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The Highlander
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      10 comments

My first husband loved this show. I saw a few episodes, but I didn't get it. The TV show ran from 1992-98, and was based on the movie of the same name (1986). The gist was there are Immortals living among us. They don't know they're immortals un... Read more
Life Goes On
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      10 comments

Life Goes On aired from 89-93 on ABC. It was the first TV show to feature a major character with Down's Syndrome. Chris Burke played "Corky" Charles Thatcher. The Thatchers lived in suburban Chicago, IL, and wanted to mainstream Corky into regul... Read more
Happily Divorced
Monday, July 28, 2014      11 comments

Happily Divorced ran for 2 years, from 2011-13 on the TV land channel. It was loosely based on the real life marriage of Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson (an actor, writer, director and producer), who remained friends. In reel life, Fran pl... Read more
Drew Carey Show
Sunday, July 27, 2014      8 comments

The Drew Carey show aired from 1997-2004. It was set in Cleveland, Ohio. It starred Drew Carey as a fictionalized version of himself - he was quoted as saying this is what he would have been if he had not become an actor. The show revolved aroun... Read more
The Nanny
Saturday, July 26, 2014      10 comments

Finally, a night in the Emergency Department where all the staff came in and the patient load wasn't beyond belief. Actually got a chance to eat in the breakroom for 30 minutes, and time now to work on a blog. The Nanny ran from 1993-98 o... Read more
Frying Pan to the Fire
Friday, July 25, 2014      7 comments

This second night continues to bite the big weenie. A little better staffed, thank you admin for approving overtime staffing! Lots of patients, many of them SICK. Not the "I have a sore throat", not "I've had this pain for a year now, can you fi... Read more
Ouchie, Ouchie
Thursday, July 24, 2014      5 comments

It was very busy last night at the Emergency Department. Not that the patient load was so horrible - we were short-staffed because of illness and call-offs. I actually had some really nice patients and visitors. Yeah! That makes it all worthwhil... Read more
2 Broke Girls
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      10 comments

2 Broke Girls debuted on CBS in 2011. It stars Kat Dennings as Max Black, a tough working class waitress. Beth Behrs plays Caroline Channing, once rich but now broke when her father was busted in a Ponzi scheme. Caroline works with Max at the Wi... Read more
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

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