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Remember That Song – 8/9/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Tequila in his heartbeat
His veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor runnin’
But he never kept it clean

Last Song: “Theme from ‘Greatest American Hero’ (Believe It or Not)” by Joey Scarbury from the album America’s Greatest Hero (1981)

Great job sweetpurplejune and Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Just like a light of a new day
It hit me from out of the blue
Breaking me out of the spell I was in
Making all of my wishes come true

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Quote of the Day: The Jeffersons

George Jefferson: If I paid you to think, you could cash your check at the penny arcade.

Florence Johnston: Where do you think I cash it now?

Happy 87th birthday to Marla Gibbs!!!

If you’d like to watch/rent/buy this show from Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Quote of the Day: Reading Rainbow

LeVar Burton: [about to have kids introduce more recommended books] Here’s some other books you might like. Of course, you don’t have to take *my* word for it.

On this day, 35 years ago (June 6, 1983), Reading Rainbow debuted on PBS.

R.I.P. Harry Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018)

We lost another iconic character of the ’80s. Harry Anderson, who was mainly known for playing Judge Harry Stone on Night Court, died in his home in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday.

Anderson, a fellow native Rhode Islander, got a huge break, with his recurring guest role, the hilarious con man Harry “The Hat” Gittes, on Cheers. That role led to him playing Judge Harry Stone on Night Court, from 1984-1992. Harry was just as zany and eccentric as the crazies who passed through his courtroom. And just like his character, Anderson was a magician at heart. And thanks to both Anderson, and his Night Court character, we all discovered the jazz great Mel Tormé. Anderson was nominated for three consecutive Emmys, from 1985 to 1987. In 1990, Harry played the adult Richie Tozier in the 1990 miniseries It, based on the Stephen King novel.

After Night Court’s run ended, Anderson went right back at it, playing Dave Barry on “Dave’s World,” which ran from 1993 to 1997. After that, he was not very active in the acting world anymore.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and he had two children from a previous marriage.

If, for some reason, you have never seen Night Court, I cannot recommend it enough. I have seen some episodes recently, and it is just as funny now, as it was back then.