Wonderful Tunes Provided By Friends. Wild Tangents Provided By Me.

Brief show runs require brief summaries: seventeen One Season Wonder sitcoms summarized in 5 words or less.

  • Our Man Higgins (1962-1963) -Proto “Mr Belvidere”
  • I’m Dickens. He’s Fenster (1962-1963)- “Odd Couple” with construction workers.
  • The Baileys Of Balboa (1964-1965) – CBS answer to “Gilligan’s Island”
  • Mickey (1964-1965) – Cancelled by Samee Tong’s suicide.
  • No Time For Sergents (1964-1965) – Based on the movie
  • Wendy And Me (1964-1965) – George Burns riffs a housewife.
  • Karen (1964-1965) – Girl “Leave It To Beaver”
  • Tammy (1965-1966) – Loosely based on the movies
  • Gidget (1965-1966) – Sally Field: Surfer girl
  • My Mother The Car (1965-1966) –¬†Freudian nightmare number 146
  • Captain Nice (1967) – Proto Greatest American Hero.
  • The Pruitts Of Southampton (1966-1967) – Riches to rags
  • The Ugliest Girl In Town (1968-1969) – Cross dressing love story.
  • Occasional Wife (1966-1967) – It featured a fire escape!
  • Love On A Rooftop (1968-1969) – Newlywed wackiness
  • He & She (1967-1968)- Writer, actor, & wife make comedy!
  • Good Morning World (1967-1968)- Proto WKRP

You can see full episodes of a lot of these on You Tube and all 30 episodes of “My Mother The Car” can be watched on Hulu. TV Guide voted it the second worst show ever made so every self respecting MSTie should tune in!

On a personal note, even though these are almost all before my time, I actually watched and liked both “Captain Nice” and “Gidget” in reruns. Also, I was watching the theme song video on my phone at work and two friends popped into the break room while it was playing. We formed a theme song singing lounge act that would put the Mandrell sisters to shame! Twas nice to finally check “shaming Mandrells” off my bucket list!

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