Monday, July 10, 2017

Donny & Marie: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll

Remember the 70s?  I was born in 1972, and to me, the 1970s was a magical period where everything on TV seemed wonderful.  Yes, my family watched Donny & Marie.  In retrospect, I'm not sure why.  I guess it's because our television channels were limited to three networks, PBS, and two independent stations, and VCR's weren't even a thing yet.  So Donny & Marie was the best thing on among those six channels.

 

November 1972--HERE'S LUCY--"Lucy and Donny Osmond"--Lucy and Kim attend a Donny Osmond concert with cousin Patricia (Eve Plumb), who is crazy for the 14 year old singer. Donny, spots Kim in the audience, and he falls in love at first sight. Kim believes the flowers and letters are for Patricia, but soon discovers the mix-up. Realizing Donny volunteered to perform at Kim's Charity function because of the mix-up, Kim feels obligated to set the record straight.

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1976 to 1979--The era of the Donny & Marie variety show.


Just before February 1978--SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI--The cover art for Superman vs Muhammed Ali shows cameos of several real and fictional characters, including the teacher and students from WELCOME BACK KOTTERColumbo, and Lucy!  And Donny & Marie Osmond, Sonny & Cher, the Jackson 5, etc.

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1978--GOIN' COCONUTS--Donny and Marie play themselves in this crime comedy.  

1986--THE GARRY SHANDLING SHOW:  25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL--Donny Osmond appears.  

June 2, 1995--SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST--"Fire Drill"--Space Ghost interviews David Byrne and Donny Osmond. At the end of the episode, a fire drill interrupts the interview with Osmond.

February 1996--THE SINGLE GUY--"Pudding"--Marie Osmond appears.  

October 1996--ALMOST PERFECT--"Heaven's Helper"--Marie Osmond appears.  

1997 to 2004--JOHNNY BRAVO--Donny Osmond appeared in four episodes as himself.  

March 1998--THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW--"As My Career Lay Dying"--Donny Osmond is heard.

April 1998--PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE--"King Kube"--Donny Osmond appears.  

November 1998--THE KING OF QUEENS--"Supermarket Story"--Donny Osmond appears.  



November 1999--DIAGNOSIS MURDER--"The Mouth That Roared"--Donny and Marie had a short lived talk show in 1999, which was featured in this episode.  

February 14, 2000--KING OF QUEENS--"Meet By-Product"--Donny Osmond appears again.  

April 2000--MOVIE STARS--"Video Gurl"--Donny and Marie Osmond appear on this show that's so obscure, it could almost be as fake as THAT'S OUR RALPH, but it was indeed a real sitcom.

February 2004--FRIENDS--"The One Where the Stripper Cries"--Joey appears on Pyramid, hosted by Donny Osmond.  

March 2006--LAS VEGAS--"Lyle & Substance"--Donny appears.  

November 2006--ALL MY CHILDREN--Donny Osmond appears in Pine Valley to appear on Erica Kane's talk show.  

October 2008--HANNAH MONTANA--"We're All on This Date Together"--Donny Osmond appears.

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