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Pinchot Online Announces a
Special Christmas Contest!
Lucy of Bronson Pinchot
Online recently announced that the site is holding a special Christmas
contest which calls on all of Bronson's fans to be creative this holiday
season! All you need to do is e-mail
Cousin Lucy and explain why you like Bronson any way you choose, be it with
a poem, a picture, a video or whatever else you can come up with! The most
creative answer will be chosen by Cousin Lucy and Cousin Linda Kay and the
winner will receive a copy of Bronson's audiobook "Chapters From My
Biography" by Mark Twain in the MP3 format! Both Twain and Bronson
were / are amazingly creative and expressively brilliant, so try to match their
wit and style by coming up with something really original! The deadline
for entries is December 20th and the winner will be announced on Bronson Pinchot
Online on December 24th, the site's one year anniversary! Not only that,
but ALL the entries will be compiled as a video and posted on December 25th as
well! We look forward to seeing all of your entries, Cousins!
Bronson Pinchot Online for more details!
Gift of Christmas Love from Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is
giving fans of Perfect Strangers (and of Christmas in general) a real treat this
year with their release of a DVD collection of classic Christmas television
episodes! Included in this set is the never-before-released Perfect
Strangers season four episode The Gift of the Mypiot, which was the
second Christmas episode made for the series (the first, the second season
classic A Christmas Story, has already been released as part of the
Season One and Two DVD set.) Also included in this set are Christmas
episodes of Dr. Kildare ("An Exchange of Gifts,") The
Courtship of Eddie's Father ("Gifts Are For Giving,") CHiPs
("Christmas Watch,") Eight is Enough ("Yes Nicholas, There
Is a Santa Claus,") Welcome Back, Kotter ("Sweathog Christmas
Special,") Alice ("A Semi-Merry Christmas,") and Mama's
Family ("Mama Gets Goosed.")
has informed us that the Perfect Strangers episode on this collection is
currently NOT the unedited broadcast version but the two-minute truncated
syndicated version. Warners as assured SitcomsOnline that they will be
working to correct this and will keep them informed of updates (since the DVDs
are made to order there shouldn't be the issue of faulty copies for sale from
the site once they have it fixed.) We will keep you posted about this
We're Going to Hawai'i!!
We have just
learned that Bronson Pinchot will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the
popular new CBS series Hawaii Five-0. In the upcoming November 8th
episode, Mana-o, Danny's ex-partner turns up dead, which leads the team
into dealing with a dangerous drug cartel. Bronson is listed as playing a
character named Bastille, and we hope that his appearance will amount to more
than just a silent walk-on a la his disappointing omission from the series Chuck
just over a month ago! Press photos from the episode show Bronson in
several scenes with the other cast members and it's clear his character is on
the opposite side of the law, which should lead to some good drama!
Press Photos of Bronson's Appearance By Clicking Here!
CBS.com for more information about Hawaii Five-0!
Upcoming Conversation with Sam Anderson
in His Native State of North Dakota!
If you're going to
be anywhere near Grand Forks, North Dakota, on October 21st, you may want to
plan to stop at the University of North Dakota's Chester Fritz Auditorium at
7:30 p.m. and there you'll find a familiar face. As part of the
University's Great Conversation series, local news anchor, reporter and speaker
Terry Dullum will be the moderator overseeing the conversation with actor Sam
Anderson, and we're sure it will be a very interesting evening! Sam
Anderson, a native of North Dakota and a graduate from UND, will be the special
guest speaker as the school celebrates its Theatre Arts 100th Anniversary this
year! Sam Anderson is very active in the theater arts himself, acting as a
producer and artistic director of The
Road Theatre Company (which is entering it's 20th year!) as well as
coordinating a theatre for elderly actors and doing fundraising for the theatre
arts in Los Angeles.
the University of North Dakota's Theater Arts Webpage
The Dullum File Website for Information About This Event
Local news station
WDAZ reported on Sam's appearance at the University of North Dakota and filed
this video report (note there is a fee to access the now-archived article):
here to watch the WDAZ Report!
Pomeranz Writes about Traveling with His Son
just in! We have learned from David
Pomeranz' Official Website that a new book has been released written by
David's father, Mel Pomeranz. The tome is entitled 9,000 Miles to
Manila - A Journey With My Son, David Pomeranz. The book promises an
entertaining inside look into the life of this wonderful performer through the
eyes of one who certainly knows him best. It all culminates with the story
of an unforgettable tour to the Philippines. As David is quoted in the
press materials: "The night before our return to the states, I had done an
outdoor concert in the pouring rain. Most of the people had decided to
stay. Holding hands, they all walked to the front of the stage and started
singing along. It was as though the sun were shining. They were my
family and I would remember them always." You can now order the book
online using the link below!
9,000 Miles to Manila from the David Pomeranz Online Store!
Fall TV Season Begins with Bronson Versus Chuck
and Sam Anderson with Class on NCIS
new Fall TV Season is upon us and already we have two . . . count 'em two
. . . former Perfect Strangers cast appearances to look forward to!
Not only did
Bronson appear on the premiere episode of Celebrity Nightmares Decoded
(full story below) but he is scheduled to appear on the second episode of NBC's
popular comedy-spy action show Chuck, airing September 27th at 8:00
p.m. The episode is entitled "Chuck Versus The Suitcase" and
takes place at Milan's Fashion Week! For those of you who have never seen
the show (or just want a refresher on where the series left off last season) you
can view the Season Four Trailer linked below!
And then the next
day, September 28th, turn over to CBS to catch Sam Anderson as he makes a guest
appearance on the military crime drama series NCIS. The episode,
which is entitled "Worst Nightmare," features Sam as a schoolteacher
whose classroom turns into a crime scene when one of his students is kidnapped.
We're very excited
about these upcoming guest appearances and hope there will be many more to come
a Quick Look at Bronson on Chuck in the Season Four Trailer!
TVGuide.com's article about Sam on NCIS!
information added September 28, 2010:
appearance on Chuck was a disappointment to many since it amounted to only a
five second, non-speaking cameo instead of a full-fledge guest spot,
although Bronson's name did appear in the opening credits and his tiny segment
was quite funny. Note to casting directors: Seeing Bronson for five
seconds is certainly better than not seeing him at all, but of course in future
roles we would like to see a lot MORE of him, please! At the very least it
would have been funny had his character showed up again before the end of the
program, maybe to round out the joke!
Recounts Recurring Nightmare for Bio TV
We all know that
Bronson Pinchot has always been very open and honest when it comes to giving interviews
and participating in various television projects, but this was never proven so
dramatically as his recent appearance on the debut episode of the new Biography
cable channel's show Celebrity Nightmares Decoded. The series is
along the same lines as the network's popular Celebrity Ghost Stories,
only in this program the famous personalities share vivid and sometimes
recurring dreams which are re-enacted on video to illustrate the images.
Also appearing on the first episode was actress Jodie Sweetin, actor Barry
Williams and comedianne Rachel Dratch. On hand to offer interpretations of
the nightmares is noted dream analyst and author Lauren Lawrence.
went into great detail about a nightmare which plagued him repeatedly between
the ages of 5 and 12. The scary dream involved members of his family and
concluded with the violent death of his mother, to whom Bronson has always been
close. Because of the disturbing imagery in the nightmare, Bronson never
shared it with any of his family for 40 years. After Bronson finished
recounting the terrifying dream, Lauren Lawrence offered him her opinion of the
meaning behind its intense imagery. Bronson seemed very satisfied with her
analysis and commented that if someone had interpreted the dream for him when he
was younger it would have been of great help.
to Revisit the Bard on October 3rd!
Bronson Pinchot is
no perfect stranger to Shakespeare. In fact, you may recall that earlier
this year he took part in the Los Angeles Shakespeare Center's reading of Much
Ado About Nothing (see News Article below). And now on October 3rd he
will be in Washington D.C. to participate in a special evening presented by The
Shakespeare Theatre Company featuring excerpts from Shakespeare's Italian-based
plays, i.e.: The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, etc.
This is all part of the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala which will honor
actress Annette Bening with The William Shakespeare Award (or Will Award, as
it's affectionately known) as well as the Sidney Harman Award for
Philanthropy. Also scheduled to appear that evening are Rene Auberjonois,
Paloma Herrera, Cory Stearns and Frederica Von Stade, as well as the Julliard
Jazz Artists Diploma Ensemble. The event is touted as one of the most
buzz-worthy galas to be held in our nation's capital each year, and we're
thrilled that Bronson is scheduled to be part of the event!
The Shakespeare Theatre Company's website for more information!
to Appear on NBC's Chuck!
TVFanatic.com, Bronson will be making a guest appearance on the September 27th
episode of Chuck, which airs on NBC. Bronson will be playing a
wannabe-matchmaker named Victor who Chuck meets at Milan's Fashion Week.
Should be an interesting guest turn, so we will be sure to give you a reminder
closer to the date so you can set your DVR's to record the show that night!
here to read the original article on TVFanatic.com!
Latest Turn on Law & Order
Available to View via Amazon.com!
Don't know how we
missed this one, Cousins, but apparently Mark Linn-Baker made a guest appearance
on the May 10th episode of Law & Order entitled "The Taxman
Cometh." The good news is this episode is available to view (with
purchase) at Amazon.com! And you can also watch a clip of the episode
which includes Mark at NBC.com!
episode "The Taxman Cometh" at Amazon.com!
Online Posts Video for Bronson's B.D.!
If you haven't had
the opportunity yet to check out the all-new Bronson Pinchot Online website then
here's your perfect excuse! Cousin Lucy came up with a very creative way
to help Bronson celebrate his birthday on May 20th, and that was to ask his fans
to contribute to a special birthday video, which is now posted! Be sure to
head on over and have a look! This may very well become an annual project,
so start thinking what you might want to contribute to next year's video!
Bronson's 2010 Birthday Video at Bronson Pinchot Online!
Pinchot supporting Shakespeare is
Much Ado About Nothing
Every year the
Los Angeles Shakespeare Center holds a unique all-star annual reading of a
Shakespeare comedy to help raise
money for the organization. Years ago when Perfect Strangers was
still on the air both Bronson and Mark appeared for a reading of Twelfth
Night. This year the production was Much Ado About Nothing and
Bronson Pinchot was on hand to read for the character Borachio. Also
included in the incredible all-star cast were husband and wife Tom Hank and Rita
Wilson (who led the production and played Dogberry and Margaret respectively),
Keanu Reeves (reprising the role of Don John which he played in Kenneth
Branagh's film version of the play), Jackson Browne (who performed live music
and read for Balthasar), Dana Carvey (as Verges), Helen Hunt (as Beatrice), Ewan
McGregor (as Benedick), Michael McKean (as Conrade), Julia Roberts (as Ursula),
Martin Sheen (as Leonato) and Brent Spiner (as Don Pedro.) Truly an
incredible cast for a one-time only performance!
the Los Angeles Shakespeare Center's official website
great photos of the event on BroadwayWorld.com!
Powers Up for Another Season!
The 26th season of
the Powerhouse Theatre, a collaborative effort between Vassar College and the
New York Stage & Film Company, is coming this summer, and we have learned
that NYS&F co-founder, Mark Linn-Baker, plans to work with the Powerhouse
Apprentice Company on a presentation based upon “The 1940s Radio Hour” by
Walter Jones. This production is unique in that it will include members
from both the apprentice and professional companies. But if you can't wait
until summer to see Mark, then you can watch him on YouTube chatting with Norman
Steinberg, the co-author of My Favorite Year, for a Brooklyn Independent
Television segment entitled Caught in the Act (and many thanks to Cousin
Skystar on the Forums for alerting us to this video!)
the official Powerhouse Theater website
Norman Steinberg vs. Mark Linn-Baker: Caught in the Act on YouTube
Has a Story . . . even David Pomeranz
We're very excited
to let you know that David Pomeranz, the voice you hear every time you listen to
the iconic theme song of Perfect Strangers (no matter which version you
watch; real, parody or otherwise!) will be making an appearance on The Today
Show on April 1st to perform during a segment entitled "Everyone Has a
Story" which is scheduled to air sometime during the fourth hour of the
show between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. New York time. You can also now
order David's new CD entitled "A Personal Touch" from his official
website! Just click on the link below and go to the Online Store to
the Official David Pomeranz Website!
Perfect Strangers Theme
Moves to Boston!
We thought that
The Baggy Pants' hilarious version of the Perfect Strangers theme song
filmed in Seattle was brilliant, but who knew it could be the start of a
craze? Well, now we have Perfect Strangers Boston, ingeniously compiled by
The Super Secret Project. Yep, Beantown's gone Balki! Oh my
Lord! And now The Baggy Pants have put out the call! They're
encouraging fans to put together PS theme song tributes in their own city!
And do you think fans across the country are going to heed the call? Well,
of course they will! Don't be ridiculous!!
3/2/10!!! - Read
our exclusive interview with the Super Secret Project!
The Baggy Pants Perfect Strangers Remake Mosaic!
Linn-Baker Gets a Session with the Life Coach!
series, Life Coach, stars Cheri Oteri as Liza, a life coach who holds
sessions with a wide variety of characters with a wide variety of
problems. The "sessions" (or shows) run online and also during
certain movies on AMC. As it turns out, Mark's segments aired February
15th during the movie Dave, so the segments should soon be added to the AMC and Life Coach websites
very soon! Mark played a man named Joe who goes to the Life Coach to talk
about unexpected problems which arise when he plays the lottery. Sounds
kind of like an episode of Perfect Strangers, doesn't it?
I Seen the Back of Your Head on TV?
You know him as
the back of Bronson's head, and as Nico, the Balki look-alike that Mary Anne was
dating when she and Balki broke up at the end of season seven. But do you
know the real Justin Pinchot? It's easy to tell from interviews
that his brother Bronson is an open book . . . very candid and willing to share
details of his life in interviews. As it turns out, Justin is also very
open and honest, and also extremely interesting, and we were thrilled
when he was willing to answer some of our questions about appearing on Perfect
Strangers and working with his brother, as well as his own life, interests
and passion for collecting! Trust us, Cousins, this is one interview you
don't want to miss!
Seems I've Seen This Theme Song Before!
We know you've
seen them . . . those hilarious versions of the Perfect Strangers opening
credits done by fans on YouTube. There are actually an impressive number
of these videos out there; some better than others. But now we have the
ultimate, most accurate and hilarious version yet, courtesy of The Baggy Pants,
a Seattle-based theater company who somehow managed to find the perfect
locations around their city to mimic the original Chicago locations! And
we were lucky enough to interview members Chris Bange, Ian Fraser and Cory
Calhoun, who were happy to answer our questions about this loving tribute!
here to read our exclusive interview with The Baggy Pants!
older news stories, click here!