Happy Birthday, Tim Allen

Tim Allen

Happy Birthday to Tim Allen!


Life In Fall Entertainment Mode

Fall TV will be coming soon. Stalker and Gotham intrigue me. Get a look at the tv net trailers. CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and The CW. As you may or may not know, although I like comedy, I’m way more of a drama person. The deeper and darker, the better. I want things that make me think and twist my brain. Stuff souls ingest or vice versa…good or bad.

Fall TV info. inside and out with all details: The Futon Critic.

Holy crap time…The final seasons of Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire are near. It’s gonna be dark. I just have a feeling. I can’t wait!

New York Magazine’s Fall Preview Entertainment Generator.

Fall Music and Beyond. Looking forward to U2, Robert Plant, Interpol,  TV On The Radio, Madonna, Prince, Foo Fighters, Adele, Weezer, Bruce Springsteen, GNR, Metallica, John Mellencamp, Don Henley, Billy Idol, David Bowie, Living Colour, AC/DC, Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Faith No More, The National etc.

Fall Music dates and more: Pause and Play.

So, is Nikki Finke done with her site? It looks that way for now anyway. If and when she returns, I’m guessing a massive anger-filled, vessel-popping meltdown. It could be a classic. Snark x1000 with meathooks.
Some people love her and some hate her. I find her entertaining, usually.

Tim Allen: Classic Pre-Home Improvement.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Mother Love Bone from way back with the late Andrew Wood and the guys who would go on with Eddie Vedder as Pearl Jam. I still say MLB would have been huge had things not happened.

The greatness that is Bill Cosby pushing those Pudding Pops in 1987.

Fall Movies and Beyond. Looking forward to The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy, Focus starring Will Smith, Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp, Batman vs. Superman starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt, American Sniper with Bradley Cooper, Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges, Terminator: Genesys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scarpa starring Sly Stallone, Inferno starring Tom Hanks, The Prince starring Bruce Willis, Mission Impossible 5 starring Tom Cruise, Candy Store starring Robert DeNiro, By The Sea starring Angelina Jolie, Masterpiece starring Al Pacino, The Hateful Eight starring Kurt Russell and Jennifer Lawrence etc.

Fall Movie dates and more: Jo Blo.

Kelsey Grammer: Classic Around Cheers Pre-Frasier.

I recently watched one of my all time favorites, The Crow with Brandon Lee. I never get tired of it. It made an impression on me the first week it hit in the 90’s. A piece of cinema art in every way.

Being a major Ren & Stimpy fan, John Kricfalusi’s blog is always fun. I dig great cartoons and animation and he delivers his style to it.

Jerry Seinfeld: Classic Pre-Seinfeld.

Amazon tv pilots if you’re interested. The very talented badass, Ron Perlman is starring in one of them.


Jessica Alba. Maxim. Latest issue. Yep.

Ellen DeGeneres: Classic Via  her first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Pre-Ellen and her sitcoms too.

Podcast I Like: Eddie Trunk on PodcastOne.

Have a great one!

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Television’s Monster Hits


An interesting thing happened in the 90’s, ABC put Home Improvement starring Tim Allen up against NBC’s Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer. Roseanne was in that ABC spot, although Roseanne fared well, the switch happened. It became a fun thing to see exactly what would happen. I think this goes with anything and everything in life: A bit of competition makes everyone better.


I enjoyed both. It was one of the great times in television because all the tv nets had some really strong shows. Many of the programs live forever via syndication.


Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld was rockin’ during this period too.


CBS was doing some excellent things during this period, like launching Everybody Loves Raymond with Ray Romano in ’96.

All of this stuff is one reason I like TV Land, because they show all the classics. Plus, I like some of the new stuff mixed with the old, like Jim Gaffigan is getting a tv sitcom on TV Land.

A few stories from that period leading up to this television ratings fight between Home Improvement and Frasier:

New York Times

Los Angeles Times

A few other spots you may like:

Home Improvement



Everybody Loves Raymond

Happy Birthday, Tim Allen


It’s Tim Allen’s birthday!

The first time I ever saw him was long before Home Improvement. It was during those early stand-up years. I liked him back then. Funny. Relatable.

The film’s over the years, for the most part, have been fun.

Last Man Standing is a decent tv sitcom, but I think Home Improvement is the better one.

I even do the signature grunt once in a while.