“Daddy, Is Reality Real?”

A friend of mine was once asked by his daughter, “Daddy, is reality real?” I don’t know his response, but I can tell you that no, it is quite unreal. Case in point: television.

Just a few minutes ago I was trying to entertain myself by watching Hulu, the web site that offers television programs old and new whenever you want them. I tried to think of an old tv program I liked when I was a kid, and “One Day at a Time” popped into my head. I know. Lame. But, I did like it when I was 16, and I cite as chief reason simply that the girls were beautiful. Some of them. Some of the time. Anyway.

I brought up an episode of One Day at a Time on Hulu, and about 18 seconds into the intro I realized this intro could have been made, maybe even was made, by a one or two person crew with a 16mm camera. And it took maybe, maybe, 20 minutes to film. This, dear readers, was broadcast entertainment in 1975. What a steaming pile of lame.

  1. Valerie Bertinelli still looks great! I remember that my brother loved the opening song and recorded it so he could listen to it whenever he wanted. Did you know that you can sing Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan’s Island theme? Try it. It’s fun.

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