Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What's in a Name (Do You Remember Them?)?

I know that a lot of you folks who so kindly read my blog and comment regularly were born in North America during the 1940's, 50's and 60's. If you're at all like I am, television became a big part of your daily entertainment throughout those latter decades and beyond.

If you heard the names Lucy Ricardo or Hawkeye Pierce, you'd immediately be able to tell me that they are characters from I Love Lucy and M*A*S*H respectively. But how familiar are you with television's more obscure roles? Those background characters who appeared routinely, but never obtained starring role status. They have hauntingly familiar names but if you heard them today, could you connect them to their television show? Of course Google could probably provide you with all of the answers, but please try using your own brain power to remember these names, and the shows which gave them life. So, how many do you know?

I'm going to turn on comment moderation so that your answers won't appear below until a few days later, so that everyone has a chance to play. Have fun!

1) Otis Campbell

2) Consuelo Lopez

3) Pinky Tuscadero

4) Agnes Dipesto

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo

7) Georgette Franklin

8) Joe Gerard

9) Gladys Kravitz

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows

11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

For those of you who are too young to remember, or don't wish to play along, here are some photos taken over the past few days. Please remember to click on them to enlarge.



A typical shot of Benny while out walking. He's the canine definition of perpetual motion. If he's not chasing sticks or wayward clumps of snow, he's wrestling with his own leash, achieving his dominance over it. Crazy dog! (please click to enlarge)




Although many snowfalls have dusted this oak, it still manages to cling tenaciously to a couple of its leaves. It shares the mindset of a Jack Russell Terrier. (please click to enlarge)






In summer, this picnic table is an inviting place to sit and watch the animal life on the lake. It's just a tad less hospitable in winter, but still nestled in a scenic location. (please click to enlarge)





This branch hangs a bit heavy after repeated snowfalls. It gently sweeps the snow below it as it sways back and forth in the breeze. (please click to enlarge)





Another popular spot in summer. Young and old tend to stop by that rock at the bottom of the hill, to watch the water (or ice) in any season. (please click to enlarge)






Amid the usual cluster of Sparrows, Cardinals, Mourning Doves, Juncos and Chickadees, this little bird and its mate were new visitors to my feeder. I believe it's an American Goldfinch dressed in its winter garb. (please click to enlarge)





I keep a heating sheet on the roof of the house to prevent a buildup of ice under the shingles, as we experience thaws and refreezes. This ice was formed after snow melted and dripped off of the roof, and refroze onto the downspout and wood pieces below. (please click to enlarge)





Before plugging that sheet in this year, the late-day sun reflected off of icicles which hung in front of my son's bedroom. This was taken through the screen and two panes of glass - hence the multiple reflections. (please click to enlarge)




And here's Ymir (a.k.a. Frank) - the Norse frost giant, doing a fine imitation of his pal, Thor. (please click to enlarge)






As the day winds down, the sky came alive with soft hues of peach, pink and mauve. Winter sunsets are often so striking. (please click to enlarge)




The setting sun reflects in the snow and ice as seen from behind a park bench overlooking the pond. (please click to enlarge)





Behind the weeping willow, the sky has changed to deeper shades of purple, pink and gold which bleed into the snow below. (please click to enlarge)


I'll release comments in few days along with the correct answers for the names listed above. Thanks for playing!

65 comments:

Dawno said...

With my failing memory, I'm struggling to put the familiar names with the right shows and could only feel confident about these:

1) Otis Campbell - The Andy Griffith Show

4) Agnes Dipesto - Moonlighting

7) Georgette Franklin - Mary Tyler Moore Show (Ted's wife)

9) Gladys Kravitz - Bewitched

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows - I Dream of Jeannie

*waves hi* at Frank - great picture of him with the icicle!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice photos again.
1. The town drunk on Andy Griffith?
2. ?
3. Grease bad girl?
4. Sidekick to some detective...hmm Moonlighting?
9. Darren & Samantha's nosy neighbor on Bewitched.

I know some of the others but can't place the show. Brain freeze!

The Accidental Bavarian said...

1) Otis Campbell: Andy Griffith show (the drunk)

2) Consuelo Lopez: (Marcus Welby MD's nurse)

3) Pinky Tuscadero: Happy Days (recurring character, sometimes girl friend of the Fonz)

4) Agnes Dipesto: sounds familiar, but I'm stumped

5) Gil Chesterton: No answer

6) Jenny Piccalo: I should know this one

7) Georgette Franklin: Mary Tyler Moore Show (Married Ted Baxter)

8) Joe Gerard: Rhoda (Rhoda's husband)

9) Gladys Kravitz: Bewitched (Nosy neighbor)

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows: I Dream of Jeannie (Tony's boss)

11) Earl J. Waggedorn: no idea

12) Kelly Kapoor: The Office (Ryan's on again/off again girlfriend)

Cimba7200 said...

I don't know the answers Hilary, but I really enjoyed your blog and wonderful photos of snow, icicles, sunsets and all of the photos. As usual your prose accompanying them was good. - Dave

NJ said...

First of all I love the pictures. They never fail to amaze me with their beauty. My sister's first day at a new job had an exciting event...well for me but not so much for her. This guy came in and said I'm Alan Alda and who are you? She didn't have a clue who he was until everyone else got excited. She's 8 years younger than I.

Truly from my own brain power I only remembered Pinky Tuscadero and at that I only rememebered her as being from Happy Days but what a great walk down memory lane as googled each one. Ted Baxter's ditzy girlfriend was a great character!

Russell said...

No comments??!! Wait! You turned the comment moderator off! For a moment there I thought I was in the Twilight Zone!

I will be honest. I cannot place most of those people...! Well, certainly, Otis Campbell is of Andy Griffith fame - but often the first question in a quiz is a softball one! Heh!

Georgette has to be from the Mary Tyler Moore Show! I don't think there has ever been another Georgette! And what a great character she was! I can hear Ted in the background and now Mr. Grant's voice...! Heh!

I will take a pass on the rest of these characters! I recognize some of the names but can't place them... I will check back in a few days and see who they were!

You can put me down for an honest 2 out of 12 ... sounds about right for me! Heh!

Take care.

Tabor said...

I would love to play along, but I am able to guess at so few of these it is embarrassing. I will be intrigued to see the answers in the coming days.

jinksy said...

I love the little face of a man (gnome?) in a white hat that appears on your garden fence by - is it a metal hose reel? - the round, black thingy, anyway... do you see him I wonder?

Leah J. Utas said...

Okay,
2. Marcus Welby
3. Happy Days
6. Happy Days
7. Mary Tyler Moore Show
8. Rhoda
9. Bewitched

Suldog said...

1 - Andy Griffith Show. The town drunk who locked himself in a cell.

3 - Happy Days.

5 - The Simpsons, I think.

6 - Also, Happy Days, but you never saw her, right?

7 - Mary Tyler Moore. Ted's wife.

8 - Rhoda? Not positive on this one.

9 - Nosy neighbor on Bewitched (played by two different actresses, same as Darrin!)

(Well, they were actors in Darrin's case.)

10 - I Dream Of Jeannie

11 - Jeez. Was that Julia? It sounds very familiar.

12 - The Office!

Sitcoms have been too big a part of my life, I think.

Daryl said...

Pinky is from Happy Days and/or Laverne & Shirley (it may have been a crossover role but the original character name is from GREASE)

Georgette Franklin was on The Mary Tyler Moore show, she ended up married to Ted Baxter

Joe Gerard married RHODA

Gladys Kravitz was the neighbor in Bewitched

Tired Dad said...

Wow, nice list :) I didn't get as many as I thought i might. Then again, I probably knew more than I should have :)

1) Otis Campbell - Mayberry RFD
2) Consuelo Lopez - Marcus Welby
3) Pinky Tuscadero - Happy Days
4) Agnes Dipesto - Moonlighting
5) Gil Chesterton
6) Jenny Piccalo - Happy Days
7) Georgette Franklin - Mary Tyler Moore
8) Joe Gerard -
9) Gladys Kravitz - Bewitched
10) Dr. Alfred Bellows - I Dream of Jeanie
11) Earl J. Waggedorn -
12) Kelly Kapoor -

Protege said...

Hilary, I have to say I have no answer for your questions. My reason is mostly that I did not grow up in the US. I actually partly did not grow up in the west either.;)
However, the reason of "being too young" is a much more appealing one to me.;)
My favorite photo this time is of the icicles. Beautiful!
I wonder if we get any snow this winter, it is suppose to snow a bit tomorrow, but nothing as wild as on your pictures.;)
Hope you will have a nice weekend.;)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Gorgeous photos, as usual! Glad those icicles are at your place and not at mine.

I'm not too young to remember... I'm too old! I flunked! I *think* I got four of the ten, but I could be wrong! And, I couldn't remember the name of the show on #3, just the characters... assuming I'm correct in the first place. I won't embarrass myself by posting any answers.

Missicat said...

Lovely pictures as usual! I am surprised that I recognized as many of those names as I did. I grew up in the 60s and 70s, and watching TV was a big part of our family fun.

Sandra said...

Hilary -- I was shocked at how few of the characters I recognized!

But I LOVE the pictures, especially the ones of the winter sunset. Absolutely gorgeous. And, of course, I enjoyed the one of Frank, because I always love seeing our grown men do something sort of silly, and then probably cringe a little when we publish the picture! :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

How fun! Is getting my husband's help, considered cheating? LOL!

photowannabe said...

I loved my walk through your wintery woods, especially at sunset. Gorgeous.
Not sure on all the questions but i will give it a go:
1. Mayberry USA
2. Marcus Welby
3. Happy Days
4. Laverne and Shirley
5. ?
6. Leave it to Beaver
7. Mary Tyler Moore
8. ?
9. Bewitched
10. Our Miss Brookes
11.?
12.?
This was fun but you are really going back into my "cobwebs".

Phyllis Entis said...

What a neat brain teaser. Here are a few, off the top of my head.

2. Consuelo Lopez - Marcus Welby's secretary?
7. Georgette Franklin - Mary Tyler Moore Show - Ted's girl friend, fiancee, wife
8. Joe Gerard - Rhoda's husband
9. Gladys Kravitz - nosy neighbour on Bewitched
10. Dr. Bellows - psychiatrist on I Dream of Jeannie

Guess I didn't watch as much TV back then as I thought - or else the long-term memory is receding as age advances ;o)

Cuzzie P

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

All I know is, that Benny, yet again, stole my heart!

susan said...

My dad always thought tv was bad for us, so we didn't have one during what should've been informative years. I guess I lose this one!

As a result, I still don't care much for tv. That's not really a bad thing...

JC said...

I can't believe it. I know none of them, I was born in 53 so I certainly should. Sorry, hey love the pictures. I love the icsicle through the window the best.

MaggieGem said...

1) Otis Campbell - Andy Griffith

2) Consuelo Lopez - Marcus Welby, MD (Dr. Steve, (James Brolin was sooo cute!)

3) Pinky Tuscadero - Happy Days

4) Agnes Dipesto - Moonlighting

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo

7) Georgette Franklin - Mary Tyler Moore

8) Joe Gerard - Rhoda!

9) Gladys Kravitz - Bewitched

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows - I Dream of Jeannie

11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

Well, guess I can't get 100% without googlin'.

Andrea said...

Oh this is bad! Being born in the late 50's I thought for sure I would nail most of these. Yea, right! At this moment I can only identify 3 - Pinky Tuscadero from Happy Days (I hope); Georgette Frankling from the Mary Tyler Moore Show; and Gladys Kravitz from Bewitched. What was I doing when I should have been watching TV??

Crabby McSlacker said...

Well dang, I'm certainly old enough that I should recognize a bunch of them, but I'm drawing blanks on almost all of them! Perhaps I just didn't watch enough tv? Or more likely, I've just forgotten.

Thanks for supply the lovely photos to ease the frustration of flunking the quiz!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

gorgeous icicles

Reb said...

Wonderful photos as always. Love the light on the shot of Benny attacking his lead. The icicle photo is amazing.

These are the ones I know.

1. Andy Griffiths
3. Happy Days
6. Happy Days
7. Mary Tyler Moore
8. Rhoda (MTM)
9. Bewitched
10. I Dream of Jeannie

Good quiz.

Lover of Life said...

I could only answer two of the characters! But then I think I remember people by their faces, not their names, which has landed me in hot water before.

The pictures were beautiful, especially the icecicle! (sp?)

RiverPoet said...

Hmmm...I don't know them all, but here's what I came up with... (Hi Bennie!)

1) Otis Campbell - Wasn't he the drunk that kept ending up in Andy Griffith's jail on Mayberry RFD?

2) Consuelo Lopez - She was Dr. Marcus Welby's secretary/nurse/assistant.

3) Pinky Tuscadero - OK, I'm thinking this was on Happy Days - didn't Joan Jett play her?

4) Agnes Dipesto

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo - Joanie's friend on Happy Days?

7) Georgette Franklin

8) Joe Gerard

9) Gladys Kravitz - The nosy neighbor across the street from Samantha and Darren on Bewitched.

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows - from I Dream of Jeannie!

11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

Other than that, I got nothin'!

Peace - D

ds said...

Hi, Hilary!

Here is my feeble (truly)attempt to answer your quiz. Couldn't get them all, but had fun trying!
1.The Andy Griffith Show
2.Consuelo worked for Marcus Welby, M.D.
3.Pinky Tuscadero--Happy Days (?)
4.Agnes Dipesto-Bewitched (?)
5.not a clue
6.no idea
7.Georgette Franklin married Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
8.Joe Gerard was Rhoda's husband(?)
9.Gladys Kravitz was the nosy neighbor on Bewitched
10. Dr. Bellows: I Dream of Jeannie
11.totally stumped!
12.Kelly Kapoor--nurse on M*A*S*H

BTW, the pictures are beautiful!

Poutalicious said...

The photos are beautiful! I like the willow tree the best with the sky reflecting on the snow.

I only know 4 of the answers:
1)Andy Griffith Show
3) Happy Days
9) Bewitched
10) I dream of Jeanie

That was fun.

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

I'm really showing my age here, but Otis Campbell was Mayberry's much-beloved town drunk from The Andy Griffith Show. Otis's scruffy appearance and affiable personality made him likeable in spite of his reverance to the bottle. He and Aunt Bea were my favorite characters.

And who can forget Gladys Cravitz? She was always witness to Samantha's magic in Bewitched, yet no one believed her. She was the typical busy-body neighbor and had an annoyingly squeeky voice.

I remember the others too, but will leave them to other commenters. Thanks for the walk down memory lane :)

Michelle H. said...

Wow! You have me stumped! I have know idea about those people. Great pics, as always!

As for the comments at Suldog's place, HIDE ME...HIDE ME!

the Bag Lady said...

I recognize a few of the names, but cannot for the life of me remember a single show! (OMG, does this mean I'm old AND forgetful?)
Great photos, though, as usual.

david mcmahon said...

If we're allowed intellectual advisers, may I enlist the help of the very gifted Mrs Authorblog to complete this quiz?

Please? !!!

(Loved your comment on my Camera Critters post - and yes, today has been the hottest day in Melbourne's entire history - 46.4 Celsius or 116 Fehrenheit ..... gasp)

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried) said...

1) Otis Campbell ~Andy Griffeth Show

2) Consuelo Lopez~

3) Pinky Tuscadero~ Grease

4) Agnes Dipesto

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo~the show with the Fonz

7) Georgette Franklin Mary Tyler Moore Show

8) Joe Gerard

9) Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows Nanny and the Professor or was it A Family Affair, no, I dream of Jeannie?

11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

I have a horrible recall for this, but enjoy trying to remember because I love nostalgia!

I loved the final photo in your post today! What a place to wander!

Thanks for your congrats and encouragement to me at my blog!

mansuetude said...

i can't answer these... thought i knew of the kravitz, but not sure now.

I was told the world Kowabunga (i used on my blog) came from Howdie Doodie... this bothered me because i love my word Kowabunga, but hate any idea of Howdie Doodie...

...
your photos, now i love those... they make me think of Robert Frost, his eye view standing in the snow, seeking his path through life; contemplating.

It give a peace.

Tia said...

Well I was born in '75 and sadly I only recognize a few of these. I guess I don't watch enough t.v. :)

1) Otis Campbell-town drunk on Andy Griffith

2) Consuelo Lopez

3) Pinky Tuscadero -The Fonz' girlfriend on Happy Days (one of the many)

4) Agnes Dipesto -receptionist on Moonlighting :)

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo

7) Georgette Franklin

8) Joe Gerard

9) Gladys Kravitz-neighbor on Bewitched

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows

11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

Jo said...

Amazingly enough, I remember a lot of those names, but my favorite was Pinky Tuscadero. She was the Fonz's girlfriend and she rode a motorcycle. I always wanted to be Pinky Tuscadero.

Whatever happened to her?

Now I'm going to have to Google her to find out. *heh*

Maggie May said...

They are all so lovely that I can't pick any particular photo. You have an absolute knack of making them look so professional.
Your little dog and the bird and the icicles spring to mind as beautiful but the scenery is out of theis world.

Sorry I couldn't answer even one of the questions.

kenju said...

I just found you at blogs of note.

1. Andy Griffith Show
3. Grease
4. Moonlighting
7. Mary Richard's friend (I cannot remember the name of the actress right now)
9. Bewitched

Shrinky said...

Wish I could claim to be too young to participate, truth is I've reached the stage of being too senile to remember much of anything, least of all lesser known familiar actors (pout). Sorry.

I adore that picture of the Goldcrest - one landed in my hand and stayed there, cheeping up at me one dawn morning. I know. He even sat on the gate-post for me and let me get my camera before hopping back up on again. (Yes, of course I posted it.) Grin. Even now, I'm Still awestruck..

You capture the most beautiful of images.

Frank Baron said...

1) Andy of Mayberry/Andy Griffith
2) Marcus Welby
3) Happy Days
5) Rawhide
7) Mary Tyler Moore Show
9) Bewitched
11) The Real McCoys

That's all I can take a realistic shot at. I think I'm too darn young for most of these.

As evidenced by that fine action shot you took of me. ;)

Pamela said...

Just one post -- SO MUCH TO SEE.
Yes -- great photo of american goldfinch. He's already starting to get his mating colors on

I did terrible with your test:

1) Otis Campbell MAYBERRY RFD (Andy Griffith show?)

2) Consuelo Lopez

3) Pinky Tuscadero HAPPY DAYS

4) Agnes Dipesto BRADY BUNCH??

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo

7) Georgette Franklin MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW

8) Joe Gerard

9) Gladys Kravitz BEWITCHED

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows IDREAM OF JEANNIE


11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

I'm sure I can google them all now and say "For sure, I should have known that one."


Thanks for the visit, too!

Pamela said...

yup. Agnes Dipesto. I had to hit the palm of my hand to my forehead.

I remember her so WELL!

Steve Ballmer said...

... enjoying your blog!

lime said...

oh the shot of the birds is amazing. i love the icicles too.

ok, here are the few guesses i have.

1) Otis Campbell: Mayberry?

2) Consuelo Lopez: Marcus Welby

3) Pinky Tuscadero:Happy Days

4) Agnes Dipesto:this one is driving me crazy. i know that name but can't think where it is from.

5) Gil Chesterton

6) Jenny Piccalo:Happy Days

7) Georgette Franklin:Mary Tyler Moore Show

8) Joe Gerard

9) Gladys Kravitz

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows: I dream of Jeannie

11) Earl J. Waggedorn

12) Kelly Kapoor

Shammickite said...

Sorry Hilary, I have absolutely no idea about those names. I've never been a keen TV watcher, but I'm sure that once you publish the answers, I'll say "OH OF COURSE!! I should have known!!" and hit myself in the head!
Nice to have a day or so of milder weather isn't it.... I'm getting pretty fed up with cold all the time.
Great pics of crazy Benny!

Michele said...

Some beautiful photos as usual... the skies with their beautiful colors and the pretty icicles.
Now that the weather is showing some signs of warm temps... I'm starting to see some icicle formation here which I haven't seen yet this year.
A fun post... looking forward to seeing your answers.
Hug♥

Kappa no He said...

Tell me that I am number one on your comments. Tell me! Woo hoo.

Now that I've calmed down. I actually got a lot of those right (checked via Google). I remember liking Leather Tuscedero and it was my Japanese husband who told me the actor was actually Suzi Quatro, the bassist babe. Blew my mind.

Frank cracked me up. Grrr.

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Cedar said...

1) Otis Campbell - Andy Griffth Show

2) Consuelo Lopez - Will and Grace

3) Pinky Tuscadero - Happy Days

4) Agnes Dipesto - no freakin idea

5) Gil Chesterton - beats me

6) Jenny Piccalo - Happy Days

7) Georgette Franklin - Dunno

8) Joe Gerard - hmmm dunno

9) Gladys Kravitz - Bewitched

10) Dr. Alfred Bellows - ah got me

11) Earl J. Waggedorn - DIIK

12) Kelly Kapoor - clueless in Seattle

Wow, don't pick me for Trivia Pursuit.

Indrani said...

I have no clue about who is to which show. But thanks for the visual treat, superb shots. I liked the light reflecting off the icicles.

Merisi said...

Oh dear, I did not watch enough TV, I'm afraid! :-)))

Love you wintry pictures, especially the pink-hued sunset ones. My favorite though is the very first one, the bird.

I came here thanks to David's Authorblog: congratulations on winning a spot on his POD!

Lawstude said...

i guess the pics are for me because honestly, those names doesn't ring a bell lol.

Lawstude's Latest Post: Find Calm in the Wild Waters.

Hilary said...

• Welcome, Dawno and thanks for playing along. I was with Frank at the time your comment came in and told him that you were waving at him. He waved back and had a sip of Irish Mist in your honour. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks for playing along, Angie and thanks also for the kind words. :)

• Welcome, Accidental Bavarian and thanks for participating. :)

• Thanks very much for the kind words, Dave. Always appreciated. :)

• Thanks so much, NJ. What an exciting first day on the job for your sister. Just what does she do that drew Alan Alda to her? His voice alone would be so recognizable - at least for us older farts. ;) Thanks always for the kind words. :)

• Thanks for playing, Russell. You may not have known many, but you were still one of the first to reply. I hope you'll be back to see the answers. :)

• Thanks for coming by and commenting, Tabor. Much appreciated. :)

• Jinsky! How observant and creative you are. I had never noticed how the snow on that hose reel looked like a gnome. Thanks for pointing that out. I do remember seeing a snow-covered BBQ that looked like Jack Nicholson once! Too funny. :)

• Thanks for playing along, Leah. You did well. :)

• Sully, you did really well too. I think you probably got the most correct answers, in fact. And I was particularly impressed, though not really surprised that you knew Earl J. Waggedorn. Thanks for participating. :)

• Thanks for playing along, Daryl. I'm unfamiliar with the name Pinky Tuscadero being associated with Grease but there are so many similarities between Grease and Happy Days that it wouldn't surprise me - much. :)

• Welcome, and thanks for playing along, Tired Dad. You did know a lot of them. :)

• Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Protege. I totally believe that you're too young to remember these show, no matter where you did (or didn't fully) grow up. ;) I hope you're spared excessive snow this year and that spring hurries along. Thanks for the always-kind words. :)

• Pat, I just don't believe you're too old to know the answers. You were probably just too busy being a toddler. ;) Thanks for the kind words about the photos. :)

• Thanks so much for stopping by, Missicat. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)

• Thanks very much for your kind words, Sandra. Believe it or not, the really cringe-worthy photos of Frank haven't been posted... yet. ;) Nah, there's not too many of those but if/when I get his "ok," you'll probably see more. Thanks always for the visit. :)

• Cheffie, it wouldn't have been cheating at all, unless you're married to Google. ;) Thanks for dropping by. :)

• Thanks very much for participating, Sue. I'm glad you had a peek into the cobwebs of your mind.. and mine. Thanks for the very kind words. :)

• Thanks for playing along, Cuzzie Phyllis. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Mama Geek, he has a way of doing that! Thanks for stopping by. :)

More replies coming up...

Moannie said...

I bet I would remember the shows but the pictures are a great consolation.

Congratulations on making POTD.

Hilary said...

• Susan, you were probably way too busy doing real life stuff to miss it at all. Your Dad may have had the right idea - in part, anyway. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks for the very kind words, JC. Much appreciated. I'm glad you stopped by. :)

• Maggie-Gem, you did quite well for not Googling. Thanks for participating. :)

• Andrea, you did fine. You too, were probably living real life while the rest of us were glued to the tube. Thanks for playing. :)

• Thanks for the kind words, Crabby. Maybe the next quiz (whenever/whatever that may be) will be more up your alley. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks very much, Tiaras & Tantrums. :)

• Thank you, Reb. Your comments are always very much appreciated. I'm glad you liked the photo of Benny and that you enjoyed the quiz. I knew you'd do well, and you did. :)

• Thanks very much for the kind words, Lover of Life. I can imagine that forgetting names can put you in a tricky situation at times, but at least you know faces. Staring blankly at someone you don't even recognize would be a lot worse. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• You got plenty, Doris. And Joan Jett was an understandable answer, though I believe you were thinking of Pinky's kid sister Leather Tuscadero who was played by Suzi Quatro. Benny happily wags his tail right back at you! Thanks for stopping by and playing along. :)

• Thanks kindly, DS - and you did very well on the quiz. Nurse Kealani Kellye in M*A*S*H was played by Kellye Nakahar, according to Wikipedia. Thanks for participating. :)

• Thanks so much for playing along, Susan and for your always kind words about my photos. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks so much for participating, Doris. You remember and described those characters very well. I should have consulted you for the answers post. I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz. :)

• Michelle, you're just too much of a young pup to remember these. As for Suldog, I haven't read many blog posts yet today, but I suspect it's too late to hide you now. He's gonna rip into something big. Lucky for you, he likes you tons. ;) Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Baggie, you old and forgetful? Nah. Take your pick - you can't possibly be both. ;) Thanks for the kind words. :)

• David, of course Mrs. Authorblog could have helped. I was hoping you'd return with her answers. Even more so, I'm hoping that your weather improves vastly and that those horrible fires are no more. Thanks for stopping by and thanks very much for the Post of the Day mention for this quiz. Much appreciated. :)

• You did great MT, and thanks so much for your very kind words. I'm glad you decided to keep on blogging. :)

• Thanks very much for your kind words, Mansuetude. Always appreciated. I'm curious as to why you dislike the idea of Howdy Doodie? Please explain. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks for stopping by and playing along, Tia. :)

• Jo, Clearly you remember Pinky well! So what did you find out about whatever happened to her? Thanks for the visit. :)

• Maggie May, thank you so much for such kind words. I'm glad you liked the photos. You've made my day. :)

Still more replies coming up...

Hilary said...

• Welcome, Kenju and thanks for playing along. :)

• Shrinky, I don't believe you. You're just too young to remember. ;) I'm going to have to head over to your blog and see that photo of the bird. It must be incredible to have had it land on you. You must be like.. Snow White! ;) Thanks so much for your always-kind words. They're so much appreciated. :)

• Yes, Frank. You're a mere child. This must be why you can remember the names of some shows that existed before I was even cognizant of the television. ;) OK, fine.. I do remember them, but not well. Thanks for playing along. :)

• Thanks for the kind words, Pamela and for confirming that it was indeed an American Goldfinch. I hope you didn't hit your forehead too hard when you Googled Miss DiPesto. Thanks for participating. :)

• Thank you, Steve. :)

• You did well, Lime. Thanks for playing along. And for the kind words about the photos. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks for the visit, Shammie. Yes, I'm thoroughly enjoying the milder weather. It's like a hint of spring. Today is sunny and clear and I should get out soon and enjoy it. Thanks for the visit. I'm glad you're enjoying that crazy pup! :)

• Thanks for the very kind words, Michele. Always considered high praise coming from the wonderful photographer that you are. I hope you're enjoying the milder days out your way too. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Terrie, you're number one in my comments!! No, sorry.. I lied. But you're the first to know that Pinky's sister Leather was Suzi Quatro! I hadn't heard of her until I saw her on Happy Days but she does rock and I have the downloads to prove it! And yes, Frank is quite the crack-up. ;) Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks very kindly, Susan. I'll post that award on my sidebar as soon as I'm done answering comments. Thanks so much for thinking about me. :)

• I think you did just fine, Cedar. Thanks for playing. :)

• Thanks kindly, Idrani. I'm glad you liked the shot. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks so much, Merisi. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. It means a lot to me that you do, since you're such a wonderful photographer. Thanks also for the POD congrats. Much appreciated. :)

• Sorry you didn't recognize any of them, Lawstude but I hope you enjoyed the pics. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks, Moannie. You managed to sneak in between my last two sets of comments. I'm glad you did, because your kind words mean a great deal to me. Thanks for stopping by. :)

kcinnova said...

The names of #3 and #9 are familiar, but I was never much of a TV watcher, so that's as far as I got.

I love your photographs of the icicle through the window and the tendrils of the willow reaching down to the snow.

Country Girl said...

There must be something wrong with my blogroll. This didn't come up as a new post and I totally missed this! And now the answers are already printed. I only knew about 4 of them!

Poutalicious said...

Woot-woot. It was just as much fun going through and reading all of the comments!

Moi said...

i wouldn't have known any of thse, even if i arrived in time to read this post.....:)

i enjoyed the images thoroughly, though........Old Man Winter will soon be gone I think in our parts.......we have had temps. in 60 degrees for two consecutive days now.....

Redbush said...

Hello, Hilary! I must admit I have no idea about the names. I do watch T.V., but am pulling a total blank! Your photos are fabulous, especially the sunset ones, and the icicles. Your jack russell reminds me of my fox terrier when he was younger- dominating his leash and lots of energy!

Hilary said...

• Thanks, KC. I'm glad you liked the photos and wish the quiz was more interesting for you. Maybe the next one. :) Thanks always for stopping by.

• Kate, I'm sorry that this missed your blog roll somehow. Blogger isn't always the quickest to update. I notice that quite often it takes a few hours. Maybe next time, eh? Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks, Susan. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Moi, I envy your warm weather. We've not had anything above 50F and those were rainy/foggy days. Spring can't be too far, can it? I'm glad you like the pics. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Welcome, Redbush and thanks very much for the kind words. Yes, no doubt your dog and Benny share the terrier mentality. Hopefully "younger" is the operative word, and Benny will settle down some as he gets older. Yeah, right! ;) Thanks for the visit. :)