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‘Buck’ Biggers: 5 Fun Facts About ‘Underdog’ and Its Co-Creator

Posted on 02/17/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf you grew up in the 1960s, you probably still remember the lyrics to this theme song: Underdog, an animated series about the exploits of a super-powered beagle who almost always spoke in rhyme as he battled villains, ruled the Saturday morning airwaves. It was best enjoyed if you were still in your pajamas and, ideally, munching a bowl of Lucky Charms or Trix and slurping the sugary residue so that you could snort milk up your nose in laughter when …

Henry Colman: 5 ‘Love Boat’ Tidbits from the Show’s Producer

Posted on 11/14/2012 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyHenry Colman, who died on Nov. 7 at age 89 in Los Angeles, began his career in network television when the medium was in its infancy, as an assistant to the director of Kraft Television Theatre in 1951. He went on to become an executive who had a hand in some of the most popular shows from the 1950s through the 1970s. Colman oversaw production of the pilot of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and worked on TV series …

Frank Peppiatt: 5 Facts About His Cornpone Classic ‘Hee Haw’

Posted on 11/12/2012 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyIt’s odd to think that a native of Canada created one of the most quintessentially American programs ever to air on television, one that celebrated the rough-hewn, folksy humor of the rural South and the musical genre that its people loved. But Frank Peppiatt, who died on Nov. 7 at age 85 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., proved that you didn’t have to be a good ol’ boy to be a countrified hit-maker. Hee Haw, the comedy-music variety program that …