Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's Jerry's Birthday!

Luck O' the Irish

One Week from today!

2019 Tour Schedule

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


On the Run - Jan & Dean - Unaired Pilot - 1966

Hal Blaine plays "Clobber" in this funny pilot written by Ruth Brooks Flippen (One of my favorite television writers) and Hal liked it when I called him "Clobber"! Jan played a big role in assembling what became known as the Wrecking Crew and Hal was one of his favs! Elizabeth Montgomery makes a Samantha Cameo in here, because her Husband Produced it.  Ruth wrote the Christmas episodes for That Girl and The Mary Tyler Moore shows among other things.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Don't worry! Yetch is on his way! #rankinbass #madmonsterparty

Hal Blaine R.I.P.

Hal Blaine - loving father of Michelle Blaine; grandfather of Anthony, Josh, Aaron, Whitney, Tempest, Ever and Lyryk; and inspiration to countless friends, fans and musicians - has passed on today, March 11th, 2019 at the age of 90. May he rest forever on 2 and 4. The family appreciates your outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Hal from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.

Avoid the Banshee!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Dragon Con

I just got asked to do a 6th Panel at Dragon Con by the Fantasy director there Not sure if I will be able to handle that many panels at one show yet, but we will see. All I hear are good things and this is going to be a significant year for Rankin/Bass and can talk more about it by then! #dragoncon #rankinbass #panels

Shirley Temple

We do have some copies of The Arthur Rankin, Jr. Scrapbook:  The Birth of Animagic in-stock right now!

Another grand slam out of the ballpark on Spring ahead Sunday at TOYZ N' COSPLAY CON in Oak Lawn!

 The advertising really paid off for Donna (Promoter of this show) and a large crowd attended!   I met so many local Rankin/Bass fans who have been to some of my other shows and they all have their DVRs set for April 7th at 9 pm on ME TV!   

I thought this Mickey Costume was great!

 The new venue was tremendous, as was the case with GEEKZ CON too!  Both shows are getting better each time!

 After setting up, we moved to the front of the show to greet the people as they came in!

Thanks to my pal Raul for some much needed help!

Thanks so much to the Oak Lawn area Rankin/Bass fans!   My next appearance is at The Hollywood Show Chicago March 23rd 10 am until 5 pm!   I will be there Saturday only!  See you there with a few new surprises!