Wednesday, January 4, 2023


Welcome to a new year for the Television Crossover Hall of Fame!

As has been tradition for the last several years, the January induction into the Hall is considered a crossover icon of the Classic TV era….


From Wikipedia:
'Cannon' is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin that aired from 1971 to 1976 on CBS. William Conrad played the title character, private detective Frank Cannon. The series was the first Quinn Martin production to run on a network other than ABC.

In total, there were 122 episodes, plus the series' two-hour pilot and a 1980 "revival" television film, "The Return of Frank Cannon".

Cannon was portrayed in the series as a veteran of the Korean War and a former member of the Los Angeles Police Department. He was street smart but also appeared to have an unusually high level of education outside the law enforcement field. Besides his familiarity with several languages, he showed extensive knowledge of such diverse subjects as science, art and history. Cannon was a widower, having lost his wife and son in a bomb attack while he was on the police force, as revealed in the two-hour pilot.

Conrad was an overweight actor, and the series, especially in its early episodes, made frequent mention of Cannon's weight. Other characters would often remark critically about it, while he himself would joke self-deprecatingly about his girth and great love of food. In fact, Cannon was a gourmet cook who enjoyed preparing food for his friends. Despite his large size, he was a man of action. While he preferred to use his wits to escape a difficult situation, he could engage successfully in fistfights and shoot-outs with bad guys.

The plots, as in other detective series, revolved around Cannon solving crimes for a variety of clients. In a number of early episodes, he was hired by insurance companies to investigate losses. Other episodes involved him working for former police colleagues or other people from his past. In some cases, he was forced into action to clear himself of falsified charges. Many episode plot lines involved Cannon traveling and having to deal with various and sundry incompetent and/or corrupt law enforcement agencies and officials.

Cannon debuted in a two-hour movie on March 26, 1971 that served as the pilot. In the movie, Cannon returns from an extensive overseas assignment and investigates the murder of a close friend. A later episode would reveal that his wife and child were killed in a car bomb meant for him, prompting him to resign from the Los Angeles police force and become a private detective.

For those visiting the TV Crossover Hall of Fame for the first time, a candidate for membership must have three distinctly separate appearances in order to qualify.

Here are the appearances made by Frank Cannon which qualified him for membership in the TVXOHOF (Most of the synopses and comments are from the IMDb.)

Cannon investigates the murder of a war-buddy to clear the man's wife of suspicion in his death.

Frank Cannon, a husky ex-cop and culinary enthusiast, solves tough cases as a private investigator.
120 episodes 


Barnaby Jones comes out of retirement to find the man who murdered his son in cold blood. Teaming up with Barnaby is another private investigator by the name of Frank Cannon, an old friend of his late son Hal.

Frank Cannon and Barnaby Jones investigate the rape and murder of a young woman who was about to blow the whistle on the company she was involved. But they are investigating for different clients and from totally different angles.

Two versions of the ending were filmed:
1) Murray Hamilton's character, Bud, is killed and serves as the setup for The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2 (1975).
2) Murray Hamilton's character, Bud, survives and agrees to testify against his brother, Gordon. This was filmed so that the episode would stand alone in syndication.

The alterations to the ‘Cannon’ contribution to the “Deadly Conspiracy” crossover with ‘Barnaby Jones’ makes that episode – the DVD version only – part of an undetermined alternate Toobworld.

Barnaby Jones and Frank Cannon continue to work together to unravel a deadly conspiracy to cover-up corporate wrong doing and several related murders. Meanwhile, Betty goes undercover to help them crack the case despite the dangers.

This episode is a continuation of a ‘Cannon’ episode. The ‘Barnaby Jones’ DVD box set includes both parts 1 & 2 as originally aired whereas the ‘Cannon’ DVD box set includes only part 1 with an alternate ending that brings the episode to a conclusion.

1980 (TV MOVIE)
Private detective Frank Cannon comes out of retirement to investigate the murder of an ex-girlfriend's husband.


Frank Cannon is a multidimensional.  He has also appeared in Skitlandia, the Toobworld of comedy sketches....

SHOW #27
Cannon was played by the show's star in the "Murder On The Oregon Express" sketch.

It doesn't affect the tally in any way, but there are pictures from the Cineverse which could be of Frank Cannon from his earlier career with the Los Angeles Police Department.  I'm thinking specifically of screencaps from "The Racket".  Best of all, we could make the case that he is seen in those pictures with Lt. Arthur Tragg of 'Perry Mason'.

That type of photographic fanfic only applies to pictures from any other media, but NOT from TV shows.  Those should be locked in as their original source which should be sharing the same universe as 'Cannon'.

So this would be a picture of William Conrad as Cannon with Wesley Lau as Sgt. Harry Lawton in the 'Cannon' episode "Valley Of The Damned" and NOT as his character of Lt. Andy Anderson as seen in 'Perry Mason'.

Welcome to the Hall, Frank!

Monday, January 2, 2023



Peter Bogdanovich (Actor - 'The Sopranos', 'Get Shorty', 'Out Of Order'; Director - "The Great Buster", "The Mystery Of Natalie Wood", "To Sir With Love II", 'The Sopranos')
Henry Lincoln (ACTOR - 'The Barnstormers', 'Strange Concealments', 'The Man Without A Face', 'No Hiding Place', 'Z Cars' WRITER - 'Doctor Who' [created The Brigadier]) 
Tony Walton (PRODUCTION DESIGNER - "Our Town", "The Man Who Came To Dinner", "Death Of A Salesman", "Pippin" SET DESIGNER - 'Fosse/Verdon', "Free To Be... You And Me", "Our Town", "The Will Rogers Follies"  ACTOR - "Point of View")
George Perez ('Teen Titans Go!', 'Justice League Action', ACTOR - as himself in 'Teen Titans Go!')
Julee Cruise - Actress & Soundtrack ('Twin Peaks', "Alice In Wonderland", 'Saturday Night Live', 'Psych')
Jak Knight - Writer/Actor ('Blackish', 'Big Mouth', 'Immoral Compass', 'Pause with Sam Jay')
Lennart Hjulstrom (Actor - 'Tre Karlekar', 'Wallander', 'Medicinmannan', 'Beck', DIRECTOR - 'Gyllene ar', "Krocket", "Hemmet", "Flotten", "Spelargen", "Berndt & Anita")
Bob Rafelson, Actor/Writer/Director/Producer (Writer - 'Play Of The Week', Director - "Poodle Springs", "All Night Long" music video, Producer - 'Channing', 'The Greatest Show On Earth', ALL FOUR - 'The Monkees')
Tony Dow, Actor/Director (ACTOR - 'Leave It To Beaver'/"Still The Beaver"/'The New Leave It To Beaver', 'Never Too Young', 'Mr. Novak', 'General Hospital' DIRECTOR - 'Harry and the Hendersons', 'Coach', 'Swamp Thing', 'Babylon 5'/'Crusade', 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids', 'Manhattan, Az' & 'The New Leave It To Beaver')
Burt Metcalfe Producer/Actor (PRODUCER - 'M*A*S*H*', 'AfterMASH', 'Karen', ACTOR - 'Father Of The Bride',  'Perry Mason', '12 O'Clock High')
Bill Russell Actor/Sports Figure ('Cowboy In Africa', 'It Takes A Thief', 'The Bill Cosby Show', 'Miami Vice', & 'The White Shadow' as himself)
David McCullough (WRITER - "John Adams", "Truman", NARRATOR/COMMENTATOR - "American Experience", "The Civil War", "The Roosevelts", "New York", BOTH - "Smithsonian World")
Michael Deakin (WRITER - 'Tom Grattan's War', PRODUCER - 'Painting With Light', 'The Village By The Sea', "Doomsdsy Gun", "The Place Of Lions", 'Act of Betrayal', 'Human Bomb')
David Davis (Producer - 'Rhoda', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Taxi', 'The Bob Newhart Show', 'Get Smart', 'He & She', 'My Mother The Car' Writer - 'Taxi', 'Rhoda', 'The Bob Newhart Show', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show')
Stephen 'tWitch' Boss (as himself - 'Ellen DeGeneres Show', 'Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings', 'Drop Dead Diva', 'Famous In Love', 'Modern Family', 'Young & Hungry')
Quinn Redeker (Actor - 'Days Of Our Lives', 'The Young & The Restless', 'Dan Raven', Writer - "The Deer Hunter")

Robert Durst (Multimillionaire & serial killer, portrayed by Fred Armisen on 'Saturday Night Live' & 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', Kate McKinnon played him on SNL also.  Three 'Law & Order' series based stories on him: 'Law & Order' ["Hands Free"], 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' ["Maledictus"], and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' ["Devil's Dissections"])
Mikhail Vasenkov (His spy ring inspired 'The Americans')
George Shapiro (He left his job as an agent in the 1970s to guide the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner and other comics.  He pushed for 'Seinfeld'.)
Ken Knowlton (American computer graphics pioneer, artist, mosaicist and portraitist. In 1963, whilst working at Bell Labs, he developed the BEFLIX programming language for creating bitmap computer-produced movies.)
Bradford Freeman (Last surviving member of Easy Company.  Portrayed by Jamie Farmer in 'Band of Brothers')
Aaron Latham (Screenwriter married to Lesley Stahl of '60 Minutes')
Gary Gaines (Texas high school football coach who inspired "Friday Night Lights" book, movie, and TV series.)
Mikhail S. Gorbachev (Last Soviet leader.  Portrayed in episodes of 'The Simpsons', 'Saturday Night Live', 'Spitting Image' and commercials for Pizza Hut, Louis Vitton, and Austrian Federal Railroad; played by David Dencik in 'Chernobyl')
Queen Elizabeth II (Longest reigning monarch in the UK.  Christmas speeches every year.  Played herself for 2012 London Olympics with James Bond, and appeared with Paddington Bear during her Platinum Jubilee.  Portrayed in 'The Crown' by Claire Foy, Olivia Coleman, Imelda Staunton.  by Fred Armisen, Mike Meyers, and Kate McKinnon in 'SNL', Carol Burnett on 'The Carol Burnett Show', and by Eddie Izzard on 'The Simpsons'.
Frank Shakespeare (CBS Television President, RKO General Chairman, Board for International Broadcasting President [Radio Free Europe]) 
John Corry (TV critic)
Pope Benedict XVI (Portrayed by Anthony Hopkins)




Bruce Meyer (CBS News Writer)
Eric Chappelle ('Rising Champ', 'Only When I Laugh', 'The Bounder', 'Home To Roost')
Stephen S. Thompson (Won a BAFTA for 'Sitting In Limbo'
Joyce Rebeta-Burditt (Created 'Diagnosis Murder')
Raymond Briggs ("The Snowman", 'Fungus the Bogeyman', 'Jackanory')
Philip Purser ('ITV Play Of The Week', 'The Wednesday Play', 'A Family At War', 'The Wednesday Play')
Dale McRaven ('Perfect Strangers', 'Mork & Mindy', 'Angie', 'The Joey Bishop Show', 'The Partridge Family', 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', 'The Texas Wheelers', 'Gomer Pyle')
Raymond Allen ('Some Mothers Do 'ave 'em', 'The Little and Large Show')
Charles Fuller ("Zooman", "The Sky Is Gray", "A Gathering of Old Men")
John Jay Osborne (Wrote the novel on which 'The Paper Chase' was based.)

John Korty ("The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", 'Sesame Street', "The People", "Go Ask Alice", "The Ewok Adventure", "Ms. Scrooge")
Marvin L. Chomsky ('Holocaust', 'The Wild, Wild West', 'Star Trek', 'Maya', 'Strauss Dynasty')
Sir David Nicholas (ITN Producer/Director)
Ziggy Livnar ('National Geographic Explorer' filmmaker)
Peter Brook ('The Mahabharata', "Mesure pour Mesure", "La Cerisaie"
Wolfgang Petersen ('Das Boot', 'Tatort', 'Die Stadt Im Tal', "Van Der Valk und die Reichen")
Jonathan Stedall (BBC & ITV documentarian)
Mike Hodges ('The Tyrant King', 'Dandelion Dead', 'World In Action', 'ITV Playhouse')

Josh Gelman ('48 Hours', "That's The Way It Was")
Jay Wolpert ('The Price Is Right', 'Hit Man', 'Double Dare', 'Whew!')
Julian Fowles (KCET - "Mark Twain Tonight!", "Selma, Lord, Selma", "Leave 'Em Laughing")
Beryl Vertue ('Sherlock', 'Men Behaving Badly', 'Coupling')
Ivan Reitman ('Delta House', 'Beethoven', 'Alienators', 'Atom TV')
Av Westin ('20/20', 'CBS Reports', 'The Twentieth Century', 'ABC World News Tonight', 'Arts & Entertainment Revue', 'Years of Crisis')
Jack Willis ('American Masters', 'NET Journal', 'The 51st State', 'The American Parade', 'The Great American Dream Machine')
Chris Stuart ('Only Correct', 'Celebrity Poker Challenge', 'Oz & James Drink To Britain')
Chase Mishkin ("Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: In Concert")
Leslie Megahey ('Omnibus', 'Hollywood The Golden Years', 'Painting With Light')
Zack Estrin ('Prison Break', 'Lost In Space')
Robert Ferrante ('Nightwatch')
John Miller (BBC & ITV producer, founding member of Television South)
Jules Bass ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Frosty The Snowman")
George Newall ('Co-Creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock')

Stephen Lawrence ("Free To Be You And Me", 'Sesame Street')
Marilyn Bergman ('In The Heat Of The Night', 'Alice', 'Maude', 'Good Times', 'Brooklyn Bridge')
Donald Pippin (Conductor - "Mrs. Santa Claus", "Broadway At The Hollywood Bowl", 'Great Performances: Broadway Sings The Music Of Jule Styne', "Snow White Live")
James Rado (Music from "Hair" used in 'The Simpsons',  'Warehouse 13', 'Glee', 'Head Of The Class', 'The Muppet Show', 'The Benny Hill Show', 'Shindig!', 'The Ed Sullivan Show', 'Fame', 'Throb', 'Family Ties', 'My Name Is Earl', 'M', 'My Little Pony', 'Disjointed')
Manny Charlton ('Supernatural', 'Entourage', 'My Name Is Earl', 'Doctors')
Monty Norman ('Quick Before They Catch Us', 'It's Topol', 'Expresso Bongo', So many TV shows used his James Bond theme)
Lucy Simon (worked on "In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record".  Sister of Carly Simon.  Her older sister Joanna, an opera singer and entertainment reporter, died the day before.)
Angelo Badalamenti (Composer, 'Twin Peaks')

Janibeth Johnson ("From The Top", UConn puppetry professor)
Paul Coker, Jr. (MAD artist, character designer of "Frosty the Snowman", 'Festival of Family Classics', "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Here Comes Peter Cottontail")

Jana Bennett (History Channel, TLC, FYI Network, BBC Worldwide Networks, Horizon.  She launched BBC3, BBC4, CBeebies, CBBC, and iPlayer)
Richard C. Wald (Executive with NBC and ABC)
Thomas S. Murphy (Head of Capital Cities Communications who engineered the takeover of ABC

Douglas Trumbull ('The Starlost', and I have to mention "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Silent Running", "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind", "Blade Runner" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture")
Michael Hopkins (CBS Director of Logistics for Special Events)
Victor Paganuzzi (CBS Scenic Designer, Created original 'CBS Sunday Morning' set)




George Rossi ('The Bill', 'Roughnecks', 'The Singing Detective', 'Whitechapel')
Barbara Chilcott ('Folio', 'ITV Play Of The Week', 'Festival', 'Encounter', 'The Twilight Zone')
Sidney Poitier ('Separate But Equal', 'Children Of The Dust', "To Sir With Love II")
Joan Copeland ('Love Of Life', 'Search For Tomorrow', 'One Life To Live', 'How To Survive A Marriage', 'Law & Order', 'Armstrong Circle Theatre', [Arthur Miller's sister])
Dwayne Hickman ('The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis', 'The Bob Cummings Show', 'Clueless')
Bob Saget ('Full House & 'Fuller House', 'America' Funniest Home Videos', 'How I Met Your Mother')
Max Julien ('The Name Of The Game', 'One On One', 'The Bold Ones: The Protectors')
Nicholas Donnelly ('Dixon Of Dock Green', 'Grange Hill', 'The Saint')
Gary Waldhorn ('The Vicar of Dibley', 'Brush Strokes', 'Brideshead Revisited', 'All At Number 20', 'Campaign', 'Edward & Mrs. Simpson', 'Rumpole of the Bailey', 'Lovejoy', 'Space: 1999')
Hardy Kruger ('War and Remembrance', 
Yvette Mimieux ('The Most Deadly Game', 'Berrenger's', 'Lady Boss', "Hit Lady" - which she also wrote)
Carol Speed ('Tenafly', 'Julia', 'The Paul Lynde Show', 'Sanford and Son', 'The New Centurions')
Gaspard Ulliel ('Moon Knight', 'Twice Upon A Time', 'Navarro')
Meat Loaf AKA Marvin Lee Aday ('Ghost Wars', 'Lightning Force', 'Elementary', 'Tales From The Crypt', 'Glee', 'Monk', 'Masters of Horror', 'The Outer Limits', 'The Equalizer', 'South Park', 'Monsters', 'The Rebellious Jukebox', 'Nash Bridges', 'House', MANY music videos)
Louie Anderson ('Baskets', 'Life With Louie', 'The Louie Show', 'Search Party', 'Family Feud')
Ian Alexander, Jr. ('Yo Gabba Gabba', 'The Snowy Day', son of Regina King)
Howard Hesseman ('WKRP in Cincinnati'2X, 'Head Of The Class', 'One Day At A Time', 'Soap', 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman', 'The Bob Newhart Show', 'That 70s Show' )
Donald May ('The Edge Of Night', 'The Roaring 20s', 'Texas', 'West Point',  'Colt .45')
Moses J. Mosely ('The Walking Dead', 'Watchmen', 'Queen Of The South')
Carleton Carpenter ('Men of Annapolis', 'Luke and the Tenderfoot', 'The Ropers', 'McHale's Navy', 'Perry Mason')
Monica Vitti ('Mont-Orial', "L'alfiere", "Le Notti Bianche", 'Le Fables de La Fontaine', "Il Cilindro", "La fuggiDiva")
Jo Kendall ('Emmerdale Farm', 'I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again', 'At Last The 1948 Show', 'Broaden Your Mind', 'I'm Sorry, I haven't A Clue')
Kathryn Kates ('Seinfeld', 'Shades of Blue', 'Law&Order: SVU', 'Orange Is The New Black')
Lindsey Pearlman ('Chicago Justice', 'Haus of Vicious', 'The Ms. Pat Show')
Stewart Bevan ('Doctor Who', 'Emmerdale Farm', 'Shoestring', 'The Brief', 'Shalom, Salaam')
Jack Smethurst ('Love Thy Neighbor' (In Australia'), 'Coronation Street', 'For The Love Of Ada', 'Hilary', 'Casualty', 'Wreckers At Dead-Eye')
Lev Mailer ('Stat Trek', 'The Lucy Show', 'Mannix', 'Star Wars Holiday Special')
Ralph Ahn ('New Girl', 'The Golden Girls', 'Shannon's Deal', 'Gilmore Girls', 'The Good Life')
Ned Eisenberg ('Little Voice', 'Mare of Easttown', 'L&O: SVU', 'The Fanelli Boys', 'L&O')
Anna Karen ('EastEnders', 'On The Buses', 'The Rag Trade')
Sally Kellerman ('Centennial', 'Decker', 'Maron', 'The Young and The Restless', 'Unsupervised', 'Chemistry', '12 O'Clock High', ONE-SHOTS:  'Diagnosis Murder', 'Coronet Blue', 'Dream On', and 'Columbo') 
Veronica Carlson ('Spyder's Web', 'The Saint', 'Department S', Hammer films)
Tim Considine ('My Three Sons', 'Spin and Marty', 'Annette', 'The Hardy Boys', 'The Swamp Fox', 'Gunsmoke')
Farrah Forke ('Wings', 'Mr. Rhodes', 'Dweebs, 'Lois & Clarke', 'Party of Five')
Kirk Baily ('Salute Your Shorts', 'Carried By The Wind', 'Ghost In The Shell')
Mitchell Ryan ('Dark Shadows', 'Dharma & Greg', 'Santa Barbara', 'Chase')
Lynda Baron ('Open All Hours' & 'Still Open All Hours', 'Come Outside', 'Fimbles', 'Fat Friends', 'Doctors', 'EastEnders', 'Doctor Who')
Conrad Janis ('Mork & Mindy', 'Quark', 'Suspense', 'Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour', 'St. Elsewhere', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Frasier', "Addams Family Reunion")
Laurel Goodwin (''Stat Trek', 'The Beverly Hillbillies', 'Mannix', 'Get Smart', 'The Dain Curse'.  Last cast member of the original 'Star Trek' pilot "The Cage" which was re-edited into later episode "The Menagerie")
Emilio Delgado ('Sesame Street' & many specials, 'Lou Grant', 3 'Law & Order' series, 'The Bravest Knight')
William Hurt ('Damages', 'Goliath', 'Condor', 'Beowulf', 'Humans', 'Dune', 'Moby Dick', 'Pantheon', 'Kojak' [first role], MCU movies, Oscar winner)
Peter Bowles ('To The Manor Born', 'The Irish RM', 'Rumpole of the Bailey', 'Only When I Laugh', 'The Prisoner', 'The Avengers', 'The Saint', 'Victoria', 'The Perfect Scoundrels', 'Executive Stress', 'Lytton's Diary', 'The Bounder', 
Oksana Schwets ('Dom s Liliyami', 'Tayno <Svtatogo Patrika>' Killed by Putin's war crimes)
Paul Herman ('The Sopranos', 'Entourage', 'Miami Vice', 'The Equalizer', 'SNL')
Denise Coffey ('Merry-Go-Round', 'The Tomorrow People', 'Dark Towers', 'End Of Part One', 'Do Not Adjust Your Set', 'Girls About Town', 'The Stanley Baxter Show')
John Stahl ('Game Of Thrones', 'High Road', 'Resort To Murder', 'Being Human')
Nehemiah Persoff ('Gunsmoke', 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Naked City', 'The Untouchables', 'United States Steel Hour', 'Playhouse 90', 'Mission: Impossible', 'Barney Miller', 'The Wild, Wild West', 'Burke's Law', 'Philco Television Hour', 'Kraft Theatre', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Columbo')
Read Morgan ('The Deputy', 'The Twilight Zone', 'Gunsmoke')
Estelle Harris ('Seinfeld', "Toy Story" franchise, 'Greetings From Home', 'The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody', 'Dave The Barbarian', 'Good Advice', 'Night Court', 'Sunset Beach')
Barrie Youngfellow ('It's A Living', 'A.E.S. Hudson Street', 'Barney Miller', 'Fernwood Tonight')
June Brown ('EastEnders', 'Gormenghast', 'Now And Then', 'Play For Today')
Rae Allen ('The Sopranos', 'The Fearing Mind', 'Soap', 'All In The Family', 'Vampire Mob', 'Equal Justice', 'Seinfeld')
Ralph Riach ('Hamish Macbeth', 'Fortitude', 'Brotherly Love', 'Doctor Finlay', 'Chancer', 'Taggart', 'Young James Herriot')
Kathryn Hays ('As The World Turns' & 'One Life To Live', 'The Road West', 'Guiding Light', 'Star Trek' - "The Empath") 
Maggie Fox ('Coronation Street', 'The Forsyte Saga', 'Soul Music')
Jennifer Wilson ('The Brothers', 'Compact', 'Special Branch', 'Z Cars', 'Nicholas Nickleby')
Gilbert Gottfried ('Cyberchase', 'Aladdin' & 'House of Mouse', AFLAC, 'Saturday Night Live', 'Duckman: Private Dick, Family Man', 'Problem Child', 'Night Court', 'Wings', 'Critters: A New Binge', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Crank Yankers', 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver')
Michel Bouquet ("L'avare", "Pour demain", 'Mozart', 'La camera explore le temps', 'Tartuffe')
Liz Sheridan ('Seinfeld', 
Robert Morse ('That's Life', 'Mad Men', 'Teen Titans Go!', 'American Crime Story', 'City of Angels', 'Pound Puppies', 'Secret Storm', 'ProStars', "Tru")
Kenneth Tsang ('Racing Peak', 'The Teochew Family', 'Unbeatables', 'Parental Guidance') 
Joanna Barnes ('The Trials of O'Brien', '21 Beacon Street', 'Maverick', 'Executive Suite')
Jossara Jinero ('Passions', 'I Am Th....',  'Viva Vegas!', American Family', 'East Los High')
Jerry verDorn ('Guiding Light', 'One Life To Live')
David Birney ('Bridget Loves Birney', 'St. Elsewhwere', ' Live Shot', 'Serpico', 'Testimony of Two Men', 'The Adams Chronicles', 'Glitter', 'Seal Morning', 'Murder, She Wrote')
Mike Hagerty ('The George Carlin Show', 'Somebody, Somewhere', 'Friends', 'Lucky Louie', 'The Home Court', 'Mob City', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine')
Ken Welsh ('Twin Peaks', 'Lodge 49', 'The Divide', 'The Best Laid Plans', 'Empire Inc.', 'Shoestring Theatre', 'Due South', 'D.C.', 'The Practice', 'Charmed', )
Dennis Waterman ('New Tricks', 'The Minder', 'The Sweeney', 'Stay Lucky', 'On The Up', 'Tube Mice', 'Fair Exchange', 'The Barnstormers', 'The Knock', 'Moses Jones')
Jack Kehler ('Murder One', 'The Man In The High Castle', 'The E-Ring', 'Fresno')
James Olson ('Maude', 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Streets Of San Francisco', 'Barnaby Jones')
Ann Davies ('Doctor Who', 'Family Solicitor', 'Paradise Postponed', 'Z Cars', Mrs. R Briers)
Bruce MacVittie ('Waterfront', 'As The World Turns', 'The Sopranos', 'Law & Order')
Fred Ward ('Dice', 'Invasion Earth', 'ER', 'True Detective', 'Quincy M.E.')
Maggie Petersen ('The Andy Griffith Show' & "Return To Mayberry", 'The Bill Dana Show')
John Aylward ('ER', 'The West Wing', 'Briarpatch', 'Nobodies', 'The Others', 'Family Law')
Marie Schulenberg ('As The World Turns', 'One Life To Live', 'Tainted Dreams', 'City On A Hill')
Ray Liotta ('Shades of Blue', 'Black Bird', 'Hanna', 'Texas Rising', 'Smith', 'Our Family Honor', 'Casablanca', 'Another World', TVXOHOF member as himself)
Bo Hopkins ('Dynasty', 'The Rockford Files', 'Doc Elliot',)
Charles Siebert ('Trapper John, M.D.', ' One Day At A Time', 'Husbands, Wives, & Lovers')
Brad Johnson ('Soldier of Fortune, Inc.', 'Courthouse', 'Ned Blessing', 'Melrose Place', 'CSI')
Billy Kametz ('Boruto: Naruto The Next Generation', 'Vinland Saga', 'The Rise Of The Shield Hero', 'Attack On Titan', 'Monkie Kid', 'Pokemon', 'The Seven Deadly Sins', 'Beastars')
Philip Baker Hall ('The Loop', 'Michael Hayes', 'Falcon Crest', 'Messiah', 'Ruth & Erica', 'Mariah', 'Second Chance', 'Pasadena', 'Modern Family', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Seinfeld')
Jean Louis Trintignant ('Le Train Bleu S'arrete 13 Fois', "La Controverse de Vallodolid", "Julie de Carneilhan", "Pour Un Oui Ou Pour Un Non")
Tyler Sanders ('Just Add Magic: Magic City', 'Fear The Walking Dead', 'The Rookie')
Frank Williams ('Dad's Army', 'The Army Game', 'You Rang, M'Lord?', 'It's Tarbuck')
Mary Mara ('Nash Bridges', 'ER', 'Ray Donovan', 'Dexter', 'Lost', 'Shameless', 'Star Trek: Enterprise')
Joseph Turkel ('The Untouchables', 'Bonanza', 'Miami Vice', 'Kojak')
Gregory Itzin ('24', 'Something Wilder', 'The Nutt House', 'Murder One', 'Strip Mall', 'Profiler', 'Big Love', 'Cover Affairs', 'The Mentalist', 'Mob City')
Mona Hammond ('EastEnders', 'Desmond's', 'Pig', 'Us Girls', 'Wolcott', 'The Crouches')
James Caan ('Las Vegas', 'Back In The Game', 'The Godfather Saga', 'Magic City', 'Les uns et les autres', 'Get Smart', "Lathe of Heaven")
Larry Storch ('F Troop', 'The Queen And I', 'Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales', 'The Ghost Busters', 'The Brady Kids', 'The Doris Day Show', 'Out Of The Inkwell', 'Car 54, Where Are You?')
Lenny Von Dohlen ('Twin Peaks', 'Picket Fences', 'The Pretender', 'Grand')
Adam Wade ('The Super Globetrotters', 'Good Times', 'Search For Tomorrow')
Tony Sirico ('The Sopranos', 'Family Guy', 'Lillyhammer')
L.Q. Jones ('The Virginian', 'Yellow Rose', 'Renegade', 'Cheyenne', many Westerns)
Taurean Blacque ('Hill Street Blues', 'Generations', 'Savannah')
Dani Deette ('The Falcon And The Winter Soldier', 'The Sinner', 'Ambitions', 'Ozark')
Rebecca Balding ('Soap', 'Lou Grant', 'Makin' It', 'Charmed') O'Bservation: a crush of mine
Sonny Barger ('Sons of Anarchy')
Brian Jackson ('Send For Dithers', 'Smuggler's Bay', "The Man From Del Monte")
Edward Meeks ('Les Globe-Trotters', 'The Seawolf', 'Carla Rubens')
David Warner ('Masada' [Emmy winner], 'Conviction', 'Men In Black', 'Spiderman: The Animated Series', 'Freakazoid'/'Go Teen Titans, Go!', 'Hold The Back Page', 'Marco Polo', 'Holocaust', 'The Wars Of The Roses', 'The American Revolution', 'Nancy Astor', 'Charlie', 'Twin Peaks', "Perry Mason: The Case Of The Poisoned Pen', 'Wild Palms', 'The Legend Of Prince Valiant', 'Toonsylvania', 'Doctor Who: Dreamland', 'Wallander', 'The Amazing World of Gumball', so much more and that's not even touching his films!)
Paul Sorvino ('Law & Order', 'That's Life', 'Godfather of Harlem', 'Bad Blood', 'Bert D'Angelo, Superstar', 'We'll Get By', 'The Oldest Rookie') 
Yoko Shimada ('Shogun', 'We Are Youth', 'Kamen Rider')
Bernard Cribbins ('Jackanory', 'The Wombles', 'Coronation Street', "The Railway Children", 'Doctor Who', 'Old Jack's Boat'/'Salty's Waggy Tales'/'Ol Jack's Boat: Rockpool Tales', 'Cribbins', 'David Copperfield', 'Cuffy', 'Moschops', 'Langley Bottom', 'High & Dry')
Faye Marlowe ('Conrad Nagel Theater')
Mary Alice ('A Different World', 'I'll Fly Away', 'Cosby', 'All My Children')
Nichelle Nichols ('Star Trek' franchise, 'Heroes', 'Young & The Restless', 'Futurama')
Pat Carroll  ('Make Room For Daddy', 'Bustin' Loose', 'Getting Together', 'Too Close For Comfort', 'She's The Sheriff', 'Pound Puppies', 'Foofur', "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella")
George Bardenieff ('Law & Order'/'Criminal Intent', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', '30 Rock', 'Ray Donovan', 'Rescue Me', 'Elementary', 'The Blacklist', 'American Masters', 'Crime Story')
Clu Gulager ('The Tall Man', 'The Virginian', 'The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove', 'San Francisco International Airport', 'Once An Eagle', 'North & South Book 2: Love & War')
Olivia Newton John ('Sordid Lives: The Series', 'Snowy River: The McGregor Saga', many music videos)
Roger E. Mosley ('Magnum P.I.', 'Rude Awakening', 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper', 'FCU: Fact Checkers Unit') 
Robyn Griggs ('One Life To Live', 'Another World', 'Rated K')
Anne Heche ('Another World', 'Men In Trees', 'Hung', 'The Brave', 'Everwood', 'Chicago P.D.', 'Aftermath', 'Dig',  'Ally McBeal', 'Save Me', 'All Rise', 'The Michael J. Fox', 'The Idol')
Gene LeBell ('The Fall Guy', 'Reno 911!', 'The Six Million Dollar Man', 'Taxi', also stunt man)
Josephine Tewson ('Keeping Up Appearances', 'Last Of The Summer Wine', 'Clarence')
Duggie Brown ('The Comedians', 'The Glamour Girls', 'Take My Wife...', 'Brookside')
Bruce Montague ('Butterflies', 'Whoops, Apocalypse', 'Sharon and Elsie', 'Fair Ground', 'Crane', 'The Link Men')
Joe E. Tata ('Beverly Hills 90210'/'90210', 'The Rockford Files', 'Batman', 'No Time For Sergeants', 'Lost In Space', 'Gomer Pyle, USMC') 
Richard Roate ('The Doctors', 'Generation', 'Days Of Our Lives')
Robert Lupone ('Search For Tomorrow', 'Loving', 'Guiding Light', 'The Sopranos', 'Ryan's Hope')
Jack Ging ('The A-Team', 'The Eleventh Hour', 'Tales of Wells Fargo', 'Riptide', 'Mannix')
Marsha Hunt ('Peck's Bad Girl', 'Laramie', 'Zane Grey Theatre', 'Police Story', 'Ironside', 'The Twilight Zone', 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', She was 105!)
Uncle Jack Charles ('Ben Hall', 'Preppers', 'Black Comedy', 'The Gods of Wheat Street')
Irene Papas ('Odissea', 'Moses the Lawgiver', 'Ocean')
Mark Miller ('Please Don't Eat The Daisies', 'Guestward Ho!', 'The Name of the Game', 'Days Of Our Lives', 'Bright Promise', Father of Penelope Ann Miller)
Henry Silva ('Buck Rogers In The 25th Century', 'The Untouchables', 'Wagon Train', 'The F.B.I.', 'The Outer Limits', many villains)
Jeff Weiss ('Law & Order', 'The Equalizer', "Our Town", "Judgment")
Coolio ('Futurama', 'Charmed', 'Star-ving', 'The Nanny', 'Space: Above and Beyond')
Rita Gardner ('The Doctors', 'Little Voice', 'Law & Order' + 'SVU' + 'Criminal Intent')
Robert Brown ('Here Come The Brides', 'Primus', 'Perry Mason', 'Star Trek', 'Columbo')
Gunter Lamprecht ('Berlin Alexanderplatz', 'Tatort', 'Ron & Tanja', 'Roncalli', 'Das Boot') 
Kitten Natividad ('The New Adventures Of Beans Baxter')
Eileen Ryan ('Bonanza', 'The Twilight Zone', mother of Sean, Chris & Michael Penn)
Angela Lansbury ('Murder, She Wrote'/'Magnum P.I.'/four TV movies, 'Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', 'The Man From UNCLE', 'The Trials of O'Brien', 'Climax!', "Little Gloria... Happy At Last", "Mrs. Santa Claus", 'Little Women', 'L&O: "Trial By Jury" & "Special Victims Unit", 'The Eleventh Hour', 'Lace', 'The First Olympics: Athens 1896', 'Newhart')
Michael Callan ('Occasional Wife', 'Superboy', 'Fantasy Island', 'Love, American Style', 'Blind Ambition', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'One Life To Live', 'The F.B.I.')
Ann Flood ('The Edge Of Night', 'From These Roots', 'One Life To Live', 'Search For Tomorrow')
Robbie Coltrane ('Cracker', 'Murderland', 'Frasier', the Harry Potter franchise)
Ted White ('The X-Files', 'Maverick', 'Bonanza', 'Lawman', 'Mannix')
Leslie Jordan ('Will & Grace', 'Call Me, Kat', 'American Horror Story', 'Hearts Afire', 'Bodies of Evidence', 'The Cool Kids', 'Living The Dream', 'Sordid Lives', 'Boston Legal', 'Reasonable Doubts', 'The People Next Door')
Aaron Carter ('7th Heaven', 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch', 'Lizzie McGuire', 'Liberty's Kids')
Tom Owen ('The Last Of The Summer Wine', 'Freewheelers', 'Hawkmoor')
Bill Treacher ('EastEnders', 'Sykes And A....', 'The Bill', 'The Bright Side')
Leslie Phillips (Sorting Hat, 'Chancer', 'Revolver', 'Love On A Branch Line', 'Casanova '73')
John Aniston ('Days Of Our Lives', 'Search For Tomorrow', 'Kojak', 'Combat!', 'West Wing')
Robert Clary ('Hogan's Heroes', 'Days Of Our Lives', 'The Bold And The Beautiful', 'The Young & The Restless')
Rosalyn Singleton ('America's Got Talent', 'Black Love')
David English ('Emmerdale Farm', 'The Bunbury Tails', 'The One Game')
Irene Cara ('The Electric Company', 'Love Of Life', 'Roots: The Next Generation')
Jason David Frank (The 'Power Rangers' franchise)
Nicki Aycox ('Dark Blue', 'Cold Case', 'Over There', 'Ed', 'Supernatural')
Brad William Henke ('Orange Is The New Black', 'Lost', 'Justified')
Cliff Emmich ('Police Woman', 'CHiPs', 'Happy Days', 'Trapper John M.D.')
Bob McGrath ('Sesame Street' franchise)
Al Strobel ('Twin Peaks' franchise)
Kirstie Alley ('Cheers', 'Veronica's Closet', 'Fat Actress', 'Masquerade', 'Kirstie')
June Blair ('The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet', 'Two Faces West', 'Sea Hunt')
Stuart Margolin ('The Rockford Files', 'Bret Maverick', 'Nichols', 'Love, American Style')
Diane McBain ('Surfside 6', 'Batman', 'Maverick')
Ruth Madoc ('Hi De Hi!', 'Hunters Walk', 'Animal Ark')
Franco Harris (Football star, 'Charlie Harris', 'Monsters')
Gary Friedkin ('Happy Days', 'Chicago Hope', 'The Practice', 'The Twilight Zone')
Ronan Vibert ('Rome', 'Hex', 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', 'The Buccaneers', 'The Bill', 'The Borgias', 'The Jury')

Grichka & Igor Bogdanoff
 (French twins who died within days of each other, hosted 'Temps X')
Ralph Emery ('The Ralph Emery Show', 'Pop! Goes The Country', 'Nashville Now', "Country Gold")
Chelsie Kryst ('Extra', Miss USA 2019)
Bamber Gascoigne ('University Challenge')
P.J. O'Rourke (Conservative satirist)
Traci Braxton ('Braxton Family Values')
Chris Madden ('Interiors By Design', 'The Oprah Winfrey Show')
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ('Gilmore Girls', 'Parks & Recreation', 'Madam Secretary')
Bobby Rydell ('The Milton Berle Show', 'The Facts Of Life', also 'The Danny Thomas Show' and 'Combat!') 
Christopher Coover (Book Appraiser on 'Antiques Roadshow')
Kailia Posey ('Toddlers & Tiaras')
Gloria Parker (Played musical glasses)
Clay Jordan ('Survivor 5')
Song Hae (Host, 'National Singing Contest', 'The Age Of Destiny')
Hilary Devey ('Dragons' Den')
Tony Siragusa ('Man Caves', 'NFL On Fox', 'Cubed', 'Arli$$', 'Ace Of Cakes' & 'The Sopranos')
Nolan Neal ('America's Got Talent', 'The Voice', 'Big Bad BBQ Brawl')
Ivana Trump ('Celebrity Big Brother', 'Pau Tau', 'Big Brother's Little Brother', 'The View', On SNL, she was played by Jan Hooks & Scarlett Johansson.) 
Mickey Rooney, Jr. ('Shindig', 'The Mickey Mouse Club')
Melanie Rauscher ('Naked And Afraid', 'Naked And Afraid XL')
Bill Turnbull ('Breakfast', 'Dalziel and Pascoe', 'Taking The Flak', Doctor Who')
Mavis Nicholson ('A Plus 4', 'Medical Express', 'French & Saunders')
Angel Casas (Spanish talk show host)
Loretta Lynn ('The Muppet Show', 'Roseanne', 'Hollywood Squares', 'Fantasy Island')
Yusuf al-Qaradawi (Muslim scholar with his own series)
Sacheen Littlefeather (Marlon Brando spokeswoman when he turned down the Oscar)
Judy Tenuta (Accordion-wielding comedienne)
Sara Lee ('Tough Enough', "Breaking Ground")
Andy Detwiler (Armless farmer & YouTube star)
Willie Spence ('American Idol')
Joanna Simon ('MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour', 'What's My Line?', the last episode of 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.  Oldest sister of Lucy and Carly; she died one day before Lucy)
Craig Zuri ('America's Got Talent')
Budd Friedman ('An Evening At The Improv', host & producer)
Gallagher (Watermelon-smashing comedian)
Wilko Johnson (70s pub/rock guitarist, plus role in 'Game of Thrones')
Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac composer and singer) 
Stephen "tWitch" Boss ('The Ellen DeGeneres Show', 'So You Think You Can Dance')
Pele (Greatest soccer player ever, acted in 'The Clone' & 'O Salvador da Pátria' as himself)

Bob Halloran (CBS Sports)
Gary Burgess (ITV Channel Television)
Tim Van Galder (KMOV)
Gloria Rojas (WABC News)
Bob Beckel (liberal talking head on Fox - 'The Five', 'Hannity', 'The Factor', 'Red Eye', '24')
Elsa Klensch (Fashion journalist CNN)
Brent Renaud (Journalist and Documentarian)
Renee Poussaint (ABC, CBS News)
Aleksandra Kuvshynova (FOX News contributor)
Pierre Zakrzewski (FOX News cameramen)
Jim Hartz ('Today' show host)
Richard Wagner (CBS News correspondent)
Ken Screven (WRGB News)
James McManus (WTHI, WFBM[WRTV], CBS news correspondent)
Ken Bode ('Washington Week' host)
Mark Shields ('PBS News Hour')
Hank Goldberg (sport handicapper, ESPN Sports Center, ESPN SportsCentury)
Michael Barrett ('Nationwide', 'Personal Choice', 'Farming', 'Panorama', 'The Goodies')
Vin Scully ("The Voice Of The Dodgers", 'Brooklyn Bridge', 'The Fugitive', 'Mr. Ed', 'Highway To Heaven', 'The X-Files', 'The Joey Bishop Show', 'Laugh-In')
Uma Pemmaraju (an original FOX News anchor)
Neena Pacholke (ABC affiliate WAOW in Wausau)
Bernard Shaw (CNN head anchorman)
Bill Plante (CBS reporter and anchorman)
Jed Duvall (CBS/ABC news correspondent)
Al Primo (created the concept of "Eyewitness News")
Roger Welsch ('CBS Sunday Morning')
Fred Hickman ('Sports Tonight', 'This Week In The NBA', 'ESPN 25: Who's Number One')
Grant Wahl ('Good Rivals', various sports programs)
Drew Griffin (CNN Investigative Reporter)
Barbara Walters ('Today', ABC News, '20/20', 'The View'.  Played by Gilda Radner and Cheri Oteri)

Sunday, January 1, 2023


And so here we are….

I’m writing this in January of 2022.  At this point, it appears that the Fourteenth Incarnation will be revisiting one of the few favorites of his faces.  It has been rumored that with the return of Russell T. Davies at the helm, he’s bringing back David Tennant for three specials to regain the audience lost by Mr. Chibs.  And then it will be on to the Fifteenth Incarnation.

Who knows… “Who” nose… if that new actor to play the Doctor has been announced yet?  Who knows if we have even seen the regeneration of the Thirteenth Incarnation into the Fourteenth?

UPDATE: And now we know....

If I need to, I can always change this post before it becomes History.  After that, I can’t change it.  Not one line!  

But even if I don’t get all of the other posts done and reach my goal of at least 48, I want to be sure of this final one.  In case I don’t make it through the year, at least I had the chance to say goodbye.  It’s always been a fun run to work on the “Who’s On First?” blogAthon.

I hope you enjoyed it.


Hate is always foolish
And Love is always wise.
Always try to be nice
And never fail to be kind.”


As we usually do with each "Who's On First?", we pay tribute to those actors, directors, and writers with connections to 'Doctor Who' who have passed away in this past year.  I may have missed a few and I will add them when I find out about them.... 

ANN DAVIES - Jenny in “The Dalek Invasion Of Earth” (5 episodes)

LYNDA BARON - Unseen Ballad Singer in “The Gunfighters” (4 episodes), Captain Wrack in “Enlightenment”, Val in “Closing Time”

VALENTINE PALMER - Monia in “Day Of The Daleks”

STEPHEN CHURCHETT - Bill in “Attack Of The Cybermen” (1 episode)

HENRY LINCOLN (HENRY SOSKIN) - Writer of “The Abominable Snowmen”, “The Web Of Fear”, “The Dominators” plus credited as the creator of Sir Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart in “Enemy Of The Bane Parts 1 & 2”

STEWART BEVAN - Professor Clifford Jones in “The Green Death,” “Global Conspiracy?,” “Hello, Boys,” and “Return Of The Autons”; Inspector Nettles in audio drama “Midwinter Murders” [No picture]

KENNETH IVES - Toba in “The Dominators”

SONNY CALDINEZ - Kemel in “Evil Of The Daleks,” Turoc in “The Ice Warriors,” An Ice Warrior in “Seeds Of Earth,” Ssorg in “The Curse Of Peladon,” Sskel in “The Monster Of Peladon”

JEREMY YOUNG - Kai in “An Unearthly Child” (3 episodes), Gordon Lowery in “Mission To The Unknown”

DAVID WARNER - Professor Grisenko in “Cold War” and he played the Doctor (The Unbound Doctor) in audio dramas - “Doctor Who Unbound” and “The New Adventures Of Bernice Summerfield,” and also as Professor Boston Schooner in “Deimos”.

BERNARD CRIBBINS - Wilf Mott in 9 episodes so far.  He will be in the 60th anniversary special.  Tom Campbell in the feature film “Daleks’ Invasion Of Earth,” making him the only actor to be in the movies and the revived series.  He was Arnold Korns in the audio drama “Horror Of Glam Rock”.  
(This loss hurt….)

BILL TURNBULL - Played himself as host of ‘Breakfast’ in “The Wedding Of River Song” in which he interviewed Charles Dickens.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II - Her Royal Televersion influenced many TV shows and ‘Doctor Who’ was no exception.  Her Majesty appeared in archival footage and in a photograph, and was portrayed by several actresses.  “Silver Nemesis”, “The Christmas Invasion”, “The Idiot's Lantern”, “Voyage of the Damned”.

CHRIS BOUCHER - Writer of “The Face Of Evil” 1-4, “The Robots Of Death” 1-4 (my first ‘Doctor Who’ story), “Image Of The Fendahl” 1-4

JANE SHERWIN - Lady Jennifer Buckingham, “The War Of Games” 1-5

If you know of anyone whom I might have missed, let me know.

Doctor Who - All Regenerations 2022

There is some incredible enhancements in here!  I think my favorite would be the transformation of the Second Incarnation to the Third.  (But if an earlier video I shared re: "Doctor Ruth" and where she fits into the timeline proves true, that regeneration would be a neverwas.)



Luke Skywalker:
"But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!"
Owen Lars:
"You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done.”

So here’s Mark Hamill, who played Luke, finally picking up his power converters from Tosche Station.

“But Toby-Wan,” I can hear you whining, “This is the ‘Who’s On First?’ blogAthon!  Why are you doing ‘Star Wars’ stuff?”

Take a look at what Hamill is wearing.

No, that’s not a celery stalk pinned to his coat; he’s not the Fifth Incarnation of the Doctor.  It’s a cluster of clovers clumped together.  But it gave me an idea which I'll get to in a minute.

Why did the Doctor wear celery?

From the TARDIS Data Core:
Celery was a plant largely composed of water. During his fifth incarnation, the Doctor took to wearing a stalk of celery on the left breast of his frock coat. This began after his regeneration when he visited the city of Castrovalva. He considered it as a sign of civilization. (TV: Castrovalva)

Although a later incarnation of the Doctor later referred to the celery as a "decorative vegetable", (TV: Time Crash) the celery also served at least two practical purposes.

The Fifth Doctor once used the leafy part to test airflow in the Tractator-made tunnels of Frontios. Because the leaf was especially light, it would have indicated which way the air was flowing — had there actually been any circulation in those caverns. (TV: Frontios)

However, the main use was medical. The Fifth Doctor claimed to be allergic to certain gases in the praxis range of the spectrum. Celery, he said, would turn purple in the presence of such gases. In that case, he would eat the celery; if nothing else, he said, at least it would be good for his teeth. The Doctor apparently also believed the celery to possess some restorative ability, as he attempted to revive a dying Peri by having her smell the celery. Her human olfactory sense did not suffice for the plant to help her. (TV: The Caves of Androzani)

Centuries later, the Eleventh Doctor asked for celery while being physically tortured by Silurians, seemingly confirming its beneficial effects on his anatomy. (TV: Cold Blood)

As for the rest of his wardrobe, while Hamill wasn’t dressed to cosplay the Doctor (the photoshop was from a St. Patrick’s Day parade in which he was marching), the coat, the hat, and the scarf might suggest the Fourth Incarnation… to those who are easily satisfied.

I think it would be a fantastic coup for the showrunners of ‘Doctor Who’ if they could land Hamill for a guest spot on the show.  It wouldn’t be the first time they brought in an actor from another big sci-fi franchise – Ben Browder played the sheriff in “A Town Called Mercy” after already making his mark in ‘Farscape’ and ‘Stargate SG-1’.

Hamill has proven time and again how good he is in playing bad guys and he could do so again.  One from Earth perhaps, maybe filling the vacuum that might now exist if Chris Noth’s current troubles prevent him from returning a third time as Jack Robertson.

Or Hamill could play an alien; technically, Luke Skywalker was an alien.  I agree with the Great Unwashed that the Doctor should always be played by an English actor.  But why should every Time Lord or just plain Gallifreyan sport a British accent?  George Pravda certainly didn’t when he played Castellan Spandrell in “The Deadly Assassin”. 

In fact, Hamill is at an age where he could be the regenerated Castellan.  Such a role would make it possible for him to keep coming back on an irregular basis.  And he could be an adversary without being an enemy of the Doctor.

Just another suggestion from your friendly Toobworld caretaker….

And if they wanted to make an in-joke reference to this photoshopped picture, the Castellan could be wearing a cluster of clovers.

Why would Castellan Spandrell wear the clovers?  Maybe there was something special about them as there was about the celery.  There might be a clue in the short story “The Five-Leaf Clover”….

From the TARDIS Data Core:
The five-leaf clover was a type of clover which was sought after by Irishman Pat Kelley.

In search for the clover, Kelly travelled aboard his spaceship, the Emerald Isle, to the planet Skaro where he bluffed the Golden Emperor into allowing him to stay in the Dalek City where he could look around. Upon meeting with the Emperor again, Kelly complimented him on their hydroponics chambers and made special note of their clovers. Reasoning that Kelly must be a spy and that he noted the clovers because he knew they would grow quickly, blocking their metal roadways and strangling their machines, he had the Emerald Isle fitted with the clovers to bring certain doom to Earth. The Daleks allowed Kelly to leave and after hearing Kelly's seemingly happy reaction, the Emperor remarked that he was probably undergoing the last stages of insanity. Little did he realize however, Kelley had in fact been playing an elaborate ruse to acquire the clovers all along. (PROSE: The Five-Leaf Clover)



This is a pretty good list, and there were even two - Mia and Yuri - whom I had forgotten about it.


On December 17, 2022, the new look for the 15th Incarnation of the Doctor was revealed.

My instant reaction upon seeing it – I like it.  I gives me a 70s vibe, reminding me of the fashion catalogue pages which still rise up from memory of those nightmare trends.

But this is a muted design and I especially love that top with the chain.  Definitely 70s cool.

As for Millie Gibson’s outfit for her role as Ruby Sunday, I feel as though it evokes an 80s, maybe 90s, flavor.  Perhaps it means that she will be a Companion from either of those two decades.

I won’t make any other suppositions than those.  I’m usually wrong anyway....


This was posted to the website “Doctor Who Companion” on December 7th by Philip Bates:

New showrunner, Russell T Davies, has revealed that Doctor Who Series 14 will consist of 8 episodes, but also promises “annual Doctor Who” and the return of the Christmas specials.

In the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, he writes:

“Okay, that’s fewer episodes than the last full season. But give us time. We have plans, and that’s a promise!

“For the first time ever, I’m writing a Christmas Special… at Christmas! And this isn’t for next year, no, the 2023 script has been long since signed-off. The new one is for end-of-year 2024!”

What’s more, he promises that there will be “lots of content”, despite there only being a shortened season for Ncuti Gatwa’s’s first run of stories as the Fifteenth Doctor.

It might be worth noting that, if we include the planned Christmas special and the three 60th anniversary episodes featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, that brings the next production batch up to 12 episodes — a reduction on the 14 we expected during much of the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors’ eras, but roughly in line with the Twelfth Doctor’s era, and more than we got during the Thirteenth Doctor era.

However, those 12 episodes are stretched across 2023 and 2024.

And actually, we don’t know whether Davies means there’s a 2023 Christmas special too; we’re inferring that he does because he says the “2023 script has long been signed off”.

It’s great to hear that he’s working so far ahead of the schedule.

Russell goes on to say:

“That’s a serious plan: annual Doctor Who, no gap years, lots of content, on and on.”

And “lots of content” is a curious phrase. Perhaps this means spin-offs are coming….

Yes, we have a little while to wait for the 60th anniversary stories, but once Doctor Who comes to TV screens again, it sounds like it’ll rarely be off air.


Just a week ago, the BBC gave us a nice Christmas present with a 60th Anniversary trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ which will be returning in November for the celebration.

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look:

And here’s a video from the Nerd Den which breaks down what we’re shown.

Two big take-aways –
  • Beep the Meep transitions from the comix universe of ‘Doctor Who’ to Earth Prime-Time.
  • The background seen behind Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Incarnation will be replaced.  So there goes the Future Limbo theory I had in mind.



It's Seven O'Clock.  Time for 'Jeopardy!'

It feels almost as if the game show 'Jeopardy!' has a love for 'Doctor Who'.  Just a quick search of Facebook yielded these examples of when the long-running sci-fi series was the answer looking for a question.

As of this writing (July 8, 2022), this was the most recent puzzle which kicked off this thread:

Here are the others....

Just my opinion, but I think this one was poorly worded.

I'm probably wrong, but this doesn't feel
as though it was really from the show.  
I think it's because of the font.

Technically, this is a Zonk, because 'Jeopardy!' is a TV series within Toobworld.  But it has been accepted that 'Doctor Who' is a TV show as well, created to provide plausible deniability for the real Time Lord.

If any more come up in future episodes before the blogAthon launches, I'll make sure to add them.  Hopefully....