Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

It's a Great Life links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / It's a Great Life Photo Gallery


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1950s Sitcoms > It's a Great Life

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Fri-Yay: The Other Two Is Our First Great New Comedy Series of 2019; Remembering Peter Tork of The Monkees, MeTV to Air Tribute on Sunday
Freeform Adds Cast Members to Comedy Besties; Mindy Kaling and Alyssa Milano to Appear on VH1 Trailblazer Honors on March 8
Arrested Development Returns for Part 2 of Season 5 on March 15; Santa Clarita Diet Returns for Season 3 on March 29
Netflix Renews Alexa & Katie for Third Season; CW Seed Adds Alcatraz and Time After Time
Netflix Orders Holiday-Themed Comedy Series Starring Dennis Quaid; Nickelodeon Bringing Back Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 18, 2019)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Chris Rock to Direct and Executive Produce Kenan Thompson NBC Pilot; Carson Daly Moving On From Last Call


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2003, 12:41 AM   #1
Jem
Member
Forum Regular
 
Jem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 626
Default What is the show "It's a Great Life" about?

What is the show "It's a Great Life" about? I was just wondering because I usually think the old sitcom shows, especially the ones from the '50s and '60s are quite funny to watch.
__________________
There is no such thing as revenge
You will not give as good as you got
There is no such thing as an eye for an eye
If you think you're the giver, you're not

There is no such thing as regret
There is no point in placing the blame
Hate destroys the one who hates
And everyone suffers the same

There is only love and respect
To thine own self be true
When you point the finger
There are three fingers pointing back at you
Jem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
treky
star trek fan
Forum Veteran
 
treky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2002
Location: Conshohocken, pennsylvania
Posts: 13,070
Default

first of all, the title "It's a Great Life" is misleading, as the show SHOULD have bbeen caled "IT'S A HORRIBLE SITCOM" !!! It's about three middle-aged men living in a boarding house, and the landlady was played by Francis Baviea (Aunt Bee on "The Andy Griffith show"). That's all I remember, cause I haven't seen the reruns in years, but I do remember what I said above! If you should ever run into it, DON'T, I repeat DON'T ever watch it!!!!
__________________
the Clampetts are in a fancy Beverly Hills jewelry store.

Granny: "How much fer one o' them red diamonds?"
clerk: "Madam, those are rubies."
Granny: "OK ask her kin we buy one offa her."
clerk: " The ruby I am talking about is not a lady."
Granny: "Lissen, how she got them diamonds is her business. I'm just sayin' ask her kin we buy one from her."
treky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2003, 02:47 AM   #3
Dilly
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Dilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 03, 2003
Location: California
Posts: 133
Default

Would like to know.





c:\windows\desktop\my pictures\afi hot guy.gif
Attached Images
 
Dilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
tv star collector
I Love Susie
Senior Member
 
tv star collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 18, 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,291
Default

I have not seen this sit-com since it last aired, and that was 49 years ago!
While it was not a great show, it certainly wasn't "horrible," either (or it would
not have lasted two full seasons on NBC). A brief synopsis (courtesy of THE
COMPLETE DIRECTORY TO PRIME TIME TV SHOWS): Denny (Michael O'Shea)
and Steve (William Bishop) were two discharged soldiers who decide to be
roommates while looking for civilian jobs. Frances Bavier ran the boarding house, and James Dunn was her brother, Uncle Earl, a conman who was
always trying to lure them into his moneymaking schemes.
tv star collector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 01:20 AM   #5
treky
star trek fan
Forum Veteran
 
treky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2002
Location: Conshohocken, pennsylvania
Posts: 13,070
Default

well, as my fathers old college professor used to say "Well, great minds differ!"
treky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2009, 03:52 PM   #6
Big3sCompanyFan
Banned
Banned!!
 
Big3sCompanyFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 16, 2003
Posts: 2,479
Default

Was this ever put on DVD? It may be worth checking out because today's shows really suck.
Big3sCompanyFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 12:25 AM   #7
TV Knowledge Fan
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 29, 2006
Location: Long Branch, N.J.
Posts: 2,456
Default The series...

...was created, produced, and most written by Ray Singer & Dick Chevillat, two very talented writers who also wrote the majority of "THE PHIL HARRIS AND ALICE FAYE SHOW" radio scripts from 1948 through 1952 (a few of those they adapted for "IT'S A GREAT LIFE"). Their best scripts took a "normal" situation and embellished it into an absurd one {"Denny Buys a Steer", for example**- in fact, some of those scripts they adapted for "THE LUCY SHOW" in the mid-'60s (two of them were "the vacuum cleaner salesman" episode, and the one with Joan Crawford {silent film star Laura LaPlante was featured in the original 1955 version**). The chemistry between Jimmy Dunn, Michael O'Shea and William Bishop was great! However, two factors were responsible for the show lasting just 78 episodes: a change in day and time in season two [with NBC moving it from Tuesdays at 10:30pm(et) to Sundays at 7pm in the fall of 1955, directly opposite CBS' "LASSIE"], and the recession of 1956, which caused the show's sponsor, Chrysler, to drop some of its sponsored series at the end of the 1955-'56 season because the market for its automobiles had "flattened"...and with the mediocre ratings "IT'S A GREAT LIFE" was gettting, that was the one that got the ax. It did well in syndication for several years (as "THE BACHELORS"), but it disappeared by the late '60s....

TV Knowledge Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 12:18 PM   #8
missy's pop pop
Hooray for "Hazel!"
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2013
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 390
Icon15

Ironically, that's the only thing I remember about "It's a Great Life" ... the opening, which proclaimed "CHRYSLER and your Chrysler dealer, presenting the great new 1956 PowerStyle Chrysler, present..."

Of course, Chrysler was also sponsoring "Climax!", "Shower of Stars," "You Bet Your Life," and "Lawrence Welk," so they could still sell tons of Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, Chryslers and Imperials elsewhere.

Last edited by missy's pop pop; 01-30-2014 at 07:39 PM.
missy's pop pop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2018, 02:13 AM   #9
treky
star trek fan
Forum Veteran
 
treky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2002
Location: Conshohocken, pennsylvania
Posts: 13,070
Default

I just read my post in this thread from15 years ago and just want to say: my opinion of this show hasn't changed.
treky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.