Monday, February 28, 2005

A Few of My Favorite Things


Monkees Song: "Daydream Believer" (the Anne Murray version is great, too!)
Beatles Song: "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Carpenters Song: "Merry Christmas, Darling"
Frank Sinatra Song: "Summer Wind"
Moody Blues Song: "Once Upon A Time (In Your Wildest Dreams)"
U2 Song: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Bing Crosby Song: "Moonlight Becomes You"
Bruce Springsteen song: "Born to Run"
ABBA Song: "Fernando"
Eagles Song: "Desperado"
Smash Mouth Song: "All Star"
Norah Jones Song: "Sunrise"
John Mayer song: "No Such Thing"
Train song: "Drops of Jupiter"
Bangles Song: "Manic Monday"
Aerosmith Song: "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" (and I HATE the movie "Armegeddon" : 0 p )
Madonna song: "This Used to Be My Playground" (I DO like "A League of Their Own" ; 0 ) )
Nat King Cole Song: "Avalon"
Supremes Song: "Someday We'll Be Together"
No Doubt/Gwen Stefani Song: "On Sunday Morning"
Louis Armstrong Song: "I Was Doin' All Right"
Ella Fitzgerold Song: "I've Got a Crush On You"
Rolling Stones Song: "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Rosemary Clooney Song: "Hey There"

Song released within the last year: "Accidentally in Love," Counting Crows

Song written for a live-action film musical: "Singin' In the Rain," "Hollywood Revue of 1929"
Song written for a Disney musical: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," "Cinderella"
Song written for a non-musical film: "Boardwalk Angel," "Eddie and the Cruisers"
Little-known movie soundtrack: "Eddie and the Cruisers"

20s Movie Musical: "The Broadway Melody"
30s Movie Musical: Tie - "Naughty Marietta" and "Top Hat"
40s Movie Musical: "The Harvey Girls"
50s Movie Musical: Tie - "Singin' In the Rain"; "The Band Wagon"; "Oklahoma!"
60s Movie Musical: Tie - "The Music Man" and "Thorougly Modern Millie"
70s Movie Musical: Tie - "Grease" and "The Muppet Movie"
80s Movie Musical: "The Muppets Take Manhattan"
90s Movie Musical: "Newsies"
00s Movie Musical: Tie - "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge"

Action Movie Series: "Indiana Jones" (Honorable mention - "James Bond")
Sci-Fi Movie Series: "Star Wars" (Honorable Mention - "Men In Black")
Comedy Movie Series: "The Road To..." (Honorable Mention - "The Marx Brothers")
Mystery/Suspense Movie Series: "The Thin Man"
Comic Book Superhero Movie Series: "Superman" (Honorable Mention - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles")

Little-Known Comedy: "Office Space" (Honorable Mention - "Brain Donors" and "Show People")
Little Known Science Fiction: "The Last Starfighter" (Honorable Mention - 80s "Flash Gordon")
Little Known Drama: 1937 Janet Gaynor version of "A Star Is Born" (Honorable Mention - "Love Me Or Leave Me")
Little Known Musical: "The Pirate Movie" (Honorable Mentions - "Head" and "The Pirates of Penzance")
Little-Known Western: "Tall In the Saddle"
Little Known Mystery/Suspense - "Out of the Past" (Honorable Mention: 1919 serial "The Woman in Gray")


Anime: "Sailor Moon"
Loony Tunes Characters: Pepe Le Pew, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Prissy
Classic Disney Characters: Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, The Nephews, Goofy
Cartoon Network Show: "The Powerpuff Girls"
Care Bears: Tenderheart and Good Luck
Strawberry Shortcake: Huckleberry Pie and Miss Strawberry herself ; 0 )
Rainbow Brite "Color Kid": Red Butler (notice a theme with the red colors here? ; 0 ) )
Winnie the Pooh Character: Pooh
Nickelodeon Cartoons: "Rugrats," "The Wild Thornberries," "Hey Arnold!", "As Told By Ginger," "Rocket Power"
Other Favorites from the Theatrical Short Era: Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, Betty Boop, Superman (the 40s cartoons), Popeye, Tom and Jerry, the Tex Avery spoof travelogues
Other Childhood Favorites Not Yet Mentioned: Thundercats, Voltron, The Wuzzles, He-Man, She-Ra, Jem and the Holograms, Pac Man, Richie Rich, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Garfield, Duck Tailes, Tale Spin, Dungeons and Dragons, Tiny Toon Adventures, Inspector Gadget, Pirates of Dark Water, Care Bears Family, A Pup Named Scooby Doo, The Real Ghostbusters
Other Hanna Barbara Favorites: Hong Kong Phooey, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, All-Star Laugh-A-Lympics, most variations on "Scooby Doo," The Jetsons, The Flinstones
Oldest Favorite Animated Character: Felix the Cat (Debuted in silent cartoons in 1924 and still pops up today - how about THAT for nine lives? ; 0 )
Most Recent Favorite Animated Character: Disney's "Kim Possible"

Favorite Disney Traditionally Animated Film: "The Rescuers" (Honorable Mentions: "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," "Tarzan," "Hercules," "Sleeping Beauty," "Alice In Wonderland," "Brother Bear")
Favorite Disney/Pixar Flick: "Toy Story 2" (Honorable Mentions - "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc")
Other Favorite Animated Films: "Cats Don't Dance," "Charlotte's Web," "Chicken Run," all of the Care Bears movies, "An American Tale: Fivel Goes West," "Anastasia"


Pure Sitcom: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (Honorable Mentions: "Perfect Strangers," "Bewitched," "I Love Lucy," "Cheers," "Night Court," "Get Smart," "Fraiser")
Musical/Variety/Comedy: "The Monkees" (They weren't QUITE a normal sitcom...I don't really know where else to categorize them) (Honorable Mention: "Laugh In" and the early "Saturday Night Live" eps)
Drama: "Law and Order" (Original)
Hybrid/"Dramady": "Remember WENN" (Not quite a normal sitcom, either...) (Honorable Mention: "Moonlighting")
Action: "MacGyver" (Honorable Mentions: "Magnum PI" and "The Dukes of Hazard"


Strawberry Shortcake Rag Doll (early 80s)
Lady LovelyLocks Dolls (mid/late 80s)
Original My Little Ponies (throughout 80s and into early 90s)
Roger Rabbit doll (late 80s)
Jem Dolls and cassettes (mid 80s)
Happy Birthday Barbie (mine was early 80s)
Barbie Dream House (early 80s with yellow trim)
Gray plastic typewriter (mid 80s)
Huge Paddington Bear (early 80s)
She-Ra action figures (mid/late 80s)
He Man action figures (early/mid 80s)
Cabbage Patch Doll (mid 80s)
Sweet Roses Barbie and PJ (early 80s)
Pound Puppy (mid-80s - I named him "Buster")
Barbie doll in fancy heart-trimmed dress (Don't remember actual name, but the dress was awesome - early/mid 80s)
Barbie Ice Cream Shoppe/Ice Cream Maker (once again, not actual name) (Late 80s)


Favorite Mystery Series:

Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
"Cat Who" series by Lillian Jackson Braun
Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton
Phillip Marlowe series by Raymond Chandler
Thomas and Charlotte Pitt and William Monk series by Anne Perry
Daisy Daryrumple series by Carola Dunn
Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Brown
Regan O'Reilly series by Carol Higgins Clark
Goldy Bear Schultz series by Diane Mott Davidson
Maggody series by Joan Hess
Amanda Pepper series by Gillian Roberts
Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
Most of Dashiell Hammett's novels, especially "The Thin Man"

I'm sure I'll remember more after I finish here...maybe another time. : 0 D

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