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Episode 102

The JV Club

Pilar Alessandra

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The JV Club #102: Pilar Alessandra

This episode comes with a collectible set of apologies for all of the apologies from the apologizing team of Pilar Alessandra (On the Page). Plus: a houseful of grandparents, a dad with a perm, and marrying Bugs Bunny.

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  • Well, COLONIAL HOUSE is newer than you suspected, but there’s plenty more in the hopper after that one:

    PBS “house” reality series (not counting THIS OLD HOUSE and its spinoffs, nor, just to be cute, the often wonderful AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE, which co-produced a lot of indy films and solely produced a fair amount of videotaped plays, including a wonderful one-character show with Edward Herrmann, “The End of a Sentence”):

    2000:
    1900 HOUSE

    2002:
    FRONTIER HOUSE
    1940s HOUSE

    2003:
    MANOR HOUSE

    2004:
    COLONIAL HOUSE

    2006:
    TEXAS RANCH HOUSE

    Meanwhile, I’ll have to disagree with your assessment, Janet, of THREE’S COMPANY, which has always been just about my least favorite hugely popular show of the ’70s, even as THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES was of the ’60s, and for similar reasons…lots of mugging, to begin with. (GOMER PYLE USMC and WHAT’S HAPPENING!?! would be the runners-up). NIGHT COURT was simply a disappointment, in comparison, since it was the product of a lot of ex-BARNEY MILLER folks, and I was hoping for another series on that level…nah. But certainly better than THREE’S…

    Very cool to hear from Ms. Alessandra…the curse of Fabulous parents! I do think those of us, in the ’70s, who didn’t have every minute of our childhoods scheduled and overlooked had some advantages thus…though there certainly were pitfalls, and I didn’t miss a few of them any more than either of you did…

  • hey guys! thanks for these! Todd- I can’t wait to dive into the embarrassment of riches of reality PBS shows. Thank you! Also, you’re right- those shows are terrible. You and my dad would get a long. Remember I was like 8 years old when I thought these shows were comedy gold! ;)
    And the pizza! I will mention it on the intro too, but it’s The California Food Company’s frozen gluten free mushroom and provolone pizza!