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I changed my mind. I'll give it a ten.
Jamie is to deliver a device to a general. A helicopter takes her to the location and she does so. She then delivers a briefcase to the pilot as his payment and off she goes.
Turns out it wasn't the real general, whom she nor Oscar had never met, nor were they shown a photograph.
Skip Homeier, who best I can say is try to picture Joe Piscopo acting very serious, is the investigator Mr. Gregory.
He interrogates Jamie rather harshly, which is peculiar, as he doesn't seem to deduce the pilot who took her there might have had anything to do with it, and seems to conclude Jamie knows everything, which if she had, why would she have hung around? Barry Sullivan is the inventor who is disappointed in Ms. Sommers. She seemed very nice.
Now we see his chauffeur and it is the bogus general.
This episode was what bionics should have been about; with Homeier as Gregory bringing all his authoritative narrow-mindedness to a confrontational level, Jamie displays her abilities several times over, from the prison to a phone booth and beyond (interesting bit about the dime as well).
The climactic conclusion also offers its wonderful bit of suspense as well. Jamie bargains and gets results. A real nail-biter in the end, actually.
Jamie's final words to Gregory are brilliant. She got what she wanted and needed.
We Saw All of ONE Episode!
Fairly typical 'Lassie, Fury' sort of adventures. We caught one episode on a Saturday morning, after all the cartoons, looking as rich and as detailed as the old Shazam or Isis shows a few years earlier.
In this episode, the boy and girl were watching something. Someone was shooting when they shouldn't have been? The boy was hit by a ricocheting bullet, grazed his head. Had to get him to the hospital.
Seemed like a lot of dialogue. Something had to be done for the kid or something like that, or they just wanted to stop the bad guys.
What was funny was Thunder appeared like twice in the episode, to save the day by stopping the bad guys, appearing as tho the horse was 'hulking out'.
What has always made this episode memorably funny for me was we get an ending clip of the boy in the hospital, waking up and 'going to be okay', then there was a miss up and we get a scene of the MAN in the hospital. I think that was Clint Ritchie.
We got the biggest laugh, "wow, that kid was in the hospital for a LONG time!" Never saw the show again after that. No idea what happened.
Father Knows Best: Country Cousin (1958)
Betty's cousin is visiting. All of a sudden, Betty is Veronica Lodge. What on Earth was all that? She's talking like Tallulah Bankhead or something, all of a sudden. And she's an absolute snob toward this cousin, . . . Miss Alfalfa.
Where is all of this coming from?
The beautiful Susan Oliver appears as the cousin and gives no hint of Elly May Clampett.
Fashion seems to be the clincher here, with dear cuz in pants and a plaid shirt.
When Betty is mouthing off about her cousin (after all the boys were crazy over her), Susan Oliver walks in on her. Betty is caught.
She makes amends by helping cuz dress up beautifully for the dance.
"How did she become so beautiful?" Katie asks. This is lost on me. Only when she is revealed in the Star Trek pilot to be a broken deformed figure by the aliens at the end is about the ugliest I've ever seen Oliver.
Pants or dress, hair up or hair down, she was always beautiful.
What A Dreadful Idea Of Humor
And talk about stereotyping!
Danny Williams is fearful the 'humorless' British won't find him amusing and attempt to tell jokes to an assortment of random fellows (a cab driver, the doorman, etc.) gets no laughter.
How about Danny's jokes stink regardless?
"We got worse traffic in NY. A man is hit every five minutes. And he's getting tired of it."
Maid: "Shall I starch your shirts?" Danny: "Yes." Maid: "How about your wife?" Danny: "Okay, but she may not like it."
These aren't hysterical falling-down jokes by a longshot, especially for people who have freakin' jobs to do!
Danny is brought before a club to see if he can join; group of humorists or something.
They question him about his heritage and other things and seem to disapprove. He takes offense.
Without a doubt, the funniest bit was the interrogating trio asking who nominated Danny for their club and then they start going who nominated the guy for their club who nominated Danny?
They then further proceed to wonder who nominated the guy who nominated the guy who nominated Danny?
Danny is outraged and gives a tired speech (Ironically something very similar to Kevin Kline's speech in A Fish Called Wanda about the British as well to John Cleese's wife, and then she out-does him with, well, thank you for protecting us!) and is met with applause by a crowd standing nearby.
Danny returns to the group to find out they were putting him on.
All in all, a dreadful idea for an episode. I'm not really sure how it was supposed to be taken. I've seen other episodes of this show that just seem to have Danny leap to the wildest assumptions.
I was hoping to enjoy some aspect of this episode's British observation. Beverly HIllbillies venture to the UK was much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Dracula (1980)
I Only Recall One Line
I remember the first pilot with Carol Lawrence. I would pretty much watch anything I came across back then that had Dick Shawn in it.
it was rather corny. I do recall something about the bat, which I think would speak to everyone. It was a puppet, I'm certain.
It was strange seeing Carol Lawrence in a program like this, as I always thought of her as a more serious-type performer. The little boy I don't recall, but see he was Benjy on Airport '77.
In one bit, he entered and called his father, Dick Shawn, "Pop".
Shawn came back with, "don't call me pop. Pop is a noise." That always stayed with me and my sister. We thought it was funny.
Weakest Link: Classic Television (2001)
In this classic TV episode, Danny Bonaduce, Brandon Cruz, Barry Livingston and Marc Price planned before the show to vote out the others (Mindy Cohn, Marla Gibbs, Jimmie Walker, etc.) in order.
Ann called them out on this after about the third vote, that they each voted out the same person each time.
She then said they should have to separate them in the future to make sure they don't conspire in the future.
Made for a rather weak episode then. I didn't watch this show much after this. Marc Price also showed how truly annoying he can be, with some idea as to how Ann behaved during sexual domination and she inadvertently laughed.
Patty's Dad Beat Bones McCoy To The Punch
Nearly a decade before DeForrest Kelley said, "he's dead, Jim" on Star Trek, William Schallert (Patty Duke's father on the Patty Duke show as well as he appeared in the Trouble with Tribbles episode of Star Trek) would say these very words on this episode of The Adventures of Jim Bowie, when a newspaper editor was murdered and Bowie was set up to be implicated.
Also look for an appearance by Frank Wilcox, perhaps best known as Mr. Bruster from early Beverly HIllbillies episodes.
Actually, a decently rounded out episode of Jim Bowie (a very underrated show), but Schallert rather stole the show this time after he said those three words.
I've read reviews of other episodes of this show having Gazarra jetsetting to Monte Carlo. I had only seen one episode with him as a hobo out west.
I decided to check out this one in a 'haunted house' to see how it faired. It was terrible.
Also starring Sharon Farrell and Donnelly Rhodes, the premise was Rhodes took Gazarra and Farrell to his childhood home where he was abused by his father.
This in essence became the crisscross of the episode; Rhodes and his concealed brother said the house was haunted to scare people, justified in Rhodes mind for the abuse he endured from his father.
First off, the 'scare tactics' were far from scary. The fear was heightened by Farrell's being scared of her own shadow.
Right off the bat, Rhodes endless dialogue about being abused, then getting in Farrell's face, all looked like something from a stage play. As well as it was truly horrendous writing.
The idea that the brother was playing congo drums when Rhodes came home to find his father had killed himself was beyond vague trying to clarify how events played out. It was all silly.
And this was to be a haunted house episode? I might check out another episode or two of this show to see how it plays out, but this one was not one of its finer programs.
Aunt Bea moves in with Sam and Mike instead of moving to live with her sister, after Andy marries Helen.
Clearly the episode was seeking to revisit Aunt Bea showing up way back in episode one of Andy Griffith and she didn't know how to do important things to a little boy, namely Opie.
This time, Aunt Bea is nervous about living on a farm. It's not like Mayberry was the big city, and where did the young Bea Taylor live as a child, that she didn't contend with chickens and cows? Was she supposed to be one of those young misses in the '30s screwball comedies or something? The episode really clunks with its Mayberry logic.
And yes, there is an ending bit that I had never seen before and it was brilliant.
Saved By The Final Gale Gordon Remark
This was truly Lucy at her worst. Her 'antics' consisted of repeating what someone else said.
As the astronauts are about to come out, an official says, "everybody, stand back please." Lucy, "yea, everybody stand back." This can be seen in numerous other episodes, even in the Lucy show, where she does this.
But then for her to run forward and embrace the astronauts was absurd, then she shakes Harry's hand, so he must be quarantined as well.
The jokes get worse and worse.
Waiting for a phone call from the president, when Lucy gets on there (bear in mind, her voice is horribly hoarse here), now they've got "a woman" in there. She certainly didn't sound feminine and also, she was sixty here! That's hardly any idea for hanky-panky going on.
Things further progress with their all trying to go to sleep and Lucy just won't be quiet, having to say good night to everyone, then saying many of her favorite songs are about the moon.
Finally is one of the strangest 'jokes' I have way back in an episode of The Lucy Show; Lucy is trying to put the blanket on one of the astronauts and he rolls over on her hand. She mimicks like her hand is in pain. It is between a soft human body and a mattress for crying out loud! She then gets her other hand 'caught' under another astronaut in a similar fashion. It is truly a poor joke.
Worth watching only for its oddity.