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Battle of the Network Stars #64: 1997-99 TV Seasons

10 Groovy Things to Do in October

Where the Bears Are is worth watching

72 Groovy Things about Madeline Kahn

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dish of the Day #1520: Trick or Treat


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dish of the Day #1519: Trick or Treat


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Groovy Music Showdown #21: 1980


In the 20th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1964 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
All Summer Long - The Beach Boys
The Beatles' Second Album
Beatles '65
Meet the Beatles!
The Doris Day Christmas Album
Dawn (Go Away) and 11 Other Great Songs - The Four Seasons
Goldfinger soundtrack
Here I Go Again - The Hollies
Mary Poppins soundtrack
A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
Stay Awhile/I Only Want to Be with You - Dusty Springfield
People - Barbra Streisand
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
Anyone Who Had a Heart - Dionne Warwick

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, November 11.

Now on to our 20th showdown, which takes us back to 1980 when the following 32 albums were released:















Groovy Giveaway: Bette Midler's new album, It's The Girls!



Courtesy of The Karpel Group, this week's Groovy Giveaway is three copies of It's The Girls!, the stunning new album from the legendary Bette Midler.

Featuring a collection of some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups such as The Ronettes, The Boswell Sisters, The Andrew Sisters, The Chiffons as well as Motown acts like Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and The Marvelettes, among others.

The album effortlessly showcases Midler’s distinctive and versatile vocal range while honoring the timeless classic melodic harmonies on musical gems such as "One Fine Day," "Mr. Sandman" and "You Can't Hurry Love!"

Available November 4: http://smarturl.it/ItsTheGirls

It’s The Girls! Track Listing
01 - BE MY BABY - Originally performed by The Ronettes
02 - ONE FINE DAY - Originally performed by The Chiffons
03 - BEI MIR BIST DU SCH├ľN - Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters
04 - BABY IT'S YOU - Originally performed by The Shirelles
05 - TELL HIM - Originally performed by The Exciters
06 - HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE (duet with Darlene Love) - Originally performed by The Crystals
07 - MR. SANDMAN - Originally performed by The Chordettes
08 - COME AND GET THESE MEMORIES - Originally performed by Martha & The Vandellas
09 - TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA - Originally performed by The Marvelettes
10 - TEACH ME TONIGHT - Originally performed by The DeCastro Sisters
11 - WATERFALLS - Originally performed by TLC
12 - YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE - Originally performed by The Supremes
13 - GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS - Originally performed by The Shangri-Las
14 - WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW - Originally performed by The Shirelles
15 - IT'S THE GIRL - Originally performed by The Boswell Sisters

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To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, please email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Monday, November 3 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1518: Trick or Treat


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Remembering Marcia Strassman 1948 - 2014



Actress Marcia Strassman, who died Saturday at age 66, will always be remembered as Julie Kotter, Gabe Kaplan's wife in the 1975-79 ABC sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter. Other television credits include six Season 1 episodes of M*A*S*H in the recurring role of nurse Margie Cutler and four short-lived series - Good Time Harry (1980), Booker (a 1989-90 spin-off of 21 Jump Street), Noah Knows Best (2000-01) and Tremors: The Series (2003).

Strassman also played Rick Moranis's wife in the 1989 Disney film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and the 1992 sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Her other film credits include Soup for One (1982), And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991) and Another Stakeout (1993). And at age 15, she replaced Liza Minnelli in the 1963 Off-Broadway musical, Best Foot Forward.

Below you can watch Marcia Strassman in a brief scene from Welcome Back, Kotter, in a 1978 All-Star Family Feud Special featuring the casts of Kotter and The Love Boat, and in the short film, The Making of "You Wouldn't Believe Our World", which aired as part of the NBC special, David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival, on November 30, 1985.

Battle of the Network Stars #64: 1997-99 TV Seasons, Round 2


The following stars from the 63rd Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 3:

Dick Sargent (Bewitched/ABC)
Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch/ABC)
Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch/ABC)
Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch/ABC)
Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch/ABC)
Robert Reed (The Brady Bunch/ABC)
James Brolin (Marcus Welby, M.D./ABC)
David Cassidy (The Partridge Family/ABC)
Jean Stapleton (All in the Family/CBS)
Edward Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/CBS)
Valerie Harper (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/CBS)
Ted Knight (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/CBS)
Mary Tyler Moore (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/CBS)
Dinah Shore (Dinah's Place/NBC)
Rod Serling (Night Gallery/NBC)

Now on to our 64th battle, which takes us back to the 1997-99 TV seasons when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Dish of the Day #1517: Trick or Treat


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Web Series Worth Watching: The Season Finale of Where the Bears Are



Web Series of the Week: Where the Bears Are
It's always sad when another hilarious season of this groovy gay series comes to an end, but Season 3 goes out on a high note as the Bears end up on a plane to Australia in the three-part finale. And, of course, there is lots of drama - especially with a killer on board - and one of the Bears has to become Karen Black in Airport 1975 when the pilots are poisoned! Also, Chad Sanders makes a brief appearance as Detective Winters, which is a good enough reason to feature his handsome face in the above pic.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #92


The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun at the Deep Dish Pool Party. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.

1) Dish #1502: Justin Leonard
Last Week #1, Week 3, 53 invites out of 276


Dish of the Day #1516: Sock It To Me Week


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