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Get to know the Happy Hippy Painter Bob Ross!
April 20th, 2017 under PBS. [ Comments: none ]

Get ready to paint some happy trees because Today I Found Out is helping us find out about Bob Ross. Even though he did 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting on PBS, we know very little about him.

He dropped out of high school at age 14 to work with his father in carpentry. He also accidentally lost the tip of his index finger while working with him and tried to hide it on his show.

Did you know the most peaceful guy on television was nicknamed Ball Buster in the Air Force and that he spent 20 years in the service?

How about he was never paid by PBS for any of episodes or that he never sold any of the paintings for it.

They are just a few of the cool facts in this amazing lesson which you love the Happy Hippy Painter even more than you already do.


Who is the biggest Diva that Josh Groban has worked with?
September 30th, 2015 under Josh Groban, PBS, Sesame Street/Muppets. [ Comments: none ]

Josh Groban has worked with many singers, who are known for being Divas, and he told PBS NewsHour who he thinks is the biggest one of them all. Is it Celine Dion? Barbra Streisand? Kelly Clarkson? Sting?
It is none of the above. As it was revealed yesterday on The Muppets he had a torrid affair with Miss Piggy. PBS Newshour asked him about their wild weekend and he said, “She is an icon. She can have her pick of any man and I guess I am honored for the short time we had together.” Then he added, “Kermit, as he does, got in the way.”
Before their short tryst, they sang a duet on her late night show. He described what it was like working with his now-ex as, “I’ve worked with a lot of performers in the past, she was definitely the biggest Diva I’ve worked with.”
Sounds like he is a little bitter, but you can’t blame him. Once you go Miss Piggy, you lose the desire to get jiggy. It’s no biggie. There’s still Kat Dennings who he can diggy.


Imagine watching TV with Sherlock?
January 6th, 2014 under PBS. [ Comments: none ]

On this week’s episode of Sherlock, we saw how good he is at knowing which guy to go after and which guys to ignore at a wedding. So imagine what it would be like to watch television with him? That is exactly what Leigh Lahav Stuff did and let’s just say it wouldn’t be fun because he would spoil everything.
On second thought, maybe he could explain WTF Lost was about because I haven’t met anyone who has been able to do that yet. Also he would save me from watching shows like Hostages to end. You know what I changed my mind, I want my own personal Sherlock to watch TV with!


Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery gets tough!
January 5th, 2014 under PBS, TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]

We all know Michelle Dockery as the proper Lady Mary on Downton Abbey, but she is changing her tune for TNT’s Tough Justice. The demure lady we know is anything but as she fights crime with Michael Chiklis. Just when you thought that Angie Harmon was the toughest lady on the channel that knows drama, Rizzoli seems like more Lady Mary when Connie Tough joins the lineup this month. Even The Commish looks like a lady in this promo.
If you can’t wait for the debut of Tough Justince, then you can watch the season premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS tonight at 9p.


Mel Brooks: Make a Noise will make you laugh out loud a lot!
May 20th, 2013 under PBS. [ Comments: none ]

If you are a huge fan of Mel Brooks like me, then American Master’s Mel Brooks: Make a Noise is a must watch for you tonight at 9p on PBS.
The 90 minute special takes a look at Brooks’ illustrious career with the comedic genius doing long sit down interview about his life and work. Not only do we hear him talk about his life and his movies in the present, we get the opportunity to see him talk about both with past interviews throughout his long amazing career. We also get to hear from the people (Carl Reiner and his son Rob Reiner, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Matthew Broderick and so many more) who he has worked with and what they think makes him so special. When you hear his late wife Anne Bancroft talk about how magical their marriage is and how they met, it will bring a tear to your eye. But believe me there are plenty of more laughs during the 90 minute retrospect that includes interviews from today and yesteryear along with clips from his television shows and movies.
The show starts off with Mel Brooks talking about what got him interested in show business. Then he talks about his first role at just 15, and let’s just say it didn’t go well and there is a good reason why it didn’t work for him. Then we start to hear about how he got his start in the biz and working with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. He next talks about the struggles of making Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. We also find out how some of the classic scenes of his movies came about. For example Gene Wilder’s freak out scene in The Producers was thanks to having coffee after a long day of work, something he very rarely drank.
There are so many interesting tidbits in the American Masters special, that you are going to want to watch Mel Brooks: Make a Noise tonight at 9p on PBS from the beginning until the end because you don’t want to miss a single reveal of his comedic genius mind.
And if you can’t get enough of this history of Mel Brooks: Part 1 and want to watch it again and again? Then you can own the DVD tomorrow from Shout Factory and it is yours to enjoy whenever you want.


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