Saturday, May 1, 2021

TVXOHOF MAY 2021 - MORTICIA FRUMP ADDAMS

 
This month, the Television Crossover Hall of Fame continues its mini-theme for 2021 of inducting select members of the Addams Family… but only the incarnations from Earth Prime-Time, the main Toobworld and one of Morticia's Tooniverse appearances.

And per tradition, a new May Queen is crowned, so it only makes it O’Bvious that the May 2021 would be….

MORTICIA ADAMS

From Wikipedia:
Morticia Addams (née Frump) is a fictional character from ‘The Addams Family’ television and film series. The character was created by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1933.


Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday and Pugsley Addams. The character originated in the Charles Addams cartoons for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s. In the cartoons, none of the family members had names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams' selection of her name was inspired by "mortician". Morticia's maiden name is "Frump" and she has an older sister named Ophelia (also played by Carolyn Jones, in the original TV series). In the television series, her mother (Uncle Fester's sister) was named Hester Frump (played by Margaret Hamilton). Her mother-in-law is Grandmama Addams.


Morticia is described as a witch; she is slim, with extremely pale skin and long flowing straight black hair. In one episode she is seen wearing a black pointed hat. She commonly wears black hobble dresses to match her hair, tightly form fitting, with a fringe of octopus-like cloth "tentacles" at the lower hem. According to Wednesday, Morticia applies baking powder to her face instead of actual makeup. In each episode, she easily allures her husband Gomez by speaking French (or any other foreign language for that matter).


Morticia is musically inclined, and is often seen freely strumming a Japanese shamisen. She frequently enjoys cutting the buds off of roses, which she discards (keeping only the stems), likes cutting out paper dolls with three heads and making sweaters with three arms, collecting the mail from the hand-in-the-box Thing, and cooking unusual concoctions for her husband, including eye of newt. Her personal pet is Cleopatra, a fictitious breed of carnivorous plant called an African Strangler, to which she feeds hamburgers and other various meat.


Morticia's family tree can be traced back to Salem, Massachusetts, and witchcraft is also implied at times in the television series. For example, Morticia likes to "smoke," an activity that does not involve cigarettes or cigars (such as her husband frequently enjoys), but smoke instead emanates from below her.

In 2009, she was included in Yahoo!'s Top 10 TV Moms from Six Decades of Television for the time period 1964–1966. AOL named her one of the 100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters.

Morticia was portrayed by Carolyn Jones in the TV series.  Jones also voiced this character in an episode of ‘The New Scooby-Doo Movies’ that featured the family.

From ADDAMS FAMILY WIKI:
Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams, and the mother of [Wednesday, Pugsley, Wednesday Jr., [and] Pugsley Jr. She is also the sister of the daisy-headed Ophelia Frump and daughter of Granny Frump and Grandpa Frump.


Morticia also has an affinity for making certain that her family upholds the traditional Addams way, and is usually the most taken aback when one of the clan goes astray and does something "pleasant."

From HEROES WIKI:
Her creator Charles Addams describes her as the real head of the family, being low-voiced, incisive and subtle, has stunning beauty, and has a fierce loyalty to her family. She has a garden full of deadly nightshade, henbane and dwarfs hair.


She also wants the her family to uphold the Addams Family traditions.

VOGUE:
Morticia Addams. Passionate wife, hostess, mother of two boys to whom she leaves everything to do… she has become a role-model to women all over the world, thanks to her confidence and glamorous allure. Morticia Addams makes the gothic style sexy and is revered as an object of absolute desire. In both film and television, she has been regarded by many actresses as having quite a legendary charm.


Carolyn Jones
On September 18, 1964, the ABC channel introduced the television version of ‘The Addams Family’. After winning over audiences in The New Yorker, Charles Addams and his family find new life in a series that depicts the daily life of a family like no other. To play Morticia Addams, the producers chose Carolyn Jones. Pale complexion, long black hair, doll face… Carolyn Jones represents the ideal image of a femme fatale, in every sense of the word. When taking on the role, she enjoyed a certain amount of freedom to play the character originally. Carolyn Jones plays the zesty and irresistible personality of a character that is still iconic today. The actress then reprises her role as Morticia in the TV movie “The Addams Family: It's Party Time” in 1977.

From SYFY WIRE:
Morticia Addams is a bad witch in the best way. She’s the brainchild of cartoonist Charles Addams, whose talent for creating ghoulish and darkly humorous characters led to the infamous Addams Family single-panel comics in The New Yorker during the late 1930s. Actress Carolyn Jones expertly brought the slim, pale, and black-clad family matriarch to life in 1964's ‘The Addams Family’ television show which detailed the aristocratic odd family’s constant culture differences with their neighbors.


The series only lasted for two seasons, but later gained a cult following with re-runs as well as two '90s movies with Anjelica Huston giving a brilliant take on Morticia, complete with raised eyebrows and red lips. Most TV moms during the show's original run had a June Cleaver type of vibe as exemplary homemakers with immaculate kitchens, scheduled meals, and rather bland personalities. Or they were supernatural beings who desperately tried to assimilate to our world, like Samantha Stephens [of ‘Bewitched’], but Morticia bucked societal norms in several ways.

She oozed sexiness with a signature style featuring a form-fitting black dress, long black tresses, and a decidedly pale face — a look that inspired millions of future goth girls. She wasn't afraid to be overtly sexual with her husband Gomez by enticing him with “the look,” relishing in his peppered kisses on her arms, donning new lingerie, or whispering sweet nothings in French.


It was a stark contrast to the squeaky-clean portrayal of '60s TV marriage that didn’t even allow most couples to sleep in the same bed, much less show sexual advances from a wife. This passion carried over into the movies with Morticia instructing her hubby to let her do the torturing and complimented him on, ahem, a job well done the previous night. Yesssss.

Her marriage is absolutely #RelationshipGoals for anyone who wants a healthy long-term relationship because it challenges the stereotype that years of love and kids automatically leads to passive misery. Her guy is passionately in love with her, views her as his equal, supports her endeavors, respects her thoughts sans mansplaining, and frequently compliments her brains and beauty. Oh, and let's not forget that he's filthy rich. It’s a bold, refreshing portrayal of a marriage that was certainly revolutionary then and isn’t explored as often as it should be on TV today.

Morticia is the voice of reason and the queen of zen, even when things get a little chaotic in her home. Her ability to find beauty in thunderstorms (literal and metaphorical) and other things normally perceived to be dark while exhibiting a relentless optimism about life is admirable and inspirational. She’s valuable and interesting outside of her mom and wife roles and has imperfect moments that root her in reality.

Typical “ladylike” activities like knitting, picking fresh flowers, and cooking are never mundane with Morticia as she makes items out of odd materials, conjures up strange concoctions, and arranges thorny stems in vases. And what other witch is an expert at cultivating carnivorous plants, playing the shamisen, emitting smoke from her body, challenging local politicians, taming beasts, fencing, painting, and being effortlessly cool while chilling at home 99% of the time? Morticia is truly the GOAT of all activities.

Her excellence is also exhibited via her unconventional yet supportive and smart parenting style. Yeah, she allows Wednesday and Pugsley to raise poisonous spiders and play with guillotines, but she also listens to them, values their feelings, and encourages their autonomy. She will quickly jump into action in their best interests, whether it involves hiring a psychologist or advocating for changes at their school. When Pugsley joined the Boy Scouts — which was their equivalent of him joining a wayward gang — she was concerned but she gave him the space to explore things on his own terms. He was her “unconventional” child who sometimes wanted to be like everyone else and Morticia didn’t try to force him fit perfectly into their family dynamic. She was generally patient, kind, and respectful towards her children and encouraged them to stay true to themselves even when it goes against the grain.

Morticia Addams expertly balances family and her unconventional personal interests alongside a rosy general outlook on life. She has a partner who adores her and works with her in a partnership to solve problems and rear their children with a loving hand. And she’s no doubt a witch icon, from her fashion sense to her occasional penchant for potions and “smoking.” We absolutely stan this creepy, kooky, and incredibly dope character who is dearer to us than all the bats in all the caves in the world.

Here are the appearances by Carolyn Jones in the role which qualified the multidimensional Morticia Addams for membership in the TVXOHOF:


The Addams Family
64 episodes


Halloween with the New Addams Family
(TV Movie)


The New Scooby-Doo Movies
- Wednesday Is Missing (1972)
(voice)

Welcome to the Hall, Mrs. Addams!



Thursday, April 1, 2021

TVXOHOF, APRIL 2021 - FESTER FRUMP


This month we’re kicking off a mini-theme which will eventually have five inductions from the same TV series – four in succession and then the last saved for the penultimate ceremony.

One of the oldest TVXOHOF traditions is the celebration of The Fool in Toobworld.  So to begin this theme, there was no better candidate than….


FESTER FRUMP

From Wikipedia:
Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. He was played by Jackie Coogan in the original television series.
Uncle Fester is a completely hairless, hunched, and barrel-shaped man with dark, sunken eyes and often a deranged smile. He always wears a heavy, full-length fur coat.


Fester was derived from a character drawn by cartoonist Charles Addams, although these were single-page cartoons, with no stories or character names. Nevertheless, the character is recognizable in a number of cartoons, both by his appearance (bald, stooping, sunken eyes) and behavior (e.g. turning the shower to a special "scalding" setting, feeding his garden plants blood plasma, and releasing an eagle on the neighbor's homing pigeons). While he is occasionally seen with the rest of the family, particularly on anthology covers, he is also seen on his own more often than the others. He is sometimes indicated to live in a small shack surrounded by a wrought-iron fence.


Fester has a strange ability to generate electricity. He would often demonstrate this by putting a light bulb in his mouth, which would illuminate, accompanied by a loud, crackling noise. He claims to possess 110 volts of power in one episode of the sitcom, while in another episode he demonstrated his "magnetic" quality by levitating a metal paperweight up to his hand. When struck directly on the head by a fired cannonball, he appears only mildly dazed, while the cannonball bounces off his head.


Uncle Fester at times has severe migraines but appears to enjoy them. Fester relieves his migraines by placing his head in a large screw press and tightening it to levels that normal people would not be able to withstand. At times, Fester uses the screw press on his head simply for enjoyment.


Despite Uncle Fester's menacing look and bizarre behavior, he is gentle and caring to everyone. He shows great respect to Gomez and Morticia. He has always exhibited love and great care to his niece and nephew, despite their frequent naughtiness.

In the original sitcom of the 1960s, Fester is said to be Morticia's maternal uncle (his name rhymes with Morticia's mother Hester's.)

In the 1960s television series, Fester (played by Jackie Coogan) is uncle to Morticia Addams. In one episode, he became perplexed when asked his last name, suggesting he has somehow forgotten it.


In several episodes, Fester refers to the Addams lineage as if it were his own, possibly implying some degree of intertwined consanguinity in both their family lines, but the flashbacks in the episodes "Morticia's Romance, Parts 1 and 2," clearly establish him as Morticia's uncle, brother of her mother, Hester Frump, a.k.a. Granny Frump (Margaret Hamilton), whose maiden name was similarly unrevealed. In various episodes, he was a partner in typical sitcom schemes with Gomez, Morticia, or Grandmama Addams, indicating no real preference for any family member over others.

Fester's known ancestry dates back to his Great-Grandfather Blob (not to be confused with Gomez's Cousin Blob, a two-headed ghost), who received the gift of a sacred ruby after he had pried it from the head of a Hindu (to whom it was giving a terrible headache). The ruby remained in the family until Fester unthinkingly used his slingshot to hurl it at a yowling stray cat. "Well, it was the only rock in the house!" he said in his defense.

Per the 1960s sitcom, little is known of Fester's childhood, save that his father (Morticia's maternal grandfather) was an excruciatingly strict man who severely disciplined him, paddling him even when he was good and paying him to stay out of public. (Fester considered this to be experience in "public relations.") He refused to allow Fester to even touch a battle-axe (a treasured toy among people with the Addams's macabre tastes) until he was eight.

As an adult, Fester defended his father's strictness, pointing to his own character as proof of its effectiveness: "I didn't become what I am by accident! I had an upbringing like no other!" Sometime prior to Morticia's marriage to Gomez, Fester worked as a newspaper columnist, writing advice for the lovelorn, but left that job because people kept suing him.


Fester has also offered contradictory information about his educational background. In the sitcom's first episode, he notes that he never went to school ("And look how [well] I turned out!"), but he later claims to have failed recess three times. As an adult, Fester took correspondence courses in various subjects, and his educational endeavors occasionally formed an episode's main plot. It may be from one such course that he obtained his fraternity paddle, which he once threatened to use on Wednesday in imitation of his father's punishment style; however, like many an uncle, Fester proved to have more bark than bite in dealing with the children.


When he suspects someone of maligning, cheating or otherwise mistreating anyone in the family, Fester is ever ready with his blunderbuss "Genevieve", eager to "shoot 'em in the back!" However, he is far less eager in meeting a malefactor in a face-to-face duel; he was briefly enthusiastic about a pistol duel with an enemy until he asked, somewhat timidly, "Does he get one too? .... Loaded?"


Another prized possession was his cannon, "Old Reliable", which he normally kept in his bedroom. Fester maintained a treehouse in the Addams yard and frequently retreated to his closet to think. After receiving the gift of a motorcycle in the episode "The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik", Fester often drove it through the living room, inevitably crashing in the conservatory (several episodes used identical recycled footage of this scenario). Fester also collects three-dollar bills.


Uncle Fester is a multiversal – several dimensions of the TV Universe, several dimensions of the Cineverse, Stage World, and whatever the video game world is called,  And it all began in that universe which houses the one-panel comic strips.

In the greater tele-mosaic, Fester can be found in Earth Prime-Time, Toobworld2, the Tooniverse, and at least one other alternate Toobworld.  He is being inducted as a multidimensional, but only for those incarnations which feature Jackie Coogan in the role.

Here are Uncle Fester’s qualifications for his membership:

EARTH PRIME-TIME

The Addams Family
64 episodes


The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Halloween with the New Addams Family
TV Movie


A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way.

The focus of the plot is around the holiday where the Addams will be celebrating all hallows eve. To them, it's their Christmas time. Before the end of the night, a legend by the name of Cousin Shy comes to give gifts and carve pumpkins. Meanwhile, a group of crooks led by the boss (Parley Baer) want to infiltrate the Addams' home to steal their family fortune by luring Gomez to a lodge meeting far away.


Simultaneously, Gomez (John Astin) is worried about his brother Pancho (Henry Darrow) having feelings for Morticia (Carolyn Jones).

For a TV movie, it very much feels like an extended episode to the show but all in good fun. It's rather shocking, considering the director, David Steinmetz, had no experience prior or after this event. Was he even directing?


THE TOONIVERSE


The Addams Family
16 episodes


The New Scooby-Doo Movies 
- Wednesday Is Missing (1972)
... Uncle Fester (Coogan's voice in both)

The gang's van breaks down near the Addams Family mansion. They end up staying with the creepy and spooky family after a ransom note is discovered in the house. Their daughter, Wednesday, has been kidnapped and will meet an uncertain doom if the Addams' estate is not given over to a mysterious stranger.

The third episode in ‘The New Scooby-Doo Movies’ is certainly the best so far. In the film, the Mystery Machine and its gang are driving through the swamp when once again the van ends up crippled. Being unable to drive, the group is visited by Lurch who then takes them to the creepy castle, which is owned by the Addams' Family. Soon the gang must start an investigation when Wednesday goes missing.


Again, there's no doubt that this third episode was the best of the series up to this point because it just has so many laughs and quite a bit of imagination. Unlike the earlier episodes, this one here makes good use of the supporting players as everyone in the Addams' clan is perfectly used. This is especially true for the terrific Lurch who is simply wonderful here and especially his introduction in the swamp. Both Gomez and Morticia are all extremely fun here as is Itt, Uncle Fester (voiced by Jackie Coogan) and Pugsley (voiced by Jodie Foster!!!). Scooby and Shaggy are also at the top of their game with some very funny moments throughout and especially the ones dealing with them constantly fainting when things get too scary.

[All summaries, descriptions, and critiques are from the IMDb.]


Welcome to the Hall, Uncle Fester!  I'm sure that comes as happy news!


You’ll be joined by other members of your ooky family soon enough… knock on wood.



Monday, March 1, 2021

MARC,H 2021 TVXOHOF SHOWCASE - THE KING OF TALK

 


From CNN:
January 24, 2021
Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.


THE CLOSER

King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.


BOSTON LEGAL

A statement was posted on his verified Facebook account announcing his passing. His son, Chance, confirmed King's death Saturday morning.


BIG LOVE

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said.

UGLY BETTY

The Television Crossover Hall Of Fame has tried to format March as the month to celebrate members of the League of Themselves.  I’m blanking on who was originally slotted for induction this year, but considering the news….

LARRY KING

From Wikipedia:
Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television and radio host, whose awards included two Peabodys, an Emmy and ten Cable ACE Awards. He hosted over 50,000 interviews.


FRASIER

King was a WMBM radio interviewer in the Miami area in the 1950s and 1960s, and gained prominence in 1978 as host of ‘The Larry King Show’, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.  

ARLISS

From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program ‘Larry King Live’ on CNN. King hosted ‘Larry King Now’ from 2012 to 2020, which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America. He hosted ‘PoliticKING with Larry King’, a weekly political talk show, on the same three channels from 2013 to 2020.


King also appeared in television series and films, usually playing himself.



The King of Talk was a multiversal, appearing in not only TV shows, but also in movies as himself, on radio, and even in the universe of comic books.  (His comics counterpart fares better in the far future – he’s still on the job when Kitty Pryde grows up and runs for president.)



King is seen here with She-Hulk in the Comic Book Universe.  She will soon be seen on Disney+ in a new series starring Tatiana Maslany.  Sadly, too late to team up with one of King's alternate televersions. 

Within the greater TV Universe, Larry King was a multi-dimensional.  Many of his appearances were from Earth Prime-Time, the main Toobworld.  But he also has a presence in the Tooniverse and in two alternate Toobworlds as well.

In those cases where I couldn’t find the exact details of his involvement in a particular episode, it has been my “O’Bservation” that he was probably seen reporting and/or commenting on a high profile news story, or interviewing somebody who was involved.  (The plot summaries for most of those episodes usually dealt with a big murder trial storyline.)



So here are the appearances which qualified Larry King for membership in the TVXOHOF:

The Edge of Night
- Episode #1.6621 (1981)

O’Bservation - Larry King worked as a reporter in this episode, which was set in the Midwestern city of Monticello.  This was probably the first time his life in Earth Prime-Time deviated from his Earth Prime life, unless there was some spoken reference to the fictional version of his youth.

Murphy Brown
- Rootless People (1990)

O’Bservation - I’m assuming Larry covered Murphy’s kidnapping by environmentalists.


The Larry Sanders Show
- The P.A. (1995)

When he showed up to be a guest on the show, Larry kept mentioning the high caliber guests he had on his show – Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and Brando.




Coach
- Is It Hot in Here, or Is It Me?: Part 2 (1995)

Larry interviewed “Bullwinkle” about Hayden’s hot mike gaffe in the Orlando welcoming parade.



Murder One
- Chapter Twenty-One (1996)

King interviewed the prosecutor, Miriam Grasso, and the defense attorney, Teddy Hoffman, regarding the Neil Avedon case after he was found guilty of murdering Jessica Costello.



Murphy Brown
- Phil's Dead - Long Live Phil's (1996)

Larry paid tribute to Phil at his wake, held in his bar.



Bonnie
- Better Offer (1996)

O’Bservation – Based on the picture (if it actually had anything to do with the episode and wasn’t just a publicity photo), I’m guessing Larry King visited the TV station where Mark Derwin was playing the boss.


Arli$$
- The Real Thing (1997)

To promote a baseball player about to set a record, Arliss sets up a lot of former players to kick off the tour to Cooperstown in the cities where they played. He also got Larry King believing he would kick off the tour on his show.



Muppets Tonight
- Billy Crystal (1996)

Larry did a cameo as he tried to convince Bobo the security guard to let him into the theater.



Frasier
- My Fair Frasier (1997)

Larry King interviewed the woman Frasier was dating.

King:
We're here with noted attorney, Samantha Pierce, she's in Los Angeles to appear with us. Currently, she's trying a case in Seattle defending the butcher knife killer….
[Turns to Samantha Pierce]
Sam, I have to ask you. Don't you think being in the public eye, dating some of the world's most famous men, affects the way juries perceive you?
Sam:
Now, that's not really fair, Larry. I don't date public figures.
King:
What about the much-publicized relationship with Kevin Costner?
Sam:
Oh, that's just a rumor.
King:
George Stephanopoulos?
Sam:
A rumor too.
King:
Brad Pitt is another rumor?
Sam:
Yeah, but I started that one.


The Practice
- The Verdict (2002)

King interviewed Ellanor Frutt, who was defending her law associate Lindsay Dole on a charge of murder.

Everybody Loves Raymond
- The First Six Years (2002)

O’Bservation – This was a retrospective clip show and Larry King either hosted it or was one of the celebrities who commented on the series.


Arli$$
- Standards and Practices (2002)

Larry interviewed one of Arliss’ clients, who bared her breasts on national television.



Sesame Street
- Telly Joins the Letter of the Month Club (2004)
- Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004)


Fat Actress
- Crack for Good (2005)

Kirstie Alley was hanging out with her parents while Larry King was on the TV.  What they didn’t know was that Larry was about to interview Kirstie’s crackhead brother about her.



Law & Order: Trial by Jury
- Day (2005)

In order to sway public opinion and perhaps influence a potential jury, a wealthy socialite hit the publicity trail in support of her son.  King was one of her “tour stops”.



Boston Legal
- Truly, Madly, Deeply (2005)

After deliberately shooting his client in both legs (because he didn’t want to defend an indigent who admitted to Denny that he did rape and kill a 13 year old girl and probably gave her AIDS as well), Denny appeared on Larry King’s show down in Washington to defend his actions.

Sesame Street
- Grouch Apprentice (2005)

O'Bservation - This was probably a spoof of the series which starred another TVXOHOF member, Donald Trump (April Fool inductee, 2009.)



Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- Weeping Willow (2006)

After a staged kidnapping of a popular blogger went horribly wrong, Detectives Logan and Wheeler watched Larry King interview the blogger on the jumbo screen in Times Square.  



Shark
- Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark (2007)

O’Bservation - I couldn’t find pictures or video of King on James Woods’ show, but I’m sure it was typical of his appearances on courtroom shows.  He would be seen doing his show and commenting on the big case of the episode.  But I did find this picture in which Jessica Devlin told Stark that she got a fruit basket from King.


The Closer
- Til Death Do Us Part: Part II (2007)

On his show, King interviewed California Representative Loretta Sanchez about a headline-making murder trial.



Ugly Betty
- The Kids Are Alright (2008)

Daniel Meade of Mode magazine appeared on the show during which he was ambushed with questions about his treatment of Wilhelmina Slater.



30 Rock
- Larry King (2009)

After an Asian economic meltdown, Tracy gave some irresponsible advice on "Larry King Live."



Big Love
- End of Days (2010)

King covered the breaking news of 118 inbred children rescued from a polygamist sect’s Kansas compound, taking callers’ questions.



Better with You
- Better with Dancing (2011)

Larry was staying at the hotel where Ben Coles was the manager.  He offered Ben a lot of good advice on making up with his girlfriend and getting back in the good graces of her parents.  He also requested a suspicious amount of towels to his room.



Murder in the First
- Family Matters (2014)

O’Bservation – Probably a check-in on the Blunt trial verdict.  Based on this frame grab, it looks as though he was arguing with someone involved with the case.


American Crime Story
- The Dream Team (2016)
- 100% Not Guilty (2016)
- A Jury in Jail (2016)
- Manna from Heaven (2016)

O’Bservation – This picture is from King’s actual “involvement” in the OJ murder case as seen on TV.  This time he had Faye Resnick, a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, on his show.  (Connie Britton played Resnick.) Of the four episodes he did, the picture is from “100% Not Guilty”.

Is this guy drunk?  
What’s going on here?”

Maxxx
 - House Party (2020) 
- Sex, Love 'n' Lyrics (2020) 
- Showtime (2020) 
- Music Video (2020)
- Guess Who's Back? (2020)

ALTERNATE TOOBWORLD I

O’Bservation – This dimension is for all those sitcoms in which Rudy Giuliani, the established New York City mayor in both the Real World and Toobworld was replaced by Randall Winston.  (I don’t know yet if there were any other aberrations from the main Toobworld.)


Spin City
- An Affair to Remember (1997)

Alt-Larry was one of several celebrities who filmed videos to wish NYC Mayor Winston a happy 50th birthday.

ALTERNATE TOOBWORLD II

O’Bservation – In this dimension, there has been a long line of “sitcommander-in-chiefs” who have replaced the real Presidents over the years. It is distinct from that Toobworld of dramas which focused on fictional Presidents.


1600 Penn
- Marry Me, Baby (2013)

Larry interviewed President Gilchrist and the First Lady in the Oval Office on their fifth wedding anniversary, during which POTUS committed a gaffe by stating that weddings are stupid.

THE TOONIVERSE

 The Simpsons
- One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (1991)

King was heard as a book on tape narrator – I think of the Bible.


- Sideshow Bob Roberts (1994)


Arthur
- Elwood City Turns 100! (2002)

O’Bservation – There is some crossover between Toobworld and the Tooniverse.  Generally, the pen&ink characters cross over into the flesh&blood world, as it appears happened in this case.


Gravity Falls
- Headhunters (2012)
- Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls (2016)

O’Bservation – This was not the real Larry King, but an incredible wax simulation and he provided the voice….

Finally, here is Larry with a few fellow members of the TVXOHOF:



DON RICKLES
MEMORIAL TRIBUTE 2017

FRANK SINATRA
DECEMBER 2015
[100th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE]


KERMIT THE FROG
PRE-1999 "PROTO-HALL" MEMBER

BETTY WHITE
[AS SEEN ON 'CONAN'] 
MARCH 2008


Welcome to the TV Crossover Hall of Fame, Mr. King.

Good night and may God bless….