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We lost singer Andy Williams last week. Besides his masterful vocals, he was also a songwriter, actor, producer and hosted his own variety show on TV throughout the 1960s, which notably introduced the Osmonds to the world.
In recent years Williams had settled in Branson, MO with his own theatre there, named after one of his biggest hits, “Moon River.” Among many others, he was also known for “Born Free,” “Where Do I Begin” and we’ll think of him every holiday season with his classic “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” He will be missed.
Remember back in the 1970s when variety shows were all the rage? Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson, Sonny and Cher (both together and separately), the Captain and Tennille and even Donny and Marie were the kings of the genre.
The networks got so desperate for that type of entertainment, variety shows were given to just about anyone. Among the oddities were TV family the Brady Bunch, mimes Shields and Yarnell and one-hit wonders the Starland Vocal Band.
Well, Fox has got something coming that’s no ‘afternoon delight’ – “Osbournes Reloaded,” part variety show, part reality TV and part game show, this mutant blatantly sucks off the several years off the radar “The Osbournes” reality show from MTV.
Fox, where reality lives, not originality. That said, I will still be hand for this train wreck. Misery loves company.