'Candid Camera' turns 50 2 season premieres on Fox

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August 29, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Smile, you're on Candid Camera.

"Candid Camera's 50th Anniversary" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A healthy mixture of new and old is served up as Peter Funt, Alan's son, toasts the golden celebration of his father's brainchild, catching people in the act of being themselves. Highlights include Buster Keaton eating soup (hilariously, believe me) and a 15-year-old Richard Lewis. Will they include the bit where a service station attendant popped the hood on a car, only to find no engine there? Let's hope so. CBS.

"Living Single" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- It's cliffhanger resolution night on this fourth-season premiere, as one character proposes to another and Bobcat Goldthwait's career as a mugger may be in jeopardy. Fox.

"New York Undercover" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In tonight's season premiere, new series regular Jonathan LaPaglia tries to stop a planned protest against a series of church %J burnings in Harlem. And don't worry, fans: Despite that little unpleasantness about the size of their contracts, both Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo are back. Part 1 of two. Fox.

Cable

"The Great McGinty" (11: 45 a.m.-1: 15 p.m.), "Hail the Conquering Hero" (1: 15 p.m.-3 p.m.), "Sullivan's Travels" (3 p.m.-4: 45 p.m.), "The Lady Eve" (4: 45 p.m.-6: 30 p.m.) and "The Palm Beach Story" (6: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., AMC) -- Now here's a film marathon worth every second: five classic comedies from the deservedly immortal Preston Sturges. "Sullivan's Travels" is a personal favorite, but you won't go wrong with any of them.

"The Weinerville Election Special from Washington, B.C." (3: 15 p.m.-3: 45 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- Boney the dinosaur runs for president against Hugh J. Magnate, an unsavory character who wants to turn parks into parking garages. Boney's friends, Socko, Fluffy, Dottie, Pops and the gang, do what they can to help out. Sounds a lot more fun than what went on in San Diego and Chicago.

"White Lightning" (8 pm.-10: 20 p.m.), "Gator" (10: 20 p.m.-1 a.m.), "Hustle" (1 a.m.-3: 30 a.m.) and "Fuzz" (3: 30 a.m.-5: 30 a.m., TNT) -- Isn't this about as much Burt Reynolds as anyone could possibly want?

"The Odd Couple" (10 p.m.-10: 30 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- Oscar plays poker with Monty Hall, hoping to raise enough money to buy Felix a new bed. Wanna bet they make a deal?

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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