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Old 12-12-2001, 08:02 AM   #1
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Question Does anybody remember this show?

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Did anybody watch this show during its' original run? Was it ever shown in syndication?

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I remember it during it's original run (1979-82), it was one of my mother's favorite shows, and it was on after "MASH". It did play in syndication for awhile -- in Boston, it was on Ch. 68 in the mid-80s.

This is a really funny show, and I think it even got better after Sharon Gless replaced Lynn Redgrave as the female lead (Sharon Gless is more naturally funny). Anyone remember the nasty hospital administrator, Mr. Peckler? Or the ditzy volunteer, Mrs.
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It was still doing well in the ratings (in the top 20) when it was cancelled. I read somewhere that the producers didn't want to continue, because Wayne Rogers was so difficult.

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Isn't it weird how Wayne Rogers was Trapper John on Mash, Then when Trapper John, MD. came out, they got Pernell Roberts to play Trapper and Wayne Rogers went on to play Charlie Michaels on House Calls.

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Definitely strange. When you think about it Charley Michaels is a lot closer to Trapper John from "M*A*S*H" than "Trapper John, M.D." is. Trap always had a good sense of humor, and Pernell Roberts portrays him as completely humorless.
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I've never heard of and never sean this sitcom. I've heard and might have seen once or twice a talk show with some doctor guy with the same title as this...

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Old 01-21-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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I don't remember this show but remember the Name! Maybe I can find a link to a website about it and refresh my memory!
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
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I remember just the name too!
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The sitcom was a spinoff of a movie of the same name which starred Walter Matthau.
The onl thing I remeber about the series was the episode in which Lynn Redgrave's character left the show. Apparently she got inot a big contract dispute with the Producers and her character was abruptly written off the show.
I also remember David Wayne, who played the Mad Hatter in the Batman TV series had a role as the eccentric Dr. Weatherby.
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i dont remember this show
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i sure do remember the show and i think that lynn redgrave and wayne rogers played off each other quite nicely. better than the movie.
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i liked this show. never heard of it in syndication around here in NC
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I not only remember this show, I have 2 of them on tape, one with guest star June Allyson (I'm a big fan of hers).
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I not only remember this show, I have 2 of them on tape, one with guest star June Allyson (I'm a big fan of hers).

if these are good quality eps, i'd be interested in buying.
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I remember this show. It was pretty good until Lynn Redgrave left the show.
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i liked it , and was POed that Wayne Roberts shot himself in the foot AGAIN...what a jerk, no wonder her never got another show ( That i can recall, at least )
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oh wait, he got some detective show, but it wasnt a big hit as i recall
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...because it always followed "M*A*S*H" on Monday nights at 9:30pm(et) from 1979 through '82 throughout its entire run on CBS [57 episodes]. It was a pretty good show....but I could see where Wayne Rogers' "palace coup" began with the second season. He changed the theme music {the score was recorded in France due to a musicians' strike in Hollywood during the 1980-'81season**, brought in his own team of writers and producers, and "eased" Lynn Redgrave off the show, replacing her with the last Universal "contract player" on the lot, Sharon Gless, in early 1982. This is why Wayne is more of a behind-the-scenes businessman than a working actor today.

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I too remember this show. It had such a very beautiful theme song in its 2nd and 3rd seasons.
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/sounds/housecalls2nd.wav

And no one remembers the theme song from its first season.
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/sounds/housecalls1st.wav

I have not watched this sitcom since 1986 because this hit series is currently extinct. This needs to be released on DVD soon.
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