What musicals/shows should I see on Broadway while I'm in New York? I'll be visiting NYC in September of this year and I'm unlikely to be back for another few years, so I'd really like to know what good shows are on right now. [more inside]
I picked up a reel of film at an estate sale the other day. It is only labeled "Hoot Gibson Show #36." [more inside]
Trying to remember a Saturday morning T.V. show, my brain dump is inside: [more inside]
So I met a guy who used to work on a few of the celeb shows of the 1970's - the Bert Convy, Jamie Farr, Young Betty White years. He was telling some stories that were equal parts shocking and hilarious. I was wondering: IS there some sort of oral history of the shows and all their craziness at the time BESIDES Confessions of Dangerous Mind? I'd love to read about it.
According to this entertainment news article, Channel 7 "will screen an episode on December 2 and another on December 3 - just hours after it airs in the USA." What does this process look like? [more inside]
Based on a few vague memories, can you guys help me find a British TV series from the 80's? It involved roses, a maze and pairs of flying eyes that were spies for an evil sorcerer/king. It might be the TV show "Into the Labryrinth" but I can't tell for sure. Does this jog any memories for anyone? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a show that was on during the very early days of MSNBC. [more inside]
In New York I often used OhMyRockness for a comprehensive list of upcoming indie/rock/comedy shows at different venues, but I can't seem to find a similar site for San Francisco. I end up going to each individual venue website (The Independent, The Fillmore, The Chapel, Slim's, etc) for info but this isn't ideal. Is there a site I just don't know about? Thanks!
My friend from Orange County (California) is a fine artist and photographer. He’s visiting New Orleans in October 2014 and would like to be part of some art shows while he’s here. [more inside]
So was reading this article in the paper the other day. Makes me wonder if there are any other syndromes of effects like the one in the article named after or inspired by tv shows.
Can you suggest a great cooking show to entertain and inspire my middle school 'foods' class? No fake reality TV... [more inside]
I just got unceremoniously canned from my part time (12 hour) job, which I started beginning of January, for a no call no show. I didn't MEAN to no call, no show. My full-time job gave us the Federal holiday off, and my brain made Monday into Sunday. I know, super lame. I could get into the legal and other issues that are taking quite a bit of my mental energy, but what's the point. Just know I've been somewhat distracted, to say the least. [more inside]
How do I pay taxes on the game show winnings I received? [more inside]
I was pranked about 2 months ago for a Nickleodeon TV show and I want to see if my piece actually aired. I forgot the name of the show. What I do remember is that it aired on Saturday either in the late morning or afternoon and pranks were a regular part of the programming. Any help?
I just moved to Evanston, IL from North Carolina. It snowed about an inch today, and unlike what I'm used to, everything didn't shut down in panic. What do I need to know in order to make my driving commute a safe one? [more inside]
My wife and I are going crazy trying to remember a TV show or movie. All we can remember is that two high school girls go out with two college guys, hang out at a furniture store, and things turn bad. (more inside). [more inside]
A friend of mine has a very hazy memory of a film or possibly tv show which she saw in the UK in the 80's. Here is the description - "It might be post apocalyptic and I seem to remember that everyone is vegetarian. There is a scene where a group of kids are camping away from the main village and they kill a rabbit (or find a dead one?) and dare one boy to eat some. He goes into a trance I think, or gets ill. There is something about monster people living in caves and they have very pale faces. There might be something about the moon in there too." Any ideas?
What are some good options for embedding a photo slideshow in Blogger? [more inside]
So I've decided to try my hand at a booth for my photography at art fairs. What do I need to know? [more inside]
I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
Please help me create an "Essentials of Doctor Who" playlist, to catch someone up on the show since the reboot. [more inside]
For my friend's Christmas present, I'm making him a massive corkboard, cop show style, with all of our friends and acquaintance linked with bits of red string and pushpins. I need tips to make this as awesome as possible. [more inside]
Does anyone know what song it is that plays during the closing credits of Season 3, Episode 4 of Bored to Death? [more inside]
Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
How do you set yourself up for maximum success when starting a creative project that requires consistent production? Or: I have to create multiple radio pieces a week! How do I best prepare myself to get out there and make them? [more inside]
Broadway-musical-meta-performance-filter: In "shows within a show," do actors/singers/dancers typically play down from their top standard, if the character is not at the top of the profession? [more inside]
Looking for general advice about finding my band gigs at small local venues. [more inside]
Help me remember the name of this show from 15+ years ago [more inside]
I've just discovered the BBC 4 radio series Cabin Pressure, which I'm enjoying a lot, and now I'm looking for some other good, contemporary, fictional radio shows. Do those exist nowadays? How do I find the good ones? [more inside]
How much planning (or lack thereof) goes into the selection of knowledge-based game show categories & questions? [more inside]
An entertainment company is interested in an online animated comedy series I'm creating. How much should I ask per episode? [more inside]
Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
Trying to remember a sitcom from the early 1980s about the "world's smallest television station." Was it real or did I just dream it up? [more inside]
What are this year's (or last year's) campest, trashiest reality shows from the US? [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
I am trying to help a good cause that books talent once a year for a fund raiser. They would like to try book John Mayer, the singer, if possible, but need an agent to get in touch with; how do I find the person or agency represent this performer?
I am the IT Manager for a small public access tv station and I've been roped into doing a segment on our weekly news show and I have absolutely no idea what to do. [more inside]
I know everybody asks this (and I've read through the previous questions looking for recommendations), but what should I watch next? Preferably on Netflix or Hulu Plus (not web only). In general, I tend to like: mysteries/crime procedurals/law dramas, especially with a quirky twist, and also shows involving a quirky band of misfits (or individual) working outside the law to bring justice to the little people while finding out who done them wrong (e.g. the A-Team, Burn Notice, The Pretender, etc.) I also like heist shows and sci-fi. And occasionally anime. [more inside]
Help me identify a clip from NPR about 15 years ago. [more inside]
What is the real name/location of The Arcadian building in the TV show "How I met Your Mother"? [more inside]
Recommend the one episode that will get me hooked on a good TV show. [more inside]
I'm trying to track down an old Daily Show clip that featured one of the anchors mocking news coverage of a teenager attempting to jump a car and failing. [more inside]
How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
Seeking the hive mind's advice on best practices for running a comedy open mic. Or, maybe I should call it a Mostly Open Mic. [more inside]
This question was inspired after watching 'My Sister's Keeper' and I have vague recollections of a movie or TV show where a young girl is dying and she wants a boy to kiss her (or possibly even more). [more inside]
What are the rules for finding a "waterproof" watch that really is - one that can be reliably taken into a shower or pool, long term, without leaking? [more inside]
Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
My wife and I are heading to the Netherlands on vacation. It's mostly a cultural and gastronomic tour for us nice respectable people, but if you happened to have some recommendations for coffee shops and sex clubs, we wouldn't mind hearing them. Anon email inside, too. [more inside]
Norway Music - April 2011 [more inside]