Monday, August 29, 2011

Somewhere, Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion is Smiling


One day last week Jupiter aligned with Mars, the moon was in the 7th house and peace guided the planets…

Oh, I’m just kidding.
But a strange twist of coincidental events/someone with an unusual sense of humor presides at the MeTV station.
Cheryl Miller was on an episode of ‘Perry Mason’, and an hour later Marshall Thompson was on ‘The Streets of San Francisco.’

If you were born sometime after The Prude (and most people were)
this means nothing to you.
Even if you are one of those discerning young’uns who likes long defunct TV shows, you no doubt are still in the dark.

Because by some diabolical oversight on the part of those who choose to play endless reruns of ‘Roseanne’,
The Prude’s favorite show when she was 10 is never aired.

Why doesn’t anyone show reruns of ‘Daktari’?

‘Daktari’
starring the above mentioned Marshall Thompson and Cheryl Miller.

‘Daktari’
which appealed to 10-year-old Prude’s desire to Save Animals.

‘Daktari’
a ‘60’s show about a veterinarian at an African game preserve who saved native animals from evil poachers while raising his daughter and providing Young Prude’s first crush on the handsome young assistant (don’t tell David Cassidy)


Who wouldn’t want to air reruns about an early animal rights activist/single parent whose best friends were a cross-eyed lion and a mischievous chimp named Judy?
Apparently, everyone.

Something needs to be done.
The Prude plans to petition.
Truthfully, don’t we have enough ‘Law and Order’ repeats?
Do you really need another round of ‘Family Guy’?
Don’t you already know every episode of ‘Home Improvement’ and ‘NCIS’ by heart?

I’ll let you know when my ‘Daktari’ petition is ready to be signed.
Let me know if there are any other obscure shows we should add to the list.

5 comments:

Lori Lipsky said...

Ah, Prude. I remember Daktari.

Just barely.

I wasn't much more than a baby, after all:-).

Suef said...

I don't really remember this. I must have been TOO OLD! But I would love to watch it now. The clip was very fun.

beth BA said...

I remember Daktari! and I'll sign your petition! and okay, I admit it, I'm older than you (sigh)and that makes me wiser - ha!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

I LOVED Daktari! I loved Clarence. (I also loved David Cassidy, but that's a different TV show, one that I'm not all that eager to revive)

I'm sure there are several TV shows to recommend. One is the amusing Lost in Space--"Danger! Warning! Will Robinson...Must-Save-Will. U-u-u-g-h."

Joanie said...

I have a vague memory of it. I must have been too young. HAHAHA!