Pop (American TV channel)

Pop referred to as Pop TV, is an American pay television channel, owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, a division of ViacomCBS. It is a general entertainment channel, focusing on programs pertaining to popular culture; the network was launched in 1981 as a barker channel service providing a display of localized channel and program listings for cable television providers. On, the service, branded Prevue Channel or Prevue Guide and as Prevue, began to broadcast interstitial segments alongside the on-screen guide, which included entertainment news and promotions for upcoming programs. After Prevue's parent company, United Video Satellite Group, acquired the entertainment magazine TV Guide in 1998, the service was relaunched as TV Guide Channel, which now featured full-length programs dealing with the entertainment industry, including news magazines and reality shows, along with red carpet coverage from major award shows. Following the acquisition of TV Guide Network by Lionsgate in 2009, its programming began to shift towards a general entertainment format with reruns of dramas and sitcoms.

In 2013, CBS Corporation acquired of a 50% stake in the network, the network was renamed TVGN. At the same time, as its original purpose grew obsolete because of the integrated program guides offered by digital television platforms, the network began to downplay and phase out its program listings service. In 2015, the network was rebranded as Pop. In 2019, CBS merged with Viacom. Pop is available to 67.348 million households in America as of September 2018. On September 18, 2014, CBS and Lionsgate announced that TVGN would be relaunched as Pop in early 2015, with the rebranding announced to occur on January 14 of that year; the newly branded channel would shift toward programming about pop culture fandom and would carry 400 hours of original programming following the rebrand, including a reality show starring New Kids on the Block and the Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek. The first program from Pop TV to receive Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Pop was made available on AT&T U-verse on March 1, 2016.

On March 12, 2019, CBS acquired Lionsgate's 50% stake in Pop, thus making Pop a part of CBS Cable Networks. It became part of ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks on December 4, 2019, when CBS merged with Viacom. Current programming seen on Pop includes a mix of original scripted and reality series and internationally co-produced series and reruns of shows sourced from the CBS Television Distribution library; the network aired professional wrestling from Impact Wrestling and the Las Vegas-based Paragon Pro Wrestling. Official website

Nudge Nudge

"Candid Photography", better known as "Nudge Nudge", is a sketch from the third Monty Python's Flying Circus episode, "How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away" featuring Eric Idle and Terry Jones as two strangers who meet in a pub. Idle sits too close to an unassuming pub patron played by Terry Jones. Idle asks Jones a series of questions about his romantic relationships that seem odd and cryptic, but that are revealed to be complex double entendres. Jones becomes irritated by the line of questioning and asks Idle, what he is implying. Idle forwardly admits that he wants to know whether Jones has "slept with a lady." When Jones directly answers "Yes," Idle curiously asks him, "What's it like?" This conclusion makes it one of the few Monty Python sketches to end on a clear punch line. The sketch appears in the 1971 spin-off feature film, And Now for Something Completely Different and the 1982 concert film Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, it was performed when the Pythons appeared on The Midnight Special and was recorded for the 1976 concert album Monty Python Live at City Center.

In its original airing on Monty Python's Flying Circus, the sketch was preceded by a short link in which Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin portray schoolboys being interviewed for television by John Cleese. During the interview, Idle announces that he's written a sketch called "Nudge Nudge". In And Now for Something Completely Different, the sketch is followed by a cut to a scene in a gym, where Terry Gilliam dressed as a nun on an ergometer replies, "I think it's overrated." The "Self Defence Against Fresh Fruit" sketch is played in the setting. Idle's character in the pub makes several cameo appearances in episodes, referred to as "Arthur Name". In Monty Python Live, the sketch segues from "Albatross". In the background, a piano version of "Never Be Rude to an Arab" is heard; the sketch segues into a new opening title song for Blackmail which incorporates samples of Idle's Nudge, Nudge dialogue. Written by Eric Idle for Ronnie Barker in another comedy show, the sketch was rejected as a script.

Eric Idle admits the script is confusing, the joke being in the delivery. The phrases, "nudge nudge" and "wink wink", are part of the English lexicon as idiomatic phrases implying sexual innuendo. Elvis Presley was a great fan of Monty Python. In an extra on the Rutles DVD, Idle states. Idle reprised the sketch in TV advertisements for Breakaway and Nudge chocolate bars, with the punch line changed to include the product name. A reference to this is heard on "Monty Python Live At Drury Lane"; the script


Eggenfelden is located in the gentle valley of the Rott at the intersection of B 20 with the B 388 and the beginning of the B 588. The city has two railway stations on the railway Passau - Neumarkt - Sankt Veit as well as an airfield. Eggenfelden is located about 56 km southeast of Landshut, 60 km south of Straubing, 70 km south-west of Passau, 84 kilometers north of Salzburg and 110 kilometers east of Munich; the municipality Eggenfelden has 119 named Stadtteile: 1946–1948: Lorenz Fichtner, SPD 1948–1960: Lorenz Bachmeier, CSU 1960–1990: Hans Kreck, SPD 1990–2002: Karl Riedler, SPD 2002–2014: Werner Schießl, FWG since May 2014: Wolfgang Grubwinkler, UWG, elected in March 2014 with 54,86 % of the votes The ski mountaineer Konrad Lex was born in Eggenfelden. The German pop-singer and actor Daniel Küblböck who achieved short-lived celebrity in 2003, in the first season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol, in which he came third, was born outside of Eggenfelden and lived here until his breakthrough.

Albert Hahl, German colonial officer and governor of German-New Guinea Richard Schimpf, officer of the German Army, the Reichswehr, the Wehrmacht and the Bundeswehr Friedrich Müller, legal scientist and author Joseph Vogl and media scientist Katrin Garfoot, Australian cyclist Barbara Lechner, shooting sports woman Fritz Wiedemann, German officer, adjutant of Adolf Hitler and diplomat Daniel Küblböck, DSDS participant and singer Official Site Media related to Eggenfelden at Wikimedia Commons