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The Highlander

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My first husband loved this show. I saw a few episodes, but I didn't get it. The TV show ran from 1992-98, and was based on the movie of the same name (1986). The gist was there are Immortals living among us. They don't know they're immortals until their first death, when they awaken. For some reason , the Immortals play "The Game" - hunting each other down and beheading each other - the winner then gains the powers of the beheaded one (Quickening). Some of them are friends and mentors. One of the problems I had with the premise was Immortals couldn't have children - so, where do they come from?

The main character, Duncan, Adrian Paul, narated this opening montage of the show for the first 6 episodes (it changed as the show continued).

"I am Duncan MacLeod, born four hundred years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal and I am not alone. For centuries we have waited for the time of the Gathering, when the stroke of a sword and the fall of a head will release the power of the Quickening. In the end, there can be only one."

Highlander Theme Song Title: "Princes of the Universe" By: "Queen"

Here we are
We're the princes of the universe.
Here we belong, fighting for survival.
We've got to be the rulers of your world.

I am immortal, I have inside me blood of kings.
I have no rival, no man can be my equal.
Take me to the future of your world.

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LESLIELENORE 7/30/2014 10:52PM

    I just liked the show because Adrian Paul is cute...

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/30/2014 9:56PM

    I got interested when I worked 2nd shifts and this is what was on (in re-runs-the only way I ever really watch a show!!) as I was waking up and getting ready for work! I liked it but mostly because of Adrian Paul. Yes, the premise was as stupid as Zombies and Vampires...but I saw my fair share of the episodes although not the movies.

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BUTEAFULL 7/30/2014 8:48PM

    there is going to be a new series by the same name but different premise. A woman from our time goes back in time and meets a Highlander and gets pregnant then returns to our time and ultimately he comes to our time as well

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LINDAKAY228 7/30/2014 6:33PM

    I never watched it but now that you mention it I remember seeing commercials for it.

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SHERYLP461 7/30/2014 3:12PM

    DH and I watched it for quite a while and yes, he is yummy

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ILOVEROSES 7/30/2014 2:17PM

    Haven't heard of it.

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NEW-CAZ 7/30/2014 2:01PM

    I didn't see this one emoticon

what a hunk emoticon

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PARKSCANADA 7/30/2014 1:07PM

    OMG I love this show!! It helps that Adrian Paul is one fine man and very easy on the eyes - lol! Like a lot of fantasy if you examine it too closely it doesn't make much sense so you need to just watch, suspend reality and enjoy! I actually have the whole series on CD. Pure escapism.

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IDLETYME 7/30/2014 12:38PM

    I didn't see this one but it sounds interesting - not like every other show. Thanks for letting us about it! emoticon

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Life Goes On

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Life Goes On aired from 89-93 on ABC. It was the first TV show to feature a major character with Down's Syndrome. Chris Burke played "Corky" Charles Thatcher. The Thatchers lived in suburban Chicago, IL, and wanted to mainstream Corky into regular high school classes.

Life goes on, and so do we
Just how we do it is no mystery
One by one, we fill the days
(One by one)
We find a thousand different ways

Sometimes the answer can be hard to find
(Hard to find)
That's something I will never be
I'm always here, for anything you need
(Anything you need)

Rain or shine, I'll be the one
To share it all as life goes on
We share it all, as life goes on

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LINDAKAY228 7/30/2014 6:39PM

    I did see it a few times but had forgotten it. But I worked as a case manager for those on NM Medicaid (just certain categories) that were elderly or disabled. I have several adults who were Down's Syndrome. I had one that was really bad and had a hard time. She finally died from a recurring lung problem at age 50. He parents had died and her sister and brother in law had her and her sister did such a great job with her. She had time set aside every morning for simple lessons and coloring and things with her. She also had her riding a stationary bike every day because of the lung problem and to keep them exercised like the dr said. She also took her for walks when the weather allowed. And they took her camping and on trips and just everywhere with him and the brother in law was so good too. I had another who was higher functioning and loved to dance and worked 2 days a week cleaning at Pizza Hut. I had some in between. They were all so sweet and I just loved working with them and their families!

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ILOVEROSES 7/30/2014 2:18PM

    That's another one that never came Down Under.

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NEW-CAZ 7/30/2014 2:52AM

    emoticon emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/30/2014 12:12AM

    Never saw it but know it won some Emmy's. Loved your pictures and quotes! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 7/29/2014 10:09PM

    I liked that show.

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JANET552 7/29/2014 5:52PM

    Great show!!

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Happily Divorced

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happily Divorced ran for 2 years, from 2011-13 on the TV land channel. It was loosely based on the real life marriage of Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson (an actor, writer, director and producer), who remained friends. In reel life, Fran played a florist, and John Michael Higgins played her husband, Peter, a real estate agent. They remain friends, and because of the poor economy, share the house. Much of the humor of the show was about both of them reentering the dating scene.

She was certain that he was her one and only
but their union always seemed a little forced

she got married anyway
turns out that he was gay

they're still in love
but now she’s happily divorced.

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ILOVEROSES 7/30/2014 2:17PM

    Never heard of it.

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LESLIELENORE 7/29/2014 10:09PM

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IDLETYME 7/29/2014 8:54AM

    I didn't see this either. Hm??

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BUTEAFULL 7/29/2014 3:44AM

    don't know this one

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/28/2014 5:00PM

    Never saw this one either!

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LINDAKAY228 7/28/2014 1:36PM

    I never saw this show but it reminds me of another one that used to be on called Happily Never After I think where the father lived in the basement. He had a stuffed rabbit too I think.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/28/2014 7:37AM

    My husband and I really enjoyed this show - it was just silly enough to make us laugh. We were sorry to see it go.

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JANET552 7/28/2014 7:05AM

    Hmmm I don't remember this one at all.

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 2:55AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a great week! emoticon

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Drew Carey Show

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Drew Carey show aired from 1997-2004. It was set in Cleveland, Ohio. It starred Drew Carey as a fictionalized version of himself - he was quoted as saying this is what he would have been if he had not become an actor. The show revolved around the fictional retail store Winfred-Lauder, where Drew was the Assistant Director of Personnel, and his home life and gang of friends. His co-worker, Mimi, of the bright blue eyeshadow, was played by Kathy Kinney. She and Drew were antagonistic.

All this energy callin' me
Back where it comes from
It's such a crude attitude
It's back where it belongs

All the little chicks with their crimson lips
Go "Cleveland rocks!", "Cleveland rocks!"

Livin' in sin with a safety pin
Goin' "Cleveland rocks!", "Cleveland rocks!"
Cleveland rocks!

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/28/2014 5:02PM

    Watched this one on a semi-regular basis...and went to 3 different parties-2 of them 40th birthday parties-where we all dressed up as Mimi!!

He was on a talk show a couple weeks ago and I caught it in the middle of the night. He said no one recognizes him if he takes of his black frame glasses.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/28/2014 8:02AM

    Never watched this one. Not a fan of Drew Carey.

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BUTEAFULL 7/27/2014 8:41PM

    as popular as it was...I didn't watch it

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LESLIELENORE 7/27/2014 3:34PM

    I only caught a few episodes, but it seemed pretty funny.

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LINDAKAY228 7/27/2014 3:30PM

    I just remember the bright eye shadow and looks of Mimi! And her clothes! I didn't watch the show much. I love the coffee pic!

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NEW-CAZ 7/27/2014 3:17PM

    don't recall this one. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/27/2014 3:14PM

    I miss that show; I wish they show the reruns on TV Land or some channel like that.

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IDLETYME 7/27/2014 2:52PM

    Didn't really see this one but loved your owl & puppy! emoticon

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The Nanny

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Finally, a night in the Emergency Department where all the staff came in and the patient load wasn't beyond belief. Actually got a chance to eat in the breakroom for 30 minutes, and time now to work on a blog.

The Nanny ran from 1993-98 on CBS. Fran Drescher starred as Fran Fine, who lived in Queens New York City and became to nanny for 3 children from a high society family. Big culture class with Fran being Jewish and the family definately WASP. Big attraction between Fran and the father, Maxwell Sheffield, played by Charles Shaughnessy.

She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens,
Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes.
What was she to do, where was she to go
She was out on her fanny.

So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield's door,
She was there to sell make up but the father saw more,
She had style, she had flair, she was there,
That's how she became the Nanny.

Who would have guessed that the girl we described
was just exactly what the doctor prescribed?

Now, the father finds her beguiling, watch out C.C.,
The kids are actually smiling, such joie de vivre
She's the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan.
The flashy girl from Flushing, the Nanny named Fran.

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LINDAKAY228 7/26/2014 7:37PM

    Her annoying voice is what I remember most LOL! Glad you got a real break for lunch and things were better!

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/26/2014 7:18PM

    My mom was a huge fan. Her voice annoyed me but I endured because I thought Miles was hysterical.

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LESLIELENORE 7/26/2014 5:39PM

    Glad you had a better night!

Her voice annoyed me, but I thought the show was cute.

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IDLETYME 7/26/2014 9:34AM

    Cute! Glad you had a good evening!

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RASPBERRY56 7/26/2014 7:47AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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SHERYLP461 7/26/2014 7:35AM

    Never watched it, it sounds like those old 60's sit-coms

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FERRETLOVER1 7/26/2014 7:17AM

    Once I got used to Fran Drescher's voice, I absolutely fell in love with this show - I've seen every episode at least once, most of them many more times. I have sung this song over and over and over again in my head!

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    I loved the Nanny, a modern day comic classic. I must admit Niles was my favourite so many great one liners

Comment edited on: 7/26/2014 7:04:33 AM

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