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Rescue Me
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      11 comments

Rescue Me was a series about the fictional Ladder Company 62 (AKA Truck 62), set after 9-11-2001 and the fall of the towers. It ran on the FX Network from 2004-2011. The protagonist, Tommy Gavin, was played by Dennis Leary. He suffered from sev... Read more
The Monkees
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      12 comments

Can you believe this show only ran from 1966-68? I was sure it lasted longer, but that was probably because the fake band became a real band with many hits. Each of the actors played a type, like Davy Jones was the cute one, Micky Dolenz the fun... Read more
Felix the Cat
Monday, June 16, 2014      16 comments

Felix the Cat began in the silent film era - 1919 - the first animated character. He had a huge merchandising franchise with stuffed toys, pictures, clocks, and being the mascot of the Fighter Squadron 2-B, among other things. He showed up on t... Read more
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sunday, June 15, 2014      13 comments

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Heroes on the halfshell... Originally a comic book from 1984, in order to tie into merchandising, the theme was lightened up for attraction to children and developed into the TV series that ran from 1987-96. The TM... Read more
Silver Spoons
Saturday, June 14, 2014      13 comments

Silver Spoons was a sitcom that ran from 1982-86. A young Ricky Schroder starred as Ricky Stratton, who meets and moves in with his father, Edward (Joel HIggins). Edward is a rich man-child, never having taken responsiblity for anything, and he... Read more
Greatest American Hero
Friday, June 13, 2014      10 comments

The Greatest American Hero ran from 1981-83. It was a sci-fi comedy drama, involving an alien suit that gave the wearer (William Katt as a teacher). Unfortunately, he lost the instruction manual. He has to learn how to use it by trial and error.... Read more
King of Queens
Thursday, June 12, 2014      9 comments

We're having a rough night at work in the Emergency Department tonight. It's not awful, but everything is more complicated than it should be. The inpatient side is chock full - NO beds available for admissions. We're holding patients down here u... Read more
WKRP in Cincinnati
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      6 comments

WKRP in Cincinnati ran from 1978-82. It had an ensemble cast at a fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. I really liked this show, but it got moved around on its 3d & 4th years to different time slots. It did very well in syndication. A ne... Read more
Archie Show
Tuesday, June 10, 2014      9 comments

Another cartoon show that began as a comic strip, Archie started in 1941. In 1968, it made it to TV, but only lasted one season, except for the syndication. Everything's... Read more
Popeye
Monday, June 09, 2014      14 comments

Starting as a comic strip in 1929, Popeye evolved to theatrical animated short films, the TV cartoon series in 1960-62, and finally the live action movie with Robin Williams in 1980. ... Read more
Yogi Bear
Sunday, June 08, 2014      12 comments

The Yogi Bear only ran 2 years - 1961-62. I really thought it ran longer - maybe it was all the syndication. Yogi was "smarter than the average bear", stole pic-a-nic baskets, and had a sidekick, Boo-Boo Bear. ... Read more
Bosom Buddies
Saturday, June 07, 2014      11 comments

Bosom Buddies was a cute little show that lasted 2 seasons - 1980-82. It starred Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari as 2 single men whose apartment building was demolished (while they were in it!). The only place they could find that they could afford ... Read more
Dis & Dat
Friday, June 06, 2014      13 comments

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Psych
Thursday, June 05, 2014      10 comments

Psych was a one hour show about a man pretending to be a psychic for the Santa Barbara Police. Shawn (James Roday) is a slacker. His father, Henry (Corbin Bernsen) was a police officer, and hoped Shawn would join the force. Shawn wanted to be a ... Read more
Flipper
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      11 comments

Flipper, the story of a bottlenose dolphin and his 2 boys, Sandy and Bud, ran from 1964-67. It was often compared to "Lassie" and his boy, Timmy. Contrary to Lassie, with a male collie playing the part of Lassie, the part of Flipper, a male dolp... Read more

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