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Episode Watch Party S01 E13: "The Benefit"

Satirical commentary every Friday! Here’s the info to watch ahead, plus all the WTFacts for this week. 

This Week’s Episode:

“The Benefit”

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Episode Watch Parties

On April 26 Lucille Ball passed away...

On April 26, 1989 Lucille Ball passed away due to an aortic aneurysm at the age of  77.

She is best remembered for starring in the classic sitcom, “ 172 more words


Thou Swell, Thou Witty, Thou Rodgers & Hart in the '20s (VI)

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday and the continuation of our two month series on the 1920s book musicals of Rodgers and Hart, a team whose ’30s and ’40s work has been fairly well represented here in the past. 422 more words


On April 1 "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" went off the air...

On April 1, 1960, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” went off the air. The series, a continuation of the 30-minute series, “I Love Lucy,” featured the Ricardos and the Mertzes as they move to Connecticut, and simultaneously ending up in the same comedic situations (often caused by Lucy) as they did when they lived in New York in “I Love Lucy.” The series was meant to be seen as a reflection of the 1950s when the growth of suburbs was coming into fruition. 265 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jackie Gleason, actor, comedian & musician (1916-1987)

William Frawley, actor (1887-1966)
Jean Negulesco, director & screenwriter (1900-1993)
Madeleine Carroll, actress (1906-1987)
Tony Randall, actor & comedian (1920-2004)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

On February 26 William Frawley was born ...

On February 26, 1887, William Frawley was born. Throughout his extensive work in film, appearing in over 100 films, he is best remembered as playing landlord Fred Mertz in “I Love Lucy” and the “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” and his work afterwards in “My Three Sons.” … 460 more words


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Throwback Trailer: One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Jim “Lucky” Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a ‘love insurance policy’, that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly). 44 more words

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