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Who’s the Boss?
Sunday, June 16, 2019      15 comments

Happy Fathers’ Day! Who’s the Boss?, 1984-92 Tony Danza starred as a widowed retired baseball player, Tony Micelli. He takes his daughter to... Read more
Diff’rent Strokes
Sunday, June 16, 2019      14 comments

Diff’rent Strokes, 1978-86 Rich, widower business man Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain) adopts the 2 Black sons (Arnold & Willis Jackson, played by Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges.) Mr. Drummond had made a deathbed promise to the boys‘ mother - she... Read more
Psych
Friday, June 14, 2019      13 comments

Psych, the theme was I Know, You Know - by The Friendly Indians Psych ran from 2006-14. The premise is Shawn Spencer was trained by his policeman father to be hyper observant and with an eidetic memory. (I had to look it up - it’s the abi... Read more
Monk
Thursday, June 13, 2019      13 comments

Monk, 2002-09, It’s a Jungle Out There The OCD detective with many, many phobias. It's a jungle out there Disorder and confusion everywher... Read more
Moonlighting & Remington Steele
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      12 comments

Moonlighting, 1985-89 The premise is Maddie (Cybill Shepard), a retired model, lost all of her money when her account took her money & ran. No... Read more
Drew Carey
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      13 comments

Five O’Clock World,Drew Carey Show, 1995-2004 (Up!) (Up!) Up every morning just to keep a job (up!) I gotta fight my way through the ... Read more
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      15 comments

While Lassie was a fictitious dog (excepting the many collies named Lassie), Rin Tin Tin was a real dog. He, his mother and littermates were rescued from a German kennel by American soldier Lee Duncan in September 1918. The First World War ende... Read more
Lassie
Monday, June 10, 2019      16 comments

Lassie, 1954-74 Various incarnations on TV Lassie started out as a short story, set in Scotland. It was expanded into a full length book, “Las... Read more
Kids of the Baby Boom
Sunday, June 09, 2019      19 comments

I’m a baby boomer - things have really changed. Apparently, women in the 50’s wore pearls and high heels and stayed at home to take care of the house. ... Read more
Bat Masterson
Saturday, June 08, 2019      15 comments

Bat Masterson, 1958-61. Based on (probably very loosely) the real Bat Masterson, played by Gene Barry. He didn’t like guns, preferring to use his sharp wit and his cane, He was a lawman, gambler, journalist, U. S.Army scout - defending those wh... Read more
The Last of the Secret Agents
Friday, June 07, 2019      15 comments

The Last of the Secret Agents, Nancy Sinatra, 1966 He's never caught one spy untold He's never even caught a cold Got his degree from Disn... Read more
Coconut Song (Lime in The Coconut)
Thursday, June 06, 2019      16 comments

Coconut, Harry Nilsson, 1971 Still didn’t find a medical show theme SONG - no lyrics. Brother bought a coconut He bought it for a dime ... Read more
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

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