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Dave Barry Quotes
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday I blogged on Dave's World, a sitcom based on books by Dave Barry. Dave was born 3 July 47, and worked for the Miami Herald as a humor columnist from 1983-2005. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. He's written many fiction a... Read more
Dave's World
Monday, July 21, 2014      7 comments

Dave's World was based on Dave Barry's books "Dave Barry's Greatest Hits" and Dave Barry Turns 40". (Dave Barry is a humorist and columnist for Miami Herald in real life) The show ran from 1993-97. Harry Anderson starred as Dave Barry, who in r... Read more
The Wonder Years
Sunday, July 20, 2014      9 comments

The Wonder Years was aimed at the baby-boomer generation (like me!). It ran from 1988-93. The theme was a typical kid growing up in a typical home during the changes of the 60's. It was set in "Anywhere, USA". Fred Savage played the lead role of... Read more
Roy Rogers Show
Saturday, July 19, 2014      5 comments

The Roy Rogers Show ran from 1951-1957. (There was a radio show than ran from 44-51, also) It starred the "King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers as the owner of the Double R Ranch. His real life wife, "Queen of the West" Dale Evans, ran the Eureka Ca... Read more
Perfect Strangers
Friday, July 18, 2014      8 comments

Perfect Strangers was a sitcom that ran on ABC from 1986-93. The premise was Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) was moving into his first apartment in Chicago. His distant cousin, a sheep herder from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomou... Read more
Cops
Thursday, July 17, 2014      9 comments

Cops is a reality legal series that has been on for about forever. It started on the Fox Network in 1989, and was picked up by Spike in 2013. It follows real cops, deputies, and constables as they go about their jobs in 140 cities in the USA, Ho... Read more
Carol Burnett Show
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      7 comments

Carol Burnett is an American treasure. Singer, writer, comedian, actress, movie and TV star - she did it all. Most notably, for me at least, was her own variety/sketch comedy show, The Carol Burnett Show which ran from 1967-78 for 268 episodes, ... Read more
Booker
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      7 comments

Booker starred Richard Griego as an ex-cop from LAPD. He worked as a private detective for a Japanese company at their US companies investigating insurance claims. He wasn't a good employee, as he despised authority, and often took jobs for fri... Read more
Secret Agent
Monday, July 14, 2014      7 comments

Secret Agent was an import from the UK. It aired there as Danger Man. The name was changed when CBS aired it in 1960. There was a gap of four years between season 1 and 2. Patrick McGoohan starred as John Drake, a smooth talking, suave agent wor... Read more
Im the Heat of the Night
Sunday, July 13, 2014      6 comments

In the Heat of the Night was an hour long police procedural based on the 1967 movie of the same name, based on the 1965 novel of the same name. It ran from 1988-92 on NBC, then until 1994 on CBS. The movie starred Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs,... Read more
Dobie Gillis
Saturday, July 12, 2014      6 comments

Dobie Gillis was shown from 1959-63. It starred Dwayne Hickman as Dobie, a young adult struggling to find wealth and dates with young women. His best friend, Maynard G. Krebs, was played by Bob Denver, way before the Gilligan's Island fame. A re... Read more
Leave it to Beaver
Friday, July 11, 2014      11 comments

This is another case of a theme song having lyrics that we never heard. The Toy Parade was used as the theme to Leave it to Beaver, but as an istrumental only. The show aired from 1957-63, ending when the boys basically aged out and wanted to mo... Read more
Baywatch
Thursday, July 10, 2014      9 comments

Baywatch began as Los Angeles County lifeguards patrolling the beaches of Los Angeles County. It debuted in 1989, but was cancelled after one season. David Hasselhoff (the main star) and producers brought it back as first run syndication. It b... Read more
Love, American Style
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      9 comments

From 1969-74, we were treated to an ensemble romatic comedy show. The hour long show had several unrelated stories of romance, typically with a comedic spin. Often, the same actors played different characters in many episodes. ... Read more
More CSI Memes
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      10 comments

When I looked for funny pictures yesterday for CSI, there were just so many of them! Horatio Caine from CSI: Miami was widely parodied, as was the whole CSI theme. ... Read more

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