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Chico and the Man
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      9 comments

Chico and the Man starred Jack Albertson as Ed Brown, a cranky old white man living in the barrio, and Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, a poor but optimistic Chicano looking for a job at Brown's garage. The show ran from 1975-78. Prinze suffe... Read more
Cinco de Mayo
Monday, May 05, 2014      11 comments

A fairly minor celebration in most Latin countries, a good excuse for drinking and dressing up here in the States. ... Read more
May the Fourth Be With You
Sunday, May 04, 2014      10 comments

Urgh! I worked last night, got off in the morning. There was a bike race (I guess) that trapped me at a crossstreet for 10 minutes. Went out of my way north a couple of blocks to get home - good thing, too, as when I came south on my street, I c... Read more
Rawhide
Saturday, May 03, 2014      12 comments

A classic western set to a cattle drive, Rawhide ran from 1959-66. It starred Eric Fleming as Gil Favor, the trail boss, and a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, the ramrod (he was later trained to be trail boss and took over when Eric Fl... Read more
Hawaiian Eye
Friday, May 02, 2014      10 comments

After 77 Sunset Strip, the studios launched several other exotic locale PI series. Hawaiian Eye was the first and most sucessful clone. It ran from 1959-63, starring Anthony Eisler as Tracy Steele, Robert Conrad as his half-Hawaiian partner Tom ... Read more
New Profile Photo
Thursday, May 01, 2014      9 comments

I tend to slip and trip a lot - generally I can catch myself, although I've taken a few flying leaps. The joke at work is that when my friend Bex & I go out, she drinks the wine and I fall down. Bex sent me this picture a few weeks ago, and I de... Read more
77 Sunset Strip
Thursday, May 01, 2014      10 comments

77 Sunset Strip was an hour long private detective show which ran from 1958-64. It starred Efrem Zimbalist, Jr as "Stu" Bailey and Roger Smith as Jeff Spencer. Both characters were ex-government agents, knew judo, and traveled all over the wor... Read more
Hazel
Wednesday, April 30, 2014      9 comments

Hazel Burke was a live-in maid for the Baxters. The show ran from 1961-66. Shirley Booth played Hazel - of course, she was much wiser than her employers, lawyer George Baxter, who she called "Mr. B" (Don DeFore) and his interior decorator wife ... Read more
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      10 comments

The Courtship of Eddie's Father was a TV show based on the 1963 movie of the same name, based on a book. The show ran from 1969-72, starring Bill Bixby as the father, Tom Corbett, and Brandon Cruz as Eddie. A widower and magazine editor, Tom rel... Read more
Family Ties
Monday, April 28, 2014      11 comments

I was going to talk about Family Affair, with Brian Keith playing a bachelor trying to raise his orphaned nieces and nephew, Cissy, Buffy and her twin Jody. Sebastion Cabot played Mr. French, the "gentleman's gentleman" who bacame almost a nanny... Read more
Mr. Belvedere
Sunday, April 27, 2014      16 comments

Mr. Belvedere was a posh British sophisticate hired to care for a family with 3 bratty children. The father, George Ownes, was played by Bob Uecker, as a sportswriter. His wife Marsha (Ilene Graff) was attending law school. At the start of the s... Read more
It's a Jungle Out There
Saturday, April 26, 2014      9 comments

LINDAKAY228 mentioned the theme to Monk a couple of days ago - now it's going thru my head. Thanks to everyone who commiserated yesterday on my whine about the frequent flyer (who, with enough medication - better living thru chemistry! - quiete... Read more
The Facts of Life
Friday, April 25, 2014      12 comments

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
Dating Tips (1938)
Thursday, April 24, 2014      13 comments

I found this on the internet at sadanduseless.com . Of course, I had to add the extra pictures! Do your dressing in your boudoir to keep your allure. ... Read more
Zorro
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      12 comments

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

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