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Fall TV Preview Madness! (ABC, 1974)

Fall TV Preview Madness! (ABC, 1974)

TV & Radio
In Fall TV Preview Madness, I present a network television schedule preview special from the distant past. We see the good, bad, and ugly for a network's entire upcoming fall slate. This is it folks, the shows everyone will be talking about at the water cooler and the Twitter this fall. Let's get right to it -- it's the ABC lineup for 1974! Good things are coming to ABC in '74! Like their Daytime lineup of General Hospital, One Life to Live, and All My Children. And don't forget The Brady Bunch and wacky game shows like Password, Let's Make a Deal, Split Second, The New $10,000 Pyramid, The Newlywed Game, plus the human drama of The Girl in My Life. On Funshine Saturday it's time for outrageous family fun with Hong Kong Phooey, The New Adventures of Gilligan, Devlin, Korg,...
Less talk, more mop: Sassy domestic servants in TV history

Less talk, more mop: Sassy domestic servants in TV history

TV & Radio
Maids. Butlers. Housekeepers. Whatever name they go by, the landscape of TV history is full of memorable ones. But what usually makes them memorable is not their acumen with a broom or their skill with a can of Pledge. No, what we remember them for are being the perfect foils to poke holes in the well-to-do bosses' egos, while providing catharsis for legions of viewers with at least a bit of class envy. Benson DuBois (Soap/Benson) - The urbane and tidy Benson DuBois got his start as a butler on Soap, before moving into the governor's mansion on his own self-titled show in 1979. And let's face it - when the show is named after you, and you are somebody's servant, the wisecracks will surely fly. But after spending six years cleaning up for Governor Gatling (a George W. Bush protot...