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Old 05-26-2014, 10:28 PM   #31
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TV What a difference 47 years make...

I don't understand the fuss being made over "My Son, the Sheepdog." The problem is we've had 47 years between its airing and today's date--and considering I was not quite 14 when this show originally aired, that's the bigger problem than corny writing.

If this episode were to be remade today, you'd have Harold and Jeff wearing tattoos, hair-color stripes and ripped jeans, and the music would probably garner a TV-PG or TV-14 rating. Remember that in 1966 hair only a half-inch longer than a typical barber-shop cut it back then was greeted with all the paranoia once reserved for Russians during the Cold War.

I remember in my senior year (1969-70) one of my classmates wore hair that just hung over his ears--and a mustache--and he wasn't even allowed to attend graduation because his hair violated the dress code. Now, you'd be looked upon strangely if you were as clean-shaven as Harold and Jeff were in 1966!

Just enjoy the episode as an example of how simpler--and sillier--things were way back then.

And for my part, Ray Fulmer and Lynn Borden never replaced Don DeFore and Whitney Blake...
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