If you see snow on your set, it's just Christmas at TBS

Today's TV

July 09, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Me? I'm watching the All-Star Game tonight.

If you're not, may I suggest the Marx Brothers at 10 p.m. on The Disney Channel? Or if you're up for an all-day celebration, check out TBS, where they're celebrating Christmas in July with a day full of holiday movies and series episodes.

"The Crush" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- MTV siren and Miss "Clueless" herself, Alicia Silverstone, falls in love with a journalist. Alas, only in the movies Fox.

"Roseanne" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- RuPaul ain't got nothing on Uncle Miltie. Heck, Milton Berle was dressing in drag way before Ru was even born. You don't see those old shows on TV much anymore, but here's the next best thing, as Berle (in drag, of course) and Mariel Hemingway are among the guests as Leon has the gay wedding he's been looking for for so long. ABC.

"Lady Killer" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A guy has an affair with a woman, then goes psycho when she tries to end it. Where have I heard this plot before? CBS.

"NYPD Blue" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- If you missed this episode the first time around, don't let this second chance pass you by. The father of Det. Russell (Kim Delaney) is murdered, possibly by another family member. ABC.

Cable

"Women Who Won the Gold" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., ESPN) -- Wilma Rudolph, the track and field star who was the first woman to win three gold medals at the Olympics, is profiled.

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8: 05 p.m.-8: 35 p.m.) and "A Christmas Story" (8: 35 p.m.-10: 35 p.m.) -- The Grinch is a cartoon classic, regardless of the season, and "Story" is the hilarious tale of a boy who simply wants a BB gun for Christmas. TBS.

"Unknown Marx Brothers" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., Disney) -- This fascinating, two-part look at the Marx Brothers (concluding 10 p.m.-11: 10 p.m. tomorrow) includes home movies, family interviews, rare footage and some very sad film of an aborted TV show the Brothers were planning at the time of Chico's death in 1961. Thank goodness the series never aired; the Brothers simply look old and tired -- not how the inspired anarchy of Chico, Harpo and Groucho should be remembered. Fortunately, there's plenty of the good stuff here.

"Discover Card Presents Trisha Yearwood and the London Philharmonic" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., TNT) -- Yearwood lends new meaning to the idea of classic country as she performs with the London Symphony Orchestra. Songs include "She's in Love With the Boy," "XXX & OOO's" and "Walkaway Joe."

Pub Date: 7/09/96

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