Name that Show – April 26th, 2011

I was about to give up on these exterior shots for “Name that Show”, but I was emboldened by last weeks ever so slight delay in finding a successful answer. It still took just under and hour for Joe England to get the answer both here and on Facebook, which catapults him into the long running toe for 2nd place. The answer was Scarecrow and Mrs. King for those playing along at home.

Because of that slight delay, I am going to stick with the exteriors. So good luck with this one. As always you get 1 point for getting it right first here in the comments and one for being the first on Facebook. I will now be posting Name that Show on the Retroist fanpage on Facebook, so just follow this link OR be the first to post it there for a bonus point (although I must admit, I post it there pretty quickly). Oh and move fast on the answer because you would be surprised how quickly people answer these things. Wondering who is on the top? Make sure to check the leaderboards.

Name that Show – April 21, 2011

Okay, I guess I am a bit naive. I thought last weeks exterior for Just the Ten of Us would be more of a challenge. Do you guys just know every exterior? The winner? Wipa12 and Patrick Pj Walters? Are they the same person? I am not sure? So Wipa12 or/and Patrick Pj Walters, could you please confirm? Either way, this puts Wipa12 at the top of the Leaderboard (maybe by 2 points). So congrats, that long standing first place tie has been broken!

So you would think that I would decide to avoid exteriors, but I am hoping one of these will slow you down. As always you get 1 point for getting it right first here in the comments and one for being the first on Facebook. I will not be posting Name that Show on the Retroist fanpage on Facebook, so just follow this link OR be the first to post it there for a bonus point (although I must admit, I post it there pretty quickly). Oh and move fast on the answer because you would be surprised how quickly people answer these things. Wondering who is on the top? Make sure to check the leaderboards.

Name that Show – March 31st, 2011

The speed and ease that people were able to name the last edition of Name that Show was truly frightening. The fastest poster on both FB and the site though was Chris, who has lept onto the Leaderboard boldly with his stunning knowledge of the Family Matters set. This week, as I say each week, is hopefully a little more challenging. As always you get 1 point for getting it right first here in the comments and one for being the first on Facebook. Make sure to check the leaderboards.

As always, this show can be found over in the newly redesigned TV(dot)RETROIST.

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Name that Show – March 29th, 2011

Last week’s exterior of the Golden Girls House turned out to be way too east for most of you. Very impressive. +1 Points for Rick Pierce and KL. So this week we return to an interior shot. I tired to pick a piece of furniture that always caught my eye when watching the show. Did it catch yours? Good Luck. As always you get 1 point for getting it right first here in the comments and one for being the first on Facebook. Make sure to check the leaderboards.

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As always, this show can be found over in the newly redesignedTV(dot)RETROIST.

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing Television Series (1990 – 1993)

I felt it was only fitting to follow The Doc’s excellent Post on the Swamp Thing Films with the…pretty good…television series. Swamp ThingStarring the one and only Dick Durock (1937-2009) as the titular character.

[Via] Shout! Factory

Swamp Thing

What was Swamp Thing the TV series?


The Swamp Thing TV series lasted three seasons on the USA network starting in 1990. Although the series was later rerun on the Sci-Fi network. After the first season of shooting in actual Florida swamps the production company moved the entire process. Over in fact to the new Universal Studios Florida facilities and sound stages.

The tone of the television series did an about face from the campy Return of the Swamp Thing. Though like the Doc said himself, it still has a bit of camp to it. Furthermore it was reported that Dick Durock worked 12 hour days, six days a week for 50 episodes straight. Without any break whatsoever. Besides wearing the costume through all of that – which weighed 80 pounds, he was expected to learn ten pages of dialogue a day. You should bear in mind that Durock himself admitted “I had no experience as an actor at all, other than playing on Rockford Files and a zillion other shows, but not as an ‘actor’ actor per se.”.

Now if you enjoy television shows and if you love Swamp Thing. Which of course you totally should. Why not set a little time out for yourself and watch the 1991 animated series?

[Via] Jovan Vukadinovic