Hosted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Moore — who passed away Wednesday — and the mother-daughter duo — who died one day apart in December — were some of the many late actors and actresses that were recognized on-screen at the annual awards show for their contribution to the world of film and television.
In a touching tribute, the SAG Awards honored the men — Ken Howard, William Schallert, Jack Riley,
Well, that’s it, episodes 11 and 12 are done, season 4 is over, and it’s been a marked upgrade on season 3. With its smarts, viciousness, and dark humour, I may even go as far as putting it at the top of the season pile. As for Ray and the gang, it’s been a case of small victories amidst the sucker punches, flying bullets, old wounds, new nemeses, the occasional body dumping, and Mickey almost turning every disaster into a crisis. Pretty much business as usual then.
After Abby’s recollection of Ray’s never gonna be happier moment in episode 10, and watching the opener of episode 11 as cops swarm all over the dam at Lake Hollywood and the abandoned car, and Marisol’s body, I couldn’t help asking who is responsible for, well, everything. Ever.
Hailing from Cleveland, Riley got his start in radio before heading West in the mid-’60s, booking a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Occasional Wife and doing guest shots on series including M*A*S*H, I Dream Of Jeannie, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. That third series was produced by the same studio, Mtm Enterprises, that would give Riley his signature role: Touchy, narcissistic, neurotic, phobic, greedy, insecure pessimist Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show.
“Mr. Carlin”—as his psychologist, Dr. Bob Hartley (Newhart) was wont to call him—was a regular fixture at the Rimpau Medical Arts Center ...
He died of pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles and is survived by his wife Ginger Lawrence, two children and two grandchildren, according to Paul Doherty at Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty.
Riley gained recognition for his role as the selfish and neurotic patient Elliot Carlin, who is credited in 49 episodes of “The Bob Newhart Show.”
He was also a voice actor for the iconic Nickelodeon character in “Rugrats” for over a decade starting in 1991. He voiced 143 episodes of the original series through 2005, and 18 episodes of the “Rugrats” spin-off “All Grown Up” until 2007.
His voice also appeared in multiple “Rugrats” movies including “A Rugrats Vacation” (1997), “The Rugrats Movie” (1998), “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” (2000), as well as several video games based on the Nicktoon.
Riley’s career spanned close to 50 years and
After appearing in nearly 50 episodes of the hit sitcom as shrink Bob Hartley’s “persecuted” patient, the onetime radio personality reprised his role on St. Elsewhere in 1985.
Riley also made several Mel Brooks movies (among them, High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I), guest-starred on everything from Gomer Pyle: Usmc to Friends, and lent his voice to the character of Stu Pickles in both Rugrats and All Grown Up!.
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Dr. Sidney Freedman, "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-83): He was only in a dozen episodes, but Allan Arbus' appearances as an Army psychiatrist were the catalyst for some of the sitcom's most emotional moments, including Hawkeye's (Alan Alda) efforts to deal with a particularly upsetting repressed memory.
Dr. Lawrence Jacoby, "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91): The town of Twin Peaks was full of strange characters, so Russ Tamblyn's eccentric psychiatrist fit right in. He's best remembered for his professional relationship with a former patient: the late Laura Palmer, whose murder was the centerpiece of the series.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi,
Hallmark Channel presents 12 hours of evidence Sunday (May 27) with a 40th-anniversary marathon of "The Bob Newhart Show," a 1972-78 staple of the CBS Saturday-night lineup that included such other classics as "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Carol Burnett Show."
Newhart's famously buttoned-down humor perfectly suited his role as Chicago psychologist Bob Hartley, whose office misadventures were balanced by his home life with wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette).
"First, Hallmark is very classy and secondly, the show holds up," Newhart tells Zap2it of his pleasure about this weekend's marathon. "It's enjoying a renaissance, and that's a tribute to the writing and performing. We didn't really go too much into the style of the era, which I think accounts for the longevity ... though in some scenes,
First up: If there’s a special someone you know who’s bored with traditional blood and scares, here are some outrageous fright flicks that will make them scream with delight when they see them under the tree.
New on DVD:Strange Girls
One of Bad Lit’s favorite horror flicks of the past five years finally made it to DVD in 2011. In her debut feature, filmmaker Rona Mark created two of the most original on-screen murderers in Virginia and Georgia Gruczechy — twin, socially-reclusive, psychotic girls with their own invented language who kill anyone who they think is deserving.
George Lucas has been talking about “Red Tails” for over a decade. The film went into production a couple of years ago with a cast including Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston and Michael B. Jordan. Directed by Anthony Hemingway, the film tells the story of the WWII Tuskegee Airmen program, which sent the first African-American pilots into combat for the U.S. armed forces.
Lucas and John Riley co-wrote the story and screenplay. The film
Brain Dead, dir. Kevin S. Tenney. (Netflix | Amazon) Tenney’s famous for fun ’80s low-budget horror classics like Night of the Demons and Witchboard, but Brain Dead came out under the radar recently and is finally available on DVD. The film is a completely over-the-top alien zombie extravaganza that has everything for the perfect horror movie: Blood, beasts and boobs. An alien parasite infects the local rubes who terrorize a group of hikers, bank robbers and a sex-crazed minister who are
8.00pm Family of Cops 2 (Movies24 +)
When a priest is murdered, Commissioner Paul Fein (Charles Bronson) returns to the neighbourhood he left 40 years ago to investigate, and soon Fein and his detective sons are uncovering links between the priest and the Russian mafia.
9.00pm Basement Jack (Horror Channel)
When Jack Riley brutally killed fifteen people he was dubbed ‘Basement Jack’ and locked up in an asylum. Now he’s back on the loose and a vengeful woman wants to make him pay.
10.00pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Bravo)
Brand new and highly-anticipated Us swords and sandals epic following the adventures of the legendary gladiator. Featuring stunning effects and heart-pumping action. Spartacus accepts his role as Champion of Capua and kills many opponents in the arena,
Back in 1997, they teamed up for a CBS sitcom called George & Leo with Jason Bateman, Bess Meyer, Darryl Thierse, and Robyn Lively.
The series barely lasted a season but one episode featured cameos by 19 actors from previous Newhart and Hirsch shows -- Peter Bonerz, Oliver Clark, Bill Daily, John Fiedler, Jack Riley, and Marcia Wallace from The Bob Newhart Show; Billie Bird, Jane Carr, Harry Groener, and Tom Willett from Dear John; Julia Duffy, Tony Papenfuss, Tom Poston, William Sanderson, Peter Scolari, Todd Susman, and John Voldstad from Newhart; and Jeff Conaway and Marilu Henner from Taxi.
The eighth episode of George & Leo,
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