Monday, November 15, 2010
Please stand by
Normally at this time, I’d be putting the finishing touches on this week’s Mayberry Mondays feature—but I regret to inform (institute deadpan) the vast TDOY readership (end deadpan) that I’m not going to have it done in time this evening…and to continue to come clean, probably won’t have it completed until next week (it’s not even going to be a Mayberry Tuesday). There are several reasons for this—a series of distractions, interruptions and procrastination in general but to be completely honest…this particular episode is one of the worst I’ve watched, and it’s just been difficult getting motivated to sit through it again for purposes of snark. It’s worse than “Youth Takes Over,” which at the very least had a guest appearance from Andy Griffith as its saving grace.
Since confession is good for the soul, I’ll also plead guilty and admit that I sat down and watched the third installment of TCM’s Moguls and Movie Stars series about an hour ago—and you want to talk about logrolling in our time: not only does Bobby Osbo introduce this segment, but halfway through the darn thing he’s one of the interviewees! How he managed not to mention himself in the introduction—“You’ll hear from Richard Zanuck, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Daniel Selznick…and oh, of course, me”—just shows the depths of his humility, I suppose.