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Frasier
Sunday, April 13, 2014      14 comments

Frasier ran from 1983-94. It began as a spin-off from Cheers, with pop-radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane moving back to Seattle from Boston after the end of his marriage. Soon afterward, his father, Martin,a police officer, is wounded in the l... Read more
Full House
Saturday, April 12, 2014      12 comments

Full House ran from 1987-95. A single man raises his 3 daughters with the help of his not so adult male friends. What ever happend to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening T.V ... Read more
Moonlighting
Friday, April 11, 2014      16 comments

Another show Cybill Shepard starred in, with Bruce Willis (remember when he had hair?), running from 19785-89. Al Jarreau sang the song. Some walk by night, Some fly by day, Nothing could change you, Set and sure of the way. ... Read more
Cybill Show
Thursday, April 10, 2014      11 comments

Yesterday's blog was the theme from Laverne & Shirley. My friend THINFITKINDVGAN reminded me that the actresses hated each other at the end. On the show Cybill, Cybill Shepard (playing Cybill Sheridan) and Christine Baranski (playing her best fr... Read more
Laverne & Shirley
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      12 comments

One of the better spin-offs from Happy Days. The theme song for Laverne & Shirley was written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox. The series ran from 1976 - 83. The first verse is a Yiddish hopscotch chant - sources I found online say a"schlem... Read more
Happy Days
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      13 comments

Set in the mid-50's to mid-60's, Happy Days ran from 1974-84 Sunday, Monday, Happy Days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days, Thursday, Friday, Happy Days, The weekend comes, the cycle hums Ready to race to you ... Read more
Dukes of Hazzard
Monday, April 07, 2014      12 comments

I didn't watch the show, but couldn't avoid the previews and snippets. Waylan Jennings sang it. The show ran from 1979-85. Just the good ol' boys, Never meanin' no harm, Beats all you've ever saw, been in trouble with the law since... Read more
Drew Carey Show theme
Sunday, April 06, 2014      13 comments

From the Drew Carey Show, 1995-2004. 5 O'Clock World Up every mornin' just to keep a job I gotta fight my way through the husslin' mob Sounds of the city poundin' in my brain While another day goes down the drain ... Read more
The Love Boat
Saturday, April 05, 2014      18 comments

The Love Boat ran from 1977-86. Set on a cruise ship, each episode typically had 3 storylines. Jack Jones sang the theme for most of the show's run, in a deliberately cheesy lounge singer manner. Love, exciting and new Come Aboard. We'... Read more
Gilligan's Island
Friday, April 04, 2014      19 comments

Totally silly but fun sitcom about a group on a sail ("a three hour tour") stranded on an unknown island. They were forced to survive on their wits and abilities, but, unlike those on the later lost island (Lost), they made a lot of coconut pies... Read more
Mary Tyler Moore Show
Thursday, April 03, 2014      14 comments

The Mary Tyler Moore show ran from 1970 to 77. MTM played a single young woman - the first never-married, independent career woman. While she reflected the reality of the times, it was almost sacrilege that she didn't have a man to support her. ... Read more
Underdog
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      11 comments

1964-74. Normally disguised as Shoeshine Boy, Underdog would fly into action whenever Sweet Polly Purebred, or the world, was in danger. "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!" When criminals in this world appear And break the laws... Read more
Spongebob Squarepants
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      10 comments

From the 1999 Nickelodeon series. Are you ready kids? Aye-aye captain. I can't hear you... Aye-aye captain! Oh! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spo... Read more
The Flintstones and The Jetsons
Monday, March 31, 2014      12 comments

Hanna-Barbera made a series of animated TV shows from the late 50's to 2001. The Flintstones was the first prime-time animated show for adults, somewhat based on The Honeymooners. It ran from 1960-66, although, like many Hanna-Barbera classic... Read more
George of the Jungle
Sunday, March 30, 2014      14 comments

I loved this cartoon. 1967 animated series, which only ran 17 episodes. Loved the movie with Brendon Fraser, too George, George George of the Jungle, Strong as he can be. (Ahhhhhhhh) Watch out for that tree. ... Read more

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