Wednesday, September 23, 2015


From the New York Daily News:

For the millions of friends and fans of Yogi Berra, beloved American icon, Hall-of-Fame Yankee catcher and unintentional world philosopher, these are the saddest of possible words: It’s over.

Berra, who played on a record 10 Yankee world championship teams and 14 All-Star teams, won three American League Most Valuable Player awards, had two terms as Yankee manager and one with the Mets and coined dozens of goofy-sounding but aptly true sayings termed “Yogi-isms” such as “When you come to the fork in the road, take it” and “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over”, died Wednesday. He was 90.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Yankees legend and American hero, Yogi Berra," the Yankees tweetedearly Wednesday morning. Just four months earlier, Berra had celebrated his 90th birthday.
(By Bill Madden)

All that is needed for entry into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame is three appearances by a TV character (or a member of the League of Themselves) in different TV series (or commercials or TV movies, even cartoons). It's not as easy as one might expect; the vogue for crossovers waxes and wanes as trends change in TV production.

But Yogi Berra got it done. His televersion appears in these three shows:
- The Immortal

The Phil Silvers Show
- Hillbilly Whiz

The Jackie Gleason Show
- Lucky Number
(The picture is from "Hillbilly Whiz".)
And so we're paying him tribute now in the TVXOHOF, rather than wait for next year, which is shaping up to be a League of Themselves theme for all of 2016.
As Yogi himself said in the 'Bilko' episode:

"Arriverderci, Y'all!"

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