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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Serious thought should be given to releasing Sanford on DVD. Unlike the first series, Sanford has never been widely syndicated and so its been many years since people have seen these episodes. I think that a fair number of S&S fans will snap this up on DVD, just as they did in big numbers for the original show.
    The only time I remeber it being reran was on BET during the 90s and parts of this decade too off and on. i have some of the shows on beta when it was on NBC. Foxx's Sanford character was one of my favorites, Aunt Esther too!!

    Aj

  2. #177

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    I'm quite pleased to see one of my favorite detective series being released onto DVD soon, VEGA$ with the late Robert Urich!

    Aj

  3. #178

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    I'm quite pleased to see one of my favorite detective series being released onto DVD soon, VEGA$ with the late Robert Urich!

    Aj

    Is it like watching Hawaii Five-O when you look for how much the city's backdrop has changed since the series was filmed? 99% of people in Hawaii know Vegas like the back of their hand.

  4. #179

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Is it like watching Hawaii Five-O when you look for how much the city's backdrop has changed since the series was filmed? 99% of people in Hawaii know Vegas like the back of their hand.
    I don't know the Vegas of the 50s-60s-70s-80s like I know the Vegas of the 90s and today, partly do to my age. I do remember when you could drive down Fremont Street which Urich did during the opning credits and how the strip seemed to be more spread out and the airport seemed further away from the casinos then.

    I was a big fan of Urich, I also liked him in SWAT and SPENSER FOR HIRE. After he died I even wrote his widow to tell her how big a fan I was of him and how many of us will miss him and his work. Reviving his series on DVD, his work lives on and maybe new fans will see the series for the first time.

    I remember meeting Bart Braverman when I was kid, got his autograph and having a huge crush on Phyllis Davis, you had Tony Curtis and Greg Morris from MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, great cast!!

    Aj

  5. #180

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    I was a big fan of Urich, I also liked him in SWAT and SPENSER FOR HIRE.
    He had a self-deprecating sense of humor while playing an action hero. The 80's had those 'tache tv action heroes with Tom Selleck being the biggest star. Other male action stars were called a poor man's Burt Reynolds.

  6. #181

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    He had a self-deprecating sense of humor while playing an action hero. The 80's had those 'tache tv action heroes with Tom Selleck being the biggest star. Other male action stars were called a poor man's Burt Reynolds.
    One actor compared to Selleck in looks and also had the mustache was Lee Horsley who during the 80's had 3 series on the air: NERO WOLFE, MATT HOUSTON and PARADISE, I watched them all and met Horsley when he was doing the last series, really nice guy! I think he also had a short-lived series filmed on either Maui or Big Island about 10 years ago??

    Anyways I digress, I would like to see MATT HOUSTON on DVD!! My favorite episode is when Max Baer, Jr., Buddy Ebsen and Lee's characters worked together in a 2 part episode rescuing a POW from Vietnam.

    Aj

  7. #182

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Another famously failed revivial was Redd Foxx's Sanford. (This is not to be confused with the absolutely dreadful Sanford Arms.) Three years after the original Sanford & Son went off the air, Foxx reprised his role as the cantankerous junkyard owner..... but this time, without Lamont (Demond Wilson).
    I just remembered an episode of SANFORD & SON filmed in Honolulu that Don Ho had a cameo in. I just bought Demond Wilson's book SECOND BANANA about his days working with Redd Foxx, I'm looking forward to reading it!

    The last thing I remember seeing Demond in was the ODD COUPLE revival series on ABC with Ron Glass. I doubt that show will be on DVD, but I sort of liked the show.

    I'd be surprised if JOANIE LOVES CHACHI or ANGIE get DVD releases, but a show like BRET MAVERICK might have a decent shot.

    Aj

  8. #183

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    Is there a boxed set of just popular opening tv themes? I had a cassette of Mike Post's tv themes music.

  9. #184

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Is there a boxed set of just popular opening tv themes? I had a cassette of Mike Post's tv themes music.
    There were the seven volumes released by TVT (TeeVee Tunes) Records, titled "Television's Greatest Hits." Out-of-print, but very easy to find.

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    At this time the UPN series Homeboys in Outer Space hasn't been released on DVD.

  11. #186

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Is there a boxed set of just popular opening tv themes? I had a cassette of Mike Post's tv themes music.
    I have Vols. 1-3 of the TV themes on CD.

  12. #187

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    Does any tv series have lyrics in their themes anymore? Friends had one, but I think it was a prepackaged pop song.

  13. #188

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Does any tv series have lyrics in their themes anymore? Friends had one, but I think it was a prepackaged pop song.
    There have been numerous theme songs with lyrics. Some TV series have utilzed existing pop tunes: Welcome Back, Kotter (Welcome Back); Courtship of Eddie's Father (Best Friend); Happy Days (Rock Around the Clock); Medic (instrumental of Blue Star, a song which did have a vocal rendition). Secret Agent (Secret Agent Man); Danny Thomas Show (Danny Boy).

    Mary Tyler Moore Show (Love is All Around); That Girl (originally an instrumental, lyrics were later added); Gilligan's Island; Car 54, Where Are You; Patty Duke Show; Have Gun Will Travel (Ballad of Paladin); Beverly Hillbillies; Petticoat Junction; Wendy and Me; Baretta (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow); Addams Family.

    There are more, like Cheers, for instance.

  14. #189

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    There have been numerous theme songs with lyrics. Some TV series have utilzed existing pop tunes: Welcome Back, Kotter (Welcome Back);
    Actually, Welcome Back (the song) was written by John Sebastian for the show, Welcome Back, Kotter. Prior to that, there was no record of the song. After the show aired, the song became so popular in its own right that Sebastian released a longer version of it on record.

    This was also the case with Happy Days (the Pratt & McClain song initially used as the closing theme of Happy Days) and I'll Be There For You (the Rembrandts song used as the theme of Friends), where the TV use of the song preceded its appearance on record.
    This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.

  15. #190

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    I'll Be There For You (the Rembrandts song used as the theme of Friends), where the TV use of the song preceded its appearance on record.
    And before the Rembrandts recorded it, it was offered to They Might Be Giants and R.E.M.

  16. #191

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    And before the Rembrandts recorded it, it was offered to They Might Be Giants and R.E.M.
    Would they do the hand clap in their versions?

  17. #192

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    The Beatles animated cartoon series. Because of the rights on the songs, I'm sure it will never be officially issued on DVD (that, and The Beatles themselves thought it sucked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoGeek View Post
    It just came out last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    And "WKRP In Cincinnati." They've started releasing it with "generic" music replacing many of the original songs (some of which had been done for syndication in the early '90s), which has made for some continuity damage. More on that here, here, and here.
    Surprise surprise - here's WKRP at last.
    http://www.macleans.ca/culture/telev...-video-review/

  22. #197

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/queen-lati...223600440.html

    Throw away your The Cosby Show DVDs too. These actors playing nice dads on tv with real life dark secret lives.

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    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...42951#comments

    Hey, hey, hey. Throw away those Fat Albert DVDs too.

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