I thought of that old song from the 80s tonight when we turned on the tv. Not a single Christmas show on the networks until Studio 60 re-ran last week’s Christmas episode. We haven’t even seen “A Christmas Story” which the Turner Networks had aired dozens of times by this week last year.
This is one of my biggest pet peeves: why the networks air re-runs of Christmas episodes in mid-July but nothing in December. Wouldn’t it be easy to dust off some of the great network Christmas episodes and air them in re-runs this week? I’d love to see Christmas episodes from “The Wonder Years”, “The Cosby Show”, “MASH”, “WKRP in Cincinnati”, “I Love Lucy” and even “Gilligan’s Island”. And how about episodes from “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “Cheers”, “Welcome Back Kotter”, “The Jeffersons”, “All in the Family” and “Seinfeld”.
Tonight we had zilch. Except for Studio 60, which by the way is one of the best Christmas episodes of any network tv show I’ve seen in quite a while.
Today was my last day of work until after Christmas. Finished the Christmas piece that will run Christmas Eve. My computer is back in the shop so the minister from Jackson who e-mailed me last week and wanted to know more about the episode should e-mail me again. I’ve lost those e-mails. Again.