|This is a listing of those people which have influenced not only my own views but many others. You notice how many favorite male and female actor lists always include the same name? Well, not here. Here you'll see names which I believe are many times overlooked or just forgotten. I think a lot of these listings will surprise you.
Dr. Max and Mombo - Locally shown on WMT- TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this afternoon kids show never talked down to their audience. (I think under Mombo's makeup was famed baseball clown Fred Petrick who during one show did his classic "Casey At Bat".) One could venture to say that childrens programs like this were the first anthology series many of us probably saw. On one show, a man claimed to be able to rhyme any word. Dr. Max said, "Orange." The guest replied, "Scrorange...Yep, it's a word." While being distracted by the kids in attendance, the host looked into the camera, shook his head back and forth and mouthed the words, "No it's not." Proof that not even for a minute was Dr. Max going to let someone lie to his audience. At the end of each show came the immortal words, "Take it easy, play safe, be careful."
Friday the 13th: The Series The Maestro , Mightier Than The Sword