The 70s saw an increase in female superheroes on television, including the Sid and Marty Krofft Saturday morning adventure series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Basically a female version of the Adam West Batman series,
Kit Smythe and Nancy McCarthy were Ginger and Bunny in the pilot. These characters were changed from two secretaries to a movie star and a small town girl, recast with Tina Louise and Dawn Wells, and the rest is history.
Three’s Company was one of the most popular US sitcoms of the mid-to-late 70s. Based on the British sitcom, Man About the House, it took some experimenting to create the winning formula that put the show at the top of the Nielsen’s.
Going back to 1973, here’s then-25ish character actress Momo Yashima playing an applicant for a housekeeping job in the home of Felix and Oscar on the classic US sitcom, The Odd Couple. Even though lines
Many TV trivia pundits say that US television’s first interracial kiss was between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura (William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols) in a 1968 episode of Star Trek. Actually, that isn’t true because
Despite a seasoned cast that included 26 year-old Brenda Song, the FOX sitcom Dads, didn’t even make it one full season. Above is Brenda making her second screen appearance in the pilot episode, in which
This is just this author’s opinion (which is all that counts here, anyway), but while only in her sophomore year on Saturday Night Live, Chicago-area native Cecily Strong has established herself, not only as one
Among the many roles Japanese-American actress Ally Maki has played on TV sitcoms, a couple of the more notable ones were actually Korean. She played North Korean spy Joyce Kim in a flashback episode of
Pink Lady was a popular Japanese singing duo comprised of Mie (Mitsuyo Nemoto) and Kei (Keiko Masuda), who will always be best remembered (in the US, anyway) for their very short-lived 1980 NBC TV show Pink Lady (aka Pink Lady and Jeff).
Saturday Night Live Korea made its debut in December of 2011 and has since done quite well in the ratings. Closely patterned after the long-running “live from New York” original, SNL Korea is considered to
Here is Lucy Liu’s opening monolog from her December 16th, 2000 appearance as host. Since she was the first Asian female to ever host SNL, it wasn’t surprising that she capitalized on that fact by using some Asian stereotypes to bring out the laughs.