Sunday, July 12, 2009

Show #42: Three Years of Pop Culture Goodness

Hey Summerhill Gang Fans! Welcome to our third anniversary!! We enjoy bringing you the pop culture goodness and we hope that you enjoy this show. In Show #42 we are talking about celebrity deaths, reality TV and the summer box office. Check out all of the show notes and video clips below...and feel free to comment, send us e-mail or even call our feedback line. We would love to hear from you!

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We talked about summer TV and all of the reality/competition shows that are are the shows we featured:

Saying goodbye to:

Ed McMahon (1923-2009)
Ed was a staple on The Tonight Show, as Johnny Carson's sidekick for 30 years. He died on June 23 at the age of 86.

Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)
Farrah made her start in commercials and was on Charlie's Angels. She died on June 25 at the age of 62 after battling cancer.

Billy Mays (1958-2009)
Billy was a TV pitch man and salesman. He died on June 28 at the age of 50 from an apparent heart attack.

An icon on radio for many years, Casey Kasem retired from his syndicated show, American Top 40.

The music world lost a huge icon this past month. On June 25th, Michael Jackson passed away at the age of 50.
Michael debuted at the age of 10 with his brothers in The Jackson 5. He went on to record the best selling album of all-time and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Jackson 5, and as a solo artist.

Here is a fan-created tribute video...


In this show we discussed:

Pop Culture Confessional

This week's question is: What TV Show did you love at one time that you now think is horrible?

Doug thinks that The A-Team does not stand the test of time.

Jamie thinks that Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is crappy TV.

Listener Feedback

Trevor wrote in to tell us that he thinks The Real World on MTV is a total train wreck.

John had a list for us. He thinks that Survivor, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation are not very good.

Ted wrote in to confess that he used to like Simon & Simon and Voltron.

Ralph stepped into the confessional and told us that Welcome Back, Kotter is a show that he liked at one time.

New question: What is your favorite Michael Jackson memory?

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