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Friday, August 19, 2016

The Groovy List wants to see Andy Karl in Groundhog Day

The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended videos featuring pop culture, politics and gorgeous guys:

1) Groovy Actor: Jack Riley
The actor, who died earlier today at age 80, was best known for his role as Elliot Carlin on the 1972-78 CBS sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show. Other television credits include Occasional Wife (1966-67), Roxie (1987) and The Tim Conway Show (1980). He also appeared in such films as Catch-22 (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Silent Movie (1976), The World's Greatest Lover (1977), High Anxiety (1977), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978), History of the World, Part I (1981), Frances (1982), To Be or Not to Be (1983), Spaceballs (1987) and Boogie Nights (1997).

2) Groovy Guy #1: Andy Karl
The actor (Rocky, On the Twentieth Century) - who is currently starring in the new musical, Groundhog Day, in London - is interviewed on The Broadway Channel's One on One.

3) Groovy Guy #2: Aaron Tveit
The actor (Grease: Live, Next to Normal, Catch Me If You Can) - who is currently starring in the CBS series, BrainDead - is interviewed on The Broadway Channel's Show People with Paul Wontorek.

4) Groovy Guy #3: Randy Rainbow
Randy chats with Michael "Says Who" Cohen, executive VP of the Trump Organization, who first appeared on CNN with Briana Keilar.

5) Groovy Musical: Hairspray Live!
NBC released a preview of the live musical, which will air on December 7 with a cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Kristin Chenoweth and Maddie Baillio (as Tracy Turnblad).

6) Groovy TV Pilot: Gloria Vane
Writer Joe Keenan recently shared his first TV pilot, Gloria Vane, which was filmed in December 1993, but NBC never aired it. The cast included JoBeth Williams (as a movie star in 1938), Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert, Mark Blum, Emily Proctor, Nina Foch and Carole Cook.

7) Groovy TV Flashback #1: The Facts of Life
The NBC sitcom debuted on August 24, 1979, and ran for nine seasons (below are two different Season 1 opening credits featuring cast member Molly Ringwald).

8) Groovy TV Flashback #2: My So-Called Life
The ABC teen drama debuted on August 25, 1994, and ran for 19 episodes (below you can also watch cast members Claire Danes and Jared Leto on MTV in April 1995 when they hosted My So-Called Videos segments during a marathon of the TV series).

9) Groovy TV Flashback #3: The Building
Bonnie Hunt's first sitcom debuted on CBS on August 20, 1993, and ran for five episodes (George Clooney played her ex-fiance in the first episode).

10) Groovy TV Flashback #4: 2000 Malibu Road
This prime time soap opera debuted on CBS on August 23, 1992, and ran for six episodes with a cast that included Lisa Hartman, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals and Brian Bloom.

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