HOlY COW(sills)!! how did you remember "Love American Style" I've got a fairly decent memory and I can barely remember that one myself . It's one of the very few other TV Shows that Max Baer Jr. ( Jethro Bodine, Beverly Hillbillies) ever starred in. That music group that did the soundtrack of that show known as the Cowsills were truly a one year superstar wonder back in the day. They also did the soundtrack of the Broadway musical "Hair"James Y wrote: ↑Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:09 pmFor some reason, the intro themes to Love American Style and Room 222 came to mind. I'm not sure why. As a kid, I did NOT like the shows, especially Love American Style, but my older sister was a big fan. I still wouldn't watch Love American Style, but admittedly, the opening theme song is catchy:
As for Room 222, if it was ever representative of what an American high school is like, those days are long gone. Also, this show was very much ahead of its time. The lead actor was Lloyd Haynes, an African-American actor, something that never even occurred to me back then. The show began airing 50 years ago. Something I always found a bit odd is that Karen Valentine looked like a Caucasian version of my sister, lol.
Jack Webb and Harry Morgan I believe were the two you're speaking of? It's most interesting how many TV shows Harry Morgan was in but few can remember anything other than his work with the M.A.S.H. TV Show. I even remember him all the way back to the "Pete & Gladys" when I was just a "rug-bopper" But who could forget Jack Webb as "Joe Friday"?willc wrote: ↑Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:51 pmDragnet was way ahead of its time imo.
I’m talking about the 50’s version though.
It really set the baseline for police procedural shows.
Given the time period the acting was excellent also.
If you have never seen the 50’s version check out “The Big Cast” with Lee Marvin playing a serial killer.
As good as the tv show was I still prefer the radio show though.
I read both Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn when I was in school. I just saw the movie "Huck Finn" about a year ago. It was absolutely hilarious. I never thought of either novel to be racially bigoted when I read them. Mark Twain ( Samuel Clemons) was just simply depicting how things were back in those days. There really wasn't anything in either novel that encouraged racism that I could remember. Twain just showed everything like it was in the mid 1800s.
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