I lived this stuff…and I believed all of it.Continue reading Classic Educational Shorts (Volume 5: Rules for School): Pencils down, class, we’re watching a film.
Merry Christmas, everyone! We had such a nice reaction to our review of the Perry Como Christmas Special co-starring The Carpenters (in short: when I showed it to a bum on the bus, he threw up on my shoes and then tried to shank me), we decided here at the Drunk TV HQ to trim the tree, so to speak, with another holiday TV special review. This time, we’re going to dig out the classic December 20th, 1957 Christmas episode of ABC’s disastrous The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring special guest star, the old Groaner himself, Der Bingle! Entitled Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank, The Chairman of the Board and Bingo from Bingville trade quips and carols while getting thoroughly soused. It’s a Christmas must for fans of vintage Yuletide television specials.Continue reading ‘Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank’ (1957): A drunken Christmas from The Frank Sinatra Show, pally!
Better late than never. I know, I know: I promised over two years ago to begin reviewing the massive 65th anniversary boxed set (beautifully put together for CBS video by pro Andrew J. Klyde) of Gunsmoke, the iconic, legendary 20-year Western series starring James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, and Dennis Weaver. Well…things happen (don’t get me started with the government, okay?), so let’s just all move on and get started on looking at one of the greatest TV series of any decade.Continue reading ‘Gunsmoke’ (Season 1): The iconic 20-year Western begins
You think the Stone family would make you wear a mask? Please.Continue reading ‘The Donna Reed Show’ (Season 1): A charming, misunderstood gem
Quite simply one of the most satisfying TV Westerns ever created.Continue reading ‘Maverick’ (Season 1): 50s Western was a genre game changer
We know you can’t wait, so take a visual look at Gunsmoke: The Complete Collection: Continue reading VIDEO: ‘Gunsmoke’ – Unboxing the Complete Series on DVD
As a warm-up, you might say, to our commitment here at Drunk TV—and believe me: “commitment” is the correct word— Continue reading ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’: Steve McQueen’s hit Western leads to big-screen stardom
Hey Western and vintage television fans out there in Drunk TV land (would you please sober up—just look at yourselves!), have we got a ridiculous notion for you. Continue reading Are you ready for 440+ hours of ‘Gunsmoke’?
Tis the season to watch TV, Continue reading ‘True-Life Adventures’: True Disney works of art
A wonderfully lurid, pulpy TV actioner. Continue reading ‘M Squad’: Lurid, late ’50s actioner forever packs a punch
Do the things they call “TV series” today have Christmas episodes? Continue reading ‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection
“Let’s get wet, huh?” Continue reading ‘Sea Hunt’ (Season 1): Glamorous, exotic ’50s action-adventure