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  1. Reading your comment made me realize-- This is one of those shows that I never really appreciated when it was on originally. Now I'm hooked and actively look for it in reruns. It really holds up well.
  2. Funny that Dale's father has the name "Bug Gribble" and Dale's job is exterminating bugs. I wonder if that has a deeper meaning.
  3. See, this is where the show is missing out. Many of us would enjoy the behind-the-scenes business of obtaining permits, applying for a water license, and things like that. Back when a reality show meant a film crew following along as a group of people do what they normally do, they followed a contractor into the building department in a small town. Well, the small town mayor saw the film crew and just about jumped over the desks to get in front of the camera! It was hilarious! He asked if he could help, while literally smoothing down his hair with his bare hands. It goes to show that the equipment and the people can make for a good show. They don't need the manufactured drama and it doesn't add to the show anyway.
  4. Have you seen the episode where Boomhauer is telling his version of events when the fire station burns down? And Boomhauer talks normal while everybody else talks like Boomhauer?
  5. Not only did you sum up this show, but you summed up real life as well. When one person or family in the friend group move away, and it's never quite the same.
  6. I love it when the writers add a touch that only a few people will notice or appreciate. When Sheldon went over to Billy's house to get infected, they had a pristine condition 1980's Chevy Celebrity in the background. If you are of a certain age, you will remember when that Chevy Celebrity was the official carpool car of American families. I like little details like that.
  7. I like when Young Sheldon brings in actors who were popular back in the 80's. It completes the circle somehow. But do any of you also get a tinge of sadness to see the actors who were in their prime back then looking so much older now?
  8. The really sad part of this is how they treated John Ritter and Joyce Dewitt when the producers decided to end Three's Company and start Three's a Crowd. They insisted that it be kept a secret, and John Ritter couldn't even tell Joyce about it. She found out on accident that she wouldn't be part of the new show.
  9. I'm so glad you brought up Stanley Roper. Norman Fell plays Stanley for laughs, but don't underestimate Norman Fell. He is a deep thinker, and here is what he said during an interview while the show was on top. “I don’t like flamboyance,” Fell professes. “I would never own a Rolls-Royce.” He and Karen drive suitably chic old-model Porsches. “I like understating elegance,” he continues. “I like a raincoat with a mink lining. Nobody sees the lining, but my wife knows it’s there.”
  10. There was a line that showed how much things have changed. A friend was driving across town to visit Jack and Janet. At the last minute, Jack and Janet found out they wouldn't be there to meet their friend. Janet: Can you call him and tell him we won't be here? Jack: Oh, sure! If he had a phone. . . in his car! And laughter from the audience at just how rediculous this would be. I love watching for lines like that one. You hit the nail on the head by calling Mrs. Roper a Cougar. I think the humor comes from the fact that as opposed to the younger set, where men the pursuers, the roles are reversed for Stan and Helen. In that apartment SHE is the one in pursuit. (With the same results as Jack and Larry).
  11. I don't know why that struck me as funny.
  12. Hugh Beaumont has high achieving kids in real life. I suspect he was an influence on the kid actors, including Ken Osmond.
  13. I understand that what we see on this show, and what Judge Judy sees during filming, are people with problems of their own making. But once Judge Judy became rich, she seemed to forget that many people have real, legitimate issues that are outside of their control. People really do work hard for years and then get laid off because companies downsize. People really do get injured on the job. People really do become disabled. She seems to forget that because these things do not happen in her little bubble of wealthy friends.
  14. You'll notice that the old guy brought in his nephew to help him out. And also notice that the nephew was quiet and respectful, allowing the adults to talk. It sure looked like the nephew was very accustomed to having to help the uncle out.
  15. This is where the show had to walk a fine line. The producers and writers have stated that their job was to set an example of how to parent children in the newly prosperous 1950's. I think they did a great job of that. But they left many people out: Ward had a good, steady job with solid benefits. But what about a person who's job went away, through no fault of their own? June was in good health, and had plenty of time to keep herself looking nice and taking care of the family. But what about women who have health issues and need extra help? The boys excelled in school and only needed gentle nudges to complete their homework. But what about kids with learning disabilities? Watching the show, you wouldn't think that people like that existed.
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