Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pop Culture Passionistas’ Diary

Pop Culture Passionistas/Archive of American Television

Dear Diary,

We know it’s been a long time since we’ve written, but our good friend Karen suggested it was time to start sharing our hopes and dreams with you. After all, each day we experience new and, sometimes bizarre, brushes with pop culture greatness.

Last Thursday was a dreamy day for the Passionistas. We started our morning talking to two teen idols, Tiffany and Deborah Gibson. The mall-tour divas were promoting their Syfy movie Megapython vs. Gatoroid. Not Gator-AID… Gator-OID.

Cut to a few hours later as we sat in the lobby of the glorious Beverly Hills Hotel, when we overhead Berry Gordy Jr.'s son name dropping about working with Marvin Gaye's son. Talk about a music merger.
Later that night we could barely contain ourselves while covering the red carpet for the Archive of American Television at the TV Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Some of our favorite childhood stars were there – Rose Marie from The Dick Van Dyke Show, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Marsha Strassman from Welcome, Back Kotter

But the highlight had to be talking to Mr. Carl Reiner, the creator of
The Dick Van Dyke Show, chatting about the series’ classic theme song. Too cool.

Talking to Alan Brady, Rhoda, Phyllis and Mrs. Koh-ter practically transported us back to our childhood living room, sitting inches away from the TV, eating bowl after bowl of cocoa puffs, while wearing cozy feetie pajamas.

That’s it for now diary. We’ll be back soon with another brush with pop culture greatness.


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