Big Chuck!

My Favorite Stories from 47 Years on Cleveland TV

Chuck Schodowski, Tom Feran

$15.95

A beloved Cleveland TV legend tells funny and surprising stories from a lifetime in television. “Big Chuck” collaborated with Ernie Anderson on the groundbreaking “Ghoulardi” show and continued to host a late-night show across four decades—the longest such run in TV history. Packed with behind-the-scenes details about TV and celebrities.

Softcover / 294 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 85 photos / ISBN 9781598510560

Description

“A vivid picture of an honest man in the insane world of television. Highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review

Cleveland TV legend “Big Chuck” Schodowski tells hundreds of funny and surprising stories from a lifetime in television—in his familiar, good-natured, Cleveland-to-the-bone style.

Since 1960, Chuck has been on camera, behind the camera, and in the director’s chair. He collaborated with Ernie Anderson on the groundbreaking “Ghoulardi” show, and continued to host a late-night show across four decades—the longest such run in TV history. He wrote and directed two thousand hilarious sketches that were watched religiously by adoring fans.

Revisit favorite characters including the Kielbasy Kid, Certain Ethnic Guy, Ben Crazy, and many more. Chuck’s stories will entertain fans—and anyone who enjoys behind-the-scenes tales of television and celebrities.

Additional information

Weight0.88 lbs

Table of Contents

Intro

Little Big Chuck

The TV Light is Lit

Live and Local on TV8

Ghoulardi and Me

With the Browns and the Tribe

Ernie and Me

The Fortune Cookie

From Ghouli To Hoolie

Rowdy and the Kid

Building the Laughs

Tribe Fever

Moving Up but Not Out

John, Art, and So-O-O-Ulman

New Talent, Plus Pizza

Ali and Others

Real Specials

Flying with Hoolie

That was a Close One

Playing For Laughs

In Like Flynnski

Big Chuck & Lil’ John

Police Action

Some Time with the Browns

Other Shows & Good Guys

Motor City Breakdown

Believe in Goddard

From Fats to Tex

Roaring ’80s

Fighting Mike Tyson

Change, Bad Advice, and a Few Props

Song and Dance Man

Counting Down

TV Pride and Pals

Skits 2K

Outro

Oh Yea— I Forgot!

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