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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta hriday, November 29, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Joan Waterfield Entertainment eye Blue Christmas for many TV stars The stores have burst into a scarlet, green and white rash that can only mean Christ- mas. But it will be a blue Christmas for many stars and their crews as the grim ratings reaper scythes many of the television shows that debuted in September. Down and off the tube will go Sons and Daughters, Planet of the Apes, Paul Sands and Texas Wheelers. Sons and Daughters was yet another spin-off from the success of American Graffiti but the growing pains of a pair of high school sweethearts (Gary Frank and Glynnis O'Connor) was a singularly humorless soap opera and it was hard to sustain interest in the continu- ing woe. Biggest casualties of Planets of the Apes are Roddy McDowall and the makeup men. As Galen, McDowell attempted to lighten the load of dull scripting and as dull a pair of companion actors (Ron Harper and James Naughton) as have been seen this season on television. The makeup and costuming which enchanted movie audiences was merely ludicrous. The whole thing was strictly Saturday matinee stuff and even the kids would prefer to watch the competi- tion in Sanford and Son and Chico and the Man. Texas Wheelers looked like a winner at season's opening. It had Jack Elam going for it as a father who is a drunk and "a loafer, and how's that for a switch? Right out of the rut too were the kids each with their own LETHBRIDGE LODGE NO. 579 VASA ORDER OF AMERICA ANNUAL LUTEFISK SUPPER SATURDAY, NOV. SCANDANAVIAN HALL 229-12th St. C. North Tickets limited. Phone 328-4615 Members and invited guests only. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE THREE MUSKETEERS" in color. Friday, Satur- day, November 29, 30. Friday shows at and p.m. FAMILY. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "DEATH WISH" starring Charles Bronson. In color. Friday, Saturday, November 29, 30. Friday shows at and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. Saturday Matinee: "TREASURE ISLAND" starring Orson Wells. Saturday, November 30. Matinee at p.m. FAMILY. TABER Tower Theatre "THE SEVEN UPS" starring Roy Schneider (of the French Friday, Saturday, November 29. 30. Friday shows at and p.m. ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Saturday Matinee: "3 STOOGES MEET HERCULES" p.m. All seats 50e. SATURDAY DISCOUNT BOMBSHELLS CHOCOLATE COVERED Snowballs Reg. par Ib. Sale Pnce CHRISTMAS OUTDOOR Lite Set 15 lights with 17Vj feet of wire. Reg. Sale Pries 3 87 BEAUTIFUL Christmas Cards 51 per box. Reg. Sale Price 99 C Christmas Wrap 12 roll pkg. 1000 inches total length. Reg. Sale Price Items On Sate From p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday, While quantities last. KRESGE'S streak of deviltry and with Gary Busey scoring as Truckee the oldest son. It would seem that the scripters could have found ample material in these characters to feed audiences something more than the saccharine sweetness of most "family" shows but Wheelers probably got shot down because of its time slot. Too bad Mary Tyler Moore Enterprises don't have the courage ot Sheldon Leonard producer of the original Dick Van Dyke Show (with Mary Tyler Moore) who fought tooth and nail and with his own money to sustain a show he believed in. Another downer for MTM Enterpriese is the cancelling of Paul Sands (In Friends and This one had a dandy time slot with Sands just great. Again the writing was weak with no growth potential for the leading character or plot. Let's hope Sands will surface in something more worthy of his undoubted talents. If there was real potential it could have been found in Paper Moon. Christopher Connelly who cut his teeth with Ryan O'Neal in television's Peyton Place was a look alike and adequate THEfUB NOW APPEARING BRAD SCRAMSTED LETHBRIDGE 421 MAYOR MAGRATH DR 328-1111 replacement for the movie's star. But Jodie Foster was something else again, one of the new breed of child actresses and a far cry from the dimpled moppet. Perhaps that old car was travelling too fast for the episodes hardly allowed any meaty characterization from the supporting players. Someone should have sent the writers Barry Broadfoot's Ten Lost Years as reference to what the dirty thirties were really like, to give young Miss Foster the kinds of gritty script she deserved. All of the above will dis- appear from Channel Seven's schedule to be replaced by what? Little House on the Prairie moves into the Sons and Daughters slot. More sen- timentality this time on the prairie frontier. Michael Landon is dad in this one but again it points up the high price of sugar. Movin' On moves into "Apes" time with the gypsy truckers providing good ac- tion with that huge tractor truck rig. It looks like a fairly good package with a neat lead in to Petrocelli. Barry Newman is the lawyer gumshoe with the same sen- sitivity about the pronouncia- tion of his name as Banacek. It will see out the season but I wouldn't look for it to return next year. Music Machine comes in for Paper Moon with Tarzan as replacement for "Sand" and Wheelers. Not exactly cheer jerkers. But television does offer some pleasant surprises. One. was certainly Focus an inter- view show which came across the border from Great Falls Saturday last. Newswoman Mary Elizabeth Stewart got a great pair of local policemen to discuss televisions "cop shows." Lively and articulate the two gentlemen took the interview into the wider area of law enforcement that did more to show the officer as human than any hundred television series. For the record both cops opted for Police Story as the best of the GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB Regular Dance SAT., NOV. 30 p.m. Music by "The Metros" Members Invited guests only HOTEL NIGHTLY LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT LILLY LARTER TAVERN: "WES KUCHERAN" HOTEL Lounge ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY "JOE LAWLOR" Tavern: TOM and KURT genre, with Police Surgeon low rated as totally un- realistic. In the coming week see Wedding in White (Saturday, Ch. 13, 9 p.m.) for many reasons. A sensitive and mov- ing film it has splendid parfor- mances and a delicacy that the small screen may even enhance. There's great local appeal also for as writer director Bill Fruet told it, when he was here to promote his product, the seed of the film was generated in Lethbridge during the war years. As a youngster he saw, and asked about a child bride walking along 13th Street North with her baby and her veteran's guard husband. Also and always a must Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen. (Monday, Ch. 9, 8 p.m.) So you've already seen it ten times; one can never get enough of this classic. And try to catch The Old- timers (Monday, Ch. 7, 10 p.m.) This is almost a great series, if they would only cut the pompous narration and the over cute inserts. Let the oldtimers alone to tell their stories. They're just great... and for heaven's sake reschedule it at a family view- ing time. It won't make money for the network but the riches of the stories of the "old should be seen by every Canadian youngster. DICK CAVETT Talk show host to leave ABC NEW YORK (AP) Latenight talk show host Dick Cavett says he will go to work for another network when his contract with ABC expires Dec. 31. "I hope you will continue to watch wherever I show Cavett, 38. told a studio audience who attended a tap- ing of his ABC-TV she- scheduled for broadcast Jsn. 1. Cavett did not name the network he plans to work for or give a reason for the change. ABC had no comment on Cavett's announcement, a spokesman said. A spokesman for CBS-TV confirmed that negotiations were in progress with Cavett but added it was not definite that he would join the network or what type of program was being discussed. Cavett. who has been the star of his own ABC talk show since 1969. began his show business career as a comedy writer for Jack Parr when the latter was the star of NBC's Tonight Show Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Shcrrt Subjects. 7 00 9 10 LONGEST YARD LAST COMPLETE SHOW o 10 RESTRICTED ADULT SATURDAY MATINEE Subiecls 2 15 WILLY WONKA 2 35 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 215 SATURDAY MATWEf PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 15 9 ?o LORDS OFFLATBUSH 75-0955 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 ADULT MOT SUITABLE fOfi CHILDREM COLLEGE CINEMA 7 00 9 X, 11 HARROW HOUSi. 7 9 35 LAST COMPLtTE SHOW 9 05 f AViiLY ENTERTAINMENT Satirical spoofs Queen CBC show irks Senators OTTAWA (CP) Senators lit into the CBC on Thursday over a French-network satirical program that portrayed the Queen and the wife of the Governor General. But when CBC President Laurent Picard invited them to watch a British Broad- casting Corp. (BBC) program that he said went much further in spoofing the Queen, the senators didn't want to know about it. The question came up in the Senate's transport and com- munications committee, which hauled the CBC presi- dent before it to consider the content of a program in Les Beaux Dimanches television show. The program started with a "message from the Queen" in which the Queen said the Show came via a Crown cor- poration: "My Crown." She then went on to say it came via "my studios, my cameras, my finally rising from her throne to jump up and down shouting: "It's all mine, mine, mine." Most of the senators were scandalized by the Queen se- quence and by a sequence showing Mme. Jules Leger re- ceiving a visitor at Govern- ment House. Mme. Leger was portrayed as showing the visitor around the Governor-General's residence, which was com- pared favorably in size with the prime minister's residence and the residence of Mrs. Leger's brother in law. Paul Emile Cardinal Leger. Complimented on the French provincial furniture in the residence, Mme Leger says- "I had to fight to keep my French provincial, the of- ficials wanted me to use English federal." There was a portrait of the prime minister, with an inter- changeable face that rolled up. Mme. leger was portrayed as saying Prime Minister Trudeau was best, then rolled up Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield's face, say- ing he was next best, and then Social Credit Leader Real Caouette's face saying he was worst. The bathroom was fitted out like Parliament, and Mrs. Le- ger said that was installed by former governor-general Roland Michener "to prepare his throne speech." Were there any Quebecers? the visitor asked. Mme. Leger opens the kitchen door to reveal Quebecers as butler, cook and groundsman and an Acadian New Brunswick girl scrubbing the floor. The only part of the program that got a hearty laugh from the senators was a Molson beer commercial. Senator Hartland Molson Quebec) asked Mr. Picard afterward whether there was a chance of refunds for advertisers. He's a member of the Montreal brewery family He was told jokingly to wait for the judgment of the sena- tors "You might get another bill Senator Louis Robichaud New Brunswick) said after the program was shown- "I don't see one ounce of in it. He wondered why senators were wasting their time about it. But later, after other senators showed displeasure, the former New Brunswick premier said he agrees that Parliament must keep control on the CBC. He said he found the Queen's dancing up and down "a bit disgraceful." Senator Daniel Riley Brunswick) said that sequence "can be interpreted as an attempt, if not to destroy the monarchy then to show the monarchy as something we can do without." Senator Leopold Langlois Quebec) said the Queen and persons like the Governor-General's wife can- not defend themselves against such satire SATURDAY MATINEE ONLY at p.m. Box office opens p.m. One complete show p.m. ALL paramount ALL Charlie is let loose the chocolate factory and j every kid s dream cornes true. 3ENE WILDER JACK ALBERTSON ALSO SHOWING SATURDAY MATINEE ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING THEATRES ORPHEUM THEATRE-BLAIRMORE ROXY THEATRE COLEMAN Saturday and Sunday Matinees only VOGUE THEATRE FERNIE BUY BOOKS OF THEATRE TICKETS NOW ON SALE At the following locations ALL THEATRES EATONS MAIN OFFICE 2nd floor TORONTO DOMINION BANK College Mill PARAMOUNT THEATRE Main Office Neil Door to i Adult Books S10.00 Youth 15-17 Years S 7.00 Children up to 14 Years S 3.00 He said he originally moved the motion to question UK- CBC about the program in the interests of Parliament's control over the corporation Several senators criticized the program for showing French Canadians y.s capable only of drudge jobs Mr Picard described the program as "light but a senator interjected. "Satire that scandalizes many people Mr. Picard said the issue is whether the CBC should do satire at all and maintained throughout that it was a ques- tion of freedom of expression He denied the production was against Confederation and said he does not see it as> an attempt to destroy the monarchy. He added that he would be frightened by anything that would prevent the French net- work from doing the same things as the English network The BBC program he wanted to show the senators he described as a far more severe spoof of the Queen than the CBC sequence they had seen. A CBC technician said it came from the Monty Python series and already has been shown on the CBC English net- work But the senators refused to watch it. paramount HELD OVER thru TUES. The Picture That Plays Dirty RESTRICTED ADULT MMWJIIIT PICT nuts M UBERT1RUODT PRODUCTION BURT REYNOLDS 'THE LONGEST YARD" A PARAMOUNT P paramount cinema TONIGHT and SAT. Leather Jackets, Greasy Hair and Graf- fiti in the 1950 Era! SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN TONIGHT and SAT. The Most Daring, The Most Amazing Robbery ever Attempt- ed. FAMILY Starring CANDICE BERGEN TREVOR HOWARD ;