James "Jim" Bacon (May 12, 1914 – September 18, 2010) was an American author and journalist who also worked as an actor in film and television. He wrote historical accounts of his years observing Hollywood and a biography of Jackie Gleason.
After leaving the Associated Press in 1966, he wrote briefly for the Hollywood Reporter and then for 17 years for The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. He had published a weekly column in Beverly Hills magazine since 1996.
Although a columnist by trade, Bacon appeared in numerous films, generally in walk-on cameos, often as reporters or newsmen.He appeared in all five films in the "Planet of the Apes" series, becoming the only actor to do so.
From the UPI: Scott had been a Hollywood reporter and columnist for UPI and its predecessor, United Press, for 52 years. He covered movies, television, actors, directors, producers and other filmmakers. He provided a radio version of his interviews for a dozen years on the UPI Radio Network.
Scott also covered political conventions and other national news stories.
Michael Ansara is probably the first person ever to be inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame as two different characters in the same year. (Adam West being inducted as both his live-action and cartoon self doesn't count.)
There would have been a third, but I decided to hold back on the choice
For December, I decided his vocal interpretation of the 'Batman' villain Mr. Freeze seemed an appropriate choice for the first of the wintry months. (It's not the first time a Batman villain has been inducted into the Hall in December. The Penguin became a member in December of 2005.)
Other actors have played the role for the Tooniverse, and they are also counted among his credits for entry into the TVXOHOF. But it's Mr. Freeze as played by Ansara who will be the official voice of the character for the Tooniverse.
So here are the credits for Mr. Freeze, as voiced by Michael Ansara:
"Batman Beyond: The Movie"
'The New Batman Adventures'
'The Batman/Superman Hour'
And here are the other credits which qualify him for entry:
'Batman: The Brave And The Bold'
'Tarzan And The Super 7'
'The New Adventures Of Batman'
'The Batman/Superman Hour'
So in honor of the late Michael Ansara, we welcome Mr. Freeze into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.
A nine-year losing streak in the annual holiday game at Ford Field ended Thursday with a 40-10 rout of the sinking Green Bay Packers, who couldn't turn four Lions turnovers into a badly needed road win.
- Andrew Weber
USA Today Sports
That's how it played out in the Trueniverse. But for Toobworld...?
In the "Thanksgiving" episode of 'Last Man Standing', the timeline for the Detroit Lions was the same as in the real world - they had not won for the last nine Thanksgivings.
But by the end of the 2013 Thanksgiving game in Toobworld, the Lions lost yet again... but still covered the 4 point spread.
Compared to the presence of androids, aliens, and talking animals in Toobworld, this difference between Earth Prime and Earth Prime-Time is definitely negligible.
But not enough to escape the notice of this cathode cartographer.......
As the Trickster once said, "Reality is boring, that's why I change it whenever I can."
I'm just "The Man Who Viewed Too Much", and "Inner Toob" is a blog exploring and celebrating the 'reality' of an alternate universe in which everything that ever happened on TV actually takes place.
Most of my theories about the TV Universe come from thinking inside the box and thus can't be proven. But I've never been one to shy away from a tall tale.....
Remember: "The more you watch, the more you've seen!"