Snake Lady, The See - "The
Soapy - Nickname of Clarence Weaver (Stephen Woolton) on the sitcom THIS
IS ALICE/SYN/1958. On the adventure FALL GUY/ABC/1981-86, a bail bonds woman known
as "Big Jack" was also called "Soapie" because her life was like a soap opera.
On the northwestern adventure THE ALASKANS/ABC/1959-60, John Dehner played an
unethical, wheeler dealer named "Soapey Smith" who operated in the Klondike and
Yukon regions of 1898.
Soda Pop - Family nickname of one of the three Curtis brothers on the
teen drama THE OUTSIDERS/FOX/1990. Set in 1966, the story focused on the Curtis
brothers as they struggled to keep the family together after the death of both
parents. "Soda Pop" (Rodney Harvey) was a high school drop out facing the
problems involved with coming of age. His younger brother and aspiring writer
was nicknamed Pony Boy (Jay R. Ferguson).
Solid Gold Dancers, The - A talented group of male and female dancers who
appeared weekly on the syndicated musical countdown program SOLID GOLD/SYN/1980-88.
"The Solid Gold Dancers" bounced and strutted their athletic bodies to the tunes
of the top ten records of the week.
Sorcerer - On the hi-tech suspense series THE NET/USA/1998-99, Brooke
Langton starred as Angela Bennett, a female who is sought by a group of computer
terrorists known as The Praetorians. Her only secure contact is the "Sorcerer"
(voice of Tim Curry) a faceless man with an English accent who was accessible
through the Internet. "That guy's got to be the weirdest guy on the planet" is
just one description of this invisible benefactor. Later in the series, the
Sorcerer was revealed to be a genius computer hacker described as a "teenager
with a bad bleach job." Sorcerer, a.k.a. "Jacob Kresh" (Eric Szmanda) fought the
Praetorians because they killed his father.
Soup Nazi, The See -
COOKS & COOKBOOKS
Space Cadets See -
POLICE - SCI-FI
Space Patrol See -
POLICE - SCI-FI
Space Rangers See -
POLICE - SCI-FI
Spanky - Nickname of George Robert Phillips McFarland, known to the rest
of the world as Spanky, the cherub-faced leader of a group of all-American kids
featured in Hal Roach's OUR GANG two-reeler comedies in the 1930s. Spanky joined
the Gang in 1932 at the age of 3. When he retired at the age of 16, he had
completed some 95 adventures with his costars Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Darla Hood
and Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas. Spanky got his nickname when his mother scolded
him for getting too close to some cameras. Her advice to her little son? "Spanky,
spanky, mustn't touch!" In later years Spanky left the Hollywood scene and
labored as a hamburger flipper, soda bottler and appliance sales manager. His
cute baby face became popular again when the Our Gang films were repackaged for
TV as THE LITTLE RASCALS in the 1950s. In recent years, he made a cameo
appearance at the bar "where everybody knows your name" on TVs CHEERS. George "Spanky"
McFarland died of a heart attack on June 30, 1993 in Fort Worth.
Sparkles - The college nickname of Sandra Clark (Jackee Harry), a
beautiful man-chasing May West-like bombshell who lived in an apartment in
Washington, DC on the sitcom 227/NBC/1985-90. The self-absorbed Sandra loved the
three M's (Men, Money and Me).
Spearchucker Jones - The nickname of Oliver Harmon “Spearchucker” Jones
(played by Timoth Brown), an African-American football star turned doctor who
was stationed at Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077th Division during the Korean
War on the military sitcom M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83. Spearchucker (whose character
also appeared in the 1970 film M*A*S*H that inspired the series) hangs
out with white surgeons Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John. His character was
written out of the show after the first season when the writers discovered that
there were no black surgeons during the Korean Conflict.
Spider-Man - Secret identity of Peter Parker (Nicholas Hammond), a young
college science major and part-time photographer for the Daily Bugle newspaper
on the fantasy series THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/CBS/1978-79. Bitten by a
radioactive spider, Peter Parker received the powers of super strength (in
proportion to a spiders) and the ability to climb walls effortlessly. Using his
scientific know-how, Peter devised a web shooting device which he strapped on
his wrist. It shot a light-weight webby strand with steel-like sturdiness which
he used to dangle from buildings and to subdue the bad guys. Spiderman who wore
a red, black and blue costume, confounded the police and his boss, newspaper
editor J. Jonah Jameson (Robert F. Simon) both who wanted to discover the true
identity of this wall climbing web-head. The Spider Man debuted in the Marvel
Comics No.15 issue of Amazing Fantasy (August 1962). Originally,
Peter Parker devoted his life to fighting crime after his Uncle Ben was killed
by a burglar. The animated cartoon series SPIDER-MAN/ABC/1967-70,
SPIDER-WOMAN/ABC/1979-80 (Spidey's female counterpart); SPIDER-MAN AND HIS
AMAZING FRIENDS/NBC/1981-82/1984-86; THE INCREDIBLE HULK AND THE AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN/NBC/1982-83; THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND THE INCREDIBLE
HULK/NBC/1983-84; and SPIDER-MAN/FOX/1995 and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED/FOX/1999
continued his adventures. TRIVIA NOTE: As of the year 2000 the Marvel Comics
Peter Parker character is running the "WEB" site edition of the Daily Bugle
newspaper. He "is" their Webmaster.
Splinky - The childhood nickname of Ira Buchman (John Pankow) mentioned
on the sitcom MAD ABOUT YOU/NBC/1992-99. When Ira and his cousin Paul (Paul
Reiser) were little kids they once tried on some female clothing. As Ira tried
on the bottom of a woman's bikini, his private parts (referred to as a "Splinky"
by the youths) fell out for confines of the swim suit. Now that both Paul and
Ira are adults, Ira prefers that Paul not tell the "Splinky" story to people
outside the family, especially not to Ira's new female companions.
Spooky Mulder - On the fantasy drama THE X-FILES/FOX/1993-2002, David
Duchovny appeared as Fox "Spooky" Mulder, a zealous, conspiracy obsessed FBI
agent (trained in psychology at Oxford) who was assigned to investigate cases
(a.k.a. "The X-Files") that bordered on the paranormal. His coworkers at the
Quantico FBI Training Academy dubbed him "Spooky" because of his beliefs in
unexplained phenomena (UFO's, etc.). Mulder refers to himself as "The FBI's Most
||Are you familiar with an agent named Fox
||Yes, I am.
||By reputation. He's an Oxford-educated
psychologist, who wrote a monograph on serial killers and the occult that
helped catch Monty Props in 1988. Generally thought of as the best analyst
in the violent crimes section... He had a nickname at the academy...
-- The X-Files
Spooky Old Alice - On the comedy variety program THE GEORGE GOBEL
SHOW/NBC/CBS/1954-60, the small, crew-cut comedian George Gobel referred to his
wife on the series as "Spooky Old Alice." Lonesome George (as he was called) was
very non-aggressive and often had domestic confrontations with his much taller
wife. Alice was the real-life name of George's wife, but on the TV show she was
played by Jeff Donnell (1954-58) and later by Phyllis Avery (1958-59). The Alice
sketches were dropped when the show moved to the CBS network. See also -"Lonesome
Spud - Pejorative nickname of Bud Bundy (David Faustino), given to him by
his dimwitted but beautiful blond sister Kelly (Christina Applegate) on the
dysfunctional family comedy MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97. Kelly also
referred to her brother Bud as "Toad Boy." See also -
"Grand Rapper B" and "The
Dumbest Girl in America"
Spy Girl - Espionage character featured on episode No. 120 "The Spy Who
Loved Me" on the sitcom MAD ABOUT YOU/NBC/1992-99. See "SPIES:
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