On a Monday Morning Finale

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M.A.S.H had one. So did Seinfeld, Friends, Dallas, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Fugitive, St. Elsewhere, Newhart, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Did you know that Howdy Doody, Leave It to Beaver, and Route 66 also had them? Because of long presence of Monday Morning Entertainment here, it deserves a series finale!

Although the first Monday Morning Entertainment appeared on January 12, 2009, it didn’t become a regular feature until late August 2009. I designed the feature to start the week on a light-hearted note … and hopefully a laugh and/or a smile.   Now, – post #256 – the finale. To me – through the help of animals, comedians, movie scenes, personal oddities, and more – mission accomplished .. thus a special Thank you to You Tube.

How was your weekend? We had family visiting, but still found time for the ballroom floor, an outstanding piano recital by a young man off to college in the fall to study piano, and work.

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I’ve enjoyed gathering the odd celebrations, and Monday Morning Entertainment was one of the vehicles to bring these dates to you. For one final time, here are Your Celebrations for the Week.

(Week) Sun Safety Week, Fishing Week, Great American Brass Bands Week

(Mon) Leave the Office Early Day, Flip a Coin Day, Go Barefoot Day, Heimlich Maneuver Day, TGIM Day (Thank God It’s Monday), Oscar the Grouch Day, Say Something Nice Day, Stand for Children Day, Pen Pal Day, Hazelnut Cake Day

(Tues) Bubba Day, Yell “Fudge” at the Cobras in North America Day, Dare Day, Rotisserie Chicken Day

(Wed) Repeat Day, Itch Day, Chimborazo Day, Running Day, Tailors Day, Chocolate Macaroons Day, Running Day, Rocky Road Ice Cream Day,Repeat Day, Itch Day, Chimborazo Day, Running Day, Tailors Day, Chocolate Macaroons Day, Running Day, Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

(Thurs) Cognac Day, Frozen Yogurt Day, Audacity to Hope Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Cheese Day

As a salute to past videos to start your week, below are a few of my favorites for you to enjoy. Which did you watch? Have a good week.

77 thoughts on “On a Monday Morning Finale

  1. Frank congratulations on making it to post #256 – I shall miss the weekly lists of celebrations. I watched four of the five videos today [having seen the hand man play popcorn before.]
    I enjoyed three of them and came away much educated! I did not know it was so easy to twirl my tassles nor how dangerous it can be to pass wind on a battlefield. And I really enjoyed hearing those two young men make one guitar sound so happily. I have to go make some pasties now …….


  2. Oh Frank! Talk about going out with a swing and a bang! You are too much. Killing myself laughing here. Twirling tassels and farting “dead men”… Will admit to only lasting through 20 seconds of “Popcorn Hands”!
    On a more serious note, MASH had to have one of the most gut-wrenching last one… “Keep that chicken quiet!”
    Soooo… what to celebrate this week? I’ll go for saying something nice, Hazelnut Cake Day and Cognac (as long as it’s the really, REALLY good stuff!
    Have a fantastic week, Monsieur Frank!


  3. Twirling tassels, huh? You know how to find the videos! Who knows? If I were about thirty years younger perhaps the tutorial would have come in handy! And I’ll do my very best to avoid any need to celebrate the Heimlich Maneuver! You’re retiring the Monday morning edition with a high note, Frank!


  4. When I read the first part about finales I was worried you were going to say it was your blog finale! Phew! Without knowing it, we are indeed celebrating leave the office early day today as we have a team day thing going on which will finish at 4 – an hour before we usually finish! Can’t watch any of the videos right now as my other half is asleep next to me.


    • Vanessa,
      Now there’s a question for me to ponder – how would I end this blog? Hmmm … a tough one! Meanwhile, there’s laughs for everyone in this collection of videos, so let him watch, too!


  5. You made Mondays good!

    I plan to do up all three of your weekly celebrations: “Sun Safety Week, Fishing Week, Great American Brass Bands Week.”


  6. I’m going to miss these Monday reports, Frank. How will I learn what to celebrate each day? And just as an aside, why would I want to celebrate itches on Wednesday, Frank? I am not sure that by mid-week I haven’t already scratched myself bloody…

    I loved the job interview film! Loads of fun.


    • Elyse,
      Regarding Wednesday, you never know when, what, where, (let alone why) the itch occurs … so embrace it.

      The gathering the celebrations have been fun. Sometime in the future, I will post (in the Shorts) some of the sources I used.

      Gotta love Greg Hahn’s comedy work. He is a bit hyper!

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  7. Only had time for one video and I chose the twirling tassels. What an education! Looks so easy. Now all I need is some body tape and a couple of tassels. 😀 Have a great week.
    PS: I think Hazelnut Cake Day sounds delicious.


    • Sylvia,
      Of course I knew you would go for the food celebration! … especially one involving sweets. Glad you found the tassels video to be useful. Don’t forget to share it with your sisters. … smiles to your mom!

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  8. Oh, sad face!! I didn’t know today was Barefoot Day, Darn it! Well now I’m going to celebrate Frozen Yogurt Day ahead of schedule. I watched the Tassels. That was quite a find, Frank. 🙂 Cheers to a great run!! Well done. I know whatever you do in its place will be fabulous.


  9. I will miss the celebrations for the week – guess I’ll have to come up with my own things to celebrate now…I just hope you are okay moving on with this – what an accomplishment you can look back on! I guess I’m okay with it because like Amy said, we all know you will replace it with something fabulous in your own unique way. 🙂


  10. A wonderful finale to a very enjoyable & light-hearted series.
    LOL on the tassel video. I was thinking graduation tassels since it’s graduation season.


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