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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #480 on: January 30, 2023, 08:48:17 pm »
Erin Moran, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams...but Marion Ross is going strong.
Because she was the hottest one.

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« Reply #481 on: January 30, 2023, 09:36:10 pm »
It was kind of creepy how Fonzie got her wet, but it was a pleasant sort of creepy.

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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #482 on: January 30, 2023, 10:08:53 pm »
It was kind of creepy how Fonzie got her wet, but it was a pleasant sort of creepy.

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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #483 on: January 31, 2023, 06:33:11 am »
What? You never watched Happy Days?

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« Reply #484 on: January 31, 2023, 06:50:45 am »
What? You never watched Happy Days?

I recall Happy Days reruns on WDAZ-TV (ABC affiliate from Grand Forks, ND) weekday afternoons in the 80s.  The original run was before my time. Even in the mid 80s, I can't really remember too many details of the show.

Weezer had an excellent video called "Buddy Holly" in 1994, based on the show.
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« Reply #485 on: January 31, 2023, 07:09:24 am »
 Low-signal KTHI was the ABC affiliate, but ABC was doing so well, NBC affiliate WDAZ (Grand Forks)/WDAY (Fargo)  enticed ABC with their more powerful signal. Then NBC went to KTHI and also went from the bottom of the pack in ratings to the top with Cheers and Cosby, etc.
 KXJB stayed CBS the whole time.
WDIV was when Winnipeg was getting the Detroit signal and subsequently discovered drive-by shootings.
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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #486 on: January 31, 2023, 07:09:57 am »
What? You never watched Happy Days?

Did she actually say that about her.. nethers?

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« Reply #487 on: January 31, 2023, 07:30:09 am »
I doubt it, although I didn't see every episode.

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« Reply #488 on: January 31, 2023, 08:06:48 am »
Low-signal KTHI was the ABC affiliate, but ABC was doing so well, NBC affiliate WDAZ (Grand Forks)/WDAY (Fargo)  enticed ABC with their more powerful signal. Then NBC went to KTHI and also went from the bottom of the pack in ratings to the top with Cheers and Cosby, etc.
 KXJB stayed CBS the whole time.
WDIV was when Winnipeg was getting the Detroit signal and subsequently discovered drive-by shootings.

Oops, you are partially correct. I mixed up WDIV (detroit) with WDAZ (Grand Forks).  However, WDAZ became the ABC affiliate in August 1983.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDAZ-TV

In Winnipeg, we used to get the Minneapolis affiliates for NBC and CBS, but the quality was often grainy.  So in 1986, Winnipeg started to carry the Detroit channels, which were of much better quality.  WDIV was the NBC affiliate, and WJBK was the CBS affiliate, IIRC. By the early 1990s, there was concern about how the Detroit stations were influencing gang activity in Winnipeg, as the news and other local programming often had gang related crime and shootings.

A decision was made by 1994 to stop carrying the Detroit channels. In it's place we had a Toledo replacement and a Minneapolis replacement, before both NBC and CBS feeds were acquired from Minneapolis. I first heard of "Devil's Night" - the day before Halloween, as it was called in Detroit, as a night people would commit petty criminal acts, and arson.  I recall in one year during the early 90s, hundreds of abandoned homes in the inner city were torched, causing millions in damage.

Unsure if Winnipeg had a night like this before the Detroit channels aired here, but for a couple of years in my late teens, we bought eggs, and at the restaurant I used to work in, a bunch of cooked potatoes, and would launch them at buses, and other vehicles, for fun on October 30.

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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #489 on: January 31, 2023, 08:48:55 am »
Devil's night? Maybe "Gate Night" belongs in my local language culture thread.

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« Reply #490 on: January 31, 2023, 08:53:57 am »
Now that Wednesday died and Pugsley died in 2014, John Aston is the last surviving cast member of the Addams Family.

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« Reply #491 on: January 31, 2023, 09:13:40 am »
Devil's night? Maybe "Gate Night" belongs in my local language culture thread.

Eminem and his group D12 named an album after Davils Night.



 

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« Reply #492 on: January 31, 2023, 09:37:15 am »
Devil's night? Maybe "Gate Night" belongs in my local language culture thread.
Devils night in Detroit is a thing of the past.  Most abandoned building have been removed, and nothing much happens anymore.

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« Reply #493 on: January 31, 2023, 09:47:42 am »
I was rather a jerk on Gate Night 1980.