Mr. Pop History – Usually the top daytime TV shows (Price is Right etc) have around 6 million viewers. Top prime time shows (first run) range from say 18 million viewers to 30 million and above. Just depends – but, there’s a huge difference.
Mr. Pop History – The real name of the song is “Brutal Regiment” and was also featured in a movie called “Open Secret.” I looked around – and – even in the day, this type of sheet music wasn’t easy to obtain. Maybe this will help. Meantime – here’s an mp-3 of the theme song. Mr District Attorney
Mr. Pop History – And it’s a good one. It all came from the band’s touring bus. Here’s something from August of 2004:
“Does it matter? – The Dave Matthews Band is under fire and could face fines because one of their tour bus drivers dumped a tankful of Dave & Co’s human waste in the Chicago River. He did it from a bridge and some of Dave (and the band’s) matter hit a touring boat crossing under. Talk about bad timing, but it confirmed to fans that even Dave’s stuff can stink.”
Mr. Pop History – Isn’t there always? There’s no such thing as a vacuum in TV land. During the first season of “The Apprentice” – rival CBS and fashion guru Tommy Hilfiger got together to hatch, “The Cut.” Why not? The ratings for The Apprentice were high and like Trump, Hilfiger was a celebrity with his own high-profile business. By the time Apprentice season #2 came around – they were ready (that was quick).
Mr. Pop History – Talker Bill O’Reilly chastised Pepsi for using the R-rated rapper Ludacris in their commercials. Pepsi would soon drop the rapper, and he retaliated on not one, but two tracks: “Blow It Out” and “Hoes In My Room.” Believe me, the poking at O’Reilly was light and not full of rage – sort of a classy “get back.” Thanks www.mrpopculture.com
Mr. Pop History – RealNetworks – with over 250,000 paying subscribers and its Rhapsody and RealOne Radio Pass destinations – was #1. Other players included MusicMatch and AOL’s MusicNet – and of course – a new site called iTunes.
Mr. Pop History – I believe it is “Chanel No. 5.” It’s simply amazing how it still ranks tops after all these years – especially after so many have come and gone.
Mr. Pop History – This is a good one and my guess is “The Today Sponge.” In the episode – Elaine runs around seeking the sponge – her favorite method of birth control and she finds a case, then determines if boyfriends are “spongeworthy.” This episode first aired in 1995 – and that’s when the product disappeared… or did it?
Eight years later – it was resurrected. It was originally taken off the market because of problems at the manufacturer’s plant. Instead of expensive retooling, they just stopped. Another company began production of “The Today Sponge” in 2003. The original product had been on shelves from 1983-1995.
Mr. Pop History – Has to be a toss-up between Lee Iacocca and John DeLorean. To me, DeLorean was the stand-out. He was innovative, tall with classic good looks, charismatic and known for his flashy clothes, good-looking woman. And he had charisma and guts, much like the car he invented, manufactured and sold – the gulf-winged DeLorean. He was more Hollywood than Hollywood and bigger than life. Thanks www.mrpopculture.com