Christmas is done and the New Year is around the corner but I am writing this ahead of time because I have no laptop just an IPad. It’s a great way to end the year with comedies. Wandering Through The Shelves always outdoes it with a new batch of movie and TV themes. Now let’s get on with the show.
1. I LOVE LUCY-1951-1957
Who doesn’t love this show and, even though, I talked about this before, I have to showcase it again. Lucy is married to a bandleader/singer, Ricky Ricardo, and she is always trying to break into the biz but often causing mayhem. Their best friends and neighbours, Fred and Ethel Mertz, always come along for the ride. My favourite time is when they go to California.
2. MARY TYLER MOORE-1970-1977
A classic about. Young woman who wants to make it on her own and ends up as a producer on a newshow with the Anchor, played brilliantly by Ted Knight, as dumb and vain as they come. Ed Asner plays her boss, Lou Grant, Gavin McLeod plays Murray the head writer and Betty White plays Sue Ann Nivens..the Happy Homemaker who always lusts after Lou. You also had her best friends played by Valerie Harper as Rhoda and Cloris Leachman as Phyllis. This show is brilliant and one of the best is the Chuckles The Clown episode.
I almost chose Frasier which I love but I did talk about this one and 2 repeats is too much:). This Stars Ted Danson as Sam Malone, a washed up alcoholic, baseball player who owns and runs the bar along with his former coach who got one too many baseballs in the head. He hires an annoying, snobby gal who feels it beneath her to be a waitress, Carla is a tiny but tough waitress, and Norm and Cliff are the resident bar patrons. Cliff is the know-it-all postal worker who is never right and Norm loves his beer more than his wife Vera. Later on Woody tends bar when Coach dies (actor did in real life) and a new gal comes to town who now runs the bar after Sam sells it when Diane leaves. Kelsey Grammar came on this show and hit it big as Frasier the psychiatrist who fell for Diane, the snobby waitress. There are so many episodes I love that I can’t figure out which is my fav.
Happy New Year everyone!