“Let’s face it, James: this family ain’t Ozzie and Harriet.” Continue reading ‘Good Times’: Enjoyably messy! A fondly remembered 70s sitcom
When Daryl Dragon, the keyboards half of the smash pop recording duo, Captain & Tennille, passed away on January 2, 2019, we decided to take a look back at one of the group’s popular ABC TV specials: Captain & Tennille in New Orleans, which originally aired April 3rd, 1978. Continue reading ‘Captain & Tennille in New Orleans’ (1978): Skip the comedy, get to the music!
Seriously, guys: put that damn dog down! Continue reading ‘Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story!’ (1978): Yo humans, let Benji be Benji!
Do the things they call “TV series” today have Christmas episodes? Continue reading ‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection
Fans of forgotten single-camera 2010s sitcoms can rejoice – you finally got your happy ending!
Welcome to the fourth DVD voyage of The Love Boat’s Pacific Princess, where the hook-ups are plentiful and the penicillin shots are always free! Continue reading ‘The Love Boat’ (Season 4): The ABC juggernaut’s highest-rated season
Yes. I’m going to write that word in this review. Continue reading ‘Sanford and Son’: When sitcoms were edgy & controversial
The strangest thing: my younger kids think television coming over our old aerial—complete with commercials and limited choice of channels—is the coolest thing now (high tech burnout was inevitable). And one of their favorite digital channels is our local MeTV outlet, with its old timey sched of classic television fare (yes, they have taste, but of course, I’m shilling for a potential job offer, too…). So the upcoming “Summer of Me” programming change this Monday should be a lot of fun for them—and for you, too, particularly since The Jeffersons will be movin’ on up into the primo 6:30pm (Eastern) timeslot (now you don’t have to watch the fake news!). Continue reading ‘The Jeffersons’: Norman Lear sitcom disrespected, but gets the love
“If you want to know the truth, you make it up.” Continue reading ‘Nichols’: James Garner & Co. have fun in Rockford warm-up
Classic stop-motion Christmas fun, SpongeBob-style!
Hey, who doesn’t like their Lifetime Christmas cat movies with child rape jokes thrown in?! Continue reading ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ (2014): Crappy Lifetime movie still making the rounds
2017 continues to be a terrible year for vintage TV lovers Continue reading ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.’ (Season 1): R.I.P. Jim Nabors
With the death of Robert Guillaume today, we thought it would be a nice tribute to go back to the first season of Guillaume’s best-remembered role, Benson.
Anchors aweigh and get another bottle of bleach: they don’t call it “The Love Boat” for nothing!
Oh, it’s the same alright. Nothing’s changed on The Love Boat this sophomore season except the guest passenger list and the ever-morphing rationalizations for the rampant sexual harassment plaguing the Pacific Princess. And ain’t you glad they left it alone?
It’s Love, American Style on water! Or, Nine Years of Constant Nautical Fornicating and Not One Sexual Harassment Law Suit! Continue reading ‘The Love Boat’ (Season 1): TV for the true TV lover
Did You Know: The Naked Gun movies actually began life as a revival of a short-lived ABC TV series? Continue reading ‘Police Squad!’: Six 30-minute Naked Guns