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Saturday 9: Come and Knock on Our Door (1976)
1) This week’s song was the theme to Three’s Company, a sitcom that ran for eight seasons. Were you a fan? It was something my first wife and I watched. I thought it was kinda stupid. How could sex not be part of the equation?
2) The Three’s Company theme was composed by Joe Raposo, who also wrote the theme to Sesame Street. Can you recall any of the lyrics to the Sesame Street song? Nope. My kids watched it in the mid to late 70s. But I did a great job with Burt & Ernie that my daughter loved it when I did the voices. She’s 45 now with two teenage daughter. They live almost four hours from us. We do host two parties for them. A Summer Barbecue (This year it was late June.) We do a Christmas party in early December.
3) The lyrics to this song invite you to “come and knock on our door.” What’s the last door you knocked on (or the most recent doorbell your rang)? The UPS man was here yesterday. What I hinted at last week I can inform you, my friends. We are getting a house to live in August or early September. It is SO similar to our Enfield home we loved in Enfield. We sold it to cut down on expenses. But we got an offer that we couldn’t refuse. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath. I get my bigger studio back. Kathy gets her TV You Tube back. My studio is bigger than any previous studios now.
4) Three’s Company was about three roommates who live together platonically, sharing a two bedroom apartment. Tell us about a roommate who shared your living quarters. I choose Harvey Wallbanger. We found a two family and it was only $400 a month. I had 4 kids under 18 when we divorced. Over 50% went to my ex who married a rich guy who supports her totally. She used my child support to buy jewelry.
5) Each of the roommates has a profession: Jack is a cook, Chrissy is a secretary (aka administrative assistant) and Janet is a florist. When did you last buy flowers? My wife doesnt like flowers, so it has been a while. MaybeWhen I was about 6 I started picking dandelions & I’d knock on our door. My mom would ask who was at the door. I said “Flower Man”. About a week before she passed I asked her if she remembered it. She laughed and said she did.
6) They often meet their neighbor, Larry, at a nearby bar called The Regal Beagle. What’s the name of the establishment where you most recently enjoyed an adult beverage? We have terrific restaurants nearby. My favorite is a deli called “Reins”. It rivals a New York Deli and has a sign that says “Way Off Broadway”. They have a liquor license so it was there or a Mexican restaurant that I like as well. One or the other, or at the best diner with full liquor, and I say that because they are next door to Reins. All three are busy places.
7) Their meddling landlord was Mr. Roper. He was cheap, nosy, and very talented at fixing things around the building. How much are you like Mr. Roper? Are you frugal? Nosy? A handy do-it-yourselfer? Zero. My dad said that he would teach me everything he knew about cars. I was thrilled, then he showed me where the key went and how to open the gas tank. He then he said “That’s it.” I questioned why he didn’t learn more. “It was boring” he explained.
8) Three’s Company was controversial again, more than 15 years after it ceased production. In March 2001, Nick at Nite re-edited an episode after a viewer called, alerting the network that a bit too much of John Ritter was visible in his blue boxer shorts. Have you ever called, emailed or written to, a TV station to complain? No. Since I worked both in TV and radio it would have not worked well.
9) Random question — Is the screen on your cellphone cracked? No.
This episode of “Saturday 9” Is brought to you by “Cellphone Cracks & Hacks”. We will do this again. Same time. Same blog. Peace!