Sunday, July 02, 2006

TRIBUTE TO THE TUBE!

Told you I would try to do better about posting...(thanks Luke Cage).

So here's the thing,....I love TV just as much as the next guy but pahleeze....STOP making me love shows...only to rip them away from me!

The tubes have been there since the beginning. When dear old dad would get drunk and want to bitch....it was the TV that helped me tune him out. Or when a boyfriend would begin to yap on and on about...I do this for a living, I sing, rap, blah blah blah and you should worship me,...I used the tubes to tune them out. Whenever I needed to be rescued from my reality,...you were always there.

It all started when I was a kid. We'd walk to the sitters house after school and she'd have her tv tuned to NBC...just in time for another exciting episode of ANOTHER WORLD! This soap was on for decades and you cancel it? I could understand if Rachel AND Mack Corey passed away. But no,...you gave her a new husband and axed the soap. What the Hell!? Then okay so, Anne Heche left the soap as Vicky but you brought in another believable sassy DIVA that we fell in love with...only to take her away. We stuck by you as you gave Lindsay Lohan her start as Ally (she was so adorable) and Alicia Copola kicked butt as Felica Galants daughter, Lorna. You replaced Amanda's and made Carl good. I even named my beloved dog KAS after Cas "Casanova" Winthrop. Your fans loved you and the network...ganked you. Photobucket - Video and Image HostingRIP ANOTHER WORLD, All I have left is Soap Net. I will remain a loyal fan and TIVO your re-runs at 3am.

****pour a little wine on the floor.....dog licks it******

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Okay so this show was called POPULAR. It was cute like CLUELESS. Then it got all serious. That's what killed it. It wasn't on a good 2 seasons. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting THE BIG EASY!! THis show kicked ass. It was a detective agency out of New Orleans and the weird stuff that would go on there. It used to come on the the wee hours of the night on the USA Network. THat was some good TV.

AAHHH RIP BIG EASY! Surely I'm not the only one that watched this stuff.


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So, this is the serious one out of the bunch. It was just too cool not to mention. I heard the movie version with Jamie Fox and Collin Ferrill SUCKS. COme on GUys!!! Hook it up! YOu gotta do some justice. Honestly, I can't see them as Crockitt & Tubbs, anyway.
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These were the shows we loved that would make me giggle. WHY were they axed?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting loved this show but losing it didn't hurt so much.Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting If you say you didn't like the BUNDY's, I'll just stab you in the forhead because this show was the BOMB. Underdogs RULED! How can you not like that concept?

Now, there's a different world. It's funny, I watch the re-runs now and honestly...I never paid attention at the time, but it was a very socially conscious show addressing all kinds of issues from racism and drug abuse to domestic violence and sex crimes. With all that, they pulled off the light and funny. How did they do it?
RIP DIFFERENT WORLD....we could use a reunion special
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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This show is the reason I could never watch My Wife & Kids. We all know that Tischa Cambell is the reason the show folded. Sure, Martin went a little wacko. We remember the interviews from House Party and Martin said if he ever got his deal for his show, he was gonna hook you up and that's how you repay him? **skakin head** that's foul. RIP Marty MARR! (I wonder what ol' Cole is up to)
Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThen there were these shows. Kirstie Alley made fluffy fabulous! I wanted to buy clothes from her line. Let's not forget Dan Kortez from old school MTV's Real Sports. He was hot on that show.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Whoever wrote the script for this show should get an 80's style BITCH slap. I thought you would do the 80's justice. This show was justified in the cancelation. It should be re-vamped.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I love this show. I'm too choked up to talk about it but when Niles and Daphennee...........I can't.......

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Which brings me to this show.....LOVE IT!!!! Remember when Debra Messing was on Ned & Stacy? See, I'm old school. Anyway...RIP WILL & GRACE!! Hopefully the network will pull a FRIENDS and give Jack and Karen spin offs. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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Remember SQUARE PEGS?

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWell, I guess if I had to lose that show to get this one, it was okay. Then, this one falls prey.

Now these sisters kick butt. Aaron Spelling did this one right. It's like Charlies Angels with supernatural powers so...you know it was a good show. The death of this show came about from the merger of the wb and upn network. it sucks. and considering what upn was doing to joan, mya, lynn, toni and william on girlfriends....i doubt i'll be watching the new shows.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting RIP CHARMED! I'LL BUY THE COMMEMORATIVE DVDS ALL OF THIS BITCHIN' STEMMED FROM THE LOSS OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SHOW....CHARMED! THIS ALL STARTED WITH THE MERGER OF UPN AND THE WB. WHY? IT HAD GREAT RATINGS, PLOTS AND FOUNDATION.

There are countless others from What's Happening, THat's mY Mama & GOodTimes to Maude, Dallas, Ironside...too many to list. What did you watch?

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE ME A NEILSON FAMILY? TV ISN'T WORTH IT ANYMORE. I THINK I'LL STICK TO RADIO.

I know there are so many other things to bitch about in the world but when you want to escape, there was always a sitcom to make you giggle. So this is a tribute to the tube.

5 comments:

princessdominique said...

I feel you on the tv issue. When they stole Kevin Hill that did it for me. I mean it wasn't the best but it wasn't a reality show either. And Mad About You was great...I loved that show!

Luke Cage said...

Jazz-EEEE.. Hey, I can cosign with the lack of sitcoms on today. I was just talking about this to a friend of mine just the other night and she agreed. A Different World (Marisa's actually a bonafide hottee now), Martin (yeah, Martin gotta little buckwil' didn't he?), Married with Children (the Bundy's are the best dysfuntional fam out there) were just the beginning. And they just don't make them like they used to.

Then again, Good Times, What's Happening & Sanford & Son were fantastic. My favorite sitcom was actually a 3 way tie between the Honeymooners, All in the Family and the Jeffersons, with George the leader of the Pack. Now THAT'S when sitcoms were sitcoms. Thanks for the love "luv"

Nikki said...

I miss A Different World. That show helped to increase more enrollment at HBCUs. Heck, it influenced me to attend one as well.

G. Cornelius Harris said...

A Different World was the joint!
I'll keep you posted

Me said...

My posts have been crazy sporadic too... I feel you. Hm, I don't think it has anything to do with my Dish order though. I love TV!