Tag Archives: 1950s

Classic Educational Shorts (Volume 5: Rules for School): Pencils down, class, we’re watching a film.

I lived this stuff…and I believed all of it.

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‘Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank’ (1957): A drunken Christmas from The Frank Sinatra Show, pally!

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.

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‘Gunsmoke’ (Season 1): The iconic 20-year Western begins

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.

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‘Dennis the Menace’ (Season 1): Comic strip-turned-sitcom remains delightfully fun

A genuine delight.

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‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’: Steve McQueen’s hit Western leads to big-screen stardom

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

‘True-Life Adventures’: True Disney works of art

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‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection

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