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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Fly By Nite comedy

Author: Randy H. Farb (rhfarb@yahoo.com) from United States
17 July 2002

Tim and Joe ran a Fly By Night Airline company in this one-season comedy. It wasn't too bad, it just needed touching up. Tim was the inept pilot, and Joe was the exasperated Manager. You can almost imagine the premise that the two Navy veterans went into business together, much like Forrest Gump and his lieutenant.

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Show had no chance to established itself

10/10
Author: SipteaHighTea
22 July 2008

I love the show except that the show was moved around to different times and days or it was interrupted by some other TV event. It nearly happen to the hit 1980s show Hill Street Blues. Veronica Harmel who play Joyce Davenport in that show stated that even her family complain that they couldn't find the show in the TV Guide.

One of the best episode was is where Joe Flynn and Tim Conway had a baby in the cockpit while they were up in the air. The baby started crying and Conway was rocking the airplane and singing Rock a Bye Baby. In the words of Larry the Cable Guy "That's funny." The same thing happened to the show Shark with James Wood. It should have been left on Thursday night after CSI Las Vegas.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Forgotten, Short-Lived TV Gem

8/10
Author: darkcollins from Atlanta, GA
23 December 2011

"The Tim Conway Show", not to be confused with Tim's 1980 variety show of the same name, seemed to draw inspiration from the feature film "McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force", and even has a few of the same writers as "McHale's Navy". Like "AfterMASH", it could've easily been titled "AfterMcHale" because Tim and Joe are basically the same characters from the previous series, only this time they're on the same side with the common enemies being the owner of Crawford Airfield and her weaselly son. Tim and Joe had wonderful comedic chemistry together and it's a real shame the show wasn't given another shot.

It aired as a Mid-season replacement on CBS Friday nights at 8pm as the lead-in to the popular "Hogan's Heroes" and opposite "The Brady Bunch" on ABC and "The High Chaparral" on NBC. CBS in 1970 was gearing up for the big "rural purge" so it's anyone's guess if "The Tim Conway Show" would've survived even if it had gotten decent ratings.

This series really could've gone about 2 seasons max. if it had gotten a lucky break. The 2 episodes I've seen of the show are quite creative and funny. Really wish there were more episodes of this sitcom out there, or even available on a retail DVD but unfortunately it's very unlikely to happen.

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