joseph Ruby
Warner Leighton
Greg Watson
Running time 22–30 minutes
Production company Hanna–Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems (original)
Worldvision Enterprises
Turner Program Services
The Program Exchange
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 30, 1960 – April 1, 1966
Chronology
Followed by The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show, produced by Hanna-Barbera, fancifully depicted the lives of a working-class Stone Age man, his family, and his next-door neighbor and best friend.

The show’s continuing popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful network animated franchise for three decades, until The Simpsons debuted. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time (after The Simpsons).

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