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Daktari
Sunday, August 18, 2019      12 comments

Daktari (Swahili for Doctor), 1996-99 Veterinarian Dr. Tracy (Marshall Thompson), his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), and staff run the (fictional) Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour in East Africa. The show was based on the movie, “Clar... Read more
Chuck
Saturday, August 17, 2019      10 comments

Chuck, 2007-12 Chuck Bartowski, (Zachary Levi) is a mid-20’s tech nerd working for the big box store, Buy More. Chuck really is a nerd, he makes visits to set-up and repair e-toys - as part of the “Nerd Herd” - not to be confused with Best B... Read more
Quantum Leap
Friday, August 16, 2019      12 comments

Quantum Leap, 1989-93 Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a brilliant physicist, theorized time travel within one’s own lifetime. The experiment went awry, & Sam is trapped in time, in strangers’ bodies. The person whose body Sam is in goes to a h... Read more
Full House
Friday, August 16, 2019      16 comments

Full House, 1987-95 3 men & kids. Widower Danny Tanner, (Bob Sages), his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolos (John Stamos), & his best friend Joey Gladstone(Dave Coulier) are raising Danny’s little girls - oldest D.J., middle child Stephanie, and... Read more
Cybill
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      14 comments

Cybill, 1995-98 Cybill Shepard starred as Cybill Sheridan, a 40 something wanna be actress. (She had some commercials, & bit parts, but never got her big break.) she was twice married & divorced, with a daughter from each husband. Her ex’s sti... Read more
Murphy Brown
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      18 comments

Murphy Brown, 1988-98 (with a one year reboot in 2018) Starred Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown, an on-air journalist. We met Murphy after her stay at the Betty Ford Clinic for alcoholism. Brilliant, sarcastic, brilliant, and out spoken - I want... Read more
Newhart
Monday, August 12, 2019      13 comments

Newhart, 1982-90 This time, Bob Newhart played Dick Loudon, an author, who bought a small Vermont hotel. His wife, Joanna, was played by Mary Frann. And, talk about quirky residents of the area! There was Larry, his brother Darryl and his o... Read more
The Bob Newhart Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019      18 comments

The Bob Newhart Show, 1972-78 Bob Newhart starred as Bob Hartley, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Chicago. Suzanne Pleshette played his wife, Emily. Bill Daily played neighbor & airline navigator Howard Borden. (I remember him from being in... Read more
CHiPS
Sunday, August 11, 2019      16 comments

CHiPS, 1973-83 California Highway Patrol - featuring Erik Estrada as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello & Larry Wilcox as Jon Baker - motorcycle cops cruising the interstates and highways in the Los Angeles area. Per IMDb, “They also became involved i... Read more
That 70s Show
Friday, August 09, 2019      13 comments

That 70s Show, 1998-2006 One of many shows I never really watched - might have caught snippets as I channel surfed. Set in Wisconsin, the show followed the 6 teenagers, their families, trials and tribulations. The major actors were: E... Read more
Sanford and Son
Thursday, August 08, 2019      16 comments

Sanford and Son, 1972-77 (Based on the BBC 62-65 show Steptoe and Son) Fred G. Sanford (Redd Foxx) was a grumpy old man & a bigot. His long-suffering son, Lamont (Demond Wilson) was a conscientious, more openminded peacemaker. At the time ... Read more
The Cosby Show
Wednesday, August 07, 2019      15 comments

The Cosby Show, 1984-92, co-created & starring Bill Crosby. The show focused on an upper-middle class Black family - Dad was an obstetrician, Mom was a lawyer. Initially, there were 4 kids. I remember an episode where Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Ra... Read more
The Odd Couple
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      14 comments

The Odd Couple, 1970-75 Jack Klugman played slobbish Oscar Madison, & Tony Randall played OCD Felix Unger. A tdivorced man, Oscar took Felix in when his wife threw him out. The show was based on the 1968 play by Neil Simon and the 1968 movie. ... Read more
Quincy, M. E.
Monday, August 05, 2019      14 comments

Quincy, M.E. (frequently called just Quincy), 1976-83 Jack Klugman played Dr. Quincy, the Medical Examiner for Los Angeles County. According to Wiki, his character was loosely based on Los Angeles' "Coroner to the Stars" Thomas Noguchi. (I did... Read more
Miami Vice
Sunday, August 04, 2019      14 comments

Miami Vice, 1984-89 Undercover cops, Miami, cdigarette boats, drugs, fast cars ... wow! (The cars and boats came from seized properties of drug miscreants) Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett & Phillip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs. Rea... Read more

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