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OUTTAKES THE SEQUEL

Quibbles & Bits

November 22, 1987

. . . Truth in advertising, during November sweeps: Those radio spots for KABC-TV's Harold Greene series on the royal couple's marriage problems take an unabashed Enquirer approach--even borrowing the line, "Inquiring minds want to know!"

. . . Gary Franklin, discussing ninja films on his KABC radio show: "I think of myself as an intellectual and a bright person, but I must admit I do enjoy them now and then."

. . . Agonizing dilemma: PMK held press screenings the same night for Woody Allen's "September" and Christopher Leitch's "Teen Wolf Too."

. . . You had to be fast to catch it: "The Running Man"--which takes lots of shots at game-show mania, with its storyline about a wildly popular life-or-death game show of the future (prizes for studio guests include a "Running Man" board game)--also took a jab at a one-time TV favorite. This via a quick shot of a poster touting that futuristic favorite, "The Hate Boat."

. . . Outtakes was returning a phone call when we came upon this answer-phone message: "Sorry, I can't talk with you--I've just been called away to Israel to join the crew of 'Rambo III.' But, I should be fired within 24 hours. So please, leave a message. I'll get back to you."

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