An autobiographical journey through modern American culture
Allen Ludden was the sort of man who sparked intense passions, for him and against him, in all who viewed his controversial work.
Tell it to Betty White, my friend. Was there anyone more passionate about his oeuvre than Ms. White?
They were, as you point out, the Burton and Taylor of daytime game-show TV.
Burton and Taylor suggests a white-hot, on-again off-again passion that does not adequately characterize the steady, bespectacled union of these two. I'd say they were more like the Lunt and Fontanne of the game-show set, or perhaps the Chico and the Man, with Betty White suggesting the white-haired Jack Albertson; Allen Ludden, like Freddie Prinze, left us much too soon.
I'm sticking with the drunken, lamp-throwing undertones of my Burton and Taylor comparison.
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