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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Alphabet Thursday

Once again it's time for our lessons!  Hosted by Jenny Matlock Today is the letter G.  I had two G's in mind.  I chose Gilda Radner.  For one, there is a blogger Sparkle Farkle who has her as a profile pic.  Every time I saw it I smiled.  I LOVED Gilda Radner back in the days of Saturday night live.  I could even do a great impression of her at the time, and I would make everyone laugh.  On a sad note she was taken away way too  young.  However, her time here was magnificent, she was so talented, funny and smart. Here are some great pics of Gilda.....and let me know if you use to watch her on Saturday night live...

Comedic actress Gilda Radner was born in Detroit. Gilda Radner, a comedic actress, studied drama at the University of Michigan before dropping out and moving to Toronto. She made her stage debut in 1972. She was also a member of the Second City comedy troupe before becoming one of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" of TV's "Saturday Night Live." On "SNL," Gilda Radner created a gallery of funny and eccentric characters. She also received an Emmy Award for the 1977-78 season. She stared in several films, including Hanky Panky (1982), The Woman in Red (1984), and Haunted Honeymoon (1986). Gilda Radner died of cancer in 1989, just prior to the publication of her autobiography, It's Always Something. her as Roseanneroseanada She must be talking about little tiny somethings ya know like the ones you get stuck in your teeth...... a cast of characters here, that time of the show was the Best! There is my tribute to Gilda...Happy Alphabet Thursday everyone....hop on over to Jenny's and see some more fun! Please clip this link it will take you to a 10 second click that is hilarious! 
This will only take a second to watch, click on the link it is so worth it, trust me!!~



Blogger Jemsmom said...

She was a funny lady who was definitely taken away too soon. Look at you girl with 203 followers!!! You go!

March 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Velva said...

I absolutely love Gild Radner! Thanks for sharing Alphabet Thursday with us.

March 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Velva said...

ooops, I made a spelling error... I meant "Gilda"

March 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I loved when Gilda was on there too. Those were the days when it was so funny that I would laugh till it hurt. I remember when she was playing the part of a rock singer and had long hair under her arms!! I laughed so hard and have never forgotten it.

March 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I remember watching her when I was young. She was hilarious!! Saturday Night Live has definitely changed since those days!!

March 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger The Muse said...

we thought we were so grown up to watch that

how tame she seems now, yes she was a "wisenheimer" !

Happy G Meme

March 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A wonderful G choice. As in the gilded words of Rosanne Rosannadana...Never mind!

March 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I read Gilda's book years ago. And I remembered it so vividly. It is very wierd to me now that I am struggling with the same cancer that she lost her battle with.

March 3, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh she was so great! I agree taken too soon!

March 3, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Matty said...

She was a classic. It seems that the good ones leave too soon.

March 3, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Natalie of said...

your** not you're* haha..sorry but to comment twice but i'm wierd like that with spelling errors. haha. your blog! off to go look around some more!

March 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Natalie of said...

you're blog is too cute!! just came across it. love the name!

March 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous lissa said...

she's a doll. I like her comedic style, I read her biography a while back and what stayed with me was the story about the strawberry and how you must savior something even if it's the last moment of your life

thanks for sharing and quite a lovely tribute

March 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Pondside said...

Gilda was truly an original!

March 3, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh, what a great choice for G. This brought back so many memories, I loved SNL in it's heyday. And Gilda Radner was a huge part of it. Loved Rosanadana, but my favorite character was Emily Litella. Never mind.... Kathy

March 3, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Gilda Radner was hilarious! I loved watching her on Saturday Night live.

March 3, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

I loved watching her. She was so funny. Has it really been that long since we lost her? I use one of her quotes sometimes on my E-mail signature line. "I always wondered why someone didn't do something about that...then I realized I was someone."

March 3, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

What a G lorious G post!

Although I have to tell you the truth.

I was trying to read it and I kept looking at the pictures of your little fellas off to the right...

It took me about three times to get through the first section because your kids are just G osh darn adorable!


March 3, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Vicki/Jake said...

HI again Debbiedoos! I LOVE that you posted about Gilda and the whole cast. I miss the good old shows, especially this one..
And Gilda made it even better.
Thanks for a great memory!

March 3, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

when I started college, that is when SNL started and we would be at a frat house having a big old time and it would come on and everyone would sit down in front of the t.v. and watch and laugh! What great memories of the funny, funny lady.

March 3, 2010 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Oh wow! I loved Gilda ... she was a brilliant comedienne. And I agree, that cast of SNL was the best ... that was SNL at it's best.

March 4, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Hi fun blog will have to look out for Gilda

March 4, 2010 at 3:52 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

It's fun to remember, though it seems eons ago. I always liked her Mick Jagger fan.

March 4, 2010 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

She was a riot every. single. time.

Do you remember when she did that dance bit with Steve Martin? Too, too funny!

She was part of THE SNL. Everything since then has been funny, just not as funny.

March 4, 2010 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

I didn't get to watch SNF regularly..but I saw her in a couple of episodes. Great post for G, Debbie..

Did you change your template? It looks so springy, and pretty!

March 4, 2010 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

I always remember my neighbors were allowed to stay up and watch their show, when I was little. I was jealous.

March 4, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Duchess of Tea said...

Debbie darling, I popped in to personally thank you for the sweet birthday wishes you left for Christopher. We are both ever so grateful for you kindness.

Love & Hugs

March 4, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

GREAT tribute to GILDA! She really was not only a GOOD comic and actress but rather a wonderful one!

March 4, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A lovely tribute!

Happy TT!
Happy WW!
Happy AT!
Happy March!






March 4, 2010 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have never heard of her. But this what is so good about this meme. There is always something new to learn.
Happy Thursday!

March 4, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I had forgotten about her... she was so funny. Miss her!

March 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Great memories of Gilda..she was so funny!

March 4, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger linda said...

I think there is no one to compare to Gilda she was a true talent and a funny lady i miss her :)

March 4, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger laterg8r said...

gilda was hilarious :D

March 4, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

In 77-78'I was 13 years old and I don't remember watching that show , however, I think my older siblings used to watch it . Is it the same time they had "Oh no , Mr. Bill" ?

March 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger SquirrelQueen said...

A wonderful tribute to an amazing woman. I remember the first few years of SNL very well, Gilda was always my favorite. She was so talented and funny. Her husband Gene Wilder was one of my favorite comic actors back then.

March 4, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Gilda! What a glorious G word. I was and remain a fan of this amazing individual. Not only did she have the talent to make us all laugh, she was an awesome role model. I loved watching her, but also very much appreciated the book she wrote. I miss Gilda. Thanks for this tribute to her.

March 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love watching those old SNL clips with Gilda Radner. So funny!

March 4, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger GardenOfDaisies said...

Rosanadana was hilarious! "Nevermind."

March 4, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Wow, what a step back in time! Great choice for "G" Debbie. Great tribute. You changed your header again! Every time I visit your blog, the boys capture my attention. Makes me miss the days when mine were that young. Although, I am enjoying them now too.

~ Tracy

March 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Oh yeah! She was the funniest! Those were the years I watched Saturday Night Live. Pepsi Pepsi...

March 4, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

you know what i hate?
those little sweat balls on the end of your nose's always somethin'
great post!

March 4, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

I loved everything Gilda did. She was one amazing comedienne. Gone before her time but she certainly left a great legacy.

March 4, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I loved her sparkle and she was hysterical....classic snl!

March 5, 2010 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger SparkleFarkel said...

*before taking a bite, raises tuna fish sandwich (<– Ms. Radner’s favourite food!) in a salute to America’s BIGGEST sweetheart* Here’s to Miss Gilda, the most perfect “G” ever! What a lovely and loving tribute to my hero, your blog entry is! Yep, whenever my straits are dire, I ask myself, “What would Gilda do?” More times than not, the answer is to laugh!

Thank you, because what an honour it is for me to be mentioned in the company of Gilda Radner! And thank you, again, for tuning me into this particular blog entry of yours. Puppet (my daughter) and I have been out of town. Having just returned late Tuesday (and with unpacking, and laundry, and dishes to the ceiling that my husband “forgot” to wash while we were away), I might have missed reading it completely.

Got room for a smith more Radner-y trivia? Did you know Gilda was offered the part of Laverne and Shirley's Shirley Feeney by Penny Marshall, but out of loyalty to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, she chose to honor her contract with SNL?

Also: Gilda played Mike Myer's mother in a television commercial for British Columbia Hydro when he was just ten years old. Over the course of the four-day shoot, Myers developed a major crush on Radner and cried on the last day of production when they "went their separate ways."

It may sound crazy, but I miss Gilda Radner everyday. I leave you with one of my favourite quotes of hers: “Humor is just truth, only faster.”

For more looksees at Ms. Radner, come see my Gilda Radner Person Page ( at;content_nav


God, this Radner-bonding... I feel like we've just cemented our friendship! Thank you, Gilda!

March 5, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

She had the same birthday as me. Well not the year. haha.

March 6, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

I use to watch her too do "rosanna-danna" on SNL while I was BABYSITTING on a Saturday nite... ThX for the trow-back! lol

:D Lynda

March 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

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