Chief, Roy won’t let me drive again! And I’m late for a date with Dixie McCall!
Okay team, I’m closing in on an unheard of twelve-hour work day (sorry all you nurses and other medical types out there, I know that is your average day!), so I am going to unglue myself from my desk and go home to my family. Which means I’m tempted to put Hank and Willie in reruns tonight—one of these NaBlaPoMo days I will post some favorite early posts here, since only my sister (Hi, Kate!) and a few others were reading this way back then.
But speaking of reruns, and I believe we were, we’re about to see a lot of them with this writer’s strike in Hollywood. Which begs the question, which five TV shows would YOU bring back into reruns if you could run the network schedule next week? And just so we’re clear on the rules, this can’t be a show you see in reruns all the time anyway, like MASH, Friends and Seinfeld.
For me it would be:
Moonlighting Loved this show. Loved it. Definitely considered naming my children Addison and/or Maddie. (Didn’t know that, did you dear husband!)
Square Pegs (starring Sarah Jessica Parker, of course)
The EARLY days of ER, like Love’s Labor Lost (little known fact, this episode featured The West Wing’s Josh Lyman as the grieving father), NOT the episodes since it has jumped the shark, like when Dr. Greene died or when the helicopter landed on Romano or when we started broadcasting from Iraq and Africa. And my god, when are we going to put Abby out of her misery?
But here’s a little secret about ER. My husband and I met in 1994, the fall that ER started. My house mates and I (Hi, Anne and Mike!) and often my future husband would watch ER together, and we have watched it ever since. So even though NO ONE else besides Elizabeth watches, we have to stick it out to the bitter end, because together we will outlast it.
Miami Vice (WHY is this not in reruns?)
and…Emergency! the show that made paramedic a household word. And which must have been in reruns when I saw it, given that it began airing in 1972.
How about you? What five shows would you dig out of the vault and air this week? Networks, take note!