They’re BAAAAACCCCKKKKK! Check out the trailer from the all-new “Animaniacs”!

“Boingy Boingy Boingy!” When it was first announced about two years ago that Steven Spielberg was mounting a revival of the cult-hit animated series “Animaniacs“, Kim and I were happy…but concerned. You see, the original series, which ran from 1993-1998, was a favorite, not just of ours, but of all our friends. We have a friend who regularly invokes the voice and expressions of Pinky, and she’s HELLA GOOD at it. We met Jess Harnell at a signing at our local Warner Brothers store in Peabody – that is, back when they still had WB stores, they’re long defunct now.

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The European Broadcast Union should have known better….Variety trashes “Fire Saga”

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Netflix is premiering an original film later this week, “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga“, a “comedy” written by and starring Will Ferrell as one half of an Icelandic duo whose biggest dream is to compete in and win the annual Eurovision Song Contest.  Now, not surprisingly, given who is involved, this is not a serious competition film, it is an utter TRAVESTY, as most Ferrell-penned adaptations (“Land Of The Lost”, “Bewitched”) have been.  And given their closely protected “traditions”, I’m utterly astonished that the European Broadcast Union even agreed

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LIVE TELECAST: Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light – 3 PM ET/12 Noon PT

I know it’s NOT going to be the same because of the insane circumstances, but we’ll try nonetheless…it’s time for Eurovision Week on eCO, TKR and PlanetBM! Beginning at 3 PM today, you can come here to connect to this year’s Grand Final replacement special “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light”. Telecast live from Rotterdam with all kinds of special extras – and this year’s celebration should NOT be “geoblocked” which means you should be able to tune in from ANYWHERE on YouTube to watch. If you encounter problems, hit your VPN (you DO have a VPN, RIGHT?) to “on” and

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EUROVISION – TC’s Top 30 Eurovision Entries 2001-2015

As I noted the other day, although I only recently started watching ESC when it first became OFFICIALLY available in the US when Logo broadcast it in 2016 (I was hooked INSTANTLY!), I’ve been aware of it for a long time, thanks to my natural love of music. After I FINALLY got into ESC when it began airing in the U.S., I started voraciously going back through the entire history of the contest, checking out songs here and there, and finding a lot of songs that were, well, in my opinion, good but not great. Not that they were bad

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EUROVISION – TC’s Top Fifteen Classics 1956-2000

Sorry this is a day later than I planned – things got off track yesterday, heh heh… Although I only recently started watching ESC when it first became OFFICIALLY available in the US when Logo broadcast it in 2016 (I was hooked INSTANTLY!), I’ve been aware of it for a long time, thanks to my natural love of music. And because I was a DEVOTED listener of “American Top 40” in my younger years, it was when I was in fifth grade that the late, great Casey Kasem clued me into the existence of Eurovision in 1974, when Mocedades and

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Eurovision Week Begins: Coverage all week

I know it’s NOT going to be the same because of the insane circumstances, but we’ll try nonetheless…it’s time for Eurovision Week on eCO, TKR and PlanetBM! This week, I will have Eurovision-related stuff every day – Today, Wednesday, and Friday, I’ll bring you my Eurovision-related lists of some sort that spotlights certain topics. Friday will also bring the final episode of the Eurovision Home Concerts series. Tuesday and Thursday, in place of the semi-finals, we will see the Eurovision Song Celebration, where each of the songs will be spotlighted in the order they were to perform at the semi-finals

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Eurovision Home Concerts series, Episode Six is here!

Time for the Eurovision Song Contests’ new “Home Concerts” series, where artists past and present from the ESC perform for a worldwide viewing audience from their homes, hence the title. Guests for week six: Suzy, 2014 Portugal Paula Seling & Ovi, 2010 Romania Michaela, 2019 Malta Hera Björk, 2010 Iceland Jedward  2011 & 2012 Ireland Surie, 2018 United Kingdom Lea Sirk, 2018 Slovenia The Mamas, 2020 Sweden Efendi, 2020 Azerbaijan James Newman, 2020 United Kingdom Benny Cristo, 2020 Czech Repblic Arilena Ara, 2020 Albania Blas Cantó, 2020 Italy The “Eurovision Home Concerts” series will debut a new episode every Friday

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COUNTDOWN TO (CANCELLED) EUROVISION: #1 IS HERE…AND IT’S ICELAND!!!!

#1 – Iceland “Think About Things“ Dadi Og Gagnamagnid Songwriters: Dadi Freyr Petursson eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica has begun its Countdown To the now-cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020! Over 41 days I’m bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and I realize that the ESC fan community is a rabid one, and rarely everyone agrees with everyone else, so

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COUNTDOWN TO (CANCELLED) EUROVISION: #2 – SWEDEN

#2 – Sweden “Move“ The Mamas Songwriters: Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Herman Gardarfve eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica has begun its Countdown To the now-cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020! Over 41 days I’m bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and I realize that the ESC fan community is a rabid one, and rarely everyone agrees with everyone else, so

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COUNTDOWN TO (CANCELLED) EUROVISION: #3 – MALTA

#3 – Malta “All Of My Love“ Destiny Songwriters: Bernarda Brunovic, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Dag Lundberg, Joacim Persson eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica has begun its Countdown To the now-cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020! Over 41 days I’m bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and I realize that the ESC fan community is a rabid one, and rarely

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