Wednesday, June 4, 2008


For years now I've been inducting TV characters into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame on my birthday. Those chosen for this Birthday Honors List might not have fulfilled the qualifications of appearances in three different TV series, commercials, or TV movies, but they still made significant contributions to Toobworld which should be recognized.

  • Suzy McNamara of 'Private Secretary' only made one crossover, but her appearance on 'The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour' is considered by many to be the first TV crossover.
  • It wasn't that Brady Hawkes of the 'Gambler' movies appeared in other TV shows; instead he was honored because the fourth tele-flick, "The Luck Of The Draw", served as a showcase for over a dozen characters from classic TV Westerns.
  • Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon only appeared in 'The Odd Couple', but the same actresses who played them on Television also played the parts on Broadway in the original production and in the movie version as well.
  • The late, great Michael Dunn only appeared in nine episodes of 'The Wild, Wild West'. However, I've made a convincing argument (I think so, at any rate) that many of his other TV characters from a century later (in the Toobworld timeline) were actually Dr. Miguelito Loveless operating under an assumed name.

This year's Hall of Fame selection for the Birthday Honors doesn't officially meet the requirements for membership. He only appeared in one TV series, and - like previous inductee Sweet the Demon from 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' - in only one episode at that.

So I just wanted to get that out of the way now before we unveil the Birthday Honors inductee on Friday.

And it was a sad attempt to get the word out that MY BIRTHDAY IS ON FRIDAY!!!!!!

Toby OB

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