Thursday, June 9, 2016



J.T. Connors was a right-wing industrialist multimillionaire originally from Texas who was initially under suspicion for a rogue missile launch that landed in the Los Angeles reservoir.  

You can read more about him here.

At one point while serving his country during World War II, Connors was presented with that American flag seen above by General George S. Patton.  The five-star general has appeared multiple times in the greater TV Universe, and not all of those happened on Earth Prime-Time.  (His appearance in 'TailSpin' for example would have to be placed in the Tooniverse.)

Here is a list for those appearances:


"America: Facts vs. Fiction" 
    - Patton and Grant (2014) 

Played by Kevin Grantz

"The World Wars" 
    - Never Surrender (2014) 
Played by Don Hartman
    - A Rising Threat (2014)
Played by Matt Dearman(as Young Patton) / Don Hartman
    - Trial by Fire (2014)
Played by Matt Dearman (as Young Patton) / Don Hartman (as General George Patton)

"Myth Hunters" 

    - Hitler and the Spear of Destiny (2012) TV episode, Played by Chris Wilson

"Man, Moment, Machine" 
    - Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack (2006) 
Played by Dan Higgins 

"Battleground: The Art of War" 
    - The Battle of the Bulge (2005) 
Played by Don Worley

Fooling Hitler
Played by James Carroll Jordan

Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004) 
Played by Gerald McRaney

"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" 
    - Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal (1992) 
Played by Stuart Milligan (as Patton)


    - Mach One for the Gipper (1991)
Played byMaurice LaMarche

Hound Town (1989) 
Played by Charles Adler 

"War and Remembrance" 
    - Part 11 (1989) 
Played by Lawrence Dobkin

Margaret Bourke-White (1989) 
Played by Mitchell Ryan (as Patton) 

Pancho Barnes (1988) 
Played by Robert Prentiss

The Last Days of Patton
Played by Ron Berglas (as Young Patton) / George C. Scott

"Ike: The War Years"
Played by Darren McGavin

    - The Patton Prayer (1957) 
Played by Stephen McNally



In July of 2013, we inducted fictional TV station KBEX into the TVXOHOF.  We listed all of the TV shows in which KBEX made an appearance as provided in the Wikipedia page for that station.

However, the list wasn't complete.  So here's a big thanks to David C. Tucker for finding this picture which supplies yet another TV show to the mix.....

(David shared this photo in the Classic TV Lovers' Haven page on Facebook.)


Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Just a little something to keep me hand in.....

"Bilbo just popped in with a bunch of Hobbits for a fish supper." 
'My Hero'

"We had to eat that family of Hobbits."
King Richard

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


What have you, George....?

"So it may just be that the real mole men have yet to make contact with this world."
Constable George Crabtree
'The Murdoch Mysteries'

It will be fifty years before Constable Crabtree's assertion becomes true.

Unlike many other shared realities which require proof first, the Toobworld Dynamic accepts that most TV shows already share the same dimension, with the usual exceptions due to remakes, recasting, major differences in the structure of the world order (alternate POTUS, for example).  

So I have no problem in accepting that 'The Murdoch Mysteries' takes place in the same TV dimension, Earth Prime-Time, as 'The Adventures of Superman'.  As of now, it's 1903 on the Toobworld timeline for Inspector William Murdoch and his associates, while for Superman and his cover identity of Clark Kent, the events of "Superman And The Mole Men", which has been absorbed into the TV Universe, occurred in 1951.  Neither one really has any bearing on the other.

George Crabtree may not have known how prescient he was with that statement which he made in the episode "Journey To The Centre Of Toronto".  So-called "Mole Men" actually do exist in the main Toobworld, one of several races to be found in the underground realms beneath the Earth's surface.

By the way, the events of the Superman movie took place in Silsby, where they were drilling for oil.  In Toobworld, the name of the town has undergone only a slight variation in spelling from that in the real world - Silsbee, Texas.


Monday, June 6, 2016


Hey!  Guess what!  If you didn't already know by the previous blog post today, it's my birthday!

And that means I have a sworn duty to uphold: inducting a birthday honors member into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame.

Well, I'm already in the TVXOHOF.  My place of employ is also in the Hall, as are a few characters played by friends.

So I think it's time to induct a family member.... albeit one who is DISTANTLY related to me.....

(We might even have to go back to the days of Brian Boru to find the common ancestor.  O'Briens are the Smiths of Ireland!)

This is the year in which our theme for the TVXOHOF inductions has been the League of Themselves.  But I wanted to make my birthday celebration a little special this year, so we're inducting not only the live-action Conan O'Brien (of several TV dimensions) but also the cartoon Conan O'Brien of the Tooniverse!

So let's take a look first at those appearances by Conan in the TV dimension in which everybody is animated.....

The Simpsons
- Bart Gets Famous (1994)

- Xmas Story (1999)

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
- Lerapy (2002)
- Chopper (1997)


Family Guy
- Into Harmony's Way (2013)

Also included in this group would be an episode of his own talk show in which he went on an adventure with the super-spy Sterling 'Archer':

Apparently, as also seen in his episode of 'Space Ghost: Coast To Coast", Conan has some kind of connection between the two dimensions.

'Space Ghost Coast to Coast' 
- Fire Ant (1999)

Now we'll move on to his live-action appearances as his fictional televersions.  The bulk of them can be found in the main Toobworld known as Earth Prime-Time:i

- Colors of the Rainbow (1996)

Veronica's Closet 
- Veronica's Night Alone (1998)

- Pearce on Conan (1999) ... Conan O'Brien

Sesame Street
- A Prince of a Frog (2011) 
- Word 'Dog' Escapes Abby's Book (2007)
- Episode #31.1 (2000) 
[Puppets are alive in Toobworld.]

And over in Skitlandia, they interacted again.....

Primetime Glick
- Eugene Levy/Conan O'Brien (2001)

The Office
- Valentine's Day (2006)

30 Rock
- Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013)
- Tracy Does Conan (2006)

- Honor Thy Marshal (2012)
[I will confess I'm sometimes tempted to put this series into Doofus Toobworld.]

Web Therapy
- The Host Whisperer (2011)
- Quid Pro Conan (2011)
- Guess Who's Coming to Late Night (2011) 
- The Insanity Offense (2012)
- Man-Cave Man (2012)

How I Met Your Mother
- No Pressure (2012) ... Bar Patron
[It's logical that Conan might have been having a beer at McLaren's, a NYC bar.]

- Jr. Newsreaders (2013)

Arrested Development
- The B. Team (2013)

- Never No More (2013) 

- The Joke (2014)

The Comeback
- Valerie Gets What She Really Wants (2014) 

Ground Floor 
- The Mansfield Who Came to Dinner (2015)

- Dreamers (2015) ... Red-Head Customer
[Since the show was set in Charlestown, Ma., maybe he was back in Massachusetts visiting family.]

One More Happy Ending
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Mi Mo's client

I think we have to figure Toobworld's Conan plays around......

And then there are a few alternate TV dimensions in which he appears:

Spin City
- Dead Dog Talking (1998)
[This was an alternate TV dimension due to an alternate NYC mayor from the real world mayor, Rudy Giuliani, who was established in Toobworld as well.  So Conan O'Brien could be nuts in that world.]

- Pilot (2000)
[This would be the same alternate TV dimension in which we would find 'Mr. President', 'Nancy', 'Hail To The Chief' and 'Corey In The House'.]

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda 
[This TV movie is in Disaster Toobworld, along with the "Sharknado" franchise and movies about natural disasters.]

Of course Conan O'Brien exists in Skitlandia, but did you know he can be found in the Borderland combination of Skitlandia and Zombie Toobworld?

So here's to you, "Cousin" Conan.  Welcome to the Television Crossover Hall of Fame!


In Toobworld, my televersion is a member of the Television Hall Of Fame (Birthday Honors List, Class of 2005), thanks to the following shows:
  • 'The Hap Richards Show'
  • 'The Ranger Andy Show'
  • 'The Late Show with David Letterman'
My current place of employ is also a member of the TVXOHOF, June of 2011.  And my Toobworld life expands with these two blipverts advertising two other places where I worked.  

It's O'Bvious from that first one that Sweet the Demon must have been staying as a guest at the Seville.  So there's another member of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame with whom my televersion may have come into contact.  

Anyhoo.... happy birthday to me!


Sunday, June 5, 2016


This is the full episode of 'What's My Line?' in which Muhammad Ali appeared as the mystery guest in the final segment.  This must have been soon after he had changed his name, as both "Muhammad Ali" and "Cassius Clay" are given to the home audience in order to identify him.