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2013-09-11 04:07:01 AM
That. was. Awful. And to think I watched it once.
 
2013-09-11 08:14:47 AM
And that's about the amount of time I've hated Robin Williams act.
 
2013-09-11 08:27:03 AM
And now, vintage reelz presents:
How to tell if your actor is on coke.
 
2013-09-11 08:34:29 AM
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
 
2013-09-11 09:00:56 AM
Pam Dawber has the crazy eyes.

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2013-09-11 09:15:39 AM
Whatever you think of Williams, everything else in that show--the canned laugh track, the cardboard characters, the stupid, gimmicky sitcom plots, the absurd mid-70's fixation on a single woman's sexual "purity" as being somehow fodder for comedy--was awful.

I often say that younger people were robbed when it comes to popular music.  I got The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, CCR, Cream, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, etc., they got...well, all of the repetitive auto-tuned rap/metal/Madonna-clone junk that has passed for popular music in the past 25 years.  But when it comes to TV, the situation is reversed.  Ironic that I would say that, considering that network TV is now almost entirely lowest-common-denominator reality crap.  But there have been some really memorable shows in the past decade-plus, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Archer, The Venture Brothers, and Futurama, to name the cream of the crop, and any one of those is worth all of 1970s prime time TV combined*.  If I try to watch a show I thought I liked in the 70s, the gag reflex kicks in.  The definition of dreariness.  I have no doubt that, if I'm alive in 25 years (unlikely), I will be able to re-watch any of these shows and enjoy them.

*Not counting the first few seasons of All in the Family, bits and pieces of Barney Miller, a couple Frank-heavy episodes of MASH, and OK, the theme song from Hawaii 50.
 
2013-09-11 09:39:26 AM
More importantly it's been 31 years, 3 months, and 18 days since it was cancelled.
 
2013-09-11 09:56:06 AM
How about na-no?
 
2013-09-11 10:30:50 AM
In 35 years we'll look back on what is airing today, and say "yeeesh, what the hell were we thinking!"
 
2013-09-11 10:45:31 AM
yeesh.
 
2013-09-11 10:56:10 AM
Get off my lawn, punks!

(show "jumped the shark" in the most hilarious fashion when it added the late great Jonathan Winters as Mork and Mindy's "baby")
 
2013-09-11 12:21:15 PM
...and "My Favorite Orkan" - a season 5 episode of Happy Days - aired almost 7 months earlier.
 
2013-09-11 01:00:19 PM
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2013-09-11 01:39:14 PM
I laughed uncontrollably at every episode of MORK & MINDY.  At the time, Robin Williams really was like
nothing anyone had ever seen on TV.

However, I was 12 when it debuted, and I have gone out of my way to not watch it ever in re-runs, because
I know that if I watch it now, after having seen him recycle his act again and again over the years with
little change (except slowing down because of age and him no longer doing a kilo of coke before every
taping) that I will be bored to tears and that will negatively impact my happy memories of his wackiness.
 
2013-09-11 02:02:32 PM

SpacePunk: In 35 years we'll look back on what is airing today, and say "yeeesh, what the hell were we thinking!"


I do that right now.
 
2013-09-11 07:02:37 PM
I remember watching this show and the Happy DAys episode in real-time. I watched it pretty much weekly, because Williams was a gas to see performing, and Dawber was HOT.
 
2013-09-11 07:23:22 PM

Kibbler: Whatever you think of Williams, everything else in that show--the canned laugh track, the cardboard characters, the stupid, gimmicky sitcom plots, the absurd mid-70's fixation on a single woman's sexual "purity" as being somehow fodder for comedy--was awful.

I often say that younger people were robbed when it comes to popular music.  I got The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, CCR, Cream, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, etc., they got...well, all of the repetitive auto-tuned rap/metal/Madonna-clone junk that has passed for popular music in the past 25 years.  But when it comes to TV, the situation is reversed.  Ironic that I would say that, considering that network TV is now almost entirely lowest-common-denominator reality crap.  But there have been some really memorable shows in the past decade-plus, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Archer, The Venture Brothers, and Futurama, to name the cream of the crop, and any one of those is worth all of 1970s prime time TV combined*.  If I try to watch a show I thought I liked in the 70s, the gag reflex kicks in.  The definition of dreariness.  I have no doubt that, if I'm alive in 25 years (unlikely), I will be able to re-watch any of these shows and enjoy them.

*Not counting the first few seasons of All in the Family, bits and pieces of Barney Miller, a couple Frank-heavy episodes of MASH, and OK, the theme song from Hawaii 50.


Well, now hold on a minutes.  There was Airwolf, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I. and...  ahhh... crap, those were all 80's shows.  And awesome.
 
2013-09-11 07:33:08 PM
When this first aired, Robin WIlliams comedy was beyond anything we had seen on TV before. Most types of comedy have to do with pushing the envelope.  When the Simpsons debuted, they were considered edgy and hysterical.  They said/did things we never saw on TV before.  But then South Park and Family Guy came along, pushed the envelope even further, and made the Simpsons seem dull by comparison.  Only slapstick really never gets old.

This episode aired when I was 7 or 8.  I recorded it on my GE cassette recorder (state of the art at the time) and listened to the audio time and time again. (That's how we relived TV/Movie moments before VCRs, kiddies)  For a long time I had the whole episode memorized.  Watching it now, I could still do some of the dialog right with them.....
 
2013-09-11 08:13:05 PM

AaronSynn: When this first aired, Robin WIlliams comedy was beyond anything we had seen on TV before. Most types of comedy have to do with pushing the envelope.  When the Simpsons debuted, they were considered edgy and hysterical.  They said/did things we never saw on TV before.  But then South Park and Family Guy came along, pushed the envelope even further, and made the Simpsons seem dull by comparison.  Only slapstick really never gets old.

This episode aired when I was 7 or 8.  I recorded it on my GE cassette recorder (state of the art at the time) and listened to the audio time and time again. (That's how we relived TV/Movie moments before VCRs, kiddies)  For a long time I had the whole episode memorized.  Watching it now, I could still do some of the dialog right with them.....


I recorded Star Wars the same way at a drive-in with speakers in the windows.
 
2013-09-11 09:47:18 PM
The Victorian house is still there.  Looks better than ever and the trees are grown up.   Just noprth of the Pearl St mall in Boulder.
 
2013-09-11 10:04:43 PM
It was funny back then. So was Happy Days. We were kids though and now we have Breaking Bad. :-)
 
2013-09-11 10:55:34 PM

mrbach: It was funny back then. So was Happy Days. We were kids though and now we have Breaking Bad.

:-) Sons Of Anarchy  :)
 
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