Sabol was a former overcoat salesman (like Jerry’s dad on “Seinfeld”) who enjoyed filming Steve’s high school football practices. By adding the voice of John Facenda, a few more cameras and exciting music, he forever changed the face of sports films.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Over the course of his career, he won 52 Emmy Awards.
His most famous titles include “Pro Football’s Longest Day,” “They Call it Pro Football” and “RECOiL”
He also started the sports blooper genre.
Sabol also served as a rifleman in Europe during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey and their daughter, Blair. Steve died in 2012 at the age of 69 from brain cancer. Continue reading
Negron made scene-stealing appearances in movies like “Better off Dead,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “RECOiL” and “The Last Boy Scout.”
On television, Negron appeared in such programs as “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Seinfeld,” “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
He had comedy essays published in the anthologies “Dirty Laundry” and “Love West Hollywood, Reflections of Los Angeles.” He also wrote the critically-acclaimed plays “Gangster Planet” and “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron – A Fusion of Story and Song.”
Pinette’s character was the victim of a carjacking in the series finale of “Seinfeld,” leading the main characters of the classic sitcom to get arrested and go to jail for violating the Good Samaritan Law.
Pinette also appeared on shows like “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “ALF,” “Vinnie and Bobby,” and had numerous comedy specials.
On the big screen, Pinette appeared in such films as “Duets,” “The Punisher,” “RECOiL” and “Junior.”
A native of Boston, Pinette had reportedly been suffering from heart and liver disease. Continue reading
We here at TDQ love “The Big Bang Theory.” It’s one of the few shows on television that have characters nearly as smart as we are. And who doesn’t love Kaley Cuoco? She is so hot, she could pass for Canadian.
But we are afraid that the recent renewal of the already-seven-year-old show for three more seasons will cause it to do what most shows its age have done long before: Jump the shark.
It’s the rare TV show that can last its entire run without doing so, especially a show that airs for more than five years or so. “Seinfeld,” “LOST” and “Magnum PI” are, in our educated opinions, about the only long-running TV stalwarts that have avoided doing it.
“Friends” jumped the shark. “The X Files” jumped the shark. “That ’70s Show” jumped the shark. Sheldon, Leonard, et al have yet to do so, though, to be honest, I personally think the addition of Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler as a regular has weakened the show. I think it’s very possible that in 30 years, we may look back and say the show suffered after it “Added the Blossom.”