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Howdy Doody
Thursday, July 03, 2014      9 comments

Another old time show I grew up with! Howdy Doody Show ran from 1947 (predated me) until 1960. This was one of the first children's shows. "Buffalo Bob" Smith had been a radio announcer, voicing his friend Howdy Doody. When Smith made a visit to... Read more
Mickey Mouse Club
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      10 comments

The Mickey Mouse Club ran originally from 1955-60 on ABC. It ran in syndication for many years, had a brief revival in 1977 on CBS, and a longer revival on the Disney Channel 1989-96. I watched the first series, when the kids all wore Mickey Mou... Read more
B. J. And the Bear
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      11 comments

B. J. and the Bear was a comedy series on NBC from 1979-81. B. J. (Billy Joe) McKay, played by Greg Evigan, was a freelance long distance truck driver. He and his chimp, Bear (named for Bear Bryant), traveled the country in a red and white K... Read more
Pretty Little Liars
Monday, June 30, 2014      10 comments

Pretty Little Liars is an American teen mystery thriller, loosely based on the books by Sara Shepard. It started showing in 2010, and is still showing new episodes. It's about a clique of 4 young women and their missing leader. Blackmail, secret... Read more
Spider-Man
Sunday, June 29, 2014      10 comments

Spider-man has had numerous incarnations, from his beginning in Marvel Comics in 1962, and the first animated series in 1967, to movies, more animated series, guest starring on various shows, and a live action show. Spiderman, Spiderman, ... Read more
Married ... with Children
Saturday, June 28, 2014      10 comments

This sitcom ran 11 years, 1987-97 on the Fox network. Talk about a dysfunctional family! Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) is a disgruntled women's shoe salesman, afflicted with the "Bundy curse", and not respected by his family. His wife, Peggy (Kate Sagal... Read more
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Friday, June 27, 2014      12 comments

I almost overslept yesterday evening - after the busy, frustrating night, I managed to drag the pups on a 45 minute walk aroud the neighborhood, then took a long hot shower. Much refreshed, I fell asleep about 11 AM, with my usual phone alarm se... Read more
What a Wonderful World
Thursday, June 26, 2014      11 comments

We are having a busy, discombobulated night. Just as everything starts to calm down, in comes another sick patient that takes 3 staff to calm down enough to get basic stuff started. Grateful patients brought in doughnuts earlier - guess what I'v... Read more
Car 54, Where Are You?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      10 comments

Car 54 , Where Are You? was a a black and white comedy show about 2 police officers at the fictional 53rd precinct in the Bronx. It ran from 1961-63 on NBC. Joe E. Ross played short, nosy, not very bright Officer Toody, who lived with his do... Read more
Ally McBeal
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      10 comments

Ally McBeal was a legal comedy-drama that aired on the Fox Network from 1997-2002. Callista Flockhart starred as Ally, a lawyer for the Boston firm Cage and Fish. The main focus of the show was the romantic and personal lives of the main charact... Read more
The Patty Duke Show
Monday, June 23, 2014      14 comments

From 1963 - 66, Patty Duke played identical cousins. Patty Lane lived in New York City with her father, a managing editor for the New York Daily Chronicle. Her cousin, Cathy, had lived all over the world with her foreign correspondent father, w... Read more
21 Jump Street
Sunday, June 22, 2014      12 comments

21 Jump Street, the television show (not the movie!) ran on the Fox Network from 1987-91. The premise was youthful looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, etc. Johnny Depp got his start there, along wi... Read more
Casper the Friendly Ghost
Saturday, June 21, 2014      14 comments

Casper the friendly ghost started out as a children's book in 1939. By 1945, he was a cartoon. A new series was released in 1963, and a live action movie in 1995. Caspe... Read more
Another Sick Day
Friday, June 20, 2014      5 comments

I walked the pups yesterday, Wed morning. Got just over a mile out, and had to urgently return to the house. Made it! Started having belly problems again - nausea, cram... Read more
Moving Picture Shows
Thursday, June 19, 2014      12 comments

I've been watching a lot of movies in the theater recently. I do it in spurts - go for months to years without seeing them in the theater - I know they'll eventually make it to the movie channels, and then to regular channels on TV (maybe a litt... Read more

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