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Al Piemonte Passes Away at Age 83

December 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sad news today for all of us from Chicago. Legendary car salesmen Al Piemonte has passed away at the age of 83. There has not been a cause of death released. Bob Rohrman from the Bob Rohrman Auto Group  told WGN News, “I’ve known Al ever since I came to Chicago in 1985.  I don’t know a dealer anywhere who didn’t look up to Al and admire what he did for the automobile business in Illinois.  He brought new ways of advertising on TV and radio that helped all of us.  We were competitors ...Click for More

Screech Busted in Wisconsin

December 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Things have not gone well for Dustin Diamond since his Saved by the Bell days. He’s done a stint on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club (and it didn’t go well), he’s done porn (always a good career move) and now, he has been arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly using a switch blade in a bar fight. He was arrested early Friday morning in Port Washington, WI after getting in to a fight in a bar with a couple that were taking pictures of him and his wife. He’s been charged with a ...Click for More

RIP Joe Cocker

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sad news today with the announcement that singer Joe Cocker has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Known for his distinctive voice, his connection to the TV world comes from the use of his version of With a Little Help From My Friends. The song was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon (it’s one of the last songs they actually wrote together) and was included on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Joe Cocker sang a cover version of the song at ...Click for More

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Coming Back?

October 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Is Pee-Wee’s Playhouse coming back? It just might be.  Actor Paul Reubens gave an interview to Rolling Stone to talk about the upcoming release of the show on DVD. Shout! Factory (the same people who released WKRP with original music) have completely remastered all 5 seasons of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and will be releasing it to the public next week. That in itself is good news for fans of the show who up until now, had to go to YouTube to watch episodes. Now they will have a box set ...Click for More

Throwback Thursday 1969

October 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Last week was the inaugural Throwback Thursday and you guys seemed to like it.  As you guys are kind of pains in the ass with what you seem to like and not like, if we find something remotely popular we will beat it into the ground until you beg us to stop. We’re kind of like network TV that way. The year 1969 brought us a lot of things (namely me as it’s my birth year).  As I wasn’t around for the sixties, this is more of a book report than actual account. Anyway, ...Click for More

Throwback Thursday 1989

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

I cant believe none of us here have ever thought of doing a Throwback Thursday post over here at MWTVG. I got the idea myself while watching the Goldberg’s last night.  Man what a great show.  They always start the show with it was 1980 something… What I love most about the show is the songs.  Last night featured one of my favorite guilty pleasure songs from 1989 by The Bangles called Eternal Flame. It got me thinking back to 1989 and wondering what else was going on back then.  ...Click for More

I Hate Train

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I know this may be an unpopular position and some of you might be thinking what the hell did Train ever do to you (nothing FYI), but I hate Train.  It’s not like their songs aren’t good, it’s just that they are all the same.  He’s either in love with some girl or can’t figure out why she left him.  Honestly, doesn’t this guy have anything else going on in his life? People give Taylor Swift a hard time for writing about her relationships but this guy seems ...Click for More

WKRP in Cincinnati Getting DVD Release with Original Music

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Baby if you’ve ever wondered. Wondered whatever became of me. I’m living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati WKRP. Great news for fans of classic TV. WKRP in Cincinnati is getting re-released on DVD but this time with all the original music from the series. Due to music licensing laws (which has killed the DVD release of Quantum Leap for example), the producers of WKRP were not able to obtain the rights for the original music from the show. When the show ran in syndication then, ...Click for More

Firefly Cast to Reunite

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

If one of your nerd friends suddenly had a heart attack today, it could have been from the years of drinking Code Red while playing WOW or it was because they heard that the Firefly cast was going to reunite for a new project. If you are one of those nerds who could suddenly have a grabber, relax. It’s not a reunion like you think so don’t get all wheezy on me. The Firefly cast is indeed going to reunite but not for a TV show or a movie. No. They are getting back together to do the ...Click for More

I Want To Get Better

July 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

We consider ourselves to be more than just TV over here.  Hell, our tagline is TV, movies, and pop culture with from a Midwest perspective.  So why not, I’m going to post about a video that’s currently playing on VH1 (yes, I’m old). I’m sure I’m late to the party, but I love this song I Want To Get Better from The Bleachers. The Bleachers are an indie pop act based in New York that was formed by Jack Antonoff of the band Fun.  Do I have your attention now?  ...Click for More

10 reasons why The Fault In Our Stars is likely the most important film of this generation:

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

WARNING: I cried five times while gathering quotes from the film to include in this review. Such is the power of writer John Green’s words and story.  Also, if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, I recommend you skip #9. What do choruses of coos, sniffles, and sobs in a dark movie theater mean to you? If you’re a movie producer, they might mean dollar signs. If you’re an actor or director, they might mean a job well done. If you’re a fan, they might mean movie ...Click for More

10 Annoying TV Characters

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

I recently wrote a post about the 15 most annoying celebrities.  The post looked at annoying celebrities that show up constantly on websites.  Some of them are bad people, some have no talent, and others were both. The thing is that list focused on actual people.  Today I want to look at 10 annoying TV characters that I’d like to see their character killed off.  Oh, and not kind of killed off in like a dream sequence or where no body was recovered.  No, this has to be an irreversible ...Click for More

Kevin Spacey in Call of Duty

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Anyone who watches House of Cards will not be surprised by this news. Kevin Spacey will be playing a role in the next iteration of the Call of Duty franchise due out later this year. Spacey’s brilliant character on House of Cards, Francis (Frank) Underwood, is often shown relaxing by playing Call of Duty. The popularity of the Underwood character and the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise make this a match made in nerd heaven (which I think the nerds call Valhalla). Not much is ...Click for More

15 Most Annoying Celebs

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

As a whole we love celebrities.  At last count there were 4,937,343,091 plus or minus websites devoted to celebrity goings on.  Whose wearing it best, how small is her bikini, is Rihanna wearing a shirt, and is she a lesbian are all questions we want answered every day. Still, when you read as many articles as we do over here, it seems that certain celebrities are everywhere despite them not having done anything or have over-extended their welcome.  For example, other than making a few sex ...Click for More

New Show Idea

April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Two of my favorite sitcoms right now are are The Goldbergs and Surviving Jack.  One is set in the 80’s and the other is set in the 90’s.  Both shows play off the period while not making it the sole focus of the show. What both shows really do well is use music to backup their story.  I’ve talked about my love of the music on The Goldberg’s before.  Now Surviving Jack, which is set in the 90’s is killing it as well. During a scene where the teenage boys had just ...Click for More
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