Monday, January 16, 2006

Scrapings from Weekend Viewing

•Yet another of our many alert viewers reports that the woman who once made reference to Boystown founder Father Edward Flanagan's "grandson," KPTM reporter/KXVO anchor Calvert Collins, admitted to listeners tuned in to The Brew (96.1 FM) on Friday that she has dated KETV anchor/reporter Todd Andrews.

• A while back, we mentioned that it might be a good idea to avoid dispatching Gary Smollen to any site where a corpse is present, lest someone mistake him for the cadaver. After seeing his Satuday evening story, we're prepared to add another spot to the list of No-Smollen Zones: Special Olympics basketball tournaments.

• We thought that, perhaps, we had imagined it, but having seen it a second time, there's no denying it: In those 2nd Wind Fitness Commercials airing locally, company CEO Dick Enrico really does introduce a kid as "Little Dick."

• Are we imagining that Big Dick bears an eerie resemblance to Channel 3's Big Tool, only with a (different?) dye job?

• During a recent trip that brought us within viewing distance of Green Bay, Wisconsin, we caught former WOWT Ejacu-Weather meteorologist Patrick Powell, who's now in charge of weatherguessing at the Fox affiliate in Packerland. Powell appears to have gained about 20 pounds, making him look 30 instead of 14. Powell has also gained a habit, one likely to be adopted by Jim Flowers as soon as the consultant tells him it's okay, of naming winter storms as if they were hurricanes. When we were there, a storm he'd dubbed "Brian" had just left the area.

5 comments:

Matt_X said...

Actually, getting back to that Flanagan thing, don't the orphans from that era refer to Father Flanagan as their father? Most are orphans, and Flanagan was essentially their father. Many of their kids refer to themselves as Father Flanagan's "grandkids", including the man in that report.

no_news_is_good_news said...

When 2nd Wind Exercise first came to Omaha, there was an ad in the newspaper with Dick's "full sized" picture next to a ruler...you guessed it, the ad read "Have you ever seen a 12" Dick?"

Husker Mike said...

Did anybody watch the first edition of the KXVO 10:00 trainwreck/"news"? It made the old 42 Morning show look like the Today show in comparision...

TVSheila said...

Husker Mike-thank you finally mentioning this topic--that was the worst attempt at a newscast! It looked like a really bad high school TV class! The technical work was off and the prom queen had no idea which camera to look at-just a disaster

weatherwoman said...

I saw it last night - it wasn't too bad for the market they are trying to reach? I'm guessing the college kids and younger....has no one else watched this? It was pretty much rehash from KPTMs 9 pm...

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