Monday, November 28, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Countdown to Christmas!

 



Ho ho ho! Welcome one and all to the Countdown to Christmas at Me and You and a Blog Named Boo!

I hope everyone had a happy and stuffed Thanksgiving. With Turkey Day behind us, we can dive head first into the Christmas pool. Just as with the Countdown to Halloween, I hope to have plenty of holiday happenings for you to enjoy all season long.

This Countdown is not a multiblog event as for Halloween; this is just me doing my Christmas blogging thing. Of course, if anyone knows of a similar multiblog event for Christmas, by all means let me know and I'd be happy to contribute!

Today is just an introductory post to alert the masses; I'll start blogging more hearty stuff later this week. For today, please enjoy these short samplings of Christmas goodness.

Happy Holidays! Stay tuned now through New Year's Day--and beyond? Who knows!

Thanks!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tom Turk and Daffy Featuring Porky Pig

 



Here is my second and final of this year's Thanksgiving features, the Looney Tunes cartoon "Tom Turk and Daffy," costarring Porky Pig!

Tom Turk is a turkey on the run from the barrel of pilgrim Porky's musket, and Daffy does his best to protect his fellow fowl from the hunt--that is, until Daffy gives into temptation to join Porky in the feast! Of course, after selling out his former friend, Daffy gets his comeuppance.

This cartoon is a lot of fun, and I thought for sure I had blogged it years ago, but I checked and couldn't find it anywhere, so here it is in 2022. Enjoy!



Happy Thanksgiving!

But wait, what's this?



The holidays are here! And they are glorious!

Stay tuned for the Countdown to Christmas! Happy Holidays!



Monday, November 21, 2022

The Incredible Hulk, "Homecoming," Thanksgiving Episode

 



Hello again! With Thanksgiving week upon us, I thought it appropriate to post a couple of holiday items before the big day. Here is one of two of them: a Thanksgiving episode of--The Incredible Hulk?

You betcha! In this episode, entitled "Homecoming," David Banner returns to his childhood home to reunite with his estranged family: his sister, also a scientist like David, and his father, a farmer. Previously hurt feelings arise among them, but they must work together against a greedy land developer who wants to take away the family's farmland. Throw the Hulk into the mix, and you have a recipe for action!

Enjoy! A word of warning though: this Dailymotion upload plays in a reverse image of the actual episode, which doesn't matter much for the action, but any and all onscreen text will appear backwards. Please don't let it ruin your enjoyment of the episode.

Thanks!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Welcome to Wallflower Avenue!




Do you like jewelry? Do you like handmade items? Are you looking for gifts for your closest friends and loved ones this holiday season?

Look no further!

Let me introduce you to Wallflower Avenue, a new handmade jewelry shop owned and operated by none other than my daugher Megan. She makes quality, handmade jewelry by herself for satisfied customers--and you can be one of them!

Please see her work at her Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WallflowerAvenue as well as the store's Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/wallflowerave.shop/. Get your order in early so it arrives in time for the holidays.

Thanks!

Shameless nepotism plug over. :)

Monday, November 7, 2022

Saturday Night Live Cast Auditions

 


Welcome back! I hope you all had a great Halloween season; I certainly did! With that and the Countdown behind us, let's move on to other fun stuff.

This summer I read a fascinating book called Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live. The book is an oral history of the legendary TV series told by the many people who have been a part of it both on and off camera. I highly recommend it if you're a fan of classic TV and comedy.

Reading the book inspired me to do a bit of a dive into classic SNL online, and I found this great collection of onscreen auditions from some of the most popular cast members of the show. It's over a half hour long, so you're sure to see at least a couple of your favorite performers.

Enjoy!

Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween 2022!

 



Welcome back for the final scare of the 2022 Countdown to Halloween!

This has really been a great, fun season. We saw The Munsters, The Sanderson Sisters, Michael Myers (for the last time?), the return of McDonald's Halloween Happy Pails, a new Halloween Whopper, Chucky Season 2, a better Great Pumpkin soundtrack, and even a last-minute issue of Ghostbusters spoons (thank you Sonic!). I know there's other great stuff I'm leaving out, but I can't fit it all in one post. Let's just say we've had a jam-packed season.

But don't let the fun end today. November 1st is All Hallow's Day, and November 2nd is All Souls' Day/Day of the Dead, so I consider those days the afterparty of Halloween--take advantage!

I can't thank you enough for stopping by and sharing in my goofiness. I never know if the stuff I find entertaining will be found that way by others, but thanks to your clicks and comments, I see that you love it too. Thank you again!

Thanks also again to Naila Moon and Dex for their hard work in keeping the Countdown going. Let's do it again next year.

And with that, I close out the Countdown by saying--

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



Please stay tuned in November!






Friday, October 28, 2022

The Fall Guy, "October the 31st," Guest Starring Elvira

 



Well, this is it! The last weekend before Halloween and my penultimate article for the Countdown. Time certainly does fly, but what a time we've been having along the way!

The last long-form program for the Countdown is a fun one. Today I feature a Halloween episode of the '80s action series The Fall Guy. The series stars Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a full-time Hollywood stunt man and part-time bounty hunter who, with help from his friends, captures crooks on the run for extra money.

In this episode, Colt is supposed to be part of a horror movie starring Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (played, of course, by the always wonderful Cassandra Peterson) filming in an old house, but the owner of the house refuses to let the crew film there. Soon after, supernatural hijinks happen--or are they really supernatural?

The Fall Guy was always a lighthearted series, but this episode is even more tongue in cheek than usual. And they're not just paying lip service to Halloween with an episode title like "October the 31st." This episode actually aired on Halloween night, 1984.

Enjoy! Make the most of this last spooky weekend! Please come back Monday for my last article for the Countdown to Halloween!