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Capt D McMars

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As a kid my father read allot of James Thurber to me and my sister. When this series came on TV I was thrilled. I do have an inferior burned copy of the series but always wondered why this classic half hour comedic series hasn't been given the love that has been shpwn other TV series like the Minsters, My Mother the Car or even The Ghost and Mrs Muir. Classic Flicks did a wonderful job with the series It's about Time, maybe one of these companies can take on the William Windom series as well?
John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's frequent daydreams and fantasies are usually based on material from New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber. It took several tries before the life and work of James Thurber was successfully adapted into a weekly television series. Two failed pilots, broadcast in 1959 and 1961, eventually led to NBC scheduling My World and Welcome to It on Mondays for the 1969-1970 season. The sitcom starred William Windom as John Monroe [the character based on James Thurber] and featured a combination of live action and animation. Despite many positive reviews, moderate Nielsen ratings led NBC to cancel the series after one season. It then won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series...go figure!!!
 

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It's a good series, worthy of DVD. Sad that the network realized its worth, after they cancelled it. Windom had a three to four year break after doing the Farmer's Daughter before doing My World and Welcome to It. Some good performances and really innovative. A little more insightful than other sixties programs, and I prefer it to today's. Would love to see it in restored picture and sound. There are a few other one season series that deserve to be rediscovered. Good writing.

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I remember watching a few episodes when they originally aired. Sadly, I was only six and didn't understand the nuances of the humor and plot. The "dinosaur" episode had a lesson I could never have understood when I was that age, but I comprehend now. As a child I watched the program for its cartoons (which it wasn't primarily about, it was more about Thurber's humor), and the jokes escaped me.

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I remember watching a few episodes when they originally aired. Sadly, I was only six and didn't understand the nuances of the humor and plot. The "dinosaur" episode had a lesson I could never have understood when I was that age, but I comprehend now. As a child I watched the program for its cartoons (which it wasn't primarily about, it was more about Thurber's humor), and the jokes escaped me.

--jthree
it might be nice to revisit the series? There are burned copies, but it would be so. much nicer to see them all cleaned up and remastered on DVD or BR!!\
 

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It's a good series, worthy of DVD. Sad that the network realized its worth, after they cancelled it. Windom had a three to four year break after doing the Farmer's Daughter before doing My World and Welcome to It. Some good performances and really innovative. A little more insightful than other sixties programs, and I prefer it to today's. Would love to see it in restored picture and sound. There are a few other one season series that deserve to be rediscovered. Good writing.

--jthree
Typical network mentality, remember Star Trek!!
 

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Todd there's 21 episodes uploaded here. I discovered them while spending over 8 hours weeding out the best quality episodes of The Farmer's Daughter which I posted here. Better than nothing, right?
Thanks I appreciate it, I do have a boxer but the source are videotaped from television episodes and partial advertising is on it it’s just better than nothing but would truly look forward to having you know, A professionally remastered series. Classic flicks did a great job with the series it’s about time and I’d love to see them do the same thing with the my world and welcome to it for sure.
 

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Thanks I appreciate it, I do have a boxer but the source are videotaped from television episodes and partial advertising is on it it’s just better than nothing but would truly look forward to having you know, A professionally remastered series.
Welcome Todd. These look like they originate from VHS dubs. I'm guessing at 23:50 they are missing about a 90 seconds?




If you shrink them down with the window smaller they look better.

Classic flicks did a great job with the series it’s about time and I’d love to see them do the same thing with the my world and welcome to it for sure.
That and about 5 dozen other series too.
 

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Wasn’t the entire series scheduled for release on DVD a few years ago , then withdrawn due to rights issues?
 

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I’m 57 and watched this show when I was a kid.

When I bring it up to my same age friends and tell them the house turned into a cartoon and spoke they ask me if I’m crazy.

I doubt there are very many people around that are aware of or remember the show.
 

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I’m 57 and watched this show when I was a kid.

When I bring it up to my same age friends and tell them the house turned into a cartoon and spoke they ask me if I’m crazy.

I doubt there are very many people around that are aware of or remember the show.
You must show them clips from youtube. That'll prove them. Do you also remember back than, there were no tv reference books or credits for you. So you were kind of handicapped when trying to id a tv show and such.
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