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  1. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Episode Commentary Adam-12 "Boy, The Things You Do For A Job..." (S1E24) I've come to the conclusion that Adam-12 was never really scripted. How could it be? There are too many dialogues so simplistic, often stilted and inane--it's hard to believe a smoky room full of seasoned writers would...
  2. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    As a matter of interest, William Campbell was once married to Judith Exner--known mostly for doing the dirty with both John F. Kennedy and gangster Sam Giancana, among many others. While in a crowded restaurant, William asks Judith "Did you do them, too?"
  3. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I really don't have anything "classic" to write about today. I've been too immersed in my British Police dramas, most currently Waking the Dead and Wire In The Blood. Both have highly charismatic leads--Trevor Eve as the master of yell, Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd; and Robson Green as...
  4. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    And an incredibly pretty lady... Coupled with a wit as dry as Geronimo's socks.
  5. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Episode Commentary Laverne & Shirley "Playing Hooky" (S2E13) Not one of my faves from the 70's, nonetheless I watched the series anyway because everyone else was. Yeah, call me a creature of suggestive compliance. For the same reason I watched Three's Company--a perfectly awful sitcom save for...
  6. Rustifer

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Hmmmm. Maybe that's why I mistake my front door for my back door. Thanks for straightening that out. One more reason I need a fact checker on everything I post.
  7. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Stay with us, Marv. We miss you.
  8. Rustifer

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Looks to me to be the Cub Scout logo. Which, if so, makes for some sort of story as to why Edd Byrnes would have it on his loafers.
  9. Rustifer

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Fascinating photo, Martin! A rare angle looking East on Sunset Blvd. According to Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., these guys only showed up at the actual location maybe once or twice a year to film overhead shots of entering or leaving the premise. This may have been one of those times. Or it may just...
  10. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Oh do tell, Marv! I don't even know what a moderator does. Moderates what? I've never been contacted, admonished or praised by any moderator in here. I don't even think one has ever responded to any of the nearly 2,000 things I've posted. Maybe my anonymity is a good thing. They must hang out...
  11. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Episode Commentary The Brady Bunch "Greg's Triangle" (S4E11) On the other end of the spectrum to my Honeymooners' dreary description lies the Brady Bunch. Not Brady Family or Brady Clan--but Bunch: A gaggle of half-siblings brought together by a June Cleaver-type mom and a Dean Jones sort of...
  12. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I've had some jockey shorts that meet the same description.
  13. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Jeez...you've met my wife?
  14. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I can't argue your laser-like logic, Jeff. Especially when you quote Marv. Truthfully, I've never read Christie's Marple mysteries, so I know not of what I speak. Which is often true in my life.
  15. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    My garage has better production values than the Honeymooners set. Speaking of comparisons, does anyone else think Christopher Lloyd cloned Ed Norton?
  16. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Jeff Jeff Jeff...You apparently never found your dad's Playboys underneath his mattress at an early age to make a reasonable comparison. Although I'm sure once Audrey shed her dowdy Honeymooners outfit and makeup and into a low cut cocktail dress (as you've shown) and a few martinis, she...
  17. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Thanks, Howie! At least one person in this thread doesn't think I'm totally batshit crazy. I'm doing better with you than my family. Now..whaddaya think about Roy Orbison and Woody Woodpecker?
  18. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Thanks, Jeff! And congrats on entering the "6,000" realm.
  19. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I've been waiting for someone to mention Route 66 just so I can grab an opportunity to show the resemblance between George Maharis and David Faber of CNBC's "Squawk On The Street": David Faber; George Maharis--one rides the stock market, the other rides a Corvette I know that 99% of the time...
  20. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Episode Commentary The Honeymooners "A Dog's Life" (S1E21) As a young kid, I didn't understand my uneasy feeling when watching this series. It wasn't until later that I could pinpoint my disquiet to the dreary 2 room Kramden apartment, a stage set where the entirety of furniture consisted on a...
  21. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I have to admit that I was never much of a fan of Ms. Hickson as the Marple character. Although the series' production was of the highest order, I found Hickson's character to be almost an afterthought of the plot. She seemed to always be in the middle of events without aggressively seeking...
  22. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Excellent bit of sleuthing, Randall! Great screen cap showing Robert Conrad in the background. At first I thought it might be Darryl Hickman, but closer inspection (on a screen bigger than my cell phone), I believe you're correct. I think it was somewhat standard in those days for studio stars...
  23. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    You were a little late to the world of color TV, Howie. We got a color set the very minute the Lawrence Welk Show went to color in 1965--my parents fearing that Mr. Welk might stop the house by some day and be horrified by our black & white existence. I remember going to the appliance store with...
  24. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Episode Commentary The Andy Griffith Show "Otis Sues The County" (S5E15) I find it fairly amusing that a 1960's sitcom finds habitual drunkenness as a funny theme. To many, Otis Campbell is a lovable, if somewhat sloppy, inebriate. I've always suspected Aunt Bee as a secret glue sniffer and...
  25. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Not at my bowling alley, Howie. Plus, we wear patent leather bowling shoes.
  26. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    McCallum is now a highly paid original cast member on NCIS--as a very believable Medical Examiner. He pretty much steals every scene he's in.
  27. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Episode Commentary Father Knows Best "Margaret Goes Dancing" (S1E11) If you grew up in the 1960's, you know the biggest dilemma facing your parents wasn't fear of the bomb or suburban blight or saving money for the kids' college--it was whether mom and dad should take dancing lessons together...
  28. Rustifer

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I've long been a fan of David McCallum, and I must say for a guy well into his 80's--he's held up remarkably well...
  29. Rustifer

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Rob: Just to add to this earlier comment from me--please don't disappear from the thread. Too many of us miss your comprehensive insights and interaction. Remember--we're not just stuck on the WB detective series--there's plenty of WB Westerns, e.g. Maverick, Sugerfoot, Bronco, Cheyenne, that...
  30. Rustifer

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Thanks, Anne. Great to have you adding your input into this thread! Make yourself at home.