Monday, October 27, 2008

Classic TV Show Open Of The Day

We watched this crap back in the 70s. I love the classic "running through a dark alley from an unknown pursuer" motif. I also like how the two guys run just fine but poor Peggy Lipton is about to faint, because in the 70s, women couldn't run very far without passing out, you know.

And then a door flies open and we see who's after them: Tige Andrews. Nooooooooo! Not TIGE ANDREWS!!! Kids who watched this had nightmares about Tige Andrews. "Dad, is Tige Andrews gonna get me?" "Only if you don't clean your plate."

Hell, I'd run from him, too... but only because the name Tige frightens me. WTF is a Tige?

Believe it or not, this wasn't a Quinn Martin Production.

Peggy Lipton married Quincy Jones around this time, which was a bit scandalous for the early 70s, especially in the South. Their daughter is Rashida Jones ("The Office").


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16 comments:

  1. The Outsiders is one of my favorite movies.

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  2. This was one of the many shows we had to sneak to watch and maybe rightfully so...I seem to remember learning what a prostitute was from an episode where Julie discovered that her mom (?) had been one.

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  3. I personally play this theme song every time my hubby and I engage in marital relations. It totally sets the mood.

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  4. Siress, "marital relations"... you mean like paying bills or talking about the kids?

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  5. C'mon Cary! Peggy was tired because she was wearing a (tight)polyester pantsuit, turtle-neck sweater and most likely, chunky-heeled clogs or boots! How'd you like to run in that?? Besides, her hair was probably flying in her face and she couldn't breathe! Ahhhh.... the 70's.

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  6. I'm just not getting it. Is Tige the bad dude chasing them? They all came from three different directions. He's everywhere. No wonder they fear him.

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  7. I think Tige is their boss. They all snuck out at lunch to burn a doob in the alley, and Tige is trying to catch them in the act so he can fire them all. He hates hippie potheads.

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  8. Oh, and they're coming from different directions because Michael has the weed, Clarence went to get his lighter from the car, and Peggy ran to Majik Market for some Fritos.

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  9. As a small child, I had such a crush on Michael.

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  10. Nothing instills respect in the main characters of a show like making sure the first time we see them, they'r fleeing in abject terror.

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  11. Majik Market! Ha! The corner 'stupid mart' of my youth. Thanks for the memory.
    :)

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  12. The Office sucks.

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  13. Other than the hotness of Peggy Lipton I only remember one thing vividly from this show . . . "I don't fink on soul brothers." That's some tough street talk there.

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  14. Tough talk indeed, MM. But finking was a big problem in the 70s.

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  15. They did look a bit frantic and looking-over-their-shoulder in their running...perhaps there was speed in the acid.

    Not that I have a memory of running and running after taking some tainted acid when a youth or anything...

    I liked the little nod between the boys.

    And the sign on the wall that COULD say 'Sex Whorehouse' (but probably says 'Apex Warehouse').

    Why the strategic shadow? Perhaps deliberate, as subliminal messages were big in the early '70s, along with despising finkery in all manifestations.

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  16. Mod Squad = an Aaron Spelling Production

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