Friday, September 26, 2008

TGIF

Before NBC hit us over the head for years with the "Must See TV" campaign, the braintrust at ABC provided us with some of the (ahem) best family comedies ever as part of their "Thank Goodness It's Funny" campaign, and honestly, who wouldn't find joy in the interaction of this funny talking immigrant and his anal-retentive cousin?

23 comments:

Rhymenocerous said...

I distinctly remember a Tuesday night craptacular pairing of Perfect Strangers -> Head of the Class.

Mark said...

I'm not gonna lie. I really enjoyed Head of the Class as a youngster. And yes, I had a crush on Robin Givens.

Geoff said...

I stopped watching once Jawarhalal left the show.

Rhymenocerous said...

The guy who played Dennis Blundin was great in Better Off Dead. I actually loved both of these shows as a kid. They are utterly unwatchable now.

Rhymenocerous said...

The Jawarhalal call is outstanding.

TJ said...

Better Off Dead is one of the most underrated comedies of all time.

Rhymenocerous said...

Any time you throw Booger, Dennis Blundin, a character from M*A*S*H, the creepy guy from Fast Times and Ghost, Taylor Negron and Porky in the same flick, you're looking at comedy gold. Or a straight-to-DVD release.

Whitney said...

How is Better Off Dead underrated? Do you know anybody from our era who doesn't love it? Anyone our age who doesn't know what you mean when you quip "Two dollars!!" any time the sum of two dollars comes up in everyday conversation?

Greg said...

I know nothing of any of this.

TJ said...

I know plenty of dumb people who have never seen that movie.

Geoff said...

And I know plenty of dumb people who have. Your move, Thomas...

TJ said...

Geoff, I certainly hope you are not belittling this great film.

rob said...

mark's gaydar is going off somewhere. i expect a clip from oz or gunsmoke to be up in the next hour or so.

TJ said...

I bet Mark is a huuuuge fan of Balki Bartokomous.

rob said...

if he isn't, he should be.

Mark said...

I am. How could I not be?

TJ said...

However, I will not even debate this - Bronson Pinchot's best work is as Serge...

"Donny, run and tell Miss Summers that, uh, Mister Achmed Foley is here to see her..."

rob said...

that's like arguing adrian peterson is better than emmitt smith. maybe at a point in time, but balki's body of work is hard to ignore.

Zoltan said...

Is Balki related to Alex Bartokomous?

TJ said...

Yes, and Swint works for both of them.

Sisler said...

I appreciated BP as Elliot Blitzer, the coke-sniffing, wire-wearing snitch in True Romance. "I wish somebody would just come and get me because I don't like this. I wish somebody would just take me away. Just take me away. Come and get me."

amanda young said...

I think it is time for a little Happy Dance! XD. amanda vanderpool fashion

Ramon Johnson said...

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