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Richie and Fonzie visit a farm and the farmers daughters.
Worthwhile for it's broad humor, that is why the 8 maybe even an 8.5. OK first and foremost his is not a typical sitcom episode, nor is it typical Happy Days. It was part of a 2 part carryover show originally that wrapped up on Laverne & Shirley. That explains why it may appear to be a somewhat chopped up episode. What it is, in this re-edited one part syndicated rerun is an almost slapstick episode featuring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler and Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams in some of the funniest physical comedy I ever saw. The four of them really shine even though this is far from the usual fair of their respective sitcoms. The farmers daughters also have a very funny scene especially Helga - Vicki Frederick. You will probably laugh if you just watch the scenes go down and enjoy the actors act and react.
A well worth watching Thanksgiving episode
I liked Evening Shade and I was sorry when it went off. I always try to include that "warning" because everyone's taste is different. This was a good episode of a good show. The episode is about the visit of a black sheep of the family during the probably most "family" of all holidays. Billy Bob Thornton plays the black sheep with relish, and menace. This was before he was a big star and he was definitely going for it. He plays Wood's(Burt Reynolds Character)brother who tormented him when he was young and still does. He wrangles an invite to the family Thanksgiving Dinner much to Wood's chagrin. But family is family and they welcome him to some funny results. Worth seeing to watch Billy Bob Thornton even if you are not a fan of the show. As I said I was a fan and I knew the characters before I saw this and they were all really fun.
Great episode for dog lovers and to see President Reagan Act
I have been watching reruns of old TV westerns on cable for the past year. I have seen a lot of memorable episodes and this is definitely one of those for 2 reasons. First and foremost is the story. It is a get the tissues ready episode. The story revolves around a young boy and the unfortunate death of his dog at the hands of a neighbor. The boy and his grandfather decide to sue and after some melodramatics, the boy, his mother, and grandfather are in court with representation by George Vest(Ronald Reagan). It is these courtroom scenes that make the show. The only downside is that you have to remember the show is about 50 years old and that some dramatic license is taken. The second reason is the acting of future President Ronald Reagan. He made at least a couple really good movies including Knute Rockne All American and Kings Row. He doesn't disappoint here as the lawyer with a heart, slash almost father figure. As I watched his performance I was reminded of some of his speeches as President and since I am a fan of him on both levels it was a pleasant experience. I recommend this episode, if you get a chance to watch it it is worth the 25 minutes(no commercials).
But be forewarned the courtroom scene is a tearjerker. Also there is some violence that may not be appropriate for younger children and animal lovers at the beginning. It makes the plot but it is a bit wrenching. I may have voted it a bit higher but there are no other reviews and I didn't want anyone to be disappointed.
Coach: The Patriot Bowl (1992)
one of my favorite episodes of a funny show
This is actually one of my top TV comedy episodes of all time. The episode revolves around the team getting a Bowl bid after a winning season. The best way to see it is (of course) without commercials and watch from beginning to end. The team gets to be in the Patriot Bowl held near Philadelphia, and some of the humor revolves around that. It help to be from that area but its not necessary. Craig T. Nelson is great as the Coach and this episodes writing showcases that. All the characters are fine in some funny scenes. For the sports fans there are probably things I didn't get and that may add to your enjoyment. It is tough to write a review without hinting at the end but lets just say that it is a classic story in the style of Bob Newhart or Bill Cosby where the punchline won't disappoint. It is number 10 of the 5th season, and the show had really hit its stride.
The Neighbors: Dream Weavers (2013)
A couple funny send-up moments of 80s Brat pack
Let me say first that I am a kind of a fan, but don't always watch. In general the space travelers out of their element was much better done by 3rd Rock From The Sun. I think that the "earthling couple" are well played Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito. This episode features a couple well done send ups of 80's Brat Pack / John Hughes movies. The Dream Weavers episode revolves around the High School dance and the Weavers especially Debbies attempt to recapture the magic of meeting her soul mate at hers. She does this by volunteering to chaperone with the neighbors and Marty. There are of course the usual conflict with the teenage daughter who doesn't want her there. And the usual fish out of water reactions of the neighbors. The high point however and the reason I wrote this is the references to the above mentioned brat pack flicks. Especially since Jamie Gerts was one of them. There is also a guest appearance by Judd Nelson. If you remember those films, this is a better episode and why I gave it an 8. PS These are tough to write while attempting to not reveal any spoilers.
Life in a small town done well
If you've ever gotten sentimental hearing the Alan Jackson song "The Little Man", this is an episode for you. The show follows Kevin's adventures in retail as he goes to work in a small town Hardware store. Kevin wants to make money, the owner, his boss, sees his new employee as someone to be taught and brought in to the business an apprentice sort of. The fact is that there is a new world of malls and of retail and that it may not be downtown. Kevin is torn. It is a touching episode, that as is the case in a lot of Wonder Years episodes, highlights some of the change and other things that escape the attention of us growing up. I grew up in a small town and in a small way lived this episode more than once. I knew the Pharmacist, The woman who owned the Hardware store, the Mechanics, and the gas Station attendants by name and family. It is well worth watching, probably ranking up with the Mr Collins Math class episodes.
A House for All Seasons (1983)
Watch TV and learn to conserve
It's been quite a while since I've seen this and I came to IMDb to see if this was available anywhere. I will give this comment my best shot based on my memories. For those of you who might remember, once before this country went through a go green, conserve craze. This program that ran on my local PBS station highlighted green and conservation measures in your "house for all seasons". The show dealt with being self sufficient and conserving energy. It was a fun show to watch and like This Old House back then it showed things anyone could do as well as the more exotic answers to saving energy. By todays standards it is probably not pc green and in my memory it leaned more toward saving money than energy per se and only some alternative green energy was featured. It was a kind of folksy show and as I said pleasant to watch. It would be interesting to see it again. It would also be a neat bit of social comment on the fickleness and short attention span of the Amercian public.