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Squidhead - Dave Thomas, comedy veteran of SCTV NETWORK 90/NBC/1981-83 and THE DAVE THOMAS COMEDY SHOW/CBS/1990 was called "Squidhead" by his childhood schoolmates because he happened to have a head (7 3/4 XL) disproportionate to his body. As he said on the 6/18/90 segment of THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW his body was just a convenient vehicle for taking his head from place to place.

Squints - What FBI agents call brainy researchers (science geeks) on the crime drama BONES/FOX/2005+ The key "squint" in the series is Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a headstrong forensic anthropologist who collaborates with the FBI during criminal investigations. Brennan's nickname is "Bones" (which she hates) because she is an expert with skeletal remains.

Booth: He's got no sense of discretion, that kid. Typical squint.
Temperance: I don't know what that means.
Booth: When cops get stuck we bring in people like you, ya know? Squints. You know, squint at things.
Temperance: Oh you mean people with very high IQs and basic reasoning skills?

Star Killer - The nickname of star pilot Captain John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner) on the sci-fi adventure BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98. During the initial rumblings of the Earth Minbari War, Sheridan sent out a distress signal to lure a Minbari warship close enough to detonate a payload of nuclear weapons. The ruse was successful and the ship called "The Black Star" ("Dral-a-fee" in Minbari) was destroyed and thus was born Sheridan's nickname of Star Killer. He was also called Swamp Rat by his military friends.

Stay in Tent  See - "Swins Like a Fish"

Starbuck - Nickname of FBI agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) on the fantasy drama THE X-FILES/FOX/1993-2002. Her father gave Dana this name because he was a fan of Starbuck, the able lieutenant in Herman Melville's classic 1851 novel Moby Dick. Dana called her father "Ahab," after the tyrannical captain who sought the White Whale in the same novel. The sci-fi series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA/ABC/1978-80 featured a starship fighter named Lt. Starbuck (Dirk Benedict). See also - DOGS: "Queequeg"

Steverino - Steve Allen

Steverino - Steve Allen was often called "Steverino" by comedian, Louis Nye when he performed in the "Man-in-the-Street" sketches on THE TONIGHT SHOW/NBC/1954-57. Using a number of talented comedians including Don Knotts, Tom Poston, Bill Dana, Pat Harrington, Dayton Allen (of "Why Not!" fame) and Gabriel Dell of the Bowery Boys, Steve conducted mock "Man on the Street" interviews. Louis Nye would play the bubbly, "Man about Town" Gordon Hathaway who always greeted Steve Allen with "Hi, Ho Steverino!" For a time in the 1950s, the Baskin and Robbins Ice Cream Company dedicated a new flavor called "Steverino."

Stingray - The code name for a mysterious man (Nick Mancuso) on the adventure STINGRAY/NBC/1986-87 who drove a black 1965 Corvette Stingray and helped people out of life threatening situations. The only thing he asked of anyone he helped was a promise that they would help him (only once) in the future. When time came to pay up they had to do anything he questions asked. His method of operation was reminiscent of Mario Puzo's Godfather, but with nicer overtones. When asked about his M. O. he said " Okay, I'll tell you this much. The world runs on money. Everybody walks around with this invisible number in their heads. You hit the figure close enough, the penny drops, you own the man. In Hong Kong you can buy a murder for five bucks. In New York City a sloppy job runs you five hundred. A neat, clean, professional hit, upwards of ten grand. On skid row they'll kill you for your shoes. I take money out of the equation. My hands don't sweat, because I'm never at the pay window. When it came to planning he said: "I got a plan A and a Plan B. Plan B is making Plan A work!"

Stinky - A bratty little kid dressed in a Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit (played by pudgy comedian Joe Besser), who terrorized the tenants at Sidney Fields Hollywood Boarding House on the sitcom THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW/SYN/1951-53. When Lou Costello tried to discipline the boy, Stinky threatened him with the silly declaration "Ewwww! I'll harm You!" Stinky was also the school nickname of lawyer Crosby Caufield (Peter Krause) on the legal drama THE GREAT DEFENDER/FOX/1995. It seems he had bit of a problem with foot fungus.

Stinkerbelle - Childhood nickname that Teddy Reed (Sela Ward) still used to described her younger sister Frankie (Julianne Phillips), the youngest of four sisters on the drama SISTERS/NBC/1991-96.

Straw Hut Circuit - Industry trade name given to 1950s TV series with a jungle format (JUNGLE JIM, RAMAR OF THE JUNGLE, SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE, THE ADVENTURES OF JUNGLE BOY, and THE AFRICAN PATROL.

Street Hawk  See - MOTORCYCLES

Stringbean - The nickname of comedy writer, Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) on the sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW/CBS/1961-66. It was given to him by Happy Spangler (J. C. Flippen), the man responsible for teaching Rob how to write comedy material. Another character called Stringbean was David "Stringbean" Akeman one of the regular performers on the country-and-western program HEE HAW/CBS/SYN/1969-92. And Stringbean was the childhood nickname of actress Connie Ray who starred on the sitcom THE TORKELSONS/NBC/1991-93. Born in White Cross, North Carolina, her favorite childhood memory was spring on her dairy farm, when she could lie in the middle of a field and see the impression of her body on the grass. See also - "Bones" and "Rapid Robert"

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