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Star Trek: Enterprise
Friday, May 23, 2014      9 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise was a prequel to the original Star Trek and the rest of the multiple Star Trek incarnations. It ran in this century, from 2001-05, set in the next century, about 2150. Scott Bakula starred as Captain Jonathan Archer, son of... Read more
Three's Company
Thursday, May 22, 2014      12 comments

From 1977-84, we shared in the antics of 3 mismatched roommates in the sitcom "Three's Company". It was based on a British show "Man About the House". The roomies platonically shared Apartment 201 in the building owned by the Ropers. Stanley Rop... Read more
Godzilla
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      10 comments

I saw Godzilla, the newest reboot, yesterday. Some minor quibbles (like, if you were the only one that knew how to do something, and you were about to be placed in danger, wouldn't you want to share the knowledge?), but overall a fun flick. Bex ... Read more
Alice
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      8 comments

Alice was a sitcom which ran from 1976-85. It was based on the 1974 movie "Aloce Doesn't Live Here Anymore". Linda Lavin played a widow, Alice Hyatt, moving with her son, Tommy, from New Jersey to Los Angeles to start fresh. Their car broke down... Read more
Sesame Street
Monday, May 19, 2014      12 comments

Who doesn't know Sesame Street? It began in November 1969, on the National Educational Television network. Later that year, it moved to The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where it has remained ever since. Using a combination of animation, liv... Read more
Redneck Solutions
Sunday, May 18, 2014      8 comments

Another forwarded Email from a friend. I grew up around some folks like this! Texan Redneck sandals Portable deck ... Read more
Diff'rent Strokes
Saturday, May 17, 2014      11 comments

Diff'rent Strokes ran from 1978-85. A rich widowed white man, Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain), adopted two African American boys from Harlem when their mother, his maid, died. Dana Plato played his daughter, Kimberly. Gary Coleman had a breakout ... Read more
Have Gun Will Travel
Friday, May 16, 2014      11 comments

I always thought the name of this show was "Paladin", but that was the name the main character used. Have Gun Will Travel was a black and white 30 minute Western that ran from 1957-63. Oddly enough, the TV show came first, then a spin-off radio ... Read more
One Day at a Time
Thursday, May 15, 2014      14 comments

One Day at a Time aired from 1975-84. Bonnie Franklin starred as Ann Romero, a divorced mother who moved to Indianapolis with her 2 teenage daughters, Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli). Pat Harrington played their build... Read more
That Girl
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      11 comments

From 1966-71, Marlo Thomas starred as That Girl. She was the first single woman to be portrayed on a television show, although the producers found it necessary to give her a boyfriend. Ann Marie was an aspiring actress, supporting herself by a s... Read more
Baretta
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      9 comments

Baretta ran from 1975-78, starring Robert Blake as a plainclothes policeman who wore many disguises on the job. He lived in an apartment with a cockatoo named Fred. Per Wiki, Baretta was a toned down version of Toma, based on a real life New Jer... Read more
The Partridge Family
Monday, May 12, 2014      12 comments

The Partridge Family was loosely based on the real singing family, the Cowsills. It ran fro 1970-74, starring Shirley Jones as the widowed mother of 5 talented singing kids. In the pilot, mom is a bank teller. The kids get her to help with a re... Read more
The Brady Bunch
Sunday, May 11, 2014      10 comments

Just in time for Mother's Day, a story about a blended family. The Brady Bunch ran from 1969-74, and had several reunion movies after the series ended. The premise is that Mike Brady (Robert Reed) was a widowed architect with 3 sons, Greg, Peter... Read more
My Favorite Martian
Saturday, May 10, 2014      11 comments

My Favorite Martian ran from 1963-66, starring Bill Bixby as a newspaper reporter, Tim O'Hara, and Ray Walston as the Martian. They met when "Martin" crashes his spaceship near Los Angeles. Tim takes him in as a roommate, pretending the ET is hi... Read more
The Flying Nun
Friday, May 09, 2014      9 comments

The Flying Nun was a ditzy little sitcom starring Sally Fields as a 90 pound novice nun wearing a BIG cornette (starched hat). Apparently, that sucker was superglued to her head, and the strong winds in Puerto Rico at the ocean bluff Convent Sa... Read more

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