DoYouRemember? https://doyouremember.com The Home of Nostalgia Sun, 20 Sep 2020 04:55:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://doyouremember.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-doyouremember-32x32.png DoYouRemember? https://doyouremember.com 32 32 The Secret, Wild Sex Life Of ‘Batman’s Adam West We Never Knew About https://doyouremember.com/125722/secret-sex-life-batmans-adam-west Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:00:19 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125722 The original Batman TV series starring Adam West ran from 1966-’68, alongside his sidekick Robin a.k.a. Burt Ward. While many fans may have perceived him as the caped crusader who took care of evil and all of its demons, many may have not known the truth of West’s sex life behind closed doors. Turns out […] More

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The original Batman TV series starring Adam West ran from 1966-’68, alongside his sidekick Robin a.k.a. Burt Ward. While many fans may have perceived him as the caped crusader who took care of evil and all of its demons, many may have not known the truth of West’s sex life behind closed doors. Turns out ladies loved men in tights, even back then!

The ’60s was no doubt a time of free-spiritedness and free love. And, of course, West was reaping the benefits of being a Hollywood star and engaging in that exact thing. Women were literally lining up to be with him. According to a story published in Page Six, West slept with as many as eight women a night and even ‘quickies’ between scenes on the set of Batman. Shocked? Just wait until you read the rest…

The secrets behind Adam West’s wild sex life

Not only were women lining up to have their ways with West, but they were also lining up to get some action with Ward as well. Groovy History reports that allegedly they would engage in these activities while sometimes still wearing their iconic Batman and Robin costumes! West actually once told a story about how he was kicked out of an erotic party. But, it didn’t go as you’re thinking it did.

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“We walked in and it was an orgy,” West recalls at the time. “So I immediately went into the Batman character, and Frank went into the Riddler character because we were getting the big giggles. It was so funny to us, what we walked into. And we were kicked out. We were expelled from the orgy.”

He helped introduce Burt Ward to the lifestyle as well

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However, Ward wasn’t always a sex-crazed ladies man. He was just 20 years old and had only been on a few dates when West introduced him to the new lifestyle. According to Groovy History, West went on to introduce him to the “wildest sexual debauchery that you can imagine.” One thing leads to another, and soon both West and Ward were using their dressing rooms as ‘quickie’ areas between filming scenes.

While West slept with a lot of random groupies during his time, he also had some well-known Hollywood stars on his arm. These women included Jill St. John, Linda Cristal, and Laura Ward. He also dated sisters Natalie Wood and Lana Wood.

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Adam West / YouTube Screenshot

By the time West was cast as Batman, he had already been married and divorced twice. He did eventually settle down, though, and left the Swinging Sixties behind him. West married his third wife Marcelle Tagand Lear and remained married up until West’s death in 2017. What a wild life!

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What Happened When Bob Dylan Got The Beatles High https://doyouremember.com/125739/bob-dylan-got-the-beatles-high Sun, 20 Sep 2020 11:00:05 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125739 Turns out that Bob Dylan was the one to give The Beatles their first mind-blowing high. They admitted that they tried smoking marijuana before but just weren’t that into it. Apparently, Bob had some way better stuff. The meeting in question happened in New York City at the Delmonico Hotel in 1964. At first, Bob […] More

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Turns out that Bob Dylan was the one to give The Beatles their first mind-blowing high. They admitted that they tried smoking marijuana before but just weren’t that into it. Apparently, Bob had some way better stuff. The meeting in question happened in New York City at the Delmonico Hotel in 1964.

At first, Bob was reportedly confused when the group said they didn’t really dabble in drugs. He thought their song “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” had the lyrics, “When I touch you, I get high…” but the words are actually, “I can’t hide.” Oops.

Bob Dylan gave The Beatles their first amazing high

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Ringo Starr (L) and George Harrison (2nd from L) team up with Leon Russell (R) and Bob Dylan / Getty Images

When talking about getting high with Bob, John Lennon said, “I don’t remember much what we talked about. We were smoking dope, drinking wine and generally being rock ‘n’ rollers and having a laugh, you know, and surrealism. It was party time.”

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Paul McCartney, however, said, “I’d been going through this thing of levels, during the evening. And at each level I’d meet all these people again. ‘Ha ha ha! It’s you!’ And then I’d metamorphose on to another level.”

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Bob Dylan / Wikimedia Commons

After having that crazy experience with Bob, they began to smoke weed more and more. As the years went on, many of their popular hits were influenced by drugs. Paul once admitted, “Sgt. Pepper was a drug album.”

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The Beatles / Wikimedia Commons

The Beatles soon became advocates for weed, which may have never happened without Bob Dylan. Once they even took out an ad calling the government to put more research into marijuana and make it more legal!

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This Is Why ‘The Brady Bunch’ Almost Never Happened https://doyouremember.com/125503/why-the-brady-bunch-almost-never-happened Sun, 20 Sep 2020 04:55:13 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125503 Here’s the story of a lovely lady and a man named Brady, who almost never happened. The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved and recognizable shows ever to be aired on television, but The Brady Bunch’s success was not a given by any means. In fact, the show seemed doomed for failure before […] More

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Here’s the story of a lovely lady and a man named Brady, who almost never happened. The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved and recognizable shows ever to be aired on television, but The Brady Bunch’s success was not a given by any means. In fact, the show seemed doomed for failure before it even began. The pilot was trashed by critics and so was the unlikely first season that followed it. The ratings were nothing to write home about either. When the crew wrapped up shooting the pilot episode, almost everyone on set doubted anything would ever come of it. 

The Brady Bunch depicted a reality so perfect many adults found it to be boring, unrealistic, and hokey but behind the scenes, it was anything but. Fighting would take place on set openly and routinely, and secret sex lives threatened the life of the show numerous times. In the isolated universe of the Brady family, there was no Vietnam, there was no JFK, there was no civil rights movement, political assassinations, or protests. Parents never even raised their voices let alone cursed. There were no explosions, there was no violence, there was no sex. The Bradys were the perfect family in a perfect world and this idealized version of family life proved to be a blessing and a curse. 

Why ‘The Brady Bunch’ almost never happened

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If The Brady Bunch seems hokey and old fashioned to you today, you’d probably just chalk it up to changing values of the times. That’s not really the whole truth though because even back in the early ’70s when the show originally aired, The Brady Brunch seemed dated. Critics trashed it for its Leave It to Beaver ’50s style version of family life. Compared to other prime time sitcoms of the early ’70s like All in the Family, The Brady Bunch seemed to be from a different era. Mr. Brady and Archie Bunker couldn’t be further apart. The prevailing wisdom at the time was that audiences wanted TV to be more real and the Brady’s just weren’t. For this reason, many people including some of the Brady cast themselves thought the show was doomed from the jump.

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However, there was one aspect of the show that was not squeaky clean and in the late ’60s, still taboo. As the strict social values of the ’50s loosened, divorce was on the rise, but television wasn’t fully on board with this changing social phenomenon quite yet. One day in 1966, Brady Brunch creator, Sherwood Schwartz, came across a little bit of inspiration in the Los Angeles Times. Schwartz read an article that claimed 30 percent of marriages involved children from a previous relationship. Schwartz explained, “In 1966 this was a new phenomenon, Television was loaded with happily married couples, and single widows and widowers, but there wasn’t any show that revolved around the marital amalgamation of two families.” Thus, The Brady Bunch was born… kind of. 

Clashing with Lucille Ball’s ‘Yours, Mine, and Ours’ film

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UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 14: THE BRADY BUNCH – gallery – Season Five – 9/14/73, Pictured, top row: Christopher Knight (Peter), Barry Williams (Greg), Ann B. Davis (Alice); middle row: Eve Plumb (Jan), Florence Henderson (Carol), Robert Reed (Mike), Maureen McCormick (Marcia); bottom row: Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

The show was originally titled Yours and Mine, and although the major networks showed some interest in the show, they all demanded major changes mostly revolving around the structure of this new kind of family. ABC actually didn’t want Carol and Mike to be married at all. Schwartz held his ground, refused, and the script was shelved. That was until there just happened to be a movie with a similar name and concept that proved to be a massive commercial success.

Yours, Mine, and Ours starred Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, and like The Brady Brunch, was about a man and woman coming together with children from previous marriages to form a new family. Except in Yours, Mine, and Ours, the mother has 8 children and the father has 10! They tried this out for The Brady Bunch, but there were just too many squares in the intro. Just kidding! Even though the proto-Brady Crunch script Yours and Mine had a similar name, the movie and the future legendary sitcom were completely unrelated. In fact, they both threatened to sue each other. The producers of the movie realized the similarities and threatened a lawsuit. Schwartz threatened to counter-sue because his script was actually first. Facing mutually assured destruction, they all decided to let it be. 

The issues with Robert Reed

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‘Yours, Mine, and Ours’ film / Amazon

But there were other problems facing The Brady Bunch. Robert Reed, the famous father of the Brady boys, didn’t even want to be part of the pilot. He was somehow forced to do it out of contractual obligations. Originally, he was told that it would be a realistic show, but when he got the script he was surprised it was as he described “gag after gag.” It was said that he was actually disappointed the show was picked up. According to his co-stars, Robert Reed was a serious classically trained actor and seemed to feel the role of the Brady Bunch patriarch was beneath his artistic prowess.

Barry Williams a.k.a. Greg Brady said that Robert Reed threatened to quit three times the first season and frequently openly argued with the creator of the show, Sherwood Schwarz. Reed thought the writing on the show was terrible and didn’t keep it to himself. He often complained the scripts were juvenile, unrealistic, and full of factual errors. He once walked off the set because the script contained a mistake about the population of the city of Poughkeepsie. 

Pushback from Reed forces episode changes

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This feud would last throughout the lifespan of the show. In one episode, Carol Brady and Alice, the family’s housekeeper, hold a competition to see who can make the best strawberry preserves. During the scene, Papa Brady arrives home and is supposed to say that the house smelled like strawberry heaven. But Reed, who researched and meticulously fact-checked every script, discovered that according to Encyclopedia Britannica, strawberries give off no discernable scent when cooked. So naturally, he refused to say the line.

Schwartz, the shows creator, and executive producer took Reed to the kitchen where the strawberries were actually being cooked to prove that cooking strawberries did indeed have a smell but Robert refused to budge. They eventually compromised and in the episode, Mike Brady arrives home and says, “I do believe I’ve died and gone to strawberry heaven.”

Written out of the finale as a result

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‘The Brady Bunch’ scene / ABC

What’s more, Robert Reed was actually written out of the finale. This episode centered around Bobby selling miracle hair tonic. Robert thought this episode was so stupid that, again, he refused to say his lines. This time Shwartz was not so accommodating. He responded by writing him out of the episode entirely but Robert Reed refused to leave the set. He was almost escorted off the set by security, but Schwartz didn’t want the kids to be subjected to such a traumatic scene, so apparently Robert just sat there angrily, the whole time, just stewing. What a way to end a season.  

Another issue that threatened the show, again revolving mostly around Robert Reed, was the chemistry between the lead roles, Mike and Carol Brady. There was none, and it was obvious. Florence Henderson aka The Brady Bunch mother realized her co-star was very nervous about the affectionate scenes between them the very first time they worked together in the pilot episode. Unlike other sitcoms, the Brady’s actually openly showed affection towards each other. Their love life was actually the most sexual part of the show.  But before the show was even picked up Florence realized that Reed was… as she put it… “not straight.”

The exposure of Reed’s sexuality could have been extremely bad for the show, and his career

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Florence Henderson and Robert Reed / Wikimedia Commons

Although he never spoke to anybody on set, ever, about his sexuality, Florence’s intuition was spot on. She asked Schwartz not to press him on the love scenes and to let her handle it, but on-screen chemistry was not the only problem with this … situation. Although being different is always a struggle, even today, in the early ’70s, even in Hollywood, this was not to be spoken of at all. If Reeds’ sexuality was found out about by the press, the show most certainly would never have been picked up and Reed’s impressive career would have likely ended there as well.

The show’s producers were justifiably nervous about how advertisers would react if they found out about Reed’s secret lifestyle. Having a gay man as the dad on a family sitcom was no bueno in the early ’70s. But the show’s producers didn’t think it would be too much of a problem because they didn’t think the show would be picked up at all. Even to the show’s producers, the pilot seemed stale and just not quite all the way there. 

Despite all of it, ‘The Brady Bunch’ was a massive hit

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The Brady Boys / ABC

Well, despite all of this, the show took off. By the third season, it was an undeniable phenomenon. And even though the show was canceled in its fifth season, the show made an impact on America and the world, few other shows can compete with. The Brady Bunch spawned TV spinoffs, musical albums, movies, merchandise, and generations of fans. And it almost never even happened. I don’t know about you but we’re thankful ABC picked up the pilot and the show went on for as long as it did. Who was your favorite Brady, or are you more of a Partridge Family person? Let us know in the comments!

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How The Quarantine Changed Brooke Shields’ Outlook On Life https://doyouremember.com/125598/how-quarantine-changed-brooke-shields-outlook-on-life Sun, 20 Sep 2020 04:51:38 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125598 For all of us, spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic has really shifted our outlook on life. Many of us are realizing how important family, friends, connection, and our health truly is. For some celebrities, they are learning how to slow down and enjoy life again. Many celebs, including actress Brooke Shields, […] More

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For all of us, spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic has really shifted our outlook on life. Many of us are realizing how important family, friends, connection, and our health truly is. For some celebrities, they are learning how to slow down and enjoy life again. Many celebs, including actress Brooke Shields, have been “go go go” for decades.

Brooke also admitted that she hopes to spend more time with her teenage daughters. She wanted to teach them some important life lessons, including the tricky balance between humility and confidence. For women especially, it can be difficult to be seen as confident and humble.

Teaching teens the balance between humility and confidence is difficult, says Brooke

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Brooke admitted, “Humility can be a little bit of a dangerous thing, only because it makes you smaller. Walk into a room humble, it means you’re smaller. But if you can walk into a room confident as to who you are, but not to be arrogant, meaning to being higher than or better than anybody else, so that’s the kind of conversation I try to have. … Be polite, be kind, but arrogance — we have no room for that.”

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During the quarantine, Brooke also realized how she needs less. She explained, “I need fewer social engagements, I need fewer people around, I need less. I really want to stop the noise that I’ve allowed in my life for decades. And the revving up and the constant motion and (even) just getting ready, it’s like doing the hair and the make-up and the thing and the production and the stuff and it’s all just anxiety. It’s unnecessary. There’s so many unnecessary things that, as people, I don’t want to spend my time doing for this next part of my life.”

Her dream life? She said it would be sipping some tequila on the beach with a good book. Perhaps when traveling is easier, she will be able to do just that. It sounds pretty nice right about now, I must admit!

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Whatever Happened To Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Erin, From ‘The Waltons’? https://doyouremember.com/125769/whatever-happened-to-mary-elizabeth-mcdonough-the-waltons Sun, 20 Sep 2020 01:00:43 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125769 Mary Elizabeth McDonough is known for her role as Erin Walton in the hit TV show The Waltons. While the majority of her acting credits have been spaced out through the years, she still managed to keep a relatively updated list of roles, her most recent appearance being in 2018. She got her start in […] More

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Mary Elizabeth McDonough is known for her role as Erin Walton in the hit TV show The Waltons. While the majority of her acting credits have been spaced out through the years, she still managed to keep a relatively updated list of roles, her most recent appearance being in 2018. She got her start in 1963, just a few years after she was born (1961) on General Hospital.

Her next acting credit would not come until 1971, where she began to take on the role of Erin Walton in The Homecoming: A Christmas Story. Of course, the success of that film brought on the creation of The Waltons series and she remained with the cast through 1981.

Where Elizabeth Mary McDonough is now

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Beyond The Waltons, she continued to find work through the ’80s and ’90s, most one-off roles in TV series or TV movies. It was 2006-2009 where she finally was able to land a recurring role in the TV show The New Adventures of Old Christine. After that, her acting stints came on more sporadically, as her next role after that recurring stint wouldn’t be until 2012. As mentioned previously, her most recent role was in 2018’s Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane.

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Though McDonough started as a child actress in 1963, she would grow up to become a very active theatre student. While there are no reports of McDonough acting in theatre professionally, it sure did pay off for her on-screen acting stints. She also managed to land roles in more popular shows such as The Love Boat and Will and Grace.

How old is Mary Elizabeth McDonough?

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Mary Elizabeth McDonough today / Wikipedia

While her life has been nothing short of successful, it has been tough in certain aspects. McDonough suffers from lupus erythematosus. She claims that this stemmed from leaking silicone from her breast implants. Aside from this, she seems to be doing just fine these days, although there are no current 2020 updates at this time. At 59 years old, we hope she’s doing just fine!

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Whatever Happened To Barry Williams, Greg Brady On ‘The Brady Bunch?’ https://doyouremember.com/125771/whatever-happened-to-barry-williams Sat, 19 Sep 2020 23:00:11 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125771 Barry William Blenkhorn, now known as Barry Williams, is famous for his role as the eldest Brady kid, Greg Brady. As a kid, Barry already knew he wanted to be an actor. His television debut as in an episode of Dragnet. He appeared on Adam-12, The Invaders, The Mod Squad, and more before getting his […] More

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Barry William Blenkhorn, now known as Barry Williams, is famous for his role as the eldest Brady kid, Greg Brady. As a kid, Barry already knew he wanted to be an actor. His television debut as in an episode of Dragnet. He appeared on Adam-12, The Invaders, The Mod Squad, and more before getting his big break on The Brady Bunch.

While Barry has typically been typecast as Greg Brady, he doesn’t seem to mind. Decades after The Brady Bunch ended, he has still reprised the character in other shows and paid tribute to his TV family. Right after The Brady Bunch ended, he started touring in musical theater. Barry appeared in productions of Grease, West Side Story, Romance/Romance, and The Sound of Music.

What is the net worth of Barry Williams?

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Greg Brady / CBS Photo Archive

The Brady Bunch certainly set up Barry for a lifetime. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Barry is worth around $6 million. In 1989, he received the “Lifetime Achievement” Award for his role as Greg Brady from the Young Artist Foundation.

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His autobiography titled Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg was turned into a TV movie called Growing Up Brady. Barry was played by actor Adam Brody in the film, which aired on NBC. Barry played the narrator.

What does Barry Williams do now?

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At almost 66-years-old, he lives in Branson, Missouri. He tours with the musical group Barry Williams and the Traveliers and often puts on shows in Branson. He also hosts the satellite radio trivia show, The Real Greg Brady’s Totally ’70s Pop Quiz starring Barry Williams, broadcast Saturdays on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “70s on 7” channel. Of course, he was also seen on A Very Brady Renovation on HGTV last year.

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Barry has been married to Tina Mahina since 2017. She is his third wife. His first was Diane Martin and his second wife was Eila Mary Matt. He has two children, a daughter with estranged ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kennedy and a son with Eila.

In conclusion, check out the real life tragedies from The Brady Bunch:

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Micky Dolenz Recalls How He Almost Became ‘The Fonz’ https://doyouremember.com/125609/micky-dolenz-almost-became-the-fonz Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:00:29 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125609 Micky Dolenz might be best known for being a member of the Monkees in the ’60s, but did you know that he almost became the Fonz? Yes, the Fonz, from Happy Days, that ultimately went to none other than Henry Winkler. The show’s creator, Garry Marshall, had an extensive list of people to work through […] More

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Micky Dolenz might be best known for being a member of the Monkees in the ’60s, but did you know that he almost became the Fonz? Yes, the Fonz, from Happy Days, that ultimately went to none other than Henry Winkler. The show’s creator, Garry Marshall, had an extensive list of people to work through for the role of Fonzie. However, the deciding factors eventually came down between Winkler and Dolenz.

“It actually came down to me and Henry,” Dolenz himself recalls in 2015. “We’re good friends and still laugh about it. I remember when Henry first walked into the [audition]. … He saw me and said, ‘Oh, crap, Micky Dolenz is here. I’ll never get it!’ But I’m so glad he did because he was a much better Fonz than I would have been. He is the Fonz!”

Micky Dolenz was almost ‘The Fonz’

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Young Micky Dolenz / YouTube Screenshot

Dolenz was actually cast in a ’50s TV show called Circus Boy before he went off to study architecture. This was before the Monkees came into his life and his entire focus switched gears. “When I read the pilot script and went in for the first interview, I remember thinking it might be something special,” he recalls. “There were other shows about music at the time, and a few other pilots I had been up for, but I remember telling everyone I knew that I really hoped I get this one.”

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He was shocked the TV show ‘The Monkees’ did as well as ‘Happy Days’

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Henry Winkler as ‘The Fonz’ / YouTube Screenshot

He also reveals that he initially had no idea how the actual show The Monkees became as successful as Happy Days did at the time. “There’s no formula,” Dolenz recounts at the time. “You can’t say it was just the four of us or the songwriters, producers or writers. It really was like catching lightning in a bottle. You just do your best to surround yourself with talented people and work hard and take chances. At a certain point, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. That’s the magic that exists in this business.”

How different would things have been if Dolenz became the Fonz in Happy Days? Do you think it would have worked out?

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Uncle Jesse Confuses Fans On How He Raised Little Michelle In ‘Full House’ https://doyouremember.com/125599/uncle-jesse-confuses-fans-raised-michelle-full-house Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:00:54 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125599 If you watched Full House back in the day, you know that Uncle Jesse wasn’t always the loving, father-like figure that the girls looked up to. He started out almost as a Fonz-like character. His life was all about music, girls, and good hair, and that’s about it. However, after spending a lot of extra […] More

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If you watched Full House back in the day, you know that Uncle Jesse wasn’t always the loving, father-like figure that the girls looked up to. He started out almost as a Fonz-like character. His life was all about music, girls, and good hair, and that’s about it. However, after spending a lot of extra time with DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle, he developed such a deep bond with them and it changed his character and personality forever.

Well, it looks like Uncle Jesse may have found himself in a blunder after mentioning a piece about how he raised Michelle. In an episode of Netflix’s Fuller House, he has fans confused about how he raised Michelle, contradicting an earlier episode of Full House. Let’s break it down…

Uncle Jesse confuses the fans a bit on how he raised Michelle

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both took on the role of Michelle Tanner back in the Full House days. However, by the time Fuller House came around, they had already been long-retired from acting. There were a lot of rumors that they were asked to come back and outright refused. However, the twins claim they were never asked to begin with. They still found ways to incorporate mentioning Michelle in Fuller House episodes, but one didn’t sit so well with viewers.

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In season 5, episode 15, “Be Yourself, Free Yourself”, Jesse is upset about a biting incident that took place at school involving their adopted daughter, Pamela (Madilynn Jefferson). His wife, Becky, is out-of-town in Nebraska, so that leaves Jesse to confide in DJ (Candace Cameron Bure), who is now much older and has kids of her own.

Advising his daughter to get back at who bit her

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Michelle Tanner gets pinched by her classmate in ‘Full House’ episode / ABC

After recapping the whole situation to DJ, Uncle Jesse thinks about just telling his adopted daughter to bite back whoever bit her as an “eye-for-an-eye” type of thing. DJ doesn’t agree with this, and suggests maybe having the teachers at school deal with the situation instead of him getting himself involved. However, Uncle Jesse is pretty adamant about wanting his daughter to teach these kids a lesson, saying, “all those years ago when someone pinched Michelle I said ‘Go pinch him back!'”

In this line, he is referencing a Full House episode called “A Pinch for a Pinch.” In this episode, Michelle is getting bullied by one of her classmates, Aaron (Miko Hughes). Initially, Jesse does tell Michelle to get back at him by pinching him, but after a talk with Danny (Bob Saget), he realizes that it’s not the best advice. “If you have a problem, you should try to solve it with words like, “knock it off” or, the ever-popular, “buzz-off Bucko.” And if that doesn’t work then you find a parent or a teacher to help you. But absolutely no pinching or hitting,” he advises her.

Uncle Jesse Confuses Fans On How He Raised Little Michelle In 'Full House'
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So, this was a bit of a ‘detail’ mixup that hardcore Full/Fuller House fans did take notice of. Maybe Uncle Jesse was just so fed up at this situation that he could only recount the ‘bad advice’ he ever gave the kids growing up?

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Meet The First Actor To Ever Play Superman — He Portrayed The Man Of Steel Over 2,000 Times! https://doyouremember.com/125776/first-actor-to-ever-play-superman Sat, 19 Sep 2020 04:29:43 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125776 When you think of Superman, it’s likely you have images of either Christopher Reeve, George Reeves or Henry Cavill come to mind, and each were amazing in their own way. But the number of times they played the Man of Steel — respectively four, 104 and three —can’t compare to the first actor to do […] More

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When you think of Superman, it’s likely you have images of either Christopher Reeve, George Reeves or Henry Cavill come to mind, and each were amazing in their own way. But the number of times they played the Man of Steel — respectively four, 104 and three —can’t compare to the first actor to do so, Bud Collyer, with 2,173 performances under his belt.

Bud, who was born Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr. on June 18, 1908, was a major radio star and would shift over to television to host TV game shows like Beat the Clock and To Tell the Truth. But in 1940 he agreed to take on the dual roles of Superman and his secret identity, Clark Kent, on The Adventures of Superman radio show. Brought to life just two years after the character had been introduced in the pages of Action Comics, it attracted a wide-ranging audience for its stories, which were initially presented in 15-minute installments running three to five times a week, though in 1949 it ran three times a week at half an hour each.

Who played the role of Superman, the man of steel, over 2,000 times?

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Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander recording ‘The Adventures of Superman’ radio show (RetroVision Archives).

What has to be kept in mind is that while today Superman is just an accepted part of pop culture, back then he was a genuine phenomenon. And this show was a really big deal for its largely-young audience, though not necessarily for Bud himself at first.

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“I thought the character would be nothing but an embarrassment, both personally and professionally,” he related. “Of course, it grew into a magnificent career-within-a-career. It was great fun and a great way to get out all your inhibitions real fast.”

Trying to Cope With Superman

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Superman voice actor Bud Collyer enjoys a comic book adventure of the Man of Steel (RetroVision Archive).

In a radio interview from 1966, Bud, who died on September 8, 1969, reflected on the process of those episodes: “We did a quick read through, sitting around a table, and then we did a dress rehearsal. About an hour and a half overall. What’s really been forgotten today were those dress rehearsals. There was something about the ‘out there’ quality of the characters we portrayed and the situations we found ourselves — we used to camp it up and horse around during those dress rehearsals as much as we could. If we hadn’t done that to get the laughs out of our system, it could have well broken you up on the air, because it was so far out.

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“But on the air,” he added, “it all sounded realistic. Playing it that far out, but realistically, was the right thing to do. It’s like a fantasy when you’re not apologizing for it. So many people get embarrassed by fantasy when they’re directing or performing it, and it loses all of the great charm it could have. But if played honestly and whole-hog all the way, it’s great. And that’s almost what this was; it’s kind of a fantasy.”

‘This Looks Like a Job … For Superman!’

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The animated Superman shorts of the 1940s featured Bud Collyer voicing the character (RetroVision Archive)

Well, the fantasy kept growing. In addition to the 2,088 episodes of the radio show, Bud played the character on the big screen in 17 animated shorts that are still acclaimed for their visual style and approach. And on top of that, between 1966 and (posthumously) 1970, he did so again 68 times for the Saturday morning cartoon series, The New Adventures of Superman.

 The hallmark of all of them was the uncanny way he would have a soft-spoken voice as Clark Kent and much tougher, deeper one for the Man of Steel, shifting mid-sentence: “This looks like a job … for Superman!”  

In that same 1966 interview, he humorously shared what became a near-daily routine, “I can remember vaguely walking around saying to myself, ‘I can’t play it. I can’t go through this again. You’re actually out of your mind,’ but then you get on the air and you give a fine performance.” He paused for a moment before adding to his interviewer, “I don’t understand it either.”

The Adventures of Superman came to an end in 1951. A year later, the Man of Steel made his TV debut in the persona of George Reeves. There had, however, been rumors that Bud was originally pursued for the part. That got a laugh out of the actor. “They took one look at my physique,” he shared, “and said, ‘Nope.’”

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Willie Nelson Admits How His Infidelity Ruined His Marriages Before Finally Finding Love https://doyouremember.com/125635/willie-nelson-infidelity-ruined-marriages Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:00:10 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=125635 87-year-old Willie Nelson recently opened up about his past marital infidelities in his new book Me and Sister Bobbie. One situation he wrote about in the book was when he cheated on his second wife Shirley Collie after they had a daughter out of wedlock. Collie had found a piece of mail from a hospital […] More

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87-year-old Willie Nelson recently opened up about his past marital infidelities in his new book Me and Sister Bobbie. One situation he wrote about in the book was when he cheated on his second wife Shirley Collie after they had a daughter out of wedlock. Collie had found a piece of mail from a hospital in Houston and immediately knew something was going on.

“I tried to play it off as no big deal,” Nelson says about the situation. “I told her that I had to go to the hospital for something minor.” However, his wife was not buying it for one bit. The mail had specific details about what the hospital note was for. Nelson says, “the bill said the charges were for the birth of a baby girl, Paula Carlene, born to a Mrs. Connie Nelson.”

Willie Nelson admits his infidelity ruined his marriages

Willie Nelson Admits How His Infidelity Ruined His Marriages Before Finally Finding Love
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When Collie kept on pressing him about the identity of this ‘Connie Nelson,’ he couldn’t lie. He was caught red-handed in the matter, and Connie Nelson ended up being his girlfriend Connie Kopek. “Connie’s my girlfriend and Paula’s our daughter,” he told Collie.

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Nelson would go on to split from Collie in 1971 and later, marry Kopek. However, he still hadn’t lost his old ways of infidelity and having a wandering eye. “I messed up another marriage,” he admits. “My wandering ways were too much for any woman to put up with.”

He was finally able to find love

Willie Nelson Admits How His Infidelity Ruined His Marriages Before Finally Finding Love
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 06: Willie Nelson and Annie D’Angelo attend Hard Rock International’s Wille Nelson Artist Spotlight Benefit Concert at Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on June 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)

Nelson eventually did find lasting love, though, with Annie Marie D’Angelo. They met when she was a makeup artist on his 1986 TV movie Stagecoach. “My love for Annie was all-consuming, but winning her over wasn’t easy. She had to be sure my marriage was over and that I was truly free,” he says of his relationship with her. “You’ve already seen that when it comes to romance, I had a gift for complicating things. But marrying Annie wasn’t complicated at all.”

“It’s about the smartest thing I ever did … thirty-four years after we first met, we’re still together and going strong.” As of today, he and Annie are still together. He has been married four times and is father to seven kids in total.

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