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The things TV teaches us

10/05/03 | by [mail] | Categories: family/personal

First of all, I think my sermon turned out alright this morning. Later on I'll post some recommendations for futher study in the subject of the Christian worldview, but first I need to tell you about something cool I saw this morning.We meet at the church at 7:30 am on Sundays to pray before the 8:00 service and this morning I was ready to go by about 7:10, so I thought I would flip on the TV. I stopped at TV Land because Happy Days was on, but as soon as it came up I saw a youthful Robin Williams, dressed up as Mork. When I was younger I used to watch Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, but I never knew that there had been a crossover episode. I sat enthralled for the next 20 minutes as Mork threatened to take Ritchie with him to Ork, Fonzie defended him, they proceeded to duel with their magical powers, Mork won, Mork decided to take the Fonz home instead and then Ritchie woke up and it was all a dream.Well, I did some research and (as I assumed) Mork & Mindy was a spinoff of Happy days (I probably should have known this, but I wasn't born until 1980). The bit on Happy Days was one of Robin William's first big acting jobs and the character was so popular that it spun off into a fun (but short-lived) series. I also found out that Laverne & Shirley was also a spinoff of Happy Days. And there was a crossover episode with the two spinoffs! In my research I found an interesting site. The Crossover and Spinoff List has all the goods on how your favorite shows have interacted. I finally found the name of the Married with Children spinoff that I had been trying to think of. I've tried to tell people about it before and they didn't believe me. Now I have proof.If only all days were as education as this one.


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TV teaches lots of material that is shall we say less than inspired… http://cli.gs/YouAreKill

Kemp Ruffner [Visitor]  http://cli.gs/YouAreKill08/18/09 @ 22:16

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