A questionable win on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Q: How come John
O’Hurley is never mentioned on "Dancing With the Stars"? Didn’t he win the first season?
A: O’Hurley is not a former champion. He placed second to Kelly Monaco in the first season in the summer of 2005. Controversy ensued, not least because Monaco received three 10s for a dance with lots of awkward spots.
There was enough complaining about Monaco’s win that "DWTS" brought her and O’Hurley back for a dance-off special the following September, which O’Hurley won. That stunt was not a success and has not been repeated since.
I can’t say he has never been mentioned. An ABC rep said he has been in the audience occasionally and that there may have been a reference to him here and there. It also appears he has been seen in some archival footage.
Q: "Ramar of the Jungle" was a show probably in the ‘50s, about two guys in the jungle. I believe they were doctors. They had a guide and I think he had a bird. I really liked the show, but I’ve never seen anything at all about it. I am 65 now, and have always wondered about this show.
A: According to the reference Total Television, "Ramar of the Jungle" was a syndicated show from the early ‘50s. Jon Hall starred as Dr. Tom Reynolds, also known as Ramar, who helped people in the jungles of Kenya and India. Ray Montgomery played Ramar’s sidekick, Howard Ogden, and in some episodes Victor Millan was Zahir, Ramar’s guide.
Q: Am I nuts or what? In May’s season finale of "Mike & Molly," Molly announced she was pregnant. This season, no pregnancy. What gives?
A: It certainly seemed as if the show was building up to a Molly pregnancy -- I, too, thought she was -- since so much air time was devoted to her and Mike trying. CBS said she was not pregnant.
In fact, in the next to last episode of the third season, a lot of attention is given to her frustration over not being pregnant. And the season finale deals with other issues. And this season, the emphasis shifted from baby making to Molly’s writing ambitions.
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