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memories of the ’80s – The Greatest American Hero

For tv viewers of the 1980s, being a superhero wasn’t all rescues and dangerous situations – sometimes it came with laughs like on The Greatest American Hero. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the series launched with a two hour movie, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Secrets of Isis

From Saturday morning animation to live action – The Secrets of Isis was the first female superhero of ’70s television. Debuting on CBS in September 1975, The Secrets of Isis starred JoAnna Cameron in the title role. She played a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Simon and Simon

Private detective shows never go out of style, and in this decade two brothers were the focus of finding out what really happened in the series Simon & Simon. The brothers were portrayed by Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Streets of San Francisco

These partners focused on keeping the Bay City safe with the police drama The Streets of San Francisco. Starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas, the Quinn Martin produced series was focused on the relationship between the two cops, Stone and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alf

Aliens returned as a humourous theme to 1980s sitcoms with the debut of Alf. Short for alien life form, the series Alf was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett. The series revolved around Alf, who had landed on Earth … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mork & Mindy

Anything is plausible for a sitcom, and in the 1970s, it meant a couple who represented Earth and Space in the half hour series Mork & Mindy. The character of Mork, played by Robin Williams, first debuted on Garry Marshall’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Designing Women

These southern ladies showed their feisty, funny selves in a unique ensemble comedy of the 1980s: Designing Women. Created by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, the series focused on four women: Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter) the elder, elegant liberal sister to Suzanne … Continue reading

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