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Amianthus

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Re: Reality Programs
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2007, 11:27:53 AM »
Actually, I just went to look them up to check 'em. Says it was written by Paul Henning.
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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2007, 11:29:58 AM »
Yeah, Scruggs played the banjo...at least I think he did on the song.

He also appeared on the show a few times.
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Re: Reality Programs
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2007, 11:40:58 AM »
Yeah, the performance used as the theme song was Flatt & Scruggs.
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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2007, 11:37:06 PM »
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Beverly Hillbillies?

I'll try:

Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed,
Poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
then one day he was shootin' at some food,
when up through the ground came some bubblin' crude.

Oil, that is, black gold, texas tea.


I'm impressed!
 ;)

Well, the first thing you know, ol' Jed's a millionaire,
Kin folk said, "Jed, move away from there."
Said, "Californee (sp?) is the place you ought to be"
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly...

Hills that is...swimming pools...movie stars


Earl Scruggs was a genius. Plus, I just liked the show.



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Re: Reality Programs
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2007, 08:18:29 PM »
Still think the best sitcom of all time is Seinfeld.

Wife and I were talking about how rare it is for shows to wind up on the same list with MASH (it was ok) and ALL IN THE FAMILY (another fave of mine) these days.

I loved FAWLTY TOWERS even though there were only like twelve episodes.  Love CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW.

Not a sitcom but I've been watching the dvds of NORTHERN EXPOSURE.  Amazing stuff.

I personally have nothing but disdain for reality shows but I somehow wind up pissed off when my person is kicked off of AMERICAN IDOL every year.  I actually said Jennifer Hudson was the best the year she was on.

I've only seen it a couple of times but there is this show from Japan that has people competing on a course.  It's like the WORLD'S GREATEST NINJA or something.

These days the only sitcoms I really look forward to watching are 30 ROCK and THE OFFICE.  Both are brilliant and funny.

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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2007, 08:59:48 PM »
Northern Exposure was one of my wife's all time favorites....at least until the last season and a half.
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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2007, 10:57:19 PM »
 ;) ;D

My "impressed" got squeezed in the middle of the quote!!!!!!!!
I'll stick with just a reply from now on......
Jed ;D millionaire :o black gold 8)

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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2007, 10:59:13 PM »
I LOVE LUCY!
All time favorite. . . better than Seinfeld...even though Seinfeld came in first.

Gotta love Lucy.

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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2007, 12:12:57 AM »

I loved Northern Exposure. One of the best, I'll admit.
Mash was a classic.
All a  "sign of the times" s-coms for certain.

What's next? Does anyone have a thought or an idea of what could possibly be the "next high rise reality program, or sit com" on the horizon?

Perhpas  with the state of the world today, there will be little room for such humor. Humor at the expense of society's woes as in the day of  "All in the Family". The Mash and Family programs were a "sign of painful times".

I like to watch television from time to time, and my "hook" is something that makes sense to my life.
Engagment must make sense to one's life. TV...books....internet.....games......lust......passions.....all have to make sense and fill a need, lest we don't bother.

Creativity is the key to the soul. Einstein would have loved the reality of anything basic. He was a basic sort of man.
Couldn't spell worth crap...and would have been surely criticized on a "message board" of  today....
 
Could there be a scientific "reality show" in the works?

Al Gore would direct that exceptional progamming, I'm sure.
The Global Reality show. Ice doth fallith down!

How does a grape taste on the west side of the river?
The onion will reign in the end. Who knows? Who cares? We all do in the end......

Cooking is the basic and longest lasting reality of realities...

and that brings me to the 6th degree of searation/CONNECTION...Bravo's "Top Chef"!   


Something tells me Einstein would agree with me!

Baby Einstein for sure! ha!