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RIP Mike Douglas

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 21, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Dies on his 81st birthday.

  2. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    I wonder if he ever got his set back from Kramer?
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Wasn't that Merv?
  4. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Wasn't that Merv Griffin's set?

    I remember when Moe Howard was on and broke a bottle over MD's head (and his hairpiece moved).

    My favorite guy on the show was Sandy Barron, a comic who never broke out but was a freakin' riot in Broadway Danny Rose.

    Totie Fields -- oy gevalt, stump and all.

    YHS, etc
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Don't remember Sandy Barron but i recall Totie Fields and Moms Mabley too.

    Mike was a fixture of my after-school TV viewing.....
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I thought it was Mike Douglas, too. But it was Merv.

  7. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    I thought it was Mike Douglas as well but I could be wrong.
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    What are you saying, they're not the same person?
  9. part-timer

    part-timer Member

    It was cool when he did he show at the KYW studio on 5th and Market in Philadelphia, we used to watch every day to see if we knew anybody in the audience. It was a sad day when the show moved to the west coast.
  10. Mike Douglas and Dark Shadows after school.

    RIP Mike.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Always liked Mike better than Merv anyway.
  12. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I always enjoyed his show. He came across as an honest, straight-forward guy. He told a funny story in his book where Rush Limbaugh during the Clinton impeachment nonsense was talking about Michael Douglas, saying Michael Douglas admitted he was a sex addict and got treatment. Only Rush, being loose with facts and stuff coming out of his mouth, says "Mike Douglas". So Mike Douglas, not Michael, walks into the grill of his country club and, as Mike Douglas described it, gets all kinds of strange looks. Eventually, he figured it out.

    And Kramer got Merv Griffin's old set.
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