Lady Gaga in ‘I dream of Jeannie? Jack Black as Bud Bundy? Keanu Reeves as Batman? – Muddy River News
Keanu Reeves as the voice of Batman in DC League of Super Pets (WB)
Or should Lady Gaga be one of the new “Charlie’s Angels?” … Welcome to today’s three reflections that make up Vol. 384 of the Daily Dirt.
1. Here are some other TV shows that I think need a reboot:
“I Dream of Jeannie” (1965-70): I would cast Lady Gaga as the new Barbara Eden and keep a storyline similar to the original fantasy sitcom. Lady Gaga was born to play a genius on network television, and how about Robert Downey Jr. replacing Larry Hagman as astronaut Tony Nelson? Maybe Lady GaGa and Downey spent a season in space? The possibilities are limitless.
“Charlie’s Angels” (1976-81): The original show was by far the best (of the various Angel takeoffs), and that’s what a reboot should be based on. A 2020s version could incorporate more sophisticated gadgets, weapons and vehicles, but the main thing would be who would represent the angels. Here are my suggestions: Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry and Margot Robbie. And as the new “Charlie” (or “Charlene”), what about Helen Mirren?
“Golden Girls” (1985-92): For this show to be a hit these days, the ladies would need to have a bit more attitude. My ideal cast would include Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy and Lisa Kudrow. Kudrow could be the new Rose (Betty White), Sykes the new Sophia (Estelle Getty), Schumer the new Blanche (Rue McClanahan) and McCarthy the new Dorothy (Bea Arthur). New “Golden Girls” should probably be left to Netflix or Hulu because salty language would be required.
“Married… with children” (1987-1997): One of the best sitcoms of all time. It hasn’t aired for 25 years. Let’s take it back to about where the series left off. I could see Vince Vaughn as the new Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill), Tina Fey as the new Peg Bundy (Katey Sagal), Amy Schumer as the new Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate) and David Spade or Jack Black as the new Bud Bundy (David Faustino). And, yes, I’m casting Amy Schumer in two series.
“Batman” (1966-68): Keanu Reeves would be perfect as the stoic, yet brilliant, Batman that I would pair him with Mark Wahlberg as the New Age Robin. Our new Batman and Robin would rely more on brute force than technology. Ka-pow! Phew! Bang! Ouch! (EDITOR’S NOTE: Reeves voices Batman in the DC Animated Movie League of Super Pets, in theaters now. JRG)
2. This week’s favorites from the ongoing search for the large plate(s) in west-central Illinois and northeastern Missouri:
Last week’s favorites:
A BYND: This was from one of our readers, who noted that he saw the plates on an Infiniti. To find? Buzz Lightyear, anyone?
M. MATHEMATICS 4: I’m guessing a professor’s car.
EXRCYZ 1: Here is a plate that you will never find on one of my vehicles.
BARD: Fan of Shakespeare?
TOWN : Burger fan?
Current 2022 medal winners:
Gold medal: FAV CAR 1. I wish I could find this one. I forgot to write down the type and model of car it was on. I think it was some sort of lime green vehicle. If you see it, let me know.
Silver medal: 1 NOT DONE.
Bronze medal: LUV YADI. Six months as No. 1 almost guarantees this will be our year-end champion, although there’s always a chance we’ll stumble upon a hidden gem by the start of 2023.
3. Little-known fact in pop music history today:
The pop artist with the most cumulative weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Mariah Carey with 85. That’s just ahead of Elvis Presley (79) and well ahead of The Beatles (59) and Boys II Men (50).
Steve thought about the day – Remember the year Mariah Carey was a judge on “American Idol?” It was season 12 and the same year, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson were the other panel members. Mariah speaks of a “dark experience”. It was definitely, Mariah, in large part because of you. “Idol” was on a downward spiral at the time, and this season helped accelerate it closer to the proverbial cliff that it ultimately failed to negotiate.
Steve Eightinger writes daily for Muddy River News. Why the hell would Mark Wahlberg play Robin?
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