Hag of Haute Couture, The - Self proclaimed title of RuPaul, a 6-foot, 7-inch
drag queen who hosted VH-1's celebrity chit-chat program THE RuPAUL SHOW. Other
credits of this blond bombshell included the "Foxy Lady" album, spokes-model for
MAC cosmetics, and a cameo role as Mrs. Cummings in the film A Very Brady Sequel
(1996). See also - "Dame Edna"
Half-Pint - The family nickname of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Melissa Gilbert)
affectionately used by her father Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) on the
frontier drama LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE/NBC/1974-82. "Half-pint' is also the
real-life nickname of actress Melissa Joan Hart who starred on the sitcoms
CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL/NIK/1991-94 and SABRINA THE TEENAGE
WITCH/ABC/WB/1996-2003. She's also called "Sa" - derived from "Melissa."
Handi-Man - Handicapped superhero seen on comedy skits on IN LIVING
COLOR/FOX/1990-94. Damon Wayans appeared as Clark Bent, a black mailroom man who
worked for the Daily Glove newspaper. Clark's alter ego was Handi-Man, a
physically challenged superhero with gnarled hands who fought the likes of
Doctor Naughty (Jim Carrey), who hated the handicapped because he once received
a ticket for parking in a handicapped spot. Handi-man wore a white cap and a
handicap-blue costume with a wheelchair logo on his chest. He was occasionally
assisted by a dwarfish blonde person called the Tiny Avenger. After vanquishing
the bad guys Handi-man said "Never underestimate the powers of the handicapped."
Happy - Jovial moniker belonging to a number of TV characters over the years. On
the sitcom HAPPY/NBC/1960-61, Happy Day (portrayed alternatively by twins David
and Steven Born) was a baby who mugged for the camera and thought out loud
sharing his thoughts of his daily life. On the detective drama MARTIN KANE,
PRIVATE EYE/NBC/1949-54 Walter Kinsella played Happy McMann, who owned a tobacco
shop where Martin Kane hung out. On the children's sci-fi adventure SPACE
PATROL/ABC/1951-52 Lyn Osborn played Space Cadet Happy, the youthful sidekick to
Commander Buzz Corey. The military sitcom MCHALES NAVY/CBS/CBS/1962-66 featured
Gavin MacLeod as Joseph "Happy" Haines, a PT boat crew member stationed in the
South Pacific during World War II. And on episode No. 30 "The Return of Happy
Spangler" on the sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE/CBS/1961-66, J. C. Flippen appeared as
Happy Spangler, the man who taught Rob Petrie how to write comedy material. The
sitcom SANFORD & SON/NBC/1972-77 featured Howard Platt as Officer "Happy"
Hopkins during the 1972-76 seasons. In addition, Happy (and Walter) were two
white German shepherds that appeared with Jack La Lanne on his daily TV exercise
show THE JACK LA LANNE SHOW/SYN/1956-70.
Happy Homemaker, The - The local Minneapolis TV cooking show produced by WJM-TV
Channel 12 on the sitcom THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW /CBS/1970-77. The star of the
show is Sue Ann Nivens, a.k.a. "The Happy Homemaker" (Betty White) a promiscuous
female in her late 40s who uses her culinary expertise to create such savory
delights as a multi-tiered low-cal wedding cake with only 82 calories. When not
on the air, Sue Ann cruised the hallways of WJM-TV looking for a man to seduce.
A frequent target of her affections was blustery news producer Lou Grant (Ed
Asner), who finally succumbed to Sue Ann's man-hungry ways, much to his regret.
At the close of each segment of "The Happy Homemaker Show," Sue Ann signed-off
with such life-affirming sentiments as "A woman who does a good job in the
kitchen is sure to reap her rewards in other parts of the house."
Happy Meals on Legs - The terms refers to the citizens of Sunnydale, California
on the horror adventure BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/WB/1997-2003. The Vampire Spike
describes ordinary human beings as "Happy Meals on Legs," fast food for the
vampires who are attracted to "Hellmouth," a portal to an evil dimension that
rests below the town of Sunnydale.
Hardball - The nickname of Dennis Bakelenekoff (John Schneider), a bounty hunter
and former professional baseball player on the detective drama GRAND
Hardcase - The nickname of Milton C. Hardcastle (Brian Keith), a southern
California judge on the detective adventure HARDCASTLE AND
MCCORMICK/ABC/1983-86. Because of his crazy courtroom antics and his tough
sentencing policies that proudly proclaimed "Lady Justice is a tough old broad,"
the judge was dubbed "Hardcase." A fan of the Lone Ranger and the legendary
frontier justice of the Old West, Hardcastle yearned for the good old days when
the motto of law enforcement was "Hunt 'em, Hear 'em, Hang'em!" When he retired,
Hardcastle teamed up with Mark McCormick (Daniel Hugh-Kelly), a former race
driver and ex-con (nicknamed "Skid"), to bring to justice criminals who had
slipped through the legal system on technicalities. The judge once wore a
T-shirt with the words "There's no plea bargain in Heaven."
Hardest Working Man in Show Business, The See -
"The Godfather of Soul"
Hashush-al-Kabaar - The nickname of Uncle Tonoose (Hans Conried), the Lebanese
relative (head of the family) of nightclub entertainer Danny Williams (Danny
Thomas) on the sitcom MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY/CBS/1953-64. The "Hashush-al-Kabaar"
was Lebanese for "The Man Who Made a Monkey Out of a Camel." Tonoose (who loved
goat cheese and grape leaves) claimed his family descended from King Achmed the
Hatpin Mary - A wild, bespectacled old lady who took special delight in
sticking her un-favorite wrestlers with a deadly "hatpin" during the televised
wrestling events during the 1950s. See also -
Hawkeye - The family nickname of Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Alan Alda),
surgeon assigned to the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital on the military
comedy M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83. When Pierce was growing up in Crabapple Cove, Maine,
his bookworm father named him "Hawkeye" after his love for the frontier fur
trapper and Indian scout in James Fennimore Cooper's 1826 novel "Last of the
Mohicans." In the novel, the Hawkeye character was also called Natty Bumppo,
Leatherstocking, the Deerslayer, and the Pathfinder. The Canadian produced
adventure HAWKEYE AND THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS/SYN/1957 starred John Hart as Nat
"Hawkeye" Cutler and Lon Chaney, Jr. as his Indian blood brother, Chingachgook.
In the 1990s Lee Horsley starred as Nathaniel "Hawkeye" Bumppo in the syndicated
adventure HAWKEYE/1994-95 based on the Leatherstocking Tales. TRIVIA NOTE: The
State of Iowa's nickname is "The Hawkeye State."
Head Detective, The - The alter-ego of a handicapped police officer seen on a
comedy skit called "The Head Detective" on IN LIVING COLOR/FOX/1990-94. Damon Wayans played the role of the Head Detective, so named because all he was...was
a head sitting on a pair of shoes with a small pair of arms sprouting from his
neck. He worked undercover with a police officer named Adam (Keenan Ivory Wayans)
who carried "Head" around in a bowling bag. According to the series script the
Head Detective was "Built sort of like a Mr. Potato Head: his hands are attached
to flexible rods which come out of his ears, and his head rests on two large
floppy shoes. A gun is permanently stuck to the palm of one hand, and a police
badge is permanently stuck to the palm of the other. The hands sway up and down
on a flexible rod."
Heals With Tools - On episode "Our Tribe" of the rural drama NORTHERN
EXPOSURE/CBS/1990-95 local tribal elder Mrs. Noanuk (Rosetta Pintado) rewarded
town Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow), for his kindness by adopting him into her
tribe. At first, Joel refused but then went through the required initiation of
fasting, and going into the Alaskan woods at night to search for a vision. Joel
was later dubbed "Heals With Tools."
Her Nibs - Billed as "Her Nibs, Miss Georgia Gibbs (she got her nickname from
Garry Moore), Georgia Gibbs hosted a fifteen-minute summer musical show entitled
GEORGIA GIBBS' AND HER MILLION RECORD SHOW/NBC/1957 featuring renditions of
best-selling records (over a million copies sold) played by the Eddie Safranski
orchestra. Miss Gibbs was the recipient of her own million selling gold records
(which she sang on the show) including "Dance With Me, Henry," "Kiss of Fire,"
and "Tweedle Dee." Her program was aired on Mondays before the evening news.
Herbert - Pejorative nickname given to starship Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) by Dr. Severin (Skip Homeier) and his Hippie-like renegade followers
(who renounced modern technology) after Kirk interrupted their pilgrimage to a
mythical planet known as Eden on the 1969 episode No. 75 "Way To Eden" on the
sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69. Herbert was a minor government official
known for his rigid patterns of thought.
Hey Boy - The Chinese manservant who worked at the plush Hotel Carlton in San
Francisco during the late 19th century on the western adventure HAVE GUN WILL
TRAVEL/CBS/1957-63. Asian actor, Kam Tong played Hey Boy who fetched newspapers
or cigars for Mr. Paladin (Richard Boone), a literate gentlemen and bounty
hunter. Lisa Lu played Hey Girl, Hey Boy's, female counterpart during the
Hitchhiker, The - Nicholas Campbell and Page Fletcher starred as the wandering
hitchhiker on the mystery suspense anthology THE
HITCHHIKER/HBO/1983-88/USA/1989-93. The Hitchhiker hosted the series (a la Rod Serling) and introduced lurid tales which he picked up during his travels across
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