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Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: aaron sica on October 29, 2013, 01:44:45 PM

Four episodes of MG, 2 of P+, 2 of $100K Pyramid from 8am-noon.


 


http://gsntv.tumblr.com/post/65444286999/gsn-honors-comedienne-and-game-show-panelist-marcia


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: daveromanjr on October 29, 2013, 02:03:15 PM

I\'m glad the network still does stuff like this, good job GSN!


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: Vahan_Nisanian on October 29, 2013, 02:03:51 PM

Yes, same here. It shows compassion from them.


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: jjman920 on October 29, 2013, 06:15:36 PM

I wasn\'t sure if she\'d get a tribute. She wasn\'t as big as Dick Clark or Richard Dawson, but she wasn\'t as obscure as Charlton Heston or the other random celebrities GSN would tribute years ago.


 


Very glad to see them do this for her.


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: BrandonFG on October 29, 2013, 07:19:47 PM

I wonder how many younger Simpsons viewers (say those born after the show premiered in 1989) recognized the character\'s name but not Marcia\'s itself. I then wonder whether they might tune in just to see what exactly Mrs. Krabappel looked like in real life.


 


Or was that the kind of thing only a weirdo like me would\'ve done?


 


ObSimpsons: when Comedy Central showed Rhoda reruns back in the mid-90s, I remember Penn Jillette doing voiceover previews, telling you that you can finally see what Marge Simpson looks like. :-P


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: Kevin Prather on October 30, 2013, 05:39:35 AM


I wonder how many younger Simpsons viewers (say those born after the show premiered in 1989) recognized the character\'s name but not Marcia\'s itself. I then wonder whether they might tune in just to see what exactly Mrs. Krabappel looked like in real life.


 


Or was that the kind of thing only a weirdo like me would\'ve done?




As a 1990 baby, I initially only knew Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel and was unaware of her previous career, but I did know her by her real name. I remember being taken aback when watching an episode of Match game and there she was.


 


If I remember correctly, David Doyle also appeared on Match Game, who someone my age might remember as Grandpa Lou from \"Rugrats\".

Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: BrandonFG on October 30, 2013, 09:34:04 AM


If I remember correctly, David Doyle also appeared on Match Game, who someone my age might remember as Grandpa Lou from \"Rugrats\".




You do remember correctly, usually in the daily syndie era. I think he commonly sat in the upper left...or was it the McLean/Bill Daily chair?

Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: clemon79 on October 30, 2013, 11:08:37 AM

You do remember correctly, usually in the daily syndie era. I think he commonly sat in the upper left...or was it the McLean/Bill Daily chair?



Yep, upper left. I prefer to think of it as the Jack Narz Memorial Seat.

Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: Matt Ottinger on October 30, 2013, 11:57:05 AM


 



You do remember correctly, usually in the daily syndie era. I think he commonly sat in the upper left...or was it the McLean/Bill Daily chair?


Yep, upper left. I prefer to think of it as the Jack Narz Memorial Seat.


 




 


Would like a word with you.


 


It fascinates me that Marcia Wallace and David Doyle would possibly be better known for their cartoon voice work than for their iconic 70s TV roles, but I guess I\'m just getting old.


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: BillCullen1 on October 30, 2013, 01:28:18 PM
Nice that GSN is doing this. I\'ll be sure to Tivo a couple of shows since I\'ll be away.
Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: Pyramid80 on October 30, 2013, 05:33:28 PM


You do remember correctly, usually in the daily syndie era. I think he commonly sat in the upper left...or was it the McLean/Bill Daily chair?


Yep, upper left. I prefer to think of it as the Jack Narz Memorial Seat.

 
Would like a word with you.

 

It fascinates me that Marcia Wallace and David Doyle would possibly be better known for their cartoon voice work than for their iconic 70s TV roles, but I guess I\'m just getting old.



I was thinking the same thing Matt.  I am an 80\'s baby, but I would definitely know these two more for their characters Carol and Bosley.  I learned something new...I never knew that David Doyle did cartoon voice work.
Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: Mike Tennant on October 30, 2013, 09:56:29 PM

As I said to a few people upon hearing of Marcia\'s death, while I (and possibly they) may know her more for The Bob Newhart Show, if she had not been a Simpsons voice, her death probably would have received very little coverage and might have taken a few days to get reported.


 


Not being a Charlie\'s Angels fan, I recognized David Doyle\'s distinctive voice on Rugrats because of his many game show appearances.


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: SRIV94 on November 01, 2013, 08:37:21 AM

For the record, first two MG episodes were 626-627 (OAD:  1/13-14/76).  Guessing they\'ll continue with 628 and 629 for the next hour.


 


I met Ms. Wallace a few years back at an autograph show.  She was a very sweet lady.


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: That Don Guy on November 03, 2013, 01:35:43 AM

I wonder why GSN chose those particular episodes - especially the $100,000 Pyramid ones where she didn\'t appear in the Winners Circle at all.  (I did notice that each show started with a Monday episode.)


 


Side note: I couldn\'t find Michael Spound in the Encyclopedia of Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows for anything besides Hotel, so I checked IMDB; the only time he has played the same character more than twice since then is five episodes of Days of Our Lives in 2007.


Title: GSN honoring Marcia Wallace on 11/1
Post by: Jay Temple on November 03, 2013, 11:09:12 AM

The first thing I thought of with $100KP was her line, \"Don\'t you, Dick Clark, have something to do with music? Call me crazy.\" They probably chose that episode for that reason. I noticed that all the episodes of each show were consecutive. That show being on a Monday left them no other options. (Of course, to me that just says that they shouldn\'t have stuck to consecutive shows.)