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Out of This World
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      17 comments

One of my frustrations is that many of the shows I watched don’t really have a theme song - just theme music. (Like Rockford Files, and Hawaii 5-0) Can’t really put funny memes to paragraphs that aren’t there! Searching today, I found a show wi... Read more
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Monday, May 27, 2019      15 comments

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, 1962-2001 The show was actually aimed at 2-5 year olds, but as PBS said “suitable for all ages”. I actually caught a few episodes. The shows ran 30 minutes, Mon-Friday. In contrast to Sesame Street, with its frenetic ... Read more
Scooby Doo
Sunday, May 26, 2019      17 comments

Scooby Doo; Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, original series 1965-71, but many versions continued until 2018 (antimated, live action, made for TV movies, straight to DVDs, spin-offs, reboots ... Scooby will never die!). Starred 4 teenagers, Velma, D... Read more
Empty Nest
Sunday, May 26, 2019      14 comments

Empty Nest, 1988-95, a spin-off from Golden Girls. Recently widowed pediatrician’s 2 adult daughters move back in with him. During the first 4 years, characters from Golden Girls & Empty Nest visited between the shows, as it was established the... Read more
The Sopranos
Saturday, May 25, 2019      13 comments

The Sopranos, 1999 - 2007, on HBO. New Jersey based Italian American is a family man and mobster. He’s feeling conflicted, and starts seeing a psychiatrist. We meet his family (wife and children, & his mother), mafia associates and rivals. We’re... Read more
Candid Camera
Thursday, May 23, 2019      14 comments

Candid Camera, have you ever heard of a TV spin-off from radio? This Show started as Candid Microphone in 1947 with Allen Funt. It became Candid Camera In 1948, with Allen Funt as host until 72. Different versions were on air until 94, with a f... Read more
Family Affair
Thursday, May 23, 2019      15 comments

Family Affair, 1966-71 Single man Bill Davis is living the high life in NYC, with his butler, Mr. French. Then, he inherits his deceased brother’s children - a 15 yo girl, Cissy, & the 5 yo twins, Buffy & Jody. Buffy has a huge doll named Mrs... Read more
Mr. Belvedere
Tuesday, May 21, 2019      12 comments

Mr. Belvedere, 1985-90 Mr. Belvedere is TV series based on the movie Sitting Pretty, 1950, which was based on a 1947 novel, Belvedere. Mr. Belvedere is a proper British butler, hired by the Owens family (parents & 3 kids). Cultural clashes, mis... Read more
The Patty Duke Show
Monday, May 20, 2019      16 comments

The Patty Duke Show, 1963-66. The theme song explains it all, mostly. The “identical cousins” came about because their fathers were identical twins. Just FYI - Patty wears the headband, with her hair turned under, while Cathy wears it turned out... Read more
The Monkees
Sunday, May 19, 2019      17 comments

The Monkees, 1966-68 Rumor has it that the Monkees were created to take on the Beatles. Hmmm, maybe. They were a manufactured band, true, but apparently, a lot of the craziness was really them. ... Read more
Greatest American Hero
Sunday, May 19, 2019      15 comments

Greatest American Hero, 1981-83 A teacher is given a special crime fighting suit by aliens. He was told by the aliens to liaison with the FBI. The suit grants him many abilities - flying, invisibility, telepathy, invulnerability, etc. Trouble... Read more
Maude
Friday, May 17, 2019      15 comments

Maude, 1972-78 Maude was a spin-off from All In the Family (she was Edith’s cousin) Maude had a maid, Florida. Florida & her family were spun off to Chicago to their own show in 74. No mention of Maude was made, or how they ended up in Chica... Read more
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Thursday, May 16, 2019      15 comments

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith , 1990-97. The theme song pretty much sums up the premise of the show. Personally, I never watched it. I did see an interview, can’t remember who was interviewing him, but it after he became a big movie star.... Read more
Family Ties
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      12 comments

F amily Ties, Without Us, 1982-89 Parents Steven & Elyse Seaton were radicals in the 60’s (hippies), now clashing with their 80’s kids Eldest brother Alex is a Jr. Republican, eldest sister Malory is a fashionista airhead, & Mallory is a tombo... Read more
Silver Spoons
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      13 comments

Silver Spoons, Together, 1982-87 Rich overgrown boy child meets his uptight young son. Somebody has to be the adult. Here we are, face to... Read more

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