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He had a sexy smile and she had nice hair
JZvezda from behind the bookcase
6 March 2003
This was a good show. I think. I was young and I watched a lot of crap
back then. Anyway...
ABC had high hopes for this show, the pilot achieved the coveted
Bowl time-slot in 85. After the big game, millions of Americans who were
either too drunk or too lazy to change the channel, watched this. Then
promptly moved the MacGruder & Loud playing piece from Boardwalk to Baltic
Avenue, giving it a cushy new home Monday nights at 10:00 PM EST.
Everybody knows that in those days there were 2 types of shows that
going stand a creamsicle's chance in hell of surviving:
1) Any sitcom that aired immediately following "Facts Of
2) Any ABC series that aired Monday nights at 10:00 PM
Nice knowing ya' Malcolm & Jenny!
The show itself was watchable. I think. In that "Hart To Hart"/"Remington
Steele" sort of way. MacGruder and Loud weren't detectives though, they
were ordinary beat-cops. They didn't fight crime in stylin' J.C. Penney
leisure-wear, no detective-salary fashions for them... no, they served
protected in (get this) plain ole wash-n-wear police uniforms! Imagine.
The bad guys were always interesting. I think. And the chase-scenes were
always quasi-thrilling. But the real reason 3 people in America kept
in was Malcolm & Jenny's secret marriage. To fool their nosy precinct
captain (he of many impromptu home-visits) they lived in side-by-side
apartments. With a secret passageway between the two that was hidden by a
*bookcase!* YES! The only thing missing was Alfred and the
Such fun this show was. I think. I was young and I watched a lot of crap
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