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Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
Wednesday, June 05, 2019      11 comments

Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor), Robert Palmer, 1978 I tried to find a medical show with actual lyrics to a theme song. Struck out about a dozen times. So, I’m substituting a “doctor song), & dropping some shows at the bottom. ... Read more
Cheyenne
Monday, June 03, 2019      12 comments

Cheyenne, 1955 -63. So, at the age of 10, his parents were killed by Indians. A Cherokee tribe takes him in and raises him. At 18, he left the Cherokee tribe and started drifting. Eventually, he returned to the town he’d originally, ending up a... Read more
Sugarfoot
Monday, June 03, 2019      14 comments

Sugarfoot, 1957-61. Part of a rotating trio of Westerns (Cheyenne & Bronco will appear on a later date!) Correspondence school grad Tom Brewster leaves Arkansas to become a lawyer in the Oklahoma territory. Somehow, he became the sherif (?)What... Read more
Wagon Train
Sunday, June 02, 2019      15 comments

Wagon Train, 1957-65, a huge wagon train beginning in post-civil war Missouri & headed to California. (Does anybody know if the ever reached California?) Wagon Train had a strong regular cast and many guest stars. This is the 3 theme song, la... Read more
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Saturday, June 01, 2019      14 comments

The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1955-60. There have been oodles & oodles of Robin Hood shows & movies. Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding thro... Read more
Hawaiian Eye
Friday, May 31, 2019      16 comments

Hawaiian Eye, 1959-63, “Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy detectives who ran the firm” (per IMBd... Read more
Seventy Seven Sunset Strip
Thursday, May 30, 2019      14 comments

77 Sunset Strip, 1958-64. A team of stylish, attractive PI’s on the strip in Las Angeles. Seventy Seven Sunset Strip. Seventy Seven Sunset ... Read more
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

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