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Maude (TV series) - TV Shows
Interesting point, fletch! I'd also like to point out that since Maude actually had a job for only one episode (ONE!), it seems her motives for having a maid were more to impress her rich neighbors and avoid 'demeaning' housework instead of out of necessity of not having the time to get to said housework due to being employed. And, before anyone jumps on me for this, I'd also like to ask why couldn't Walter or Carol have pitched in re the housework after work or why couldn't even Phillip had done so after school? All four members of that family were perfectly able-bodied (Carol more than others)! And for all her purported 'liberalism', Maude never seemed to consider it the slightest imposition to any of her maids to work on weekends or very late into the night! Never mind that she knew Florida had a family with young children (yeah, they were barely mentioned and NOT the same as in "Good Times" but they did exist) she had to commute back-and-forth from Harlem to the relatively remote New York suburb of Tuckahoe! Who was watching Florida's young kids on late weeknights and Saturdays while MAUDE had her work for her? I'll bet Maude never once thought of that but just thought that by trying to insist on Florida using the front door, she'd entirely done right by Florida and her family. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 13, 2010, 2:37 pm

My Favorite Martian - TV Shows
Not a bad show, fletch, but I have to agree with the late Ray Walston's assessment that it would have been WAY better had the focus been on Martin as a fish out of water (or Martian out of saucer) coping with dumb Earth customs and protocols instead of them opting for the Martian 'magic' and trickery angle. I mean the early "Beverly Hillbillies" did that and their audience loved it instead of being offended so why not a Martian doing that?! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 13, 2010, 2:20 pm

Supremes, The - Music Groups
She had her demons and may not have been easy to work with, but I don't think they did right by Flo Ballard- or her kids! And if one hears one of her post-Supremes songs, one may be surprised at how similiar she sounded to Roberta Flack- of all people! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 13, 2010, 2:15 pm

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters - TV Shows
Friedrich, That was one WARPED show! I never figured out if they planned to do anything with Sigmund other than keep him hiding out in their clubhouse for the rest of his life! How was THAT an improvement over dealing with bullying brothers and oblivious parents? It would be like tunneling out of a school and winding up in solitary confinement forever! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 13, 2010, 2:08 pm

Parenthood (1990) - TV Shows
Not a bad show, but I knew it wasn't going to last long considering that they'd manage to recreate a scene from the movie (sometimes word for word) in every single episode. Also, they dropped the character of the loser younger son with his biracial toddler child that the grandparents were having to raise which could have provided some interesting storylines. I wonder if the newer version will at least keep the biracial grandchild as a character? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 12, 2010, 11:50 am

Donny and Marie (1976 TV series) - TV Shows
To think, it was from THIS show that the ill-fated "Brady Bunch Variety Hour" spun off from. . . -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 12, 2010, 11:41 am

Candid Camera - TV Shows
Not a bad show but it went on for WAY too long- and the idea that ordinary folks didn't know who Alan Funt was or expect him to come 'round the corner became rather ludicrous by the end.Believe it or not, the show started out on radio as "Candid Microphone"- anyone else find that oddly more intrusive than being filmed? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 12, 2010, 11:38 am

Bosom Buddies - TV Shows
It was actually a great deal funnier when they WEREN'T in drag. Oddly enough, I thought Peter Scholari would become a bigger star than Tom Hanks. LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 12, 2010, 11:29 am

Quarterflash - Music Groups
Feel bad for you, dolfan! HATE that song. Why doesn't she just harden her heart and shut up after the FIRST time she tells her plans?! We GOT it after the zillionth time! Thankfully, my father is of a different generation than yours but mine DID play the 'Boris Godunov' opera album about that many times when I was growing up so I've somewhat got an idea where you're coming from. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 12, 2010, 11:24 am

Lisa Marie Presley - Celebrities
Robert, That's no joke because I guarantee that had her dad a breath left in him, EVERYONE would have heard about his disapproval of that union! Guarantee it! You'll note that the flood of claimed 'sightings' of Elvis suddenly went bone dry after that! I once went to the outside of Graceland and saw the enough of cult surrounding it for myself but I refused to help support Lisa Marie and Priscilla (and there were plenty of more interesting things to do in Memphis) so I didn't bother going inside. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 12, 2010, 11:18 am

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show,The - TV Shows
Yeah,fletch, any show that transformed Bamm-Bamm the World's Strongest Baby into a total wimp and Pebbles from a sweet baby into a whiny scold more annoying than even her mother Wilma got on her worst day boned from Day One! UGH! What were they THINKING?! And don't get me started on their 'friends'. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 11, 2010, 11:42 am

Greatest American Hero, The - TV Shows
Here's a weird trivial thing about it! Originally the protagonist's surname was Hinkley. Understandably; after someone named John Hinkley attempted to assasinate President Ronald Reagan, TPTB hastily changed the surname to 'Henley' or 'Mr. H'. What's REALLY weird,though, is that before the show left the air, they changed the surname BACK to Hinkley even though President Reagan's attempted assassin had not changed HIS name. Did they count on the viewing public FORGETTING the attempted assasin's surname or not caring about it barely a year later?! I'm still clueless as to why ABC switched it back. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 11, 2010, 11:34 am

Kim Basinger - Celebrities
I agree- and, ironically, she seems to be proving to be the more stable of Ireland Baldwin's parents! Poor kid. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 11, 2010, 11:29 am

Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
Stephanie, The name of the ditzy blonde was Melody! I remember this because I don't recall her ever actually SINGING a melody. What's more interesting about her is that her speaking voice was performed by Jackie Joseph (who'd voiced Betty Rubble in "The Flintstones" and before that had played Audrey in the original "Little Shop of Horrors") and her singing voice was Cheryl Ladd (yep, Farrah's Replacement Angel!) -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 10:54 am

Tonya Harding - Celebrities
There's a GREAT deal of stuff I could diss her over but in not wanting to make this a total dump session, I'll just ask if anyone else remembers how when she first got on the ice in Lilliehammer and she immediately burst into tears and begged for a chance to start over claiming that her laces were too short(and those judges actually let her do that? But she got no medals anyway- HA HA!).Anyway, that face she made reminded me of the late 'Sad Clown' Emmett Kelly from Ringling Brother's Circus! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 9:53 am

Honeymooners, The - TV Shows
GREAT show but anyone else wonder if there were any husbands watching out there who actually POWWED their nearby wives 'right in the kisser' while Ralph comically threatened to do the same to Alice? Yeah, I know he never actually DID (and Alice knew it too, and never backed down no matter how much verbal stuff he yelled at her)! Also, the late Art Carney as Norton ROCKED (and it was his character who first used the phrase 'Hello, out there in TV Land!')! And, the comic talents of Gleason, Carney and Audrey Meadows were such that for once the TV audience had no problems seeing the action take place almost entirely in a home more depressing and downtrodden than most of theirs (unlike most 50's sitcoms with immaculate homes,etc). -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 9:49 am

McMillan & Wife - TV Shows
fletch, I'm sure Mrs. McMillan would agree.[yeah, I'm being bad] -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 9:40 am

David Cassidy: Man Under Cover - TV Shows
TOTALLY agree with you here, fletch! He was the son of Jack Cassidy but if there were any genes for doing dramatic acting, they sure didn't seem to get passed down to HIM! It didn't help that he seemed downright annoyed to have to stoop to this for a paycheck and it showed! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 9:36 am

Flo (Progressive Insurance) - TV Shows
I'm not saying she doesn't have physical appeal,fletch, but she seems flakier than a Kellogg's factory! And, I'm staying in the 20th Century not doing ANY monetary transactions online- thanks very much! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 9:32 am

Perry Mason (TV series) - TV Shows
Thanks for bringing that up, fletch! I liked the old show a great deal,too! But I always thought it was funny how they could never, EVER allow the existance of a child on the show to have been conceived from a nonmarital union ( going to absurd lengths to reveal 'secret marriages',etc.)- as though murder, extortion,blackmail were perfectly acceptable to the TV audience but for a child to be from a nonmarital would have been considering too offensive for the extremely sheltered audience (like no one ever knew anyone from one back then? Please!). Also, it was funny how Paul Drake never seemed to have any other clients and how he(and Della) were perfectly willing to drop whatever they were doing at any hour of the day or night just to suddenly help Perry prove a hunch! And, it was cool that Della called them Perry and Paul instead of 'Mr. Mason' and 'Mr. Drake' as most 50's secretaries did their bosses and bosses' colleagues back then! I don't think two-way first name basis re secretaries and employers was seen again on TV until Carol called Bob and Jerry by their given names on "Bob Newhart Show" in the 70's! And, of course, it was great seeing Paul, Perry (and sometimes Della) get the incriminating evidence with the capper of Perry getting the REAL criminal to spill their guts in front of the courtroom! Yeah, of course, I know in real life, that would have meant ANOTHER trial for the criminal instead of them being immediately taken away to prison forever but it was great drama! The original show NEVER boned but I'd like to forget the remakes ever happened. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on February 10, 2010, 9:29 am


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