Tagged: ’80s TV: Comedy

Pink Lady... and Jeff “Episode #1” (part 2 of 2)

“Most of you have never heard of this show, and with good reason. They only made six episodes, of which only five ever aired, and despite the involvement of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft, and the fact that it gave ensemble member Jim Varney his big break, there is not one human being in existence who puts this show on their résumé.”

Pink Lady... and Jeff “Episode #1” (part 1 of 2)

“Most of you have never heard of this show, and with good reason. They only made six episodes, of which only five ever aired, and despite the involvement of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft, and the fact that it gave ensemble member Jim Varney his big break, there is not one human being in existence who puts this show on their résumé.”

Family Ties “Help Wanted” (part 2 of 2)

“Unlike the Tom Hanks appearance, ‘Help Wanted’ cannot be classified as a ‘very special episode’ in any sense of the term, because it deals with absolutely no touchy subjects. In fact, this is one of those rare Family Ties episodes that’s genuinely funny, thanks mostly to Geena Davis’ warm and lovable screen presence.”
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Family Ties “Help Wanted” (part 1 of 2)

“Unlike the Tom Hanks appearance, ‘Help Wanted’ cannot be classified as a ‘very special episode’ in any sense of the term, because it deals with absolutely no touchy subjects. In fact, this is one of those rare Family Ties episodes that’s genuinely funny, thanks mostly to Geena Davis’ warm and lovable screen presence.”

Family Ties “The One Where Tom Hanks Plays a Drunk”

"Family Ties relied a bit more on dramatic beats than most sitcoms of the day, leading to a proliferation of what might be called “very special episodes” today, though they generally weren’t billed that way at the time. But “Say Uncle” definitely qualifies. So join me now for a look back at a very special Family Ties, wherein very special guest star Tom Hanks struggles with the dark demons of alcoholism."