I'm still praying for mini skirts, white go-go boots, flip hairdos and pale lipstick to return.I love the late 70's, early 80's high gloss "wet look" that so many ladies dressed, both clothing, and makeup.
I still think it is a fashion trend that needs to come back.
Don't you have that backwards?As a kid, I tuned in for Ms. Eden. As an adult, I watch for the antics of Tony, Roger and Dr. Bellows.
Maybe backwards, but that's how it went. A hormonal young pup was all over that, but as I got older and watched the show repeatedly, the comedic talents of the fellas made me laugh a lot more than Jeannie. And yeah, the standards of the time had to keep it chaste. Actually, if you watch the earlier episodes, the sexual chemistry is pushed a little harder. Jeannie actually was toned down a bit to emphasize the romantic aspects of her affections.Don't you have that backwards?
Or maybe you were ahead of the game...
I grant you that upon recently viewing this series after several decades, that I am much more impressed with Larry Hagman's comic ability. I do agree with Russ that Major Nelson is a major moron for his continued avoidance of Jeannie's charms - though I suppose network censors and the mores of the times are more to blame...
And mother of the even more gorgeous Anne Archer!Playing Danny's wife Kathy is gorgeous Marjorie Lord--the ubiquitous sitcom housewife with movie star looks flitting around the house in a cocktail dress and battling over the dinner menu with the housemaid
Good stuff as always, Russ! Growing up, it was only the later Ernie / Uncle Charley seasons that I had a chance to see. I got the Season 1 DVD set last summer and have been diggin' the heck out of the William Frawley "Uncle Bub" era of show, despite the terrible music replacement issues imposed by CBS / Paramount. Really enjoy the core cast of family members, and - in the first season, at least - there are some really offbeat and creative episodes for a 60s sitcom.Episode Commentary
My Three Sons
"Mary Lou" (S6E7)
I guess that if you're not familiar with the music (if you've never seen the show before, and you don't know what's there [I take it you haven't and you don't]), the show is far easier to enjoy than if you had a familiarity with every piece of original music that was there.I got the Season 1 DVD set last summer and have been diggin' the heck out of the William Frawley "Uncle Bub" era of show, despite the terrible music replacement issues imposed by CBS / Paramount.