AS SEEN IN: 'Family Guy' TV DIMENSION: The Tooniverse O'BSERVATION: In the Tooniverse, West serves as the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island. Adam West was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame - once for his live action appearances as himself and once as his Tooniverse counterpart. (There's also another TV character in the Hall who looks amazingly like him - the Batman.) BCnU!
AS SEEN IN: 'Franklin & Bash' "Shoot To Thrill" "Gone In A Flash"
O'BSERVATION: Lowe's appearance as the neighbor/antagonist to Stanton Infeld marks his second appearance in the League of Themselves showcase this year. His cameo in an episode of 'The Naked Truth' ties the two series together. BCnU!
Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor, singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including "The Love Parade" and "The Big Pond". His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo.
Chevalier was born in Paris. He made his name as a star of musical comedy, appearing in public as a singer and dancer at an early age before working in four menial jobs as a teenager. In 1909, he became the partner of the biggest female star in France at the time, Fréhel. Although their relationship was brief, she secured him his first major engagement, as a mimic and a singer in l'Alcazar in Marseille, for which he received critical acclaim by French theatre critics. In 1917, he discovered jazz and ragtime and went to London, where he found new success at the Palace Theatre.
With Mary Livingstone
After this, he toured the United States, where he met the American composers George Gershwin and Irving Berlin and brought "Dédé" to Broadway in 1922. He also developed an interest in acting, and had success in the operetta "Dédé". When talkies arrived, he went to Hollywood in 1928, where he played his first American role in "Innocents of Paris". In 1930, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in "The Love Parade" (1929) and "The Big Pond" (1930), which secured his first big American hit, "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight".
In 1957, he appeared in "Love in the Afternoon", which was his first Hollywood film in more than 20 years. In the early 1960s, he made eight films, including "Can-Can" in 1960 and "Fanny" the following year. In 1970 he made his final contribution to the film industry where he sang the title song of the Disney film "The Aristocats". He died in Paris, on January 1, 1972, aged 83.
AS SEEN IN:
'The Jack Benny Program'
"Jack In Paris"
By chance, Chevalier met his old friend Jack Benny with Mary Livingston and invited them out on the town at several nightclubs. While at one on their fourth night out, Chevalier was cajoled into singing "Happy".
The episode employed one of the oldest cliches in movies and TV - because they were in Paris, the Eiffel Tower could be seen from one of the windows.
Robert Martin Culp (August 16, 1930 – March 24, 2010) was an American actor, scriptwriter, voice actor and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on 'I Spy' (1965–1968), the espionage series in which he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents. Prior to that, he starred in the CBS western series, 'Trackdown' as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from 1957-1959.
The 1980s brought him back to television, starring as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on 'The Greatest American Hero'. He also had a recurring role as Warren Whelan on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. In all, Culp gave hundreds of performances in a career spanning more than fifty years.
When Lennie Briscoe sees that it's Culp who is jogging with their suspect, he says to his partner Rey Curtis that it's "What's His Name", that he starred in that TV series with Bill Cosby. When Curtis asks which series, Lennie brushes him off by saying that it was before his time.
So there is no mention of 'I Spy', so it could be a fictional TV show from Toobworld in which the two starred. Or maybe they were cast in a version of 'I Spy' which fictionalized the activities of Kelly and Scott so that there could be deniability that they actually existed if necessary. (As was the case with James Bond, the U.N.C.L.E. agents, and the Time Lord known as the Doctor.)
Maybe their TV show was "Hickey And Boggs", and the movie we saw was a combination of a two-parter.
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!"