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Old 11-06-2006, 08:39 PM   #106
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Actually thats my Bush was not a political satire, it was a sitcom satire. It was poking fun at the entired sitcom genre. From the crazy neighbor to the ditzy blonde, to the catch line "one of these days Laura, Im gonna punch you in the face". And while it did have some political issues in it, it was more a satire of the sitcom than political.


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"I Married Dora" was a sitcom where a widowed architect with two children marries his Latin American housekeeper so she may avoid deportation. Daniel Hugh Kelly and Elizabeth Pena starred, Juliette Lewis was a space-cadet of a teenage daughter and Henry Jones played the head of the architect firm. This was one truly bizarre show (I have 9 of the 13 episodes on tape), and as already commented the final episode is memorable in that it mentions its own cancellation: an aircraft headed overseas apparently pulls back to the gate and Daniel Hugh Kelly's character reappears, saying "It's been cancelled". Pena responds, "The flight?", then Kelly replies "no, our series!". The camera pans back and the cast waves goodbye to the audience.
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That sounds bigoted. How about a "dramedy" about an Anglo-Hispanic marraige and the sociocultural issues involved? Make the Hispanic spouse a U.S. citizen? Nah, too deep for TV.
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That sounds bigoted. How about a "dramedy" about an Anglo-Hispanic marraige and the sociocultural issues involved? Make the Hispanic spouse a U.S. citizen? Nah, too deep for TV.

I don't think any bigotry was intended but that indeed WAS the premise of the show. I also remember seeing similar storylines used in episodes of other shows (one I remember off the top of my head was an episode of What's Happening!!! where a girl attempted to marry Rerun so she wouldn't be deported).

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there was also an episode of "Taxi" called "Paper Marragie" where they aranged for Latca to pretend to marry a hooker, with two imigration officals watching, so he wouldn't get deported.
This episode also marked the first appearence of Reverend Jim.
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Being a total Bewitched junkie, I rented the Tabitha series out of the library. Even though Lisa Hartman and Robert Urich were fun to watch, the series itself was no great shakes. It was the original PILOT, included on the DVD set as a bonus feature, that was TERRIBLE. It starred Liberty Williams (who??) in the title role and hasn't told her mortal boyfriend she's a witch. Sound familiar? It was a complete rip off of the Bewitched pilot. The scene where she tells him the truth is repeated verbatim from where Samantha tells Darrin the truth in the original. I can't believe Bill Asher was involved in this, and Elizabeth Montgomery (very rightly so) refused to have anything to do with it. All I can say is,
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That sounds bigoted. How about a "dramedy" about an Anglo-Hispanic marraige and the sociocultural issues involved? Make the Hispanic spouse a U.S. citizen? Nah, too deep for TV.
in speaking of which, there was a short-lived show in the early 80s called "Condo," it pretty much killed mclean stevenson's career. it's rather bad, and rather racially insensitive too. (he has a condo and his neighbor is latino.) i never would have heard of it but it turned up on some dvd i had mixed in with some other, better shows.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0085000/

anyone ever heear of this thing? it seems to be super-obscure, it hasn't even gotten five ratings yet.
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i agree condo was really bad and im one of mclean stevensons biggest fans but the show was horrable
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in speaking of which, there was a short-lived show in the early 80s called "Condo," it pretty much killed mclean stevenson's career.

I sort of remember Condo. The neighbor was played by Luis Avalos, who is probably best known for being a cast member of The Electric Company.

I don't remember much about it, really. I don't recall it being really good or very bad.

But the thing that really killed McLean Stevenson's career was leaving M*A*S*H in 1975. I think even he regretted it later, based on some comments he made in interviews. The poor guy could not catch a break with the many series he starred in the late '70s and '80s.

It's too bad, because Mac was a fine, likeable actor. Hello Larry managed to last a season and change and that was the closest he came to having a hit post-M*A*S*H.
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I sort of remember Condo. The neighbor was played by Luis Avalos, who is probably best known for being a cast member of The Electric Company.

I don't remember much about it, really. I don't recall it being really good or very bad.

But the thing that really killed McLean Stevenson's career was leaving M*A*S*H in 1975. I think even he regretted it later, based on some comments he made in interviews. The poor guy could not catch a break with the many series he starred in the late '70s and '80s.

It's too bad, because Mac was a fine, likeable actor. Hello Larry managed to last a season and change and that was the closest he came to having a hit post-M*A*S*H.



I would like to see his short-lived sho one day, "in the Beginning" from 78
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You didn't miss much. To think that show had free publicity from two papal conclaves in one year and it still didn't fly!

Stevenson played one of the least likable Catholic priests not affiliated with scandal in recent memory. One running joke was a young black volunteer at the priest's soup kitchen who was deaf but could talk without any difficulty. . . and his last name was Rockefeller!
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