Monday, September 26, 2005

Don Adams Checks Out

The "Get Smart" actor was 82 -- no mention of a family in this article: http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/tv/article.adp?id=20050926143809990001. Watching re-runs of many TV shows, it appears that there are certain TV shows that stand the test of time ("Cheers" comes to mind, as does "Seinfeld"), other good shows appear mediocre except in spots ("Friends") while other shows just do not hold up well (I'd nominate "The Cosby Show" and "Miami Vice"). But there are other shows that are just completely a matter of personal taste -- while I love "The Andy Griffith Show," "Frasier" and "Silver Spoons", among the shows I detest are "I Love Lucy" (basically "Gilligan's Island" with Lucille Ball subbing for Bob Denver) and "Get Smart." The attached article notes that the show's popularity dropped on CBS because the jokes became repetitive and stale. Nice of the audience to notice AFTER SEVERAL YEARS that they were telling the same jokes every show (oh, look honey, that guy in the clock again). I have never sat through an entire episode of "Get Smart" and I never will. I prefer to remember Adams as the star of "Check It Out." While CIO is perhaps the most underproduced sitcom of all time (you literally felt like there was a super 8 camera filming at a grocery store), at least you could watch the show with your law school roommate without having to listen to others claim that you were watching the greatest TV comedy of all time. http://www.geocities.com/checkitout_86/checkitout2.html

Demi Moore (42) Marries Ashton Kutcher (27)

Not that this is the case HERE (it apparently is not), but I would imagine that the recent Hollywood trend in young men hanging with/marrying older women would seem a perfect fit, for example, for a guy who really prefers not to have sex with women. He can then have a nice mother figure and not really worry about being called upon for distasteful activities. Now, if you have seen "Charlie's Angels, Full Throttle" you can see why Kutcher might go for Moore and why Justin Timberlake (most embarrassing Punk'd performance ever, cried and called his mom) might go for Cameron Diaz. But you have to start questioning some of these matchups -- http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/article.adp?id=20050925163309990017&ncid=NWS00010000000001. Barbara Hershey seems like a pleasant enough woman, but I think that Raquel Welch (65) or Ann Margret (64) or Sophia Loren (71), while significantly older than Hershey, are all more substantial targets for whom the middle-eastern looking guy from "Lost" could have shot. But that is just me.........HM