Celebrate The Andy Griffith Show’s only Christmas episode.
It may have been 1960, but many traditions still are experienced. From lighted Christmas trees, gift exchange, and eggnog. More importantly, being grateful of family over the attraction of wealth and the lessons of redemption. If you get a chance to watch it this season, here are 5 things you may have missed watching “A Christmas Story”.
The Andy Griffith Show’s Christmas episode, “A Christmas Story” is more than a heartless, bitter, wealthy man who has a change of heart. It’s closer to A Christmas Carol than you might think.
“The Eye of the Beholder”,
is a quest that sends the Dungeons and Dragons party of heroes to the Valley of the Beholder where a foul, evil monster awaits them. Only by defeating the monster will they have find their way home. It is a story about the good in courage and the shame of cowards.
“The Night of No Tomorrow”,
was the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon first episode. The group of lost teens and younger children accept Dungeon Master’s first quest of the series, meet a legend, and encounter dragons.
Dungeons & Dragons,
was a television cartoon series airing 1983 to 1985 during the height of the role playing game long before video games and the Internet ate into imagination of teenagers rolling their 20-sided dice.
With a mere 20 episodes,
the 1974-1975 production of Kolchak: The Night Stalker eerily made several predictions of the future. Some, not seeing fruition for 40 years! This is another example of Kolchak being closer to science-fiction than camp horror. Read the 6 ways The Night Stalker predicted the future.
We celebrate Barney Fife’s arrival in Mayberry,
who made his entrance in The Andy Griffith Show‘s first episode, “The New Housekeeper”.
is not something you think of watching The Andy Griffith Show. A common theme, setting, or story stung across multiple episodes is something more for television dramas. We’re listing 5 stories that carried on to at least one more following episodes. Two of our list are from the classic, black and white years. For the purpose of this article, we’re not counting the last four episodes of season eight, the prelude that spunoff Mayberry R.F.D..
It’s the 4th and final quarter,
of an otherwise tepid and disappointing collection of multi-million dollar ads. Our final entry does have a couple gems. BTW, the game ended with the Denver Broncos defeating the Carolina Panthers with a score of 24 to 10.
Super Bowl 50 3rd quarter commercial analysis,
is finally published. It’s a collection of very disappointing, low-risk ads and doesn’t reach the bar set in prior years. Most of these are unworthy of a second viewing.