Just as notable, the show became a launching pad for everyone from Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx to then-choreographer Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez (the latter earning her first high-profile job as one of the show's "Fly Girls").
To commemorate the anniversary, we take a look back at some of the best musical parodies the show had to offer. And good luck not getting nostalgic -- or rueful -- of the '90s if you remember these.
A special website has been set up in promotion of the event in which fans can upload their own videos. Trey and Matt have even been interviewed for this milestone by The New York Times.
Two hundred episodes is a long time for a series to last with its original creators still running the show, particularly when the show only produces 14 episodes per year. Comedy Central has released a video preview of the 200th episode. Which 'South Park' moment has been your favorite?
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Fellow cast members Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be in attendance. Sadly, the late Wendie Jo Sperber cannot (may she rest in peace). The show will be broadcast on April 25th and will be hosted by Tim Allen.
While I won't say that 'Bosom Buddies' launched Tom Hanks' career (the movie 'Splash' gets more credit for that), it definitely showcased his comedic talent. Peter Scolari was also an excellent foil for him and even made a cameo in Hanks' directorial debut 'That Thing You Do.'
It makes you wonder what Kip and Henry are actually doing in the 'Bosom Buddies' universe thirty years later. Henry probably wrote that book about their experience posing as women in order to keep a roof over their heads and it became a bestseller. They might have even decided that they liked dressing in drag and continue to this day.
[via Pop Candy]
On Monday, April 5, Julianne Moore will be on 'As the World Turns' as Frannie Hughes, the character she played from 1985-87 on the CBS soap. She also played Frannie's look-alike British twin Sabrina. She was so good on 'ATWT' that she won the Daytime Emmy in 1988 for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. And she was! So often in the soap genre, actors are given the opportunity to play a twin -- evil or not -- and they either rise to the occasion... or crash and burn.
That means that this November, NBC and 'Days' will be able to celebrate 45 years on the air. In making the announcement, Marc Graboff, Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, said, "'Days of our Lives' continues to be a favorite of the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 45th season. 'Days' has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively."
Yes, once upon a time, all those concepts were deemed losers. Back in 1979, if you wanted to know the score of a game in progress, you had to hope it was playing on the radio or TV to tune in. Or, more often than not, wait till the local news broadcast at six o'clock for the score. How did we ever get by?
And what's really terrific about this event, if you ask me, is that it's not a private party. You can buy a ticket and take part. Tickets go on sale August 22 and will cost between $100 and $1,000. And for that money there will be a chance to ask questions of the stars, enjoy a concert of country music, tour Southfork and watch a fireworks display. Presumably that will not be a re-enactment of "Who shot J.R.?"
The new episodes will start airing in syndication on September 16th. For the whole scoop on what's new and different, go check out the list.
Some cool news for Muppet fans: the Jim Henson Company recently launched an audio podcast. Right now there are only two podcasts up, and both take place at the 20th anniversary screening of Labyrinth, a movie I thought was just okay (I'll always like Dark Crystal much more). The site for the podcast promises news about old projects, upcoming productions and information on the inner machinations of the company. The first couple podcasts feature brief interviews with some of the people who worked on Labyrinth, including Dave Goelz (who performed Gonzo and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on The Muppet Show), Karen Prell, and designer and artist Brian Froud, who also worked on The Dark Crystal. These podcasts were only about a week apart, so hopefully subsequent episodes will be put out just as timely.
[via Muppet News Flash]
If you believe James Stuart Blackton's 1906 short "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" to be the first use of animation ever (and many do), then that means the artform hits the century mark in April of this year. Jerry over at Cartoon Brew mentions that, like Jazz, animation is a wholly American creation. He left out comic strips, but what can you do? In honor of Animation's birthday, I would now like to list every animated thing ever. Let's see, there's Cap'n Crunch; Speedy Gonzales; Mickey Mouse; Bugs Bunny; um, that tiny little ball that helps you sing along to songs... well, I'll finish the list later. In the meantime, let us raise a glass to this awesome artform. Cheers.
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