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Partridge Family, The - TV Shows
Funny draft theory, Chrissy M! However; had Mr. Partidge lived he'd have been way too old for the US military to have considered worth drafting . However; it would have made an interesting episode had this issue come up for Keith but I think "The Partridge Family" maintained the usual de rigeur sitcom silence re the existance of the Vietnam War- even though it was supposed to be a quasi-semi countercultural show! I mean, unless they came upon Norman Lear shows, alien beings/future archaelogists would have NO idea the Vietnam War ever happened were they to base their findings on US sitcoms of that era. Not a bad idea about Mr. Partridge being on "The A-Team" - if only because Danny was far more strategically conniving than the rest of the clan and he certainly didn't get it from Shirley so he'd have had to have gotten from somewhere! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 11, 2009, 11:39 am

Shazam! - TV Shows
I always thought it funny how NO ONE was allowed to call Mentor anything but Mentor- even sheriffs and Isis! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 11, 2009, 11:30 am

Radio - Random Topics
With radio, music was able to reach a much larger audience in a much shorter time than ever before- even with phonograph records alone! In fact, for a time, artists who recorded on phonograph records weren't permitted to ALSO perform on radio. I admit there are only a few stations I like in my city, but I enjoy listening to them so I can hear some song I'd forgotten I'd liked back in the day! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 10, 2009, 1:55 pm

KFC - Random Topics
Could someone explain to me how one $5 meal could be cheaper than another $5 meal? The only way KFC would win that argument would be if they mean cheaper as in having less quality! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 10, 2009, 1:50 pm

Lucy Show, The - TV Shows
Since Lucy helped raise me during my latchkey days, I hate to admit this show boned but seeing it as an adult I have no choice to see that this show did when Lucy went to the opposite coast after Viv married and dumped her kids in boarding schools. Lucy Carmichael had always been scheming but without much sense but at least when the kids and Viv were around, her crazy schemes and stunts had had some legit setups/motivations even if the kids were barely seen. After the LA move, Lucy became a total ditz who got yelled at by Mr. Mooney for barely doing her job. Funny, when I was a kid, my sympathies usually were with her, but now that I've been in the workforce some decades and have had to endure tardy,lazy, no-show and incompetent co-workers, I have more sympathy with Mr. Mooney! For no good reason, she als became an obnoxious star chaser. It got painful to watch her virtually stalk John Wayne (e.g.)and have him visibly discomfitted by her grating,obnoxious behavior when she totally wrecked his movie set while stalking him Also, she became increasingly vain about her age- as she started out as frankly being middle aged when the show started but after her LA move, every man (except Mr. Mooney) was expected to fall for her, many stars were impressed by her talent and everyone was supposed to treat her as though she was a young lady newly arrived in town. Yeah, the show still had its good moments (e.g. Bill Frawley's last TV appearance ever as a horse trainer) but they steadily became fewer and further between as the show progressed. Even as a kid, I can remember looking forward to when the rerun cycle would come to an end because that would mean we'd get Viv and the kids back when the First Season reran again. Of course, the whole series was but a shadow of how Lucy HAD been when she was Mrs. Ricky Ricardo but that's for another comment board. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 10, 2009, 1:48 pm

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
Mythigator, I don't disagree with you about the Albert Angst but I think he burned down the Blind School (and his adoptive nephew) before his girlfriend got raped and impregnated by the creep in the clown mask! It's kind of amazing now that with all the stuff that happened that this was considered 'wholesome and family friendly' back in the day. At least the conniving Nellie and Mrs. Oleson were always good for sorely needed humor! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 7, 2009, 12:23 pm

Huckleberry Hound - TV Shows
ChrissyM, Are you saying that Huckleberry should have,instead, been grey due to his Southern accent? OK cartoon timefiller but I wonder if there are there more boomers who remember him than the namesake created by Mark Twain? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 7, 2009, 12:19 pm

Waltons, The - TV Shows
I have to agree about the Curt's Not Dead Ep! Not only was it soapy and cheesy but it also made a mockery of all the previous episodes in which the extended family had mourned him and was completely useless in that Mary Ellen kept seeing Jonesy, Curt was never referred to again in the series and the performer playing the resurrected version was different from the Original Curt. I like to think that this was just a bad pre-wedding nightmare Mary Ellen went through prior to marrying Jonesy. Even without this stinker ep, the show had long since passed its prime even before this with the parents and grandparents being gone. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 6, 2009, 7:19 am

Moonlighting - TV Shows
Nothing could top it when they had that brilliant 'Atomic Shakespeare' episode in which a kid viewer imagined Dave and Maddie acting 'Taming of the Shrew' with many clever twists! If they had ended the show with THAT episode instead of going the baby/miscarriage for laughs/Maddie marrying a stranger on a train route, it would have been WAY better! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 5, 2009, 6:43 pm

M*A*S*H - TV Shows
I'm not arguing with the previous comments but I thought I'd share one of my fave lines from the show in which they're trying to get Klinger married to his Stateside girlfriend via shortwave radio and these two Midwest farm wives get on the frequency trading recipes. Colonel Blake frantically explains to the farm wives how they're in Korea in a MASH unit and urgently need the frequency. Without missing a beat one of the farm wives asks if he'd like her recipe for Apple Sauce Cake- to which he gives the classic response "Lady, you ARE a recipe for Apple Sauce Cake!" -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 5, 2009, 6:39 pm

Wendy's - Random Topics
If they're gonna to have faux-General Joe chicken, why not at least serve it with rice and chopsticks? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 5, 2009, 6:33 pm

Ally McBeal - TV Shows
Agree that Ms. Flockhart was way too thin but, even disregarding the star performer's appearance, it also was an unintelligent, meanspirited and unfunny show. Does anyone know anyone who admits to having liked it? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 5, 2009, 6:28 pm

That's My Mama - TV Shows
I liked it a great deal,too. I wished it had lasted long enough for Mama to become Grandma and butt in to her grandkids lives the way she did her grown kids! Also, if Clifton ever did settle down, he and his bride no doubt would have been pestered by her without the slightest break! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 5, 2009, 6:23 pm

Northern Exposure - TV Shows
I discovered it when it first started out as a barely-seen, little-known filler show that few folks knew about but those of us who'd stumbled on it felt as though we'd uncovered a hidden treasure. Needless to say, the 'secret' didn't last long and soon it became a mega hit. While it had a few close calls (and the last Season would have been better skipped), I have to say that I liked how it ended with all the individual characters of the town were just getting ready to shut down for the night but we all knew they'd be back at it the next morning even if we viewers won't going to be around to see it! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 5, 2009, 6:20 pm

Pet Rock - Random Topics
Whoever marketted this back in the 70's proved Barnum's adage quite right! It didn't take a rocket doctor to wonder why folks were willing to pay cash for something they couldn't teach to play fetch and they could have dug up freebies in their own backyards! Bogus! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 4, 2009, 3:49 pm

Family - TV Shows
Someone on the Site That Shall Not Be Named once remarked that the mother Kate always seemed to have an expression like she was smelling old fish. It only seems apt here on This Site, to point out that it may have come from her having had to have read the scripts! Sad that stinker this turned out to be the prolific actor James Broderick's (Matthew's dad) swansong. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 4, 2009, 3:37 pm

Welcome Back Kotter - TV Shows
Agree, waltonlover1991. Of course, the last year was by far the worst. Between Vinnie only being on a few times working as a hospital orderly that the other Sweathogs would try to get into trouble (with 'And Special Guest John Travolta' for the billing) after Mr. Travolta's first movie career took off with "Saturday Night Fever" - and Gabe Kaplan having a major falling out with the producer James Komack which resulted in Kotter himself being reduced to almost no appearances, there was virtually nothing for even the diehard fans to cling to. Why they thought the audience would buy MRS. Kotter taking over her absent husband's job when she'd been a barely seen struggling student and mother of baby twins is somewhat of a mystery. Of course, the irony of the show is that it was created after some bigwigs got all excited about Gabe Kaplan's comedy album about his own high school antics yet he's gotten little lasting fame and the show only seems to get shown whenever there seems to be a demand for all things Travolta. As for the other Sweathogs? The only one who seems to even have small amount of residual fame is Horshack! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 4, 2009, 3:32 pm

Golden Palace, The - TV Shows
Can we all just agree that this whole mess is simply best forgotten? Utterly lame premise and it turned all three main characters into one-dimensional cartoons. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 1, 2009, 1:57 pm

Sabrina the Teenage Witch - TV Shows
I thought it was a bit lame and wouldn't be surprised if it turned out the laugh-track audience only was there because they'd run out of seats at the "Fat Albert" and "Scooby Doo" studios! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 1, 2009, 1:54 pm

Three Stooges Short Films - Movie Series
The easiest way to avoid the bones is to look at the opening credits and plea "Say it ain't Joe!". Even though Joe Besser was billed as 'Curly Joe', I don't recall him ever being called 'Curly'-just Joe. While Jerome 'Curly'Howard (born Horowitz) was the best buffoon stooge, Shemp was okay. Just remember, if there's less than 2/3rd's Howards in ths Stooge lineup, it's a bummer! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 1, 2009, 1:50 pm

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