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    Ray
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    Ray .. I even think about this deeper. If I was to devise a system to destroy artists … the results of the Internet cannot be denied for it’s effectiveness. From Napster to bit torrents, if you want to deliver crippling damage to people who create art, this is the way you would do it. Recording artists, movie makers, broadcast radio personalities .. anyone who would have 90% ratio of exactly the opposite opinion of michael p and the rest of the tin foil hat brigade .. this is the way you would hurt them. Make it so it is not financially desirable to spread nasty attitudes like “All You Need is Love”. You couldn’t design something any better to devalue artists in the modern age. It is the mainline source of : Lies. Half-truths. Rumors. Innuendo and discord. It is the hyper-accurate system that delivers hate to right where you live. And the kids .. they just love it. If I was Satan .. that’s what I would design. That’s how I’d do it.

    Quote Don’t be Satan, dude. Too many running around already.
    #178439

    Ray
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    #178459

    santa fe
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    “Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green, When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen….”

    That’s an old English lullaby, a popular version of which is sung in the 2015 film, “Cinderella”.

    Is this an offshoot of the phrase, “dilly dally”, or a misspelling of a street near East 185th?

    #178463

    Ray
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    “Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green, When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen….” That’s an old English lullaby, a popular version of which is sung in the 2015 film, “Cinderella”. Is this an offshoot of the phrase, “dilly dally”, or a misspelling of a street near East 185th?

    Quote Is the Clark station still there at E.200th st.?
    #178485

    Tim Lones
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    Antenna TV is showing the entire series of All In The Family over Thanksgiving weekend..The regular  Schedule is about as good as it ever is..

    #178495

    John Basalla
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    Is it worth buying or renting to see the run of the show?

    Yes.  It’s a soap opera that’s a take-off on soap operas.  Later during the first year, they have a character who beats his wife and covers it up.  It’s clever and funny during its first year.  Keeping up writing and production on an independent show that’s to run 5 days a week must have been difficult.  Production values are in keeping with the rush-to-get-it-done nature of the show.   It was pitched to the networks who turned it down, so Mr. Lear syndicated it himself.  The lead, Louise Lasser, was hot too.

    #178497

    jawbreaker
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    I never watched it, John, but on your recommendation, I may check it out.

    I remember my mother and my aunts yelling out “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” for whatever reason that was. Perhaps it was in reference to the wife beating you mentioned.

    Norman Lear self-syndicating sounds pretty radical for the time, eh?

    Maybe a forerunner to Netflix and Amazon that now “self-syndicate”. I guess it’s all in the delivery system. I bet back then they probably shipped copies of the show through the mail. Satellite was probably too expensive to use for distribution.

    #178510

    Ray
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    You guys have convinced me to purchase and view the whole run. It can’t be any more masochistic than watching the Browns on Sunday’s. Geez…where’s a hot poker to stick in your eyes when you need one?

    #178512

    skiwest
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    And let’s not forget the skit on the Hoolihan and Big Chuck show called “Mary Hartski, Mary Hartski”.

    #178513

    Ray
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    And let’s not forget the skit on the Hoolihan and Big Chuck show called “Mary Hartski, Mary Hartski”.

    Quote LOL! Never saw that.
    #178514

    John Basalla
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    I remember my mother and my aunts yelling out “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” for whatever reason that was. Perhaps it was in reference to the wife beating you mentioned.

    Your mom and aunts yelling out “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”, was a direct reference to the very beginning of the opening theme song for the show.  It was “Mary Hartman’s” mother character who cries out, as the show begins,  “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”.  The Mary Hartman character was not the wife being beaten.  There were two characters played by Martin Mull, Barth and Garth Gimble.  One of them was the seedy wife beater.

    The show had dark humor.  Marty Hartman, through all the pressures of life, most notably a policeman suitor who wanted her to have an extra-marital with him, was devolving into mental illness.  Yet, she became a telephone help-line counselor.  So, this already overly-burdened person had to also deal with multiple burdens put on her by callers to the help-line.

    In its original run, the first season ended in June, and they ran re-runs over the summer.  Network soap operas just kept going.  I think that the producers needed a breather given the independent nature of the production.  It lost steam over the summer, and when it came back with new episodes in September, I, by that time, didn’t tune back in.  I recall tuning in once or twice during the second (and last) season and noting that the writing had taken a hit and didn’t seem to be as clever.  Of course, that’s an unfair assessment on my part to judge a show, or season of a show, based on cursory views of a tiny few portions of episodes.   The series ends with Mary Hartman, having left her husband for the suitor… finding out that things really hadn’t changed.  She, is still in a house, worrying about yellow waxy build-up on the kitchen floor.

    #178518

    Ray
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    Hey JB, get this…..I went to Alaska to work on the pipeline in the 1970’s. They had some sports broadcast on the networks live via satellite (Ohio St. vs. Mich started at 7am, and NFL games came on at 8am). But primetime and syndicated stuff was a mixed bag, and usually didn’t air in the same time slots (or even the same day) as they did in the lower 48. The Today show was taped by a station in Seattle and flown up to be watched the next day! Nothing like day old news. It was like we were in another country. So shipping copies of shows thru the mail might not be off. Especially for self-syndicated stuff. There wasn’t huge companies that distributed things like that back then, were there? Deregulation and media consolidation changed in the 1980’s if my memory isn’t failing me.

    #178523

    John Basalla
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    I don’t know how the daily shows got delivered to stations.  I’m thinking that there must have been something besides snail mail to do it.

    Here’s an interesting memory.  I specifically recall that the show was both successful and controversial.  As the second season was about to begin, Cleveland’s Channel 8 decided to change its time-slot from 11:30pm to 7:30pm Monday-Friday.  A week or two before the change, they had a whole half hour special on the decision to put the show in the “family viewing” hour.  The big take away was that it was a “business decision”.  Whether this was a reaction to negative publicity or was a “Mary Hartman”-inspired clever way to promote the show by rustling up the controversy again to help build viewership is unknown.  Either way, “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” didn’t remain in that earlier time slot for long.

    #178526

    michael p
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    here is enough sexist/racist/whatever else references to melt every “snowflake” on the planet. The powers that be would never allow that to happen, they’d lose their voter base.

    It escapes me, this mindset.
    Escapes me.
    And now .. I just assume it is some troll in Russia that is paid by Putin to post these things. Anything that causes rancor and anger and division and hate. Those emotions have been weaponized and used against us .. delivered not by missile but by The Internet.
    The deeper and deeper I think about it .. the more I actually believe The Internet is evil .. as in “Satan” evil.
    When I see comments like this .. and a million others across the web .. I think:
    There’s never been a better delivery system for hate in the history of mankind.
    How is that not the crowning achievement of pure evil?

    Hate?? Not allowing conservative speakers on college campuses is HATE! Sheltering the young from the ture history of the past has created “snowflakes”, people who cant stand opinions that differ form their own (or more correctly the opinion that was spoon-fed to them by their Fabian Socialist masters in the public schools).

    My comment was in reply to where all the classic cartoons have gone. Those cartoons contained perfectly normal references for their day that today is seen as incredibly racist. By burying the “normal” of the past we have come to a revisionist society where statues are being torn down.

    Go ahead call it hate. It’s actually the truth. You can’t handle the truth!

    #178528

    michael p
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    Is the Clark station still there at E.200th st.?

    Yep. The corner of E200 & Kildeer. It was still there a couple of months ago the last time I drove through the old ‘hood.

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