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    Can I change my user name?

    In a similar fashion to Soap Chat (which is now Telly Talk), I'm feeling the urge for a re-brand. How do I go about changing my user name?
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    Mama's Family

    Mama's Family originated as a group of skits on The Carol Burnett Show called "The Family". The success of the made-for-television movie Eunice (1982) prompted NBC to forego a sitcom version that would center around Vicki Lawrence and her portrayal of Thelma "Mama" Harper. Carol Burnett, Harvey...
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    Family Affair (1966─1971)

    There are so many shows that I'm just now getting around to that it's mind boggling. When I saw Family Affair on Tubi the other night (that free streaming service), it wasn't long before I clicked on it and started watching it from the first episode. This highly successful comedy series aired on...
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    Gilligan's Island

    I searched this site and I cannot seem to find a thread about Gilligan's Island, which just happens to be one my absolute favorite sitcoms of all time. I first bought the box set several years ago, and I binge-watched the episodes right away. It almost instantly became a favorite of mine, and...
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    The Doris Day Show

    I think we might have discussed The Doris Day Show over in a thread dedicated specifically to Doris Day, but I don't recollect there being a thread set-aside for the show itself. If there is one out there, I certainly apologize for rehashing this, but I couldn't seem to find one anywhere. Talk...
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    That Girl

    Before Mary Richards. Before Murphy Brown. There was That Girl, by name Ann Marie. That Girl aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971, producing 136 episodes over a five-season span. It starred the charming Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, a wannabe actress trying to make it on her own in...
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    Beulah (series)

    Beulah (or The Beulah Show) is a comedy series that originated on radio in 1939. The role of black housekeeper Beulah Brown was originally voiced by white male actor Marlin Hunt. The character appeared on a few different shows before finally being spun-off into her own radio series called The...
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    My Three Sons

    I've gotten into My Three Sons through its reruns on MeTV. It's another of those old school comedies that I've always known about, but I've let it slide right under my radar. I actually enjoy it. My Three Sons aired from 1960 to 1972, totaling twelve seasons and 380 episodes. It aired on ABC...
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    Petticoat Junction

    I've always had a soft spot for Petticoat Junction, the sometimes overlooked sister show to the hugely popular sitcoms The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres. It has a sweet premise of a widowed mother raising three daughters with the aid of her lazy but well-meaning uncle in the Ozarks while...
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    That '70s Show

    I know there's got to be some fans of That '70s Show here on the newly branded Telly Talk. The complete series is on Netflix and I've gotten into the groove where I watch it frequently. It's a funny show, and I enjoy it. Any fans?
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    9 to 5 (the film & TV series)

    9 to 5 (billed in the film's opening credits as Nine to Five) was an American comedy film. It was the second-highest-grossing movie at the North American box office in 1980, earning more than $103 million worldwide. The film starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman in a...
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    Laugh Track

    I've always found it interesting about the invention and usage of the laugh track on American television comedies. I decided to take a chance that it would be a topic for us to discuss here. I know has been a stable of television sitcoms for decades, but some shows used it only during the...
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    The Ever-Fashionable Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn is one of those old Hollywood stars that's been cemented in popular culture. Her likeness is everywhere, from posters, to pillowcases, from shot glasses to knick-knacks. She was a popular star on the silver screen for close to two decades. Her star-making and Oscar-winning role in...
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    Grace Kelly: From Hollywood to Royalty

    Grace Kelly is one of classic Hollywood's classiest film stars. She appeared in just eleven feature films before she married Prince Rainier of Monaco and was ushered into royalty and forever cemented in the hearts of millions as Princess Grace. While her film career was short-lived, it was...
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    Valerie/Valerie's Family/The Hogan Family

    Wait! Three titles? Can that all be the same show? Well, you're eyes aren't playing tricks on you. All three of the above mentioned titles belong to the same situation comedy. The original concept was centered around television star Valerie Harper (best-known as Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore...
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    Tales from the Darkside

    Tales from the Darkside is a cult classic television series. It aired in first-run syndication from 1984 to 1988, after a pilot film had aired shortly before Halloween 1983. Each episode was an individual short story that often ended with a surprise plot twist. The story lines spanned a variety...
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    Taxi (TV series)

    Taxi was a popular television comedy. It launched the careers of many of its cast members. It was an award-winning series that was popular in the Nielsen ratings for several years. I have the entire series on DVD and I binge it when I'm in the right mood. Any thoughts?
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    Alice (TV series)

    Alice was an immensely popular show during its heyday. It ran for nine seasons, from 1976 to 1985, spending seven of those years in the top thirty of the Nielsen ratings. The series was based on the award-winning 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, although a number of the movie's plot...
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    WKRP in Cincinnati is a classic comedy. It aired for ninety episodes from 1978 to 1982, often struggling in the Nielsen ratings, although it generally received positive reviews. It had a great cast, all talented performers in the field of sitcoms. Loni Anderson was particularly popular, and she...
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    Susan Hayward: The Brooklyn Bombshell

    Susan Hayward is another actress that's skidded right under my nose for the majority of my classic movie infatuation. She was a beautiful woman, and she played roles with a gritty realism that many actresses dared not attempt. Her crown jewels are I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) and her Oscar-winning...