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The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      10 comments

The Courtship of Eddie's Father was a TV show based on the 1963 movie of the same name, based on a book. The show ran from 1969-72, starring Bill Bixby as the father, Tom Corbett, and Brandon Cruz as Eddie. A widower and magazine editor, Tom rel... Read more
Family Ties
Monday, April 28, 2014      11 comments

I was going to talk about Family Affair, with Brian Keith playing a bachelor trying to raise his orphaned nieces and nephew, Cissy, Buffy and her twin Jody. Sebastion Cabot played Mr. French, the "gentleman's gentleman" who bacame almost a nanny... Read more
Mr. Belvedere
Sunday, April 27, 2014      16 comments

Mr. Belvedere was a posh British sophisticate hired to care for a family with 3 bratty children. The father, George Ownes, was played by Bob Uecker, as a sportswriter. His wife Marsha (Ilene Graff) was attending law school. At the start of the s... Read more
It's a Jungle Out There
Saturday, April 26, 2014      9 comments

LINDAKAY228 mentioned the theme to Monk a couple of days ago - now it's going thru my head. Thanks to everyone who commiserated yesterday on my whine about the frequent flyer (who, with enough medication - better living thru chemistry! - quiete... Read more
The Facts of Life
Friday, April 25, 2014      12 comments

We have one of our "frequent flyers" in the Emergency Department tonight. He's verbally abusive, threatens to harm the staff, and wants us to "just kill me" (it's tempting - kidding ... mostly) He told the intake nurse he was nauseated - now he... Read more
Dating Tips (1938)
Thursday, April 24, 2014      13 comments

I found this on the internet at sadanduseless.com . Of course, I had to add the extra pictures! Do your dressing in your boudoir to keep your allure. ... Read more
Zorro
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      12 comments

Zorro ran from 1957-59. Walt Disney Productions made the show, set in the 1820's of early California. The Spanish period of California ended in 1821, beginning the Mexican period from 1821-48, and eventual statehood. In the show, Don Diego de la... Read more
Road Runner and Coyote
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      12 comments

Back to cartoons! Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies developed the coyote forever chasing the Greater Road runner through the American Southwest desert. From 1949, Wile E. Coyote chased and tried to trap the road runner, using incredibly complex R... Read more
Bat Masterson
Monday, April 21, 2014      12 comments

William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a real person (1853-1921). A gambler, a rambler, and a sweet-talking ladies man, he was also a buffalo hunter, army scout, U.S. Marshall, and lawman for several Western cities. He worked with Wyatt Earp in To... Read more
The Gambler
Sunday, April 20, 2014      11 comments

The Gambler started out as a song by Kenny Rogers, (1978, written by Don Schlitz) and developed into a TV movie series. The Gambler (1980); The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983); The Gambler, Part Three: The Legend Continues (1987); The ... Read more
Scooby Doo
Saturday, April 19, 2014      10 comments

Scooby Doo is a talking Great Dane, who, with 4 teenagers, Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy, make up Mysteries, Inc. They investigated supposedly supernatural creatures, but the villains generally turned out to be humans in costumes. The show beg... Read more
Fame
Friday, April 18, 2014      9 comments

Fame was a series based on the 1980 film about the fictional New York City High School of the Performing Arts (based on the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York). The students and faculty were apt to b... Read more
The Jeffersons
Thursday, April 17, 2014      11 comments

And, here's another spin-off from All in the Family! The Jeffersons started out as Archie & Edith's neighbors. George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) started a dry cleaning business with multiple stores, and moved to an affluent neighborhood in Ma... Read more
Good Times
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      9 comments

I blogged Monday (4/14) on Maude, which was a spin-off from All in the Family. In Maude, her maid was Florida (Esther Rolles). Norman Lear decided to spin-off Florida and her family in Good Times. Maude was set in New York, and Florida's husband... Read more
Growing Pains
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      12 comments

Growing Pains aired from 1985-92. Alan Thicke starred as Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist who works from home while caring for the family's 3 children. The mother, Maggie (Joanna Kerns) is a reporter. I didn't watch the show much - Leonardo DiC... Read more

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