Mail from our readers
I was ecstatic when I saw that Cheers was the cover story of your May 14 issue ( 170). The only thing I found more enjoyable was 11 outrageous seasons of Cheers. Being the Cheers fanatic that I am, I did notice a faux pas in your brilliant tribute. You stated that the Righteous Brothers serenaded Rebecca with her favorite song, ”Unchained Melody.” Any die-hard fan would know that Rebecca’s favorite song is their ”You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.” Well, EW, I caught you napping, so I guess the next round is on you.
Never have my Thursday nights felt so meaningless. I feel as though I’ve lost seven of my closest friends. Long live Cheers in syndication.
I. Marc Kleiman
Editor’s Note: Missing from the Cheers family tree of writers was David Lee, who went from The Jeffersons to Cheers to Wings to next season’s Frasier.
Ken Tucker’s review of Wild Palms betrays a misestimation of the creative process and unfamiliarity with L. Ron Hubbard and the religion of Scientology when [Tucker] says the Wild Palms villain, Anton Kreutzer, ”would seem to be” a parody of Mr. Hubbard.
Bruce Wagner, the creator of the series, confirmed to me in a phone interview on May 11 that there was no connection between the two.
More to the point, there is no resemblance between the technology-mad Kreutzer and his mysterious Fathers, and the real-life humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and the very open, very visible, and very popular religion of Scientology.
Church of Scientology of New York
So Angie Dickinson thinks that ”Clarence Thomas is supposed to be able to say, ‘Hey, Anita, nice tits”’? Wake up, Angie!
What a refreshing interview with Angie Dickinson! Can you imagine the difference it would make if more people were like her?
I found your article on Barney the dinosaur offensive, disrespectful, and in very poor taste. Barney helps to teach kids a lot of good things. I don’t think that he should be ridiculed. There are far better things in life to make light of besides him.
Regarding your Barney-bashing feature: Thank you! I am sooo sick of that disgustingly sweet dinosaur and his over-exuberant little pals that I could spew purple and green! How can a program that’s actually so pretentious teach toddlers anything except how to be annoying as hell? I’m just thankful that in my day it was Big Bird.
Hollie M. Corbitt
Winter Haven, Fla.
My guess is you’ll receive a lot of flak for desecrating Barney, but I thought it was pretty funny!