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Old 08-15-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone remember: VIVA VALDEZ and JUST OUR LUCK w/ T.K. Carter?

My boyfriend mentioned these two shows to me this morning. I had forgotten all abt them until he reminded me of them. Can someone give me a link to where I can see a list of all these unforgotten 70's & 80's shows, summer replacements, mid-season short-lived shows?

I didn't really care for Viva Valdez but I wouldn't mind seeing it again. I really liked Just Our Luck, too bad it was short-lived, it was really funny.

Here are links to the two mentioned shows:

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My boyfriend mentioned these two shows to me this morning. I had forgotten all abt them until he reminded me of them. Can someone give me a link to where I can see a list of all these unforgotten 70's & 80's shows, summer replacements, mid-season short-lived shows?

I didn't really care for Viva Valdez but I wouldn't mind seeing it again. I really liked Just Our Luck, too bad it was short-lived, it was really funny.

Here are links to the two mentioned shows:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074069/

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0085041/maindetails#comment


I have 2 episodes of Just Our Luck I received in 2006 after being curious about the show because of T.K. Carter
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Can you make me a copy? Should I mail you a blank tape or what?
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Isn't Just Our Luck the show where TK Carter played a genie in a lamp?
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Can you make me a copy? Should I mail you a blank tape or what?

Yeah you can either send a blank tape with $5.00 money order for shipping or a $8.00 money order which would cover the cost of the Tape and shipping combined


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My boyfriend mentioned these two shows to me this morning. I had forgotten all abt them until he reminded me of them. Can someone give me a link to where I can see a list of all these unforgotten 70's & 80's shows, summer replacements, mid-season short-lived shows?

I didn't really care for Viva Valdez but I wouldn't mind seeing it again. I really liked Just Our Luck, too bad it was short-lived, it was really funny.

Here are links to the two mentioned shows:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074069/

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0085041/maindetails#comment
I do remember "Viva Valdez" as being a very loud and boisterous family comedy (like NBC's similar-era "The Montefuscos"). I believe its source material was a long-running Canadian sitcom called "La Famille Plouffe" (CBC, 1953-1959).

As I recall, ABC was quite high on the series until the arrival of Mr. Fred Silverman as programming chief, after which it gathered dust upon the shelf for about a year until ABC aired the 13 episodes of it as a summer replacement from May to September 1976 as a lead-in to Monday Night Baseball if I remember correctly.
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I remember Viva Valdez. it was one of the few shows of the 70s with a predominately Hispanic cast. The one thing i remember was when Cousin Jerry (played by Jorge Cevera Jr.) entered the house, he would always say "Hello everybody!"
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I found these ratings from ABC's 1975-76 season. Viva Valdez was the lowest rated program for the season, but a 9.3 in households would be an awesome rating today. It would be nice if one of the Spanish-language networks would re-air the 13 episodes of the very first sitcom centred on a Spanish-speaking family.

1975-76 ABC Series Fall Second Third Summer Season Debuts Ranked by Households (HH)

R/C, ABC Series, Season Debuted in, HH regular season avg., HH summer season avg.
  1. R, Laverne and Shirley, Second, 27.4, -
  2. R, Rich Man, Poor Man, Second, 26.9, -
  3. R, Bionic Woman, The, Second, 24.8, -
  4. R, Six Million Dollar Man, The, 1973-74 Second, 24.5, -
  5. R, Happy Days, 1973-74 Second, 23.9, -
  6. R, Starsky and Hutch, Fall, 22.4, -
  7. C, Good Heavens, Third, 22.4, -
  8. R, Welcome Back, Kotter, Fall, 22.1, -
  9. R, New Original Wonder Woman, The, Third, 21.9, -
  10. R, Baretta, 1974-75 Second, 21.3, -
  11. R, Donnie and Marie, Second, 20.7, -
  12. R, Streets of San Francisco, The, 1972-73 Fall, 20.6, -
  13. R, NFL Monday Night Football, 1970-71 Fall, 20.2, -
  14. R, Family, Third, 19.4, -
  15. R, Barney Miller, 1974-75 Second, 19.0, -
  16. C, Rookies, The, 1972-73 Fall, 18.2, -
  17. R, What’s Happening, Summer, -, 18.3
  18. C, Marcus Welby, M.D., 1969-70 Fall, 18.1, -
  19. C, On the Rocks, Fall, 17.5, -
  20. C, Harry-O, 1974-75 Fall, 17.3, -
  21. C, When Things Were Rotten, Fall, 15.7, -
  22. C, Swiss Family Robinson, Fall, 15.2, -
  23. C, That’s My Mama, 1974-75 Fall, 15.0, -
  24. C, S.W.A.T., 1974-75 Second, 14.8, -
  25. R, ABC Monday Night Baseball, Summer, 13.4, 12.2
  26. C, Almost Anything Goes, Second, 13.1, -
  27. C, Matt Helm, Fall, 12.8, -
  28. C, Bert D’Angelo / Superstar, Third, 11.5, -
  29. C, Barbary Coast, The, Fall, 11.2, -
  30. C, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell, Fall, 10.9, -
  31. C, Mobile One, Fall, 10.9, -
  32. C, Viva Valdez, Summer, -, 9.3

R – series renewed
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I found these ratings from ABC's 1975-76 season. Viva Valdez was the lowest rated program for the season, but a 9.3 in households would be an awesome rating today. It would be nice if one of the Spanish-language networks would re-air the 13 episodes of the very first sitcom centred on a Spanish-speaking family.

1975-76 ABC Series Fall Second Third Summer Season Debuts Ranked by Households (HH)

R/C, ABC Series, Season Debuted in, HH regular season avg., HH summer season avg.
  1. R, Laverne and Shirley, Second, 27.4, -
  2. R, Rich Man, Poor Man, Second, 26.9, -
  3. R, Bionic Woman, The, Second, 24.8, -
  4. R, Six Million Dollar Man, The, 1973-74 Second, 24.5, -
  5. R, Happy Days, 1973-74 Second, 23.9, -
  6. R, Starsky and Hutch, Fall, 22.4, -
  7. C, Good Heavens, Third, 22.4, -
  8. R, Welcome Back, Kotter, Fall, 22.1, -
  9. R, New Original Wonder Woman, The, Third, 21.9, -
  10. R, Baretta, 1974-75 Second, 21.3, -
  11. R, Donnie and Marie, Second, 20.7, -
  12. R, Streets of San Francisco, The, 1972-73 Fall, 20.6, -
  13. R, NFL Monday Night Football, 1970-71 Fall, 20.2, -
  14. R, Family, Third, 19.4, -
  15. R, Barney Miller, 1974-75 Second, 19.0, -
  16. C, Rookies, The, 1972-73 Fall, 18.2, -
  17. R, What’s Happening, Summer, -, 18.3
  18. C, Marcus Welby, M.D., 1969-70 Fall, 18.1, -
  19. C, On the Rocks, Fall, 17.5, -
  20. C, Harry-O, 1974-75 Fall, 17.3, -
  21. C, When Things Were Rotten, Fall, 15.7, -
  22. C, Swiss Family Robinson, Fall, 15.2, -
  23. C, That’s My Mama, 1974-75 Fall, 15.0, -
  24. C, S.W.A.T., 1974-75 Second, 14.8, -
  25. R, ABC Monday Night Baseball, Summer, 13.4, 12.2
  26. C, Almost Anything Goes, Second, 13.1, -
  27. C, Matt Helm, Fall, 12.8, -
  28. C, Bert D’Angelo / Superstar, Third, 11.5, -
  29. C, Barbary Coast, The, Fall, 11.2, -
  30. C, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell, Fall, 10.9, -
  31. C, Mobile One, Fall, 10.9, -
  32. C, Viva Valdez, Summer, -, 9.3

R – series renewed
C – series cancelled


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I remember both Irene, although my memory of Viva Valdez is very dim. Like you, i would like to see an episode just for nostalgia.

Just Our Luck had the unfortunate timing of being up against The A-Team. It did follow Happy Days, but HD was in its final year and rapidly falling in the ratings.
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That's My Mama ranked 70th out of 97 series in the 1975-76 regular season (preem to April 18, 1976).
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That's My Mama ranked 70th out of 97 series in the 1975-76 regular season (preem to April 18, 1976).

And where is this information from?
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Default "viva Valdez"...

....was on ABC's summer schedule, on Monday nights [8pm(et)], in 1976, I remember seeing just ONE episode....and I've forgotten all about it.


I certainly remember "JUST OUR LUCK". 13 episodes, that's all. I remember the episode where Roy Orbsion guest starred as an "alien"(!) under Shabu's influence...I remember seeing an ad in TV GUIDE where Shabu and his "master" are sitting in a hot tub with several beautiful women...and wouldn't you know it? THAT scene appeared at the end of an episode! And really had nothing to do with the rest of what had happened before....that was in November of '83, I believe...

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Where did you find these ratings?

Wouldn't QUE PASA USA? be considered the first sitcom centered around a spanish-speaking family?
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