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The Good Times’ kids reunite for the 50th anniversary
February 8th, 2024 under 70s, Reunions. [ Comments: none ]

Fifty years ago today, we got to meet the Evans family for the first time. We watched them have Good Times and bad ones. And through it all, they remained a family.

That did not only pertain to the characters. It also relates to the actors.

Because of that, Ralph Carter (Michael), BernNadette Stanis (Thelma), and Jimmie “JJ” Walker got to celebrate their golden anniversary!

Damn! Damn! Damn! They all look dyn-o-mite!

I love it when casts remain friends like this! That is why I think their series still airs in syndication. We believed that they were a family because they really were one!


John Laroquette got paid in weed for Texas Chainsaw Massacre
January 13th, 2023 under 70s. [ Comments: none ]

We think of John Laroquette as a comedic actor. However, long before he did Night Court, he was the voice of an iconic Horror movie.

After the lights went down in the theater and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre started to roll, we heard the narrator tell us what we could expect from the next 83 minutes. And that was him.

However, we didn’t know it was Laroquette because he didn’t get credit for reading those few lines. Not only didn’t he get credit, but he also didn’t get paid in money to read them.

There has been a rumor that he was paid in green, as in pot. Recently when Parade sat down with him to talk about the sequel to Night Court they asked him if that rumor is true. “Totally true,” the actor told the online magazine. “He [Tobe Hooper] gave me some marijuana or a matchbox or whatever you called it in those days. I walked out of the [recording] studio and patted him on the back side and said, ‘Good luck to you!’”

Why did he do it for so cheap? The two men were in Colorado in 1969. Laroquette was a bartender while Hooper was there working on a film. Hooper walked into the actor’s bar, and the two became friends.

Years later, they both wound up in Los Angeles. And the director heard his friend was in town, so he asked his friend to help out with the little movie he made for no money.

And the rest is cinematic history.

Oh, in case you are wondering if Laroquette has ever seen the legendary film. He has not. He is not a fan of the genre.


Marion Ross’ son pays her the sweetest compliment
July 1st, 2022 under 70s, Marion Ross. [ Comments: none ]

If you grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, then you felt like Marion Ross, who played Mrs. C. on Happy Days, was like a second mom.

However, to Jim Meskimen, she was his mother. The other day they were hanging out, and there was something he wanted to tell her. “You, to me, were a far better mother, than Marion Cunningham would’ve been for me.”

Meskimen said that she supported him as an artist and encouraged him to try new things. She told him that she always wanted her family to have fun and try new things.

Then they concluded their video with her telling him he is a wonderful son.

Ross came off as a loving mother on the small screen because, in real life, she was one. You can’t fake the heart and compassion she had on the sitcom, so that is why she is one of television’s favorite mothers.

BTW Can you believe that Ross is 93 years young? She neither looks nor acts it! I think all that fun she had trying new things is what keeps her so young! Gd bless her!


Did you know that The Electric Slide is about a vibrator?
April 22nd, 2022 under 70s, Sex Toys. [ Comments: none ]

via MelissaHagerTV

Ever since we were little kids, we have been doing The Electric Slide to the Electric Boogie at weddings and bar mitzvot. However, did you know that the song is about vibrators? Well, the late songwriter, Bunny Wailer, confirmed that a few years ago.

However, that fact is now going around TikTok, and the reactions are priceless, as you can see in the video above.

Read lyrics, and record yourself as you do. To read them, then click here!


Styx have been Renegades for 50 years
February 23rd, 2022 under 70s, Music, Styx. [ Comments: none ]

Styx have been making beautiful music for 50 years, and they are hoping to do it for 50 more.

They are not the only ones who hope this happens. Ever since they asked us to Come Sail Away with them, we have been Ridin’ the Storm Out With them ever since. And we plan on doing so for as long as Mr. Roboto tells us to.

Because we Can’t Fight This Feeling for how much we love them!

Oh, and this Lady is still crushing on Tommy Shaw. Can you believe he is 68? He looks just like he did when he joined the band in 75.


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