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Do you want to feel old?

Check out the TVLAND Awards. I just caught the end of it being repeated today. Fred Ward, Jamie Farr, the guy who played J.J. in Good Times ( I forget his name ) Bob Newhart, Jackyln Smith & Cheryl ladd ( who still don't look bad ) Newhart's secretary from his first show in the 70's.
I remember watching these people and others in their heyday and seeing them now 30-40 years later wasn't much fun.
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A bald Peter Frampton has that beat.
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Re: Do you want to feel old?

It's like watching old Star Trek episodes, and knowing that Scotty and McCoy are both dead, and all of the hot chicks are now in their sixties and seventies.

And that little kid from "Home Alone" is going to be thirty in a couple of months.
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I guess I've been a bit morbid sometimes watching Three Stooges (Curley eps) & commenting that everyone in this is dead now (all the people, not just the stooges). I guess the few shorts it showed a baby or a little kid they could be alive yet but most of the shorts just showed adults.
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...the guy who played J.J. in Good Times ( I forget his name )...
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I remember watching those shows but what makes me feel old is when 95% of all NFL players are younger than me and guys graduating high school in 2004.
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Re: Do you want to feel old?

That doesn't make me feel old at all you geezer!
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That doesn't make me feel old at all you geezer!
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Newhart's secretary from his first show in the 70's.
Marcia Wallace who has played Mrs. Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons for over twenty years now. Does THAT make you feel old?
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Marcia Wallace who has played Mrs. Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons for over twenty years now. Does THAT make you feel old?
No, but I feel old whenever I talk to someone born AFTER The Simpsons first aired.
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There's been a whole generation that has always had the Simpsons airing new eps.
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No, but I feel old whenever I talk to someone born AFTER The Simpsons first aired.
I was born in '65, so I remember watching shows from the '70s before Tivo or a VCR. Suffering thru commercials. Having to pick one show to watch out of three offered on the major networks. It seems so strange now and does make me feel very old.

Observations...

Loved Peter Scolari's comment to Tom Hanks - "I hear you formed a production company. Good luck with that..."

Everybody Loves Raymond truly was one of the most consistently funny shows ever put on television.

Couldn't they find a few more angels for the Charlie's Angel's tribute?

David Hasselhoff was in full 'Hoff' mode. I'm gonna miss him on America's Got Talent...
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Would be nice if the cartoon world was reality, so that no-one ever ages.

I saw Donna Dixon at the TVLand Awards as well, and while she looked decent from a distance, time hasnt been kind to her either (although she's in her 50s now).

I hardly recognized this guy, Tom Hanks, either. Its been 30 years since we last saw him on Bosom Buddies.

Hanks was calling Scolari 'Petey', which was nice to hear (in a sentimental way). I hear they're still friends, and Hanks does try to get him gigs in some of his movies ...

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Where I work, we have two new third-year students each year. Each year, the new ones get fewer and fewer of our jokes referencing TV shows, the eighties ... now its starting in on the nineties. That makes me feel old, when people don't have the same pop culture touch stones I have.

Watching old shows and knowing that the actors are dead is spooky, so I try not to think about it.
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I saw Donna Dixon at the TVLand Awards as well, and while she looked decent from a distance, time hasnt been kind to her either (although she's in her 50s now).

Donna Douglas was born in 1933.

Which means she was frolicking around the cement pond with a chimp and a guy in a gorilla suit whilst in her mid-30's...

...and now creeping out county-fair crowds in her mid-70's.

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I think when he said Donna Dixon, he meant Donna Dixon, not Donna Douglas. Donna Dixon is, in fact, 52, and was a co-star of Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in Bosom Buddies.
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I think when he said Donna Dixon, he meant Donna Dixon, not Donna Douglas. Donna Dixon is, in fact, 52, and was a co-star of Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in Bosom Buddies.
She is, or at least was married to Dan Ackroyd since way back around time of Doctor Detroit.
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I think when he said Donna Dixon, he meant Donna Dixon, not Donna Douglas. Donna Dixon is, in fact, 52, and was a co-star of Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in Bosom Buddies.

Score me 10/10 for confusing the issue! Can't imagine which of my meds was kicking in when I got those two confused. (Maybe it was too many DD's kicking around in the same concept?)

Methinks Ms. DIXON is holding up well. And Mr. Aykroyd has my utmost respect and admiration for landing her at any age...
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There's been a whole generation that has always had the Simpsons airing new eps.
shit there's a generation of people now that have never gotten to see the simpsons in their prime as it happened (seasons 3-7)
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I guess I've been a bit morbid sometimes watching Three Stooges (Curley eps) & commenting that everyone in this is dead now (all the people, not just the stooges). I guess the few shorts it showed a baby or a little kid they could be alive yet but most of the shorts just showed adults.
Just picked up Vol.1 last week of the Stooges. I have the first 6 Volumes now and watch them whenever I can, even though i've seen them now for over 40 years.
Sorry, I didn't mean to say that watching the TVLAND awards wasn't much fun, it was. Just to see almost everyone getting so old now, but still it was great to go down memory lane. I even saw Farah on I Dream of Jeanie, The Partridge Family and the Dating Game which really was fun.
Also just to mention- I've been hooked on the 5pm-7pm time slot 5-6pm Bewitched, 6-7pm All in the Family, it's been great.
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There's been a whole generation that has always had the Simpsons airing new eps.
And have never experienced the great INDEPENDENT TV stations that were around before the Fox network started.
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Remember John Davidson?


Here he is just a couple days ago on KCUR, public radio in Kansas City.

He's looking a bit more like Imus these days if you ask me!
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Eeeeyikes!
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You sure that isn't Alastair Sim?
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When I first saw that shot I thought why did you post a picture of Imus. LMAO

He needs to cut his hair.

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