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Paul Simms, a quiet, respectable attorney living with his wife and two daughters has his life turned upside down when his eldest daughter's new husband, Howie, takes up residence in the Simms' household which drives Paul to distraction. Written by
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Dad, how's the rat race?
The rats are winning.
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I believe my mom summed up "The Paul Lynde Show" accurately, after watching an episode or two. "He's really funny in short segments," she said, "but 30 minutes of him at a time is just too much."
Apparently Mom wasn't the only one who felt that way. Still, the series had one great trailer moment. Paul walks from his car, toward the door of the house, and someone (Howie, the son-in-law, I believe) cries out "How goes the rat race?" Lynde, in his patented style, gives a grimacing smile and replies "The rats are winning!" (Incidentally, has anyone ever tried to DESCRIBE Paul Lynde to someone who has never seen him on TV? Unless one can actually imitate his voice & mannerisms, it isn't easy!)
The plot, of course, was Paul being frustrated by his over-educated, unambitious, freeloading son-in-law. (Sound like any other 1970s sit-coms?) Lynde and the crew gave it a good whirl and the show wasn't bad at all. It was just as Mom said -- in snippets on Bewitched, Hollywood Squares, guest appearances on The Munsters and numerous sit-coms, or in his classic performance in Bye, Bye Birdie, Paul Lynde earned his reputation as one of the funniest comics of the 1960s and 1970s. But, like the Brylcream ad of the day, "A little dab'll do ya!"
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