Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Now that Meredith Vieira is a member of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame, certain things she has done or said on her three main "Reali-TV" shows ('Today', 'The View', and 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?') warrant closer scrutiny than they would for others in that line of television programming.

Take for instance this Halloween costume she once wore on 'Today'.....
The Meredith Vieira who was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame was not the real Meredith, but her televersion - the one who shows up on the TV screen. And here she's dressed up as another member of the Hall of Fame, Lily Munster (inducted October, 2008). Lily is just as real in Toobworld as Meredith.

And yet Meredith and the others on 'Today' probably talked about her as though she was just a TV character in 'The Munsters'; they may have even mentioned that she was played by Yvonne de Carlo.

Within the reality of Toobworld, I'd be surprised if there wasn't a TV show made about the Munster family. If a blended family of three boys and three girls (the youngest one in curls) could get their own TV series, why not a family who were the living embodiment of the old Universal monsters?

And I don't think that sub-group from UNIT, "UNReel", needed to step in and create this series. Although all of the "normal" people who encountered the Munsters (teachers, doctors, criminals) might have had scared reactions to them, no widespread panic was ever reported.

No, I think some enterprising Hollywood producer stepped in to create this TV series. Perhaps the mentions of 'The Munsters' could even refer to a theatrical release in Toobworld.

And then perhaps the producer was Bob Ryan, as seen in 'Entourage'. ("What if I told you there's a real-life family in the New York suburbs where the wife and her father are vampires, the son is a werewolf, and the father is Frankenstein's monster. Would that be something you'd be interested in?")

And if Yvonne de Carlo was mentioned as having played Lily? O'Bviously her televersion was the best actress available who most resembled the real Lily Munster.


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