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Doris Day in The Glass Bottom Boat Available on Blu-ray from Warner Archives

Great news for fans of Doris Day! The Glass Bottom Boat is currently available on Blu-ray from Warner Archives. Ordering information can be found Here

Doris Day entered her eighth consecutive year as a top-10 box-office star when she boarded The Glass Bottom Boat, a hilarious blending of romantic comedy and the era’s burgeoning spy-movie genre. Day plays Jennifer, a girl Friday at a hush-hush aeronautics think tank. When colleagues suspect she’s an espionage agent, Jennifer chaotically sets out to clear her name. Looney Tunes alumnus Frank Tashlin directs with a cartoonist’s sensibility – or zany insensibility – embracing everything from spy guises to push-button chaos in a futuristic kitchen. With top comedians Arthur Godfrey, Paul Lynde, Edward Andrews, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise and Dick Martin in tow, The Glass Bottom Boat is loaded top to bottom with see-through fun.

Frank Tashlin directs Doris Day as “the drip-dry spy
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The Glass Bottom Boat

It’s wacky, daffy and incredibly square, yet Frank Tashlin’s late career Doris Day romp has a certain gotta-watch interest factor: the male cast of clowns performs the sexist comedy well, and Ms. Day’s fantastic screen personality brightens everything. Space-age executive lothario Rod Taylor hires Doris just for romantic purposes, while Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise, Edward Andrews, Paul Lynde and Dick Martin execute dated slapstick amid ‘futuristic’ gadgets from the days of Buck Rogers.

The Glass Bottom Boat


Warner Archive Collection

1966 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 110 min. / Street Date March 26, 2019 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise,

Ellen Corby, Edward Andrews, Eric Fleming, Paul Lynde, Dick Martin.

Cinematography: Leon Shamroy

Film Editor: John McSweeney

Original Music: Frank DeVol

Written by Everett Freeman

Produced by Everett Freeman and Martin Melcher

Directed by Frank Tashlin

The great director Frank Tashlin is
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Happy 97th Birthday, Betty White! Watch 9 of Her All-Time Best TV Moments (Videos)

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Happy 97th Birthday, Betty White! Watch 9 of Her All-Time Best TV Moments (Videos)
Betty White is so beloved at this point that younger audiences who have never seen an episode of “The Golden Girls” or “The Mary Tyler Moore” show still adore her sweet charms and warm smile before surprising with a dirty joke or a clever jab. At 97, she’s still an American treasure doing some great work. Here’s a look at some of her best moments.

“I’ve been smiling for 11 years!” As Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” we were introduced to an actress who could never not be smiling, even as she poured her heart out.

“I wouldn’t say you were dreary unless you were really dreearrryyyy,” a flamboyant Paul Lynde says to a smitten White in this sketch from “The Donny & Marie Osmond Show.” White has such a sweet glow in this scene, even when her glasses go askew and she doesn’t fix them.
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Will reigning Best Character Voice-Over Emmy champ Seth MacFarlane be taken down by… Seth MacFarlane?

Will reigning Best Character Voice-Over Emmy champ Seth MacFarlane be taken down by… Seth MacFarlane?
The Emmys just can’t seem to get enough of Seth MacFarlane. Not only is he nominated again for his voice-over work on “Family Guy,” but he’s nominated against himself for his role on “American Dad!” This all comes on the heels of collecting his fourth career Emmy when he won the Best Voice-Over Performance category for the second year in a row for “Family Guy.” Before that he had won a juried award for his voice-over work as Stewie Griffin in 2000. In 2002 he took home the Emmy for Best Music and Lyrics for the original song, “You’ve Got a Lot to See.” But to collect his fifth trophy, he’s going to have to beat back challenges from another of his co-stars, a multi-time Emmy winner and a under-recognized voice-over veteran. Below, let’s take a look at each of this year’s nominated performers and the
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'Bewitched' Is Getting a Reboot — And the Timing Couldn't Be More Perfect (Exclusive)

TV Reboots aren't going anywhere. Last season saw the re-arrival of Will & Grace and Roseanne, while this year's new addition is Last Man Standing. But then there are the true reboots (taking show concepts and bringing them back with updated premises and new casts), like Hawaii 5-0, MacGyver, and S.W.A.T., and this year's Magnum, P.I. and Charmed. Now comes word that one of the most beloved sitcoms from the 1960s — and one that is still enjoying life in reruns — is being given another shot at life, Bewitched. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The premise of the show is that on her wedding night, Samantha Stevens (Elizabeth Montgomery) reveals to her new husband, Darrin (Dick York), that she is, in fact a witch. Initially feeling betrayed, Darrin ultimately realizes that he loves her deeply and they try to settle down into a normal domestic life. Fat chance! From 1964-72, Samantha promised not to use witchcraft,
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Charlotte Rae, Housemother on ‘The Facts of Life,’ Dies at 92

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Charlotte Rae, Housemother on ‘The Facts of Life,’ Dies at 92
Charlotte Rae, who had a six decade career as an actress and was best known as the wise housemother on “The Facts of Life,” died Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 92.

The Tony and Emmy nominated actress appeared on the popular 1980s sitcom “The Facts of Life” for nearly 10 years, sharing her personal struggles with the writers for the show to keep things realistic.

In the early 1960s, she created the role of Sylvia Schnauzer on TV series “Car 54 Where Are You?” She also worked extensively on Broadway, in Shakespeare in the Park and in summer stock.

Rae’s other television work included a year on “Sesame Street,” and a recurring role on “Hot L Baltimore,” then a season on “Diff’rent Strokes,” where her character Mrs. Garrett was born before spinning off on “The Facts of Life,” for which she earned an Emmy nomination.

Todd Bridges, who played Willis
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Charlotte Rae, Mrs Garrett in ’80s Sitcom ‘The Facts of Life,’ Dies at 92

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Charlotte Rae, Mrs Garrett in ’80s Sitcom ‘The Facts of Life,’ Dies at 92
Charlotte Rae, best known as the lovable house mother Mrs. Edna Garrett on the ’80s sitcom “The Facts of Life,” has died following a battle with cancer. She was 92.

Last April, Rae announced she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years earlier, saying in a statement at the time it was “a miracle that they found it because usually, it’s too late. My mother, sister, and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer.”

After six months of chemotherapy, she said she was cancer-free. But in 2017, doctors found cancer in her bones.

Also Read: 'Facts of Life' Star Charlotte Rae Diagnosed With Bone Cancer

“I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody ever knew. So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind,” she wrote. “I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground.
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Looking Back at Marlo Thomas' 'That Girl' and How It Changed TV (Exclusive)

When looking back at TV history, and the evolving role of women in it, there seems to be this jump from June Cleaver on a show like Leave It To Beaver (the woman of the house who vacuums in a dress) to Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. And Mary, of course, leads to things like Ally McBeal and Murphy Brown. Yet somehow often left out of the discussion is That Girl, the show starring Marlo Thomas, which is actually an important stepping stone in terms of female characters who broke the mold of traditional television sitcoms in the 1960s. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Marlo plays Ann Marie, an aspiring actress who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to Manhattan, where she works in a variety of temp jobs. Playing her boyfriend is Ted Bessell as Newsview Magazine writer Donald Hollinger; with Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp
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Reflecting on Paul Lynde, Star of 'Bewitched' and 'Hollywood Squares' (Exclusive)

There’s no question that actor Paul Lynde was a fixture of Classic TV, and while he never managed his own hit show, he made memorable appearances on dozens of the biggest sitcoms of the 1960s and early ‘70s, most notably being Bewitched. And on top of that, there was his taking up residence, from 1968-81, in the center square of the game show The Hollywood Squares that really allowed him to connect with viewers. On that show, which aired five days a week, Paul, like the rest of the nine contestants, offered up snappy answers to questions that would hopefully allow players to achieve the required tic-tac-toe that would lead to victory. But what separated him from the others was his particular brand of snark — and the speed of his responses — which made America truly fall in love with him. “Everybody loved him,” offers Cathy Rudolph, his friend and
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3: 7 Favorite Moments From "All Stars Snatch Game"

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Was this the worst ever edition of Snatch Game? That's the burning question after RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Episode 4.

The queens dressed up and whipped out their comedic chops for the iconic RuPaul's Drag Race challenge. A few dominated the laughs, but for the most part, the majority of queens crashed and burned. It was a painful experience to watch.

For the second week in a row, RuPaul was forced to place three queens in the bottom after Trixie Mattel bombed, Kennedy Davenport faltered, and Chi Chi DeVayne failed yet again. Out of the bottom three queens, Chi Chi was finally sent packing.

Making up the rest of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Episode 4 was a flower-themed runway, a debate over spilled Milk, and a letter left by Thorgy Thor.

Below, we picked out seven moments that shined during "All Stars Snatch Game," even if the Snatch Game itself was lackluster.
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Drag Race All Stars Recap: Was the Right Queen Snatched From the Game?

Drag Race All Stars Recap: Was the Right Queen Snatched From the Game?
Perhaps in honor of guest judge Kristin Chenoweth, the queens turned wicked on Thursday’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, which (almost) served up the biggest surprise ending of the season.

But let’s back up for a minute, because the drama started way before anyone got into costume. While sashaying through the workroom, Shangela discovered a note from Thorgy Thor that Trixie Mattel chose to hang in her workspace — one that read “F–k that shady bitch,” with an arrow pointing to Shangela’s name.

Naturally, Trixie could not — for the life of her!!! — understand why this would upset Shangela.
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ episode 4 recap: Who came out on top in ‘All Stars Snatch Program’? [Updating Live]

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ episode 4 recap: Who came out on top in ‘All Stars Snatch Program’? [Updating Live]
In Thursday’s fourth episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 3, the remaining seven queens were tasked with impersonating famous celebrities in the game show challenge that riffs on “Match Game.” Which contestant came out on top as this week’s winner? And were Gold Derby’s predictions correct that either Chi Chi DeVayne or BeBe Zahara Benet would be eliminated?

See ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’: Was the right queen eliminated in ‘All Stars Snatch Program’? [Poll]

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” recap of Season 3, Episode 4, titled “All Stars Snatch Program,” to find out what happened Thursday, February 15. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite queens and who you think will ultimately join the list of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.

See ‘RuPaul
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The Glass Bottom Boat

Screwball director Frank Tashlin jumps feet first into the chaste world of Doris Day comedies and emerges with his gonzo cred intact. The 1966 film, co-starring Rod Taylor, features sufficient Tashlin-inspired sight gags and winsome Day crooning to keep fans of both artists satisfied. Featuring a supporting cast of able TV vets including Paul Lynde and John McGiver, the movie lit up the box office leading to another Tashlin-Day collaboration in 1967’s Caprice (with diminishing returns).
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10 Shows That Changed Critics’ Perceptions of the World — IndieWire Survey

10 Shows That Changed Critics’ Perceptions of the World — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What TV show that has changed your perspective on something? How? Why?

Sonia Saraiya (@soniasaraiya), Variety

This is almost cliché given how much we all wrote about it — but “You’re the Worst” really did alter the way that I thought about and understood clinical depression. I think the power that television and storytelling, in general, has to change our perspectives and/or broaden our horizons about experiences that aren’t our own is its most powerful force, and I could point to any number of shows that have slowly and gradually opened up new realizations for me. With “You’re the Worst” it felt like
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Martha Thomases: Pedophilia Means What?

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Once again, we seem to be having the problem of defining what we mean when we use the terms “free speech,” “censorship” and “political correctness.” The problem is embodied by alt-right critic, Milo Yiannopoulos. My pal, Mindy Newell, alluded to it here. Since she wrote that, there have been some new wrinkles to the story.

Mr. Yiannopoulos is the latest in a long line of bitchy queens. This homophobic stereotype is one of my favorites, and has been since before I knew what homosexuality was. Paul Lynde was my first exposure. Later, I would enjoy the (now terribly dated) film The Boys in the Band, feeling really daring and bold to attend such a movie in 1970 Youngstown Ohio. By the time I actually met out-of-the-closet queer people, I was predisposed to think them all brilliant… which, I think, is a form of homophobia, but more well-intentioned than most.

Milo takes
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Bye Bye Birdie

George Sidney’s 1963 musical satire takes on all comers, including Elvis Presley, television and the rise of the American Teenager but the film is most memorable for the super-charged performance of the redheaded bump-and-grinder who personified that All-American teen, Ann-Margret. On a less combustible note, Dick Van Dyke’s affable everyman persona is always welcome and a hilariously nerve-wracked Paul Lynde confronts the Generation Gap with his own special brand of fear and loathing.
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'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dead at 69

'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dead at 69
Alan Thicke, the actor, talk show host and composer known for his turn as the Seaver family patriarch on the sitcom Growing Pains, died of a heart attack Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.

Thicke reportedly suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with one of his sons. He was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survived by his wife Tanya and sons Brennan, Carter and the pop star Robin Thicke.

Growing Pains ran for seven seasons on ABC between
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It Came From The Tube: Halloween Edition

Halloween is a time when regular folk allow themselves to see the world as us horror lovers do – weird and wonderful, sinister mischief with tongue in cheek under (and over) tones. They watch that scary movie they’ve been meaning to get to for the past year, string up skeletons, and parade around at office parties in the latest ironic costumes (expect tons of Trumps and Weiners this year). But for the fearful faithful, this is our workaday; we watch the films daily, display our rooms with terror trinkets, and dress up as our favourite icons at constant conventions around the globe. So what separates the actual day of Halloween from our normal routine? TV viewing, of course.

‘Tis the season when every station trots out horror programming, sometimes for weeks on end leading up to and including the big night. A lot of this is for Johnny and Jane
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John Ostrander: American Pop Idol

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It’s getting to be the Fourth of July and so it’s apropos to think about this country, what it is, what defines it, what makes it America. Those are somewhat large topics for an essay of 500-700 words (which is where I usually clock in) so we’ll just confine ourselves to one small area.

We deal with pop culture here at ComicMix so let’s think of pop culture icons, those things that we use as symbols of this country. We’re going to focus on one – American movie star/icon John Wayne. Marion Robert Morrison (Wayne’s borth name) made gobs of movies, usually westerns, war movies and detective films. He was a star in the old fashioned Golden Age of Hollywood sense of the word. No one was bigger.

Everybody and his/her brother does an impression of Wayne. My brother does one and I have different versions.
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Do I Sound Gay? review – highly personal documentary

David Thorpe’s cultural exploration of the ‘gay voice’ makes cheerful viewing

A cheerful, highly personal investigation into queer cultural identity, Do I Sound Gay? begins with Us film-maker David Thorpe guiltily confessing that he’s never been comfortable with the inflections of his voice. He asks assorted friends, experts and entertainers for their take on the meaning and origins of what we think of as the modern “gay voice”, while warily taking a course of speech training to learn to “code-switch, but volitionally” (I’m not sure what it means, but it involves him walking around New York muttering “tilapia, tilapia”).

Among the interviewees are the inimitably voiced humorist David Sedaris (“Do I really sound like a woman? I sound like a very small man”). Thorpe’s exploration ultimately shines as much light on Us homophobia as it does on gay identity itself, and he ends up, as you might expect,
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