Thursday, March 30, 2023

Thursday Movie Picks, March 30, 2023: Book/TV show pairings

This being Thursday, it's time for another edition of Thursday Movie Picks, the blogathon run by Wandering Through the Shelves. This being the final Thursday of the month, it's time for another TV-themed edition of the blogathon. The theme for the previous edition was pairing books with movies, so it's unsurprising that this time around the theme is pairing TV shows with books. I, needless, to say, decided to go with my offbeat sense of humor once again:

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, paired with The Joy of Painting (1983-1994). Somehow, I can't imagine James Joyce writing about happy little clouds.

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, paired with The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (1966-2010). When Jerry Lewis hosted the telethon out of Las Vegas to raise money into research for muscular dystrophy, the telethon ran roughly 21½ hours, from 9PM ET on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend through to 6:30 PM Monday. However, a good 15 minutes or more of every hour was for the local affiliates carrying the show to raise money for local interests. A lot of flavors of the day showed up, along with some people who were on the way down from fame, before changing tastes and Lewis' advancing age finally made the MDA decide to change the format. The 1976 telethon did produce this memorable moment:

The Big Book, paired with Cheers (1982-1993). You know everybody, not just Sam, was an alcoholic to spend that much time at a bar.


Brittani Burnham said...

Can't go wrong with your painting choices!

ThePunkTheory said...

I love watching Bob Ross - it's so relaxing