A classic case of the creeps

Today's TV

June 25, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Turner Classic Movies airs a pair of silent-era German films tonight that must be seen to be believed. Talk about eerie

"Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Tiny Tim tiptoes through prime time with a guest spot here, as Dan debates whether to quit his job to work with his friends. ABC.

"Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- "Young Frankenstein" was a classic, "The Producers" and "Blazing Saddles" had their moments, but it's been years since Mel Brooks made a consistently funny movie. Here, Brooks continues mining the same vein he used for his TV series, "When Things Were Rotten." Fox.

"Frasier" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Frasier and Niles start with a funeral for their aunt and end up writing a song for Frank Sinatra. NBC.

"Before Your Eyes" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Ever wonder how a kid can keep getting in trouble with the law, even when both he and society struggle to keep him clean? Laurence Fishburne narrates this look at the case of Carlos Castro, a Miami teen-ager who finds himself enrolled in boot camp after a career that already includes car theft and assaulting a police officer. CBS.

"Coach" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Coach Hayden starts his career as a pro football coach in this repeat of September's season-opener. ABC.

Cable

"Metropolis" (9 p.m.-10: 30 p.m.) and "Nosferatu" (midnight-1: 30 a.m., TCM) -- Turner Classic Movies continues its weeklong tribute to the silent European cinema with these two German classics. "Metropolis" has robots, airplanes and workers living underground in a bleak prediction of life in the future, while "Nosferatu" exhibits creepiness to burn, with Max Schreck as a vampire that makes Bela Lugosi look like the guy next door.

"Rediscovering America" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., Discovery) -- Tonight's look at the men and women who abandoned their homes in the late 1800s to search for gold in Alaska's Klondike region is extraordinary, both for the archival film footage it dredges up and the truth it reveals -- these people were not only crazy, they had physical stamina that would have put Superman to shame.

Pub Date: 6/25/96

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