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Grrreeeaaat Big Stretch
What a great vehicle this show was for the talents of Scott Bakula. He had already established his chops in folkie/soft rock with his heartfelt, tenor rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine." He showed off *amazing* Broadway-style chops with his baritone-tenor work with selections from _Man of La Mancha__. But could he rock?
Oh, my, yes. The man demonstrates distinct headbanger potential in this episode -- and looks really good from behind in those 70s-style jeans! What a versatile performer. Bakula's clearly an extremely intelligent person himself. Otherwise, he would not be so multi-talented. No wonder he can convince us he's the ultra-turbo-brain-equipped Sam Beckett.
Mosura tai Gojira (1964)
Godzilla Deep-Sixed By Giant Bagworms
A reporter handling radioactive lizard poo. Godzilla emerging from the murk of a land fill. A boxed pair of eensy singing Japanese sisters in white fur stoles. Greedy, exploitive capitalists beating each other to bloody pulp. The destruction of an exquisitely-rendered bamboo-and-shrink-wrap Quonset hut. Close-ups of two acetylene-torch model tank meltdowns. Twin bagworms hatched from a giant blue-and-yellow striped Easter egg
I'm agog. I've never been a fan of Godzilla, but this is great stuff. The modeling is very nice, especially the incubator/greenhouse/Quonset hut. It looks like an architecture student's project. Ms. Photographer's costumes, especially the hats, were wonderful. Very mod.
A poignant episode spotlighting Sally
In his wonderful _The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book_ (if you're a fan of the show, buy this book!), Vince Waldron offers a brief plot summary -- "Sally discovers that she's got an unlikely admirer when the deli man starts dropping off flowers along with her pastrami sandwich."
I can't think of another episode of TDVDS that ends on such a bittersweet note. It could could bring a tear to the eye of the hardest-boiled cynic. In a major switch for her character, Rose Marie allows us a glimpse of the loneliness behind wisecracking Sally's brash facade.
Her kindness toward deli guy Bert Monker (played by Sid Melton, the 60's era go-to guy for a shortish, lippy little Brooklynite) is a model for a gentle let-down of a sweet but completely unsuitable suitor.
Fans of Rose Marie should not miss this uncharacteristically tender performance.