Episodes 17 and 18 had it during the Nick at Nite run, so possibly episode 19 (which was a flashback episode) as well.That opening got "stuck" on one of the episodes in the original syndication package. I forget what episode it was but it was one of the flashback episodes.
On his deathbed, Orson Welles is said to have quipped, "Tell Ted Turner to keep his goddamned colorizing hands OFF my movies." I can't argue with the great Welles.Colorization is light years ahead of what it was only a decade ago. It may look wholly natural. Here's hoping.
"Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" can also be seen (in B&W) on MeTV Sunday Jul 5 at 10pm ET and Decades Friday Jul 10 at 10pm ET. Decades will also show "Head of the Family" Friday Jul 10 at 9:30pm ET and the weekend binge that weekend (Noon Saturday - 7am Monday ET) will be The Dick Van Dyke Show.In honor of Carl Reiner's legacy, CBS is rerunning on Friday, July 3, two of the colorized episodes of the series: "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" (one of the series' truly greatest episodes) and "October Eve," in both of which Carl Reiner makes notable appearances.
love it!!Me, too. I have seen them both too many times to count, and there are still moments that make me laugh out loud (Alan hits his sprained ankle on the phone and knocks it out of the cradle, grabs it up, and grrrrrrrrrrrr's into the receiver before hanging up).
Also remember that these were reruns, so these colorized programs had already been premiered at earlier dates. To still get that kind of audience on a Friday night after having been presented in their "new" colorized form already was even more impressive!Per TVline. Not bad for an almost 60 year old program.
CBS’ colorized Dick Van Dyke Show episodes, served up as a tribute to the recently passed Carl Reiner, delivered Friday’s largest audience, averaging 3.73 million viewers (along with a 0.3 demo rating).
In the latest TV ratings, Friday Night SmackDown on Fourth of July Eve delivered 1.776 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, slipping 18 and 20 percenttvline.com
I am such a fan of the show that I went through the entire list in detail. I had lots of differences of opinion with the weakest entries (I didn't really like any of the episodes with Jerry Van Dyke), but there isn't much argument about the ten best. I might have slid two of them a little lower and moved up a couple of others.
No argument about either of these opinions. If I'm going to binge from the Blu-ray set, I always skip "The Bad Old Days." And I love Jerry Lanning, but his episode is an undoubtedly weak one for the series. I can easily see why the cast wasn't that keen on it.The Bad Old Days goes to the bottom automatically.
The Twizzle is about 60 places too high.