Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Forget the Rose Parade. Here's the REAL deal -- the annual Doo Dah parade in Pasadena.




Tomorrow: my review of JUNO.

15 comments:

Dwacon® said...

After the doo dah parade I think I'll go to Mr. Chow's for a poo poo platter.

eChuckler said...

First comment of the year?! Really?

eChuckler said...

Well, not by PT time, which is how this blog timestamps. (Funny, with Ken living in PT and all.) And then, I'd be second.

My bruised ego will retire now.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Fourth!!! Yes!! Finally!!!!

Happy new year!

Still can't believe I'm fourth. This is an incredible way to start the new year! ;)

Mary Stella said...

I miss watching the Mummers Parade now that I live in Florida. There's something so entertaining about watching crowds of drunk men, strutting around in satiny, glittery, feathery costumes, accompanied by string bands.

Can't wait to read what you thought of Juno. I saw it last week and loved it. Must go to IMDB.com to see the writers' names. I thought the script was extremely clever.

Anonymous said...

Still miss Stephanie Edwards...

CarolMR said...

You have your parade and here in NY we have our annual 24-hour New Year's HONEYMOONERS marathon. Still love that show. It was the only sitcom set in NY which was actually filmed in NY (at least that I know of).

jbryant said...

I believe L.A. independent KDOC is doing a Honeymooners marathon today, too.

Jake Hollywood said...

Echoing Mary Stella, you haven't been to a parada until you've experience that is the Philadelphia Mummers Parade...
Mummerswhich actually should be called the Mummers New Year's Day Marathon (some 10+ hours in duration)--and this is true: “Mummery is a Philadelphia disease; it kind of gets into your blood . . .”

CarolMR said...

Thanks, jbryant. I'm so glad THE HONEYMOONERS got a marathon in LA, also.

Beth Ciotta said...

What did I do wrong? It says... "Video no longer available."

Well, darn.

Echoing jake hollywood who echoed Mary Stella (Sorry. I don't know how to link!), but the Mummers Parade is truly unique. I've seen Mummers in action, up close and personal, and actually it's a little scary. Kind of like the Shriners on their go-carts... but I digress.

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful and witty (Hi, Annie!) family, Ken! And to your blog readers, too. Peace and joy, everyone!

Paul Duca said...

I've loved the Doo Dah ever since REAL PEOPLE did a piece on them...especially the Precision Briefcase Drill Team--en and women in full business attire performing marching routines. They should have appeared in the music video for the song "Hip To Be Square", and that's saying something, being a major Huey Lewis and the News fan for decades.

Note to Carolmr...sitcoms set in New York actually produced there include KATE & ALLIE, THE COSBY SHOW, and 30 ROCK (as well as the first two seasons of THE PATTY DUKE SHOW).

Dwacon® said...

The Mummers?

Mary Stella, how could you do that to me?

As a child there was nothing more frightening than a bunch of painted men in sequined clothing playing banjos and kazoos.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH !!!!

My therapist will thank you, Mary Stella...

CarolMR said...

Thanks, paul, for reminding me of the other sitcoms actually filmed in NY. I should have known better.

Buttermilk Sky said...

I watched the Mummers for four hours on WGN and didn't see a single banjo. They kept promising the string bands, but darkness fell and the news came on and, well, it just looked like the dullest Pride Parade ever. Next year, could they put the string bands up front? And is there some way to blame this on Southwest Airlines?

Anyway, happy new year.