Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stew and a Half Men!

It's time for another heapin' helpin' of Random Stew!


I would have a bowl of this right now. (As long as it was fresh - not eating thirty year old cereal. No sir.)

There is a new Wonder Woman TV show gearing up - Adrienne Palicki has been cast as the Amazon Princess. Before the show had even gotten going, DC comics obliged the potential show creators by changing Wonder Woman's costume from the classic look to a new "black leggings and leather jacket" ensemble to make her "cooler" and less "comic booky." Bleh. But it's not the first time DC has messed with this legend's appearance - it's like the third or fourth! Here's one such "New Look" from 1969...

In fact - why not take a look at the proposed new costume:

This just doesn't do it for me. I can see where they want this to go - but it's just a bare step removed from a casual outfit a non superhero woman would wear out and about.

Here is what the new costume will actually look like:

Okay. It's not perfect - I would like to see what red boots would look like - but this is pretty good - and she's a lovely young woman - and in this she still looks like a comic book character - I like bright shiny primary colors.

UPDATE: (3/30/11) Well, I guess this blog has a little more juice than I may have realized. Here's a pic of Wonder Woman star Adrienne Palicki filming in downtown Hollywood yesterday or today...take a look...I'll wait...

Yep...like I said....red boots....thas right, thas right...we bad...onh honh...

And just because no discussion of the Wonder Woman costume should ever fail to acknowledge the Queen:

(And here's hoping Lynda Carter will get to play the Queen - Hippolyta, that is!)

Did you hear the whistling theme song in your head? Then you need to watch this more.

Let's take a musical break with the Del Rubio Triplets!

Who remembers that both WKRP in Cincinnati and What's Happening? came back in the late 80's in first run syndication? WKRP had Mykelti Williamson in the Gary Sandy role, Tawny Kitaen as a DJ but firmly in the Loni Anderson role, and the original Herb, Les, and Mr. Carlson. They got 47 episodes out of it with several cast changes across two seasons. What's Happening Now? had all three original guys, with Shirley Hemphill back as Shirley, now the owner of the cafe (with Raj) and Anne-Marie Johnson as Mrs. Raj. It managed three seasons and 66 episodes, and must be held responsible for letting Martin Lawrence loose on the world, as he joined the cast in the third season to try to recapture the "youth factor" of the original series.

Cleverly titled "The New WKRP in Cincinatti"

What's Happening Now?

And let's wrap it up with the beauty of Tanya Memme - formerly the face of DirecTV - and now host of Sell This House! on A&E.

Now that was some good stew - til next time, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

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