Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Let's set the scene to Autumn, 1961. As a small child, such as I was at the time, I was to be put to bed by 7PM. My room sat next to the den, with the TV, and my parents would typically be up for a few hours after I was supposed to be in bed, and they would watch a variety of shows. One in specific that I recall hearing through the wall was Car 54, Where Are You?. It was a typical sitcom of the era, but I never knew that, since I was always abed, and had little experience of same. By the time I could stay up until 7:30, it had been canceled.

Leap forward half a century or so, and we now have DVD technology, and Netflix to share it with. This show became available through them very recently, and I popped in the first disc last night, once I got home from work. I immediately recognized two of the stars of The Munsters, and the laugh track sounded familiar. As I said to my wife: "I feel seven years old". I sang along with the theme music, as far as I'd memorized it so long ago. After two episodes (IIRC, the disc held eight 22-minute shows), I sent it back. My yearning to see what it was about was satisfied, but it's not something that I'm going to be a completeist about.

Dungeonmaster today; I'm on call, and there's loads of work to do, but most of it will have to wait until Monday or Tuesday, so that we can get to the show in reasonable time. See you all at the Whitmore/Lindley Theater in North Hollywood?

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