Q: I am a faithful watcher of "Golden Girls." Please tell me who is the female singing at the start of each episode. Kind of sounds like Rue McClanahan, doesn't it?
A: While it may sound like McClanahan to you, that's Cynthia Fee performing a cover of Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend."
Q: When is the show "Breaking Bad" going to have a new season?
A: The AMC drama starring Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will be back for its third season in March.
Q: I have been watching the series "Mercy," about a hospital and its people, and the series "Three Rivers," also about a hospital and its people. Are there really a Mercy Hospital and a Three Rivers Hospital? If so, where are they located?
A: There are hospitals with those names, including a Three Rivers Hospital in Tennessee, a Three Rivers Medical Center in Kentucky and Mercy hospitals in Maine and Florida — not to mention Mercy West on "Grey's Anatomy." But they should not be confused with the ones on the TV shows. Those institutions are entirely fictional, with NBC's Mercy hospital in Jersey City, N.J., and CBS' Three Rivers in Pittsburgh.
Q: Please tell me when I can expect that wonderful, intelligent show "In Treatment" to return.
A: The HBO drama with Gabriel Byrne will begin production in early 2010 for telecast later in the year.
Q: I, and I am sure others, would like to know if the LeBron James movie "More Than a Game" will be out on DVD in time for Christmas.
A: Sorry, but Lionsgate will release the documentary on DVD on Feb. 2, 2010. It promises "a locker room full of exciting bonus materials" on DVD, including a film festival Q&A with the team, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary, a featurette that examines the psychology of team sports and the trailer that director Kris Belman used to pitch the movie.
Q: I have been wondering if "The Cat and the Canary" — with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard — can be found. It was so funny!!!
A: There was a DVD release of the 1939 mystery-comedy some time ago which I have seen for sale on Amazon.com and Moviesunlimited.com, among other sites. There have been some complaints about the quality of the video, but at least it's available.
Q: In the early '70s there was a movie called "Little Fauss & Big Halsy." It was about motorcycle racing. I and some of my friends would really like to see this movie again. Any info is much appreciated.
A: The 1970, R-rated film starred Michael J. Pollard and Robert Redford with music by Johnny Cash. As far as I can tell, it has not made it to home video in an authorized form.
Q: A couple of weeks ago you answered a question about a movie with James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara and Lionel Barrymore. Stewart's family owns a factory of some sort and O'Hara's family works in the factory. Barrymore is the crusty old father of O'Hara's family. I think the movie they were referring to is "You Can't Take It With You" from 1938.
A: Readers will recall that I said the movie being sought was "The Valley of Decision," which had Barrymore, but with Gregory Peck and Greer Garson. Several readers have suggested that the correct movie is "You Can't Take It With You." I still think "Valley of Decision" was a better fit with the original letter writer's description but will offer the other film as a possibility, too.