Monday, May 31, 2004

TV Tuesday

Week 12 - Marathon TV Watching

Hope everyone who was celebrating had a safe Memorial Day weekend!! Hopefully you got an extra day for your weekend!! Now on to this week's questions! Be kind, it's my first week solo! :)

1. In the US many stations run "marathons" all day on Monday, many stations have also went to running all weekend marathons of old sitcoms. So question number one is: Did you watch any of the marathons running this year? In part? In whole?

No, we watched Nickelodean all day here.

2. Is there a show you'd like to see run an all day marathon? On the flipside is there a show you'd avoid in marathon?

I'd watch a M*A*S*H marathon, as there are a lot of the older episodes with Trapper and Henry Blake either I've never seen, or haven't seen but once. I wouldn't watch any of the "fluff" 50's/60's shows in marathon, like Leave it to Beaver or Petticoat Junction. Ok, maybe Green Acres.

3. Is there a show/movie/program that brings back special memories for you and what is it?

There's one episode of M*A*S*H - near the end of its run in the early '80s. In high school drama class, we did a Reader's Theatre production, meaning all the actors sit in one area and read/act out their parts without blocking or costumes. I took the episode where a soldier has died and doesn't realize he's dead, and Klinger has kidneystones, and taped and transcribed the entire episode on a typewriter. We then performed the episode in class. I was Hawkeye and Father Mulcahy :) Whenever I see that episode, it reminds me of high school.

~Bonus~ What show featuring those who protect your country (fiction or non-fiction) is your favorite?

I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader.

~Bonus #2~ Out of curiosity, what's the longest you've ever watched TV in one stretch?!

Interesting question. Unfortunately, it was probably the 9/11 coverage...

See you next week! Same time! Same channel!!

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