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The TV Museum

A semi-monthly podcast revisiting classic television, one series at a time. Hosts Hannah and Jeffrey are your intrepid and informed tour guides through TV's back catalog as they take a fresh look at shows which have been off the air for at least 15 years and are available on a major streaming service.
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Mar 23, 2016

This exhibit explores a critically-acclaimed but never-before-seen (by your hosts, anyway) show that offers up plenty of surprises. Tune in to find out what makes Taxi such a keystone in the history of the American sitcom. Hint: echoes of Taxi are all over better-known hits like Cheers and Seinfeld

Episodes we watched:

  • Pilot/ “Like Father, Like Daughter”
  • S1 E3 "Blind Date"
  • S1 E17 "Elaine and the Lame Duck"
  • S3 E20 - “Latka the Playboy”
  • S4 E1 - “Jim the Psychic”
  • S4 E21 "Latka’s Wedding"

Learn more:

Museum of Television entry on Taxi

Extensive video interview with co-creator James L. Brooks

Jeffrey Tambor talks about Taxi

Tony Danza in Animal House

Talking Apes TV

Skywalking Through Neverland

And, just for fun, here's a picture of Tony Danza wiping out on rollerblades:

 

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Mar 9, 2016

In this installment of the TV Museum we dig into the fondly remembered cult hit Quantum Leap - will it succeed where its ancestor The Time Tunnel failed? 

Listen in to learn more about the largely glow-in-the-dark nature of future technology, discover how meteorological conditions affect time travel, and hear a guy in a truly horrible suit rap about the ABCs. More importantly, we'll answer the question: does Quantum Leap have The Right Stuff?

 

Episodes we watched:

Pilot/Genesis Parts 1 & 2

Color of Truth (S 1 EP 7)

What Price Gloria  (S2 EP 4)

Catch a Falling Star  (S2 EP 10)

The Leap Back (S4 E1)

 

Dive deep to be a true Leaper:

Al's Place (the ultimate QL fan site)

Eight Sad Truths You Realize When Re-Watching Quantum Leap

QL soundtrack on Spotify

 

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