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Dennis the Menace (1959 sitcom) - TV Shows
Funny thing is that it wasn't the title character who was Mr. Wilson's worst nemesis,it was the nosy spinster neighbor Miss Cathcart (played by the marvellous Mary Wickes)- and her character never once appeared in the strip! One could even say that Miss Cathcart would be what Margaret would grow up to be (and,yes, Margaret could drive even Dennis to become a Mr. Wilson)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 26, 2009, 3:39 pm

What's Happening!! - TV Shows
It was okay but I didn't like how they got rid of Mama with her just leaving Raj and Dee for no real reason given. And to leave them with Shirley?! Yeah, I know Shirley was intimidating with a very well hidden soft side but she was far from a mother figure! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 26, 2009, 3:34 pm

Dallas - TV Shows
When JR got shot and it made the TOP story for the nightly news- in ENGLAND! There's SO MUCH wrong with that picture! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 18, 2009, 4:53 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
I've often wondered how many of the attendees' grandparents,etc. had desperately immigrated the US to ESCAPE spending their lives ragged and barefoot in muddy,foul fields (e.g. Ireland, Poland, Russia) and lived to wonder why their descendents SOUGHT to do the same- for fun! Talk about full circle! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 18, 2009, 4:49 pm

Keeping Up Appearances - TV Shows
Actually, I thought it improved when the First Rose(Stella Stelfox) got replaced by Mary Millar because Stella played her with an underlying melancholy so that when First Rose threatened to kill herself- the audience had no choice but to believe her. Mary Millar, though, played Rose as someone who PRETENDED to be a drama queen but was, in reality, a flighty romantic despite her rather depressing situation of being middle aged and having to live with the sloppy layabouts Daisy+ Onslow with their 'dirty old man' Daddy in residence. Rose was funny in that her room looked like Marilyn Munster's spotless room compared to the rest of the 'council house' hovel. Also, it was interesting how she and Hyacinth were actually somewhat alike- they were desperate to escape from their humble origins but had mixed success. Rose did it via her vamping it up with revolving boyfriends even if she still lived at home while Hyacinth did it by being a hopelessly incompetent social climber who fooled NO ONE.("It's the BUCKET WOMAN!"- was a frequent cry when she appeared and others were desperate to escape her). Ironically, the sister Violet who'd escaped the humble origins the most by marrying wealth was the one who was the most consistantly unhappy with her life whereas the one sister who'd never considered herself to be anything but humble (Daisy) was easily the most content, friendliest and happiest of the four. The only problem with the series was that Hyacinth's neighbor Elizabeth's brother Emmett got a bit tiresome in his cringing over Hyacinth's presence- yet never considered moving away from his sister's house even after he become gainfully employed. Also, the Vicar's Wife got annoying imagining that her husband was ready to foresake his vows at a moment's notice to any friendly female around- even one like Rose who was clearly a generation older than he! Still, it was a fun series and sometimes viewers were treated to Hyacinth (and Elizabeth) doing complicated physical comedy seldom seen in women performers since Lucille Ball's heyday! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 18, 2009, 4:42 pm

Courtship of Eddie's Father, The - TV Shows
Anyone else get the idea that the show ended just in time? As soon as the kid hit puberty, he likely would have been totally out of control because his father had never attempted to really set any rules when he was growing up- just tried to be his 'best friend'. Another 70's parenting approach that's proven disasterous for two generations so far. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 17, 2009, 4:54 pm

Netflix - Random Topics
But you can't make toast or sandwiches with Netflix DvDs, Stephanie! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 17, 2009, 4:46 pm

Ice Cream - Random Topics
Stephanie, sometime I hope you get to Asheville, North Carolina where the Biltmore Estate is located. I don't know what they do to those cows but I've NEVER had richer ice cream than there! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 17, 2009, 4:44 pm

Magnum P.I. - TV Shows
I know that it was far from a 'family show' but I didn't like how barely a thought was given to how his small child who'd witnessed her mother's murder was being cared for after he got shot or joined the Navy! About as neglectful as the "Friends" re parenthood. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 17, 2009, 9:15 am

Ruff & Reddy Show, The - TV Shows
Saw for the first time in decades on a site that rhymes with 'Few Moob' and now I understand why the 'episodes' lasted only four minutes- they were BORING! I mean, the only funny part was the beginning when the backfiring scooter jolted the dog in the air. Even 'Romper Room' seemed more fun than this! I guess they were custom made for us Baby Boomer proto-rug rats' attention span. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 17, 2009, 9:12 am

Carol Burnett and Friends - TV Shows
My fave 'Family' skit had to do when it was Mama's birthday and right after Ellen gave Mama a mink coat, Eunice eagerly unwrapped off HER gift to Mama- a fly swatter. "It makes a GREAT converSAtion piece!" Between Mama's disgusted face and Eunice dumbly prattling on about her gift's 'virtues'(that did NOT include being able to kill flies), I couldn't stop laughing. Of course, Mama killed me when (after the inevitable family war started by Eunice), Mama dissed Eunice by saying "Eunice, I hope I never got so old and decrepit that I have to have a bunch of strangers standing in my kitchen with nothing better to do than talk about fly swatters!" Oh, yeah, and Carol Burnett doing the Scarlett bit (complete with curtain rod) was a side-splitter! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 16, 2009, 2:40 pm

Space Ghost - TV Shows
Ironically, the original show wasn't really trying to be funny yet actually was much funnier than the supposed talk show sequel which tried VERY hard. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 16, 2009, 2:30 pm

Jeffersons, The - TV Shows
It wasn't the same after Mother Jefferson died. Always liked that she never claimed to feel guilty about living high on the hog AND was the only one who didn't treat Weezy like she was a saint! If only she had lived to see her great-granddaughter born so they could have ganged up against the more boring middle generations. I wonder if the show would have lasted ten episodes(much less ten seasons) had there never been Mother Jefferson or Florence? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 16, 2009, 2:28 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
It may sound odd but I actually liked the SEQUEL much better since it explained things in a quasi-logical way- and I thought it was cool that HAL was willing to sacrifice himself to save the crews (and the Earth)! Of course, I didn't actually see the original until sometime later- and soon got bored with the thing having virtually no dialogue,little action and even the space craft having zero color. Sorry, but I never got into the trippy,psychelic scene. However; when I saw the original's end, I thought 'Ah-HAH! NOW I see why the hippies liked this movie so much!'. Oh, and here it is 2009, and not only has manned interplanetary space travel not happened, and the Soviet Union got disbanded just a few years after "2010" was filmed but also such things as Pan-American no longer exist despite the film's prediction. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 16, 2009, 2:21 pm

Today - TV Shows
Remember when they first had Willard Scott on? He actually started out as rather low key but with an underlying sense of humor but that all changed when Carolyn Jones (immortalizer of Morticia) died and he claimed that they two of them had performed together as children (?!)- and that he'd once dressed up as Carmen Miranda. OK, as hard as that was to imagine (like what it may have been like for Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones to have been college roommates), I'd have been willing to let that remain a quirky puzzler that I would have preferred not to have to picture- but then Willard said he'd dress up as Carmen Miranda AGAIN IF someone donated $1000 to charity. Yep, someone DID so Willard did the Carmen Miranda get up in drag and BECAME a drag from that point on because no longer did he attempt to an informed weather person with underlying humor but decided to become a loud,obnoxious, brainless CARTOON and the whole show went south with him (and I ain't whistling 'Dixie')! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 14, 2009, 7:22 am

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
How can Julie Kavner have ANY voice left after doing the laryngetic Marge and Bouvier Family voices for 20 years? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 8, 2009, 11:44 am

Happy Days - TV Shows
Although, I still contend that it become far broader with the Studio Audience was the REAL boning, I agree that having Richie,Ralph and Potsie graduate high school would have been an apt point for it to end. I mean, there's NO WAY three collegiants would have STILL considered Fonzie the mechanic the font of all knowledge and wisdom whom they were in awe of. Even Potsie would have considered Fonzie somewhat of a loser after high school and Fonzie would have quit hanging out with any of them in favor of other non-collegiants his own age! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 8, 2009, 11:42 am

Reality Television - Random Topics
No offense, Robert, but I think THAT barrel had lined an outhouse instead of a well! Sad irony is that the first attempt "The Louds- An American Family" back in the early 1970's clearly demonstrated how cameras 24/7 proved to be catalysts for self-destruction to non-professional actors to the point that no network attempted to do another 'reality' show until MTV started "The Real World" back in the early 1990's. This definitely shows the ski-slope of network standards and respect for participants and the viewing audience that's taken place! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 8, 2009, 11:37 am

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
This show was first launched into the airwaves on October 4,1957- the EXACT same day as the Soviet Sputnik satellite! I wonder if Ward ever thought Beaver somehow was responsible? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 6, 2009, 5:37 pm

Brooklyn Bridge - TV Shows
Actually, I think it worked quite well! I really enjoyed this one but it always felt as though I was the only one who was watching it. Perhaps, it was fitting that the final episode had to do with the family dealing with two potential catastrophes in the outside world that they thought would shake their lives forever- the Brooklyn Dodgers moving to LA and the Soviets launching the Sputnik into space! The latter one they showed the family watching actual 'live' news coverage of it with the anchors 'tracking' its course using a black magic marker that lost its tip! LOL. Ironically enough, the only 'adult' family member who lived to see this show was Mr. Goldberg's real life grandmother who was in her 90's but very vocal about the discrepencies! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 6, 2009, 5:33 pm


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