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The Second Hundred Years (1967)
Very funny premise
While most people I talk to don't remember this show, I remember it fondly. It was a pleasant, good clean fun type sitcom. The writers could have done so much more with this material. But unfortunately poor writing, not poor acting led to this programs demise. Monte Markham was underrated and extremely talented as both the elder Luke and his Grandson Ken. Arthur O'Connell played the "son & father" caught in the middle. Trying hard to hide the identity of his one hundred and one year old father who was the exact double for the young son.
There were some pretty cute moments when Arthur O'Connell was trying to keep "Dad" from doing or saying something that would give away the secret. I seem to remember Luke masquerading as his grandson Ken to get out of the house and check out this "new" world.
A delightful program. I would love to see this one season available on DVD. While the writing was mediocre, the interaction of the characters was always a joy.
Eisenhower & Lutz (1988)
Funny & Enjoyable sitcom worthy of DVD
Bud Lutz (Scott Bakula) is an ambulance chasing or rather a fender bender chasing, no client, strip mall attorney. Mr. Bakula's comedic timing is played perfectly against that of Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) and Delane Matthews (Dave's World). Richardson plays the former high school girlfriend who is a successful attorney with a big name firm. She has never quite gotten over the excitement she found with Bud. Bud has a current younger and somewhat ditsy girlfriend played by Matthews. Bud is in a constant state of conflict between his feelings for the current girl and the unrequited high school love.
This delightful sitcom showcases Mr. Bakula's talent that propelled him to more serious leading roles as Dr. Sam Beckett in "Quantum Leap" and Captain Jonathan Archer in "Star Trek Enterprise". It also displays the talent of the two actresses proved by their subsequent work.
Bakula's comedic style can also be seen in the short lived sitcom "Gung Ho", TV's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" as well as a number of "Murphy Brown" episodes.
Mr. Bakula is a extremely talented multifaceted actor. With a Tony nominated Broadway performance, various other stage performances, a number of movies and several musical CD's to his credit.