Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cool TV Video of the Day: The Family Feud September Incident

This video has already made the rounds on the Internet, but its still funny. Enjoy the usually calm and collected Richard Dawson as he loses his mind over a ridiculous answer.

Cool TV Video of the Day: Oscar the Grouch Was Orange?

During the 1969 season of Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch was orange. Orange Oscar only lasted one season before he became the green Oscar we all know and love. The clip below shows an orange Oscar singing “I Love Trash.”

If you want to know why Oscar’s color changed, there are numerous explanations, such as he would not be such a light color if he lived in garbage or the puppet was not comfortable. My favorite explanation is a variation on the former and comes from the YouTube comments section.

oscar orange

Top 5 Holiday TV Favorites

Christmas Day is filled with marathons of A Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life, which gets old fast. Instead of sitting back and watching the same movie over and over again, take a look at What! What’s a Dial?‘s Top 5 Holiday Favorites.

5. Letterman Quarterback Challenge

In 1998, David Letterman and Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde tossed footballs at a meatball placed on top of the Late Show Christmas tree. Testaverde was unable to knock the football off. However, comedian Jay Thomas came from the green room and knocked the football off in one shot. This led to the tradition of Jay Thomas going on the Late Show and telling the story of his encounter with the Lone Ranger, which always precedes the annual Quarterback Challenge.

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Letterman Has an Old-Fashioned Christmas

In December 1987, David Letterman parodied old Christmas special’s on Late Night by turning the show into Dave Letterman’s Old-Fashioned Christmas. During the show, Dave “sang” with Ted Nugent. It’s a shame Dave doesn’t sing more often, since he has an amazing voice.

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