We have one of our "frequent flyers" in the Emergency Department tonight. He's verbally abusive, threatens to harm the staff, and wants us to "just kill me" (it's tempting - kidding ... mostly) He told the intake nurse he was nauseated - now he... Read more
Zorro ran from 1957-59. Walt Disney Productions made the show, set in the 1820's of early California. The Spanish period of California ended in 1821, beginning the Mexican period from 1821-48, and eventual statehood. In the show, Don Diego de la... Read more
Back to cartoons! Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies developed the coyote forever chasing the Greater Road runner through the American Southwest desert. From 1949, Wile E. Coyote chased and tried to trap the road runner, using incredibly complex R... Read more
William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a real person (1853-1921). A gambler, a rambler, and a sweet-talking ladies man, he was also a buffalo hunter, army scout, U.S. Marshall, and lawman for several Western cities. He worked with Wyatt Earp in To... Read more
The Gambler started out as a song by Kenny Rogers, (1978, written by Don Schlitz) and developed into a TV movie series. The Gambler (1980); The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983); The Gambler, Part Three: The Legend Continues (1987); The ... Read more
Scooby Doo is a talking Great Dane, who, with 4 teenagers, Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy, make up Mysteries, Inc. They investigated supposedly supernatural creatures, but the villains generally turned out to be humans in costumes. The show beg... Read more
Fame was a series based on the 1980 film about the fictional New York City High School of the Performing Arts (based on the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York). The students and faculty were apt to b... Read more
And, here's another spin-off from All in the Family! The Jeffersons started out as Archie & Edith's neighbors. George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) started a dry cleaning business with multiple stores, and moved to an affluent neighborhood in Ma... Read more
I blogged Monday (4/14) on Maude, which was a spin-off from All in the Family. In Maude, her maid was Florida (Esther Rolles). Norman Lear decided to spin-off Florida and her family in Good Times. Maude was set in New York, and Florida's husband... Read more
Growing Pains aired from 1985-92. Alan Thicke starred as Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist who works from home while caring for the family's 3 children. The mother, Maggie (Joanna Kerns) is a reporter. I didn't watch the show much - Leonardo DiC... Read more
Maude was a spin-off from All in the Family. The character of Maude (Bea Arthur) was introduced as Edith's cousin. Maude ran from 1972-78. Brash, liberal, and very out-spoken, the show tackled equal rights, abortion, and alcoholism in a way othe... Read more
Frasier ran from 1983-94. It began as a spin-off from Cheers, with pop-radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane moving back to Seattle from Boston after the end of his marriage. Soon afterward, his father, Martin,a police officer, is wounded in the l... Read more
Full House ran from 1987-95. A single man raises his 3 daughters with the help of his not so adult male friends.
What ever happend to predictability?
The milk man, the paper boy, evening T.V
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Another show Cybill Shepard starred in, with Bruce Willis (remember when he had hair?), running from 19785-89. Al Jarreau sang the song.
Some walk by night,
Some fly by day,
Nothing could change you,
Set and sure of the way.
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