Welcome Guest! YouRememberThat.com is 100% FREE & fast to join! Upload, comment, create your own profile and more!



Check our brand new site TheRetroSite , although YouRememberThat will remain for quite some time we expect this new site to be our new home. Click over and create your account on the new mobile friendly and flexible site today!
Search
Search:
 
Hey Jeannie - Failed Sitcom Hey, Jeannie! was a sitcom that lasted for 32 episodes on CBS from September 8, 1956 to May 4, 1957. Jeannie Carson starred as a Scottish woman who emigrated to New York City. She ends up boarding with a cab driver and his wife and working in a donut shop. Late in the show's run the format was changed: Jeannie became a stewardess! Here's the opening montage.
Tags: Hey  Jeannie  Jeannie  Carson  sitcom  CBS 
Added: 27th February 2014
Views: 1505
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Caluccis Department - Failed Sitcom The premise for the 1973 CBS sitcom Calucci's Department seemed promising: James Coco starred as Joe Calucci, a supervisor of a state unemployment office in New York City. According to Total Television, Calucci "tried to manage a motley crew of nincompoops and deadbeats." Calucci also had a romantic interest with his secretary, Shirley Balukis, played by Candy Azzara. Unfortunately, Calucci's Department was slotted on Fridays at 8 p.m. This placed it directly against NBC's very popular Sanford and Son, so it had trouble establishing an audience. Calucci's Department was axed after just 11 episodes despite garnering generally favorable reviews. Here's part of the opening montage.
Tags: Caluccis  Department  sitcom  CBS 
Added: 28th February 2014
Views: 872
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
The Smith Family - Forgotten Show The Smith Family was an ABC program that couldn't decide if it wanted to be a comedy or a drama, so it tried to be both. It ran from January 1971 to June 1972. It had two very different openings for its two seasons, as this clip shows. Henry Fonda starred as Chad Smith, a veteran Los Angeles police officer. Janet Blair played his wife Betty. Ron Howard (billed as Ronny Howard) played the oldest son. The first season focused on the light-hearted family aspect of officer Smith's life. When that failed to generate the expected ratings, the emphasis was put on the policing aspect of Smith's life in the second season.
Tags: Smith  Family  Henry  Fonda  Ron  Howard 
Added: 28th February 2014
Views: 805
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Brady Bunch - Final Episode The final first-run episode of The Brady Bunch aired 40 years ago today: Friday, March 8, 1974. It was the 116th installment of the show. Robert Reed (who played father Mike Brady) thought the script was so bad he refused to appear in the episode. Here's the plot: The two youngest Brady kids come up with separate ideas to make a fortune. Bobby acquires a case of hair tonic from a mail-order company and tries to sell the stuff door-to-door at $2 a bottle. Cindy intends to breed rabbits. Bobby has no luck as a salesman. Oldest brother Greg--who is about to graduate from high school--takes pity on Bobby and buys a bottle of the tonic. When he uses it, however, his hair turns a ghastly shade of bright orange! Five shampoos only serve to make Greg's hair even more hideous. Eventually a dye job at Carol Brady's favorite beauty parlor restores Greg's hair to its normal shade of black just in time for his big night where he graduates with honors. (Mike is noticeably absent when the family returns home from the ceremony. He is said to be out of town on business.) Meanwhile, Cindy's rabbit-breeding efforts are in vain because she discovers she has only male rabbits. When Bobby tries to pour his unsold tonic down a drain, he accidentally spills some of it on Cindy's rabbits. Bobby and Cindy agree to make the best of the situation by selling orange rabbits. By the 1973-74 season, The Brady Bunch was in severe decline. The kids were all over 12 years old and the show's original premise of two families merging into one was long gone. In an attempt to appeal to a younger demographic, Robbie Rist was brought in as Cousin Oliver for the final six shows. It didn't work. NBC's Sanford and Son was clobbering The Brady Bunch in the ratings so ABC pulled the plug. The last rerun aired on ABC on August 30, 1974. Still, the remarkable cult following of The Brady Bunch was strong enough to garner three failed reincarnations: The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Brides, and The Bradys. A 1988 Brady-based made-for-TV Christmas movie drew enormous ratings.
Tags: Brady  Bunch  final  episode 
Added: 8th March 2014
Views: 2467
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Marion Parker Murder - 1927 Fair warning: This story is unsettling. One of the most brutal crimes in American history was the kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old schoolgirl Marion Parker. On Thursday, December 15, 1927 a young man appeared at Mount Vernon Junior High School in Los Angeles claiming to be an associate of Perry Parker, a prominent local banker. The man coolly told the school's registrar that the banker had been seriously injured in a car accident and had requested to speak to his daughter. There were actually twin Parker sisters enrolled in the school--Marion and Marjorie. By chance the registrar fetched Marion who rode off with the man. He was later identified as 19-year-old William Edward Hickman. The Parker family became alarmed when Marion did not return from school. Shortly thereafter they received a ransom note and phone calls from the kidnapper asking for $1500 in gold certificates in exchange for Marion's safe return. One attempt by Marion's father to pay the ransom was thwarted when Hickman spotted police detectives lurking nearby. Another meeting time was secretly arranged by Hickman and Marion's father on December 17 where the money was given to a man in a parked car. Perry Parker saw his daughter wrapped in a blanket slumped in the back seat with her eyes open. At gunpoint the ransom was paid and the driver pushed the girl onto the street and drove away. Marion's father was horrified to find that his daughter was dead. Her eyelids had been sewn open to give the illusion that she was alive. Worse, her head had been severed, her arms and legs had been cut off and she had been disemboweled. (The missing limbs were found the next day in a city park.) The ghastly crime spawned the largest manhunt in southern California's history, one that included 20,000 volunteers. A reward of $100,000 was offered for the capture of the culprit. Several clues, including the discovery of the stolen car used on the night of the money exchange, led to Hickman being named as the key suspect. He was eventually arrested in Echo, OR after spending some of the gold certificates there. Hickman had been a former employee at Parker's bank and had been fired for embezzlement in a forged check scam. He served prison time for the crime. The fingerprint records from the embezzlement charge were used to match those found on the stolen car from the kidnapping. Hickman willingly told police in graphic detail that he had decided to kill Marion because she had discovered his name. She had only been dead about 12 hours before the money exchange. Hickman said he had choked her with a towel to make her unconscious and then began his dismemberment while she was still alive. Hickman--who said he intended to use the $1500 to pay his tuition to attend a bible college!--hoped to avoid the gallows by claiming insanity. He was one of the first defendants in California to try that ploy after it had become an acceptable legal defense. It failed when a fellow prisoner claimed Hickman had asked his advice on how to appear crazy. A jury rejected Hickman's insanity defense in February 1928. Hickman was executed at San Quentin Prison eight months later on October 19. His hand-written confession is on display at the Los Angeles Police Museum. Marion Parker's ghost is said to occupy her former house.
Tags: Marion  Parker  murder  kidnapping  1927 
Added: 13th April 2015
Views: 1208
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
The Fonz Tags: The  fonz  role  model  no  failed  marriages  no  drug  convictions  good  guy   
Added: 31st August 2009
Views: 1056
Rating:
Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Kodiak - Failed TV Drama Here's an ABC promotional clip for Kodiak, a new 30-minute 1974 police show set in Alaska. Kodiak starred Clint Walker as Cal (Kodiak) McKay of the Alaska State Patrol. Walker had seldom been seen on television since his days on the western Cheyenne, which ended in 1963. Kodiak was doomed as ABC slotted it against NBC's megahit Sanford and Son. Poor ratings caused its cancellation after just four weeks. Here's a tidbit of trivia: Kodiak was the show that replaced The Brady Bunch in ABC's 8 p.m. time slot on Fridays.
Tags: Kodiak  Clint  Walker  police  drama  Alaska 
Added: 25th April 2014
Views: 916
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Quark - Failed 1978 Sci-Fi Sitcom In 1978, as a mid-season replacement series, NBC presented Quark. It was a science-fiction comedy that was supposed to be a parody of Star Trek. Set in the year 2226, Richard Benjamin starred in the lead role as Adam Quark, the commander of an interplanetary garbage scow for the United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol. (Really!) Other cast members included comely blonde twins Tricia and Cyb Barnstable who played Betty I and Betty II (the latter was a clone of the former), and Richard Kelton as Ficus--a talkative but boring human-like plant. How could this show possibly fail? A pilot episode plus eight others aired before the show was yanked after the April 14, 1978 broadcast. Here's the opening montage. Believe it or not, the complete series is available on DVD.
Tags: Quark  Sci-Fi  Sitcom  Richard  Benjamin  parody 
Added: 4th June 2014
Views: 1407
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Makin It - Failed Disco Sitcom In 1979 ABC figured the time was ripe for a disco-themed sitcom. Actually, the timing was bad. The disco fad was already on the decline, but that didn't stop ABC from giving the public nine episodes of Makin' It. The series was set in Passiac, NJ. David Naughton starred as college student Billy Manucci. Billy worked part time at Tasty Treats (an ice cream store) and spent his evenings at Inferno, Passiac's hottest disco. Ellen Travolta played the mother of Billy, an older son named Tony (who was the best dancer at Inferno), and daughter Tina. Some people have said Makin' It attempted to be a hybrid of Happy Days and Saturday Night Fever. (I think that's a fair comment. The first episode was titled Stayin' Alive. The opening credits are certainly Happy Days-like.) Here's the opening montage. Makin' It debuted on February 1, 1979 and last aired on March 23. Interestingly, the show's catchy theme song, performed by lead actor Naughton, became a hit after Makin' It had been cancelled by the network. It reached #5 on the Billboard Top 40.
Tags: Makin  It  ABC  sitcom  disco 
Added: 5th June 2014
Views: 1508
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Willard Hershberger - Baseball Suicide The only active major league baseball player to commit suicide during a season was Cincinnati Reds' catcher Willard Hershberger. The 30-year-old Hershberger was in his third season as a backup catcher for the Reds. Often moody, Hershberger was a loner who was extremely critical of his own play. When regular Reds' catcher Ernie Lombardi was injured during the 1940 season, Hershberger took over, batting a very respectable .309 and playing well defensively. On July 31, though, the Reds blew a late lead against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. Hershberger blamed himself for the loss and became sullen. The Reds then travelled to Boston where they lost both games of a doubleheader to a weak Boston Bees team on August 2. Afterwards, Hershberger met with Reds' manager Bill McKechnie to discuss personal problems. The next day, when Hershberger failed to appear at the ballpark, a search of his Boston hotel room found Hershberger dead in a pool of his own blood. He had slit his wrists with a razor. (There was a history of suicide in the family: Hershberger's father had killed himself in 1926.) Manager McKechnie never elaborated on the personal issues he had discussed with his troubled catcher.
Tags: Willard  Hershberger  baseball  suicide 
Added: 1st October 2009
Views: 2998
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 of 8 | Random