"I'm a doctor, not an escalator!" If you recognize that quote, you probably, like me, spent way too much time in front of a TV as a child. My posts have been too much on track lately, so here's a detour.
My friend Joe and I were discussing shows we'd like to see again. So much is now available on DVD, that it's hard to think of anything that just doesn't exist any more. There's local TV (I was on "Breakfast with Casey" on my 6th birthday) and I miss a lot of shows like the Mel Jass Matinee Movie, but they don't translate to other regions; when I was in Indiana, the "Bozo the Clown" show had a waiting list of decades, for reasons I cannot fathom. There are also shows from Canada and Britain that I caught once or twice and would like to see again.
As far as network TV, I've always enjoyed sitcoms, even the bad ones - especially the bad ones - but they don't hold up over time. So, the shows I'd like to see again (and one probably is available):
The Green Hornet I wasn't a big fan at the time, but I'd like to see it again. Apparently legal problems, probably the Bruce Lee estate, have kept it on hold.
Alias Smith and Jones I was surprised that Joe remembered this show at least as well as I did. It wasn't great, but I think it might hold up well.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir I was the wrong demographic for the show (and still am), but a show with Hope Lange and Charles Nelson Reilly - what's not to like? I've seen the movie a few times and it still holds up.
The Banana Splits The Krofft brothers, who came up with H.R. PufnStuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monster and the Hudson Brothers Comedy Hour, were at least 15 years ahead of the times with the techniques used in this kid's show. It might look dated now, but I'd like to see, even if Bingo gives me the creeps.
So, what shows do you miss?
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