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  2. This week's episode was excellent. A real return to form. This was the first new show that, to me, wouldn't have felt tonally out of place during the initial run (modern day plot points aside). "I literally cannot remember the opposite of figuratively" may be the funniest 21st-century laugh line I've ever heard.
  3. Yesterday
  4. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    I would call Archie Bunker's Place, The Golden Palace, and The Conners "continuations", because they happened immediately after the parent show's end. But who knows what to call anything today. News came out recently that Diablo Cody and FOX are remaking Alice, and every source called it a reboot. I take reboot to mean that a show will have the same cast and characters, but obviously that won't be the case. It's a remake. It also begs the question- why bother? There's no way that Diablo Cody is going to write in a similar style to Bob and Madelyn, so why even attach the Alice name? Couldn't you come up with your own sitcom about a single mother who aspires to be in showbusiness?
  5. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    I caught the first episode last night and really liked it. There are a lot of cast members in this. After, I was flipping around channels and saw Archie Bunker's Place on one of the retro channels, oddly competing against All In The Family on another retro channel. I got to thinking, would Archie Bunker's Place technically be a reboot? The Conners seemed to now share a lot with that show. Both took one of the leads and killed them off, yet still continued on with a few of the same characters while adding new. So would Golden Palace also be a reboot or a sequel? No one got killed off in the change over but we retained all but one of the characters (even though Bea did show up once or twice) and added new, with a new location. For it to be a reboot does it have to take place in the same location with a certain percentage of the original cast?
  6. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    "The Conners": well , they pulled it off. Like the original "Roseanne" AND the reboot, there's an honesty about the show that allows it to mix drama and comedy--a mix not found in virtually any other show (but granted I don't watch many of them). Usually if an actor left a sitcom (or died), they had their character do one of 2 things: they would be out of town taking care of sick relative (Joseph Kearns in "Dennis the Menace"; Alice Pearce in "Bewitched) or they would get abruptly transferred to PAKISTAN (Bob Cummings in "My Living Doll" Don Defore and Whitney Blake in "Hazel"--resigned and fired respectively). I don't remember: did they kill Valerie off immediately when "Valerie" became "Valerie's Family"? Again, I paid no attention to real-life Roseanne Barr's loud-mouth politics or her tweets (and I don't know why anyone was listening to her in the first place). I'm in the minority who enjoyed her in her own SHOW. The rest of the cast is so very strong, yes, but I wish they hadn't killed Roseanne Conner off. I was hoping Barr would eat enough crow that she could return to her own series. But this is a series that brought Dan back to life, had Becky and Becky2 in the same episode so maybe they could do it. Like one of those "Dallas" dreams. I'm amazed how good these reboots are: Conners, Will&Grace, Murphy Brown. (haven't seen others). I never would have predicted it. Will, Grace, Jack and Karen could be the PARENTS of the originals. It's been 20 years since the debut season.
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  8. Last Lucy Item You Bought?

    Maybe this was the address of a trade show and they had a booth?
  9. This week’s episode is the best yet, IMO. Very funny!
  10. Last Lucy Item You Bought?

    Well, yes, but the only vice regal suites are in the provincial legislature — none go that high — and in the Canadian Pacific hotels, so definitely not the permanent location
  11. But then you probably own all of them anyway, right David?
  12. Last Lucy Item You Bought?

    Well actually the "fine print" under the Desilu moniker reads "Visit us in the Vice Regal Suite 16th Floor" and if that's not a clue ....
  13. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    I certainly miss Roseanne (Conner), but oddly enough, this premiere felt more like an episode of the original series than anything from the previous season.
  14. Happy 101st birthday to Marsha Hunt!
  15. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    Can I pick it up on the toaster I bought from Dolores Hope’s estate sale?
  16. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    If you want to see Laurie at her absolute finest, I recommend you rent, stream, download, upload, tweet, Hulu, snapchat, instantgram (or whatever it is you youngsters do these days) the HBO series "Getting On" of a few years ago. There were only 18 episodes, 3 seasons of 6 half-hour shows. If you "like" her as Jackie you'll LOVE her as Dr. Jenna James. (to borrow the tag line from the full page TV Guide ad for "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour"---"If you liked Mary Richards, you'll LOVE Mary McKinnon!!"...but we didn't.)
  17. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    Roseanne is so much more enjoyable without Roseanne. It’s time for Laurie Metcalf’s genius to shine through. Her two scenes reorganizing the kitchen were tours de force!
  18. The Desi Photo Thread

    2 of Desi's Playhouse episodes came up on ebay a few years back briefly, along with many others. Sadly they ended up getting pulled. I'd love to see them too. I only have the Christmas one and KO Kitty. And Kitty is looking pretty terrible.
  19. The Desi Photo Thread

    Publicity shot from Desi's 1959 appearance in "So Tender, So Profane" on Desilu Playhouse. (Would love to see that episode!) From "The Navy Comes Through":
  20. Last Lucy Item You Bought?

    Oh you're gonna need to track this down. Very interesting. Great find.
  21. Last Lucy Item You Bought?

    I found this poster at a flea market this afternoon — I had no idea Desilu had a Canadian sales arm. Now to find out where it is! The poster reveals nothing.
  22. Five Came Back was on 7 flix the other day. Theyve bee showing easy living the big street amd soon too many girls is on
  23. I just watched Look Who's Laughing for the first time in years. This is role is very much a step back for Lucy at that point in time, but she brings so much to it. Has anyone ever seen the sequel Here We Go Again? Is there any mention of Lucy's character, Julie, or is she just ignored?
  24. Earlier
  25. Lucie and Desi Jr. Photos

    Reunion, the kids didn't go. They were away for a few weeks on the tour. Both kids are in the photos of Lucy and Desi leaving but only Jr. is in the return home photos. My hunch was Lucie was in school.
  26. Lucie and Desi Jr. Photos

    Cool. So were these photos capturing a reunion of sorts with Desi Jr., or did the kids go with them on this trip?
  27. Tonight's episode was better, and should've aired first. Nonetheless, after rewatching the entire first-run during the hiatus between last season and this one, I'm now convinced you can never go home again. It's the same cast, same characters, same locations, but they can't fully replicate the original run's atmosphere. Granted, my tastes have evolved since the show first left the air, and I'm not as partial to the series overall the way I once was, but there's no denying the new episodes feel somewhat off.
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