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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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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 21, 2016

Wrapping up our trifecta of alien-in-the-living room sitcoms, we set the time machine for “not that long ago” and took a look at 3rd Rock from the Sun, which left the airwaves in 2001, just making our 15-year cut-off. Would this show outshine its predecessors, or would it be yet another out-of-this-world dud?

Listen in to learn which star made history behind a newsdesk, find out who is the American John Cleese, and discover what double-entendre episode titles make Jeffrey and Hannah snicker like fourth graders.

 

Dig deeper:

French Stewart takes on Hollywood legend Buster Keaton

10 other roles from early in Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s career

Kristen Johnston’s struggle with depression and drugs

Jul 7, 2016

In this exhibit we continue our foray into the world of high-concept sitcoms, specifically of the alien-in-the-livingroom subgenre. Where My Favorite Martian portrayed the visitor as a font of wisdom and experience, Mork and Mindy substituted zany naivete in the form of white-hot superstar Robin Williams. Can a show succeed for four seasons on the back of a comedic genius in rainbow suspenders? Listen in to learn about the show's unlikely genesis in the brain of grade schooler, discover who popped out of an egg in the final season, and find out what David Letterman was up to pre-Late Show. 

Can't get enough Mork from Ork? Read more:

Gizmodo calls M&M an "Unlikely Miracle"

Thirteen Out-of-This-World Facts About Mork & Mind

Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters Take Over The Tonight Show

 

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