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Exhibit 33: ADAM-12

6/17/2018
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Buckle up, friends – we're on the beat with Officers Reed and Malloy. Join us as we cruise the mean streets of LA, apprehending camper thieves and saving the lives of kittens. Listen in to learn about the amazing web (see what I did there?) that connects Adam-12 to both Lost in Space and Columbo! Find out which Hollywood powerhouse guested in knee socks! Discover just how many jokes Jeffrey can make at Gene Roddenberry's expense! And don't forget to be a supporting member of the Tater...

Duration:00:34:36

Exhibit 32 - IRONSIDE

6/3/2018
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Couch potatoes, please show your love and help defray our operating costs by supporting our new sponsor - us! Continue to stroll with us through the Cop Shows Wing, as we take a look back at a long-running contemporary of Dragnet, the post-Perry Mason Raymond Burr vehicle Ironside. Learn what The Beastie Boys, Quincy Jones, and Quentin Tarantino all appreciated about this show, delight in what may be the most Planet of the Apes connections of any exhibit to date, and marvel at the...

Duration:00:44:34

Exhibit 31: "DRAGNET ('67)"

5/20/2018
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Drive back in time to the Summer of Love and cruise the LA scene with two groovy cats– Sergeant Friday and Officer Gannon! Learn just how much of an overachiever series creator Jack Webb was, who guested on Dragnet years before running afoul of the real LAPD, and which of your devoted cohosts has an ex-hippie's distrust of the po-po. While you're listening, don't forget to pop over to Barkbox to sign up for a free extra month for our listeners. Your best pal will thank you!

Duration:00:38:46

Exhibit 30: PERFECT STRANGERS

5/6/2018
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Hop on your turnip truck/transatlantic ship/cherry red Mustang, and meet us in Chicago for a reunion with everyone's favorite mismatched cousins! In this exhibit, Jeffrey and Hannah unveil the Miller Boyett wing of the Museum and reminisce about the now-defunct concept of the branded programming block (thanks, streaming), while exploring a series that is equal parts pro-America 80s pabulum and charming hat tip to the classic slapstick comedy. Is Perfect Strangers perfect for a re-watch...

Duration:00:48:48

Exhibit 29: LOST IN SPACE

4/22/2018
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Snap on your helmets and buckle in, Couch Potatoes, because we're getting LOST IN SPACE! Join Hannah and Jeffrey aboard the Jupiter 2 to discover all the dangers of the solar system and beyond, from menacing cyborgs to vindictive produce. Learn which star recorded history's best novelty song, who was both a Robinson and a Von Trapp, and what Party of Five has to do with all this. We'll also give you our quick take on the new Netflix reboot (a preview of Exhibit 21,378, release date:...

Duration:00:52:10

Exhibit 28: ROSEANNE

4/8/2018
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Given the mandate of the Museum, ripped-from-the-headlines topicality is not usually our bag. But in this exhibit we're diving headlong into the phenomenon that is Roseanne, both the first 9 seasons and the new version everyone's been talking about. Tune in to learn... The Big LebowskiRoseanne's Don't forget to help your favorite TV history podcast and treat your best friend with a subscription to Bark Box!

Duration:00:52:19

Exhibit 27 - THE BOB NEWHART SHOW

3/25/2018
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Lie down on the couch, listeners, because we're taking you to America's favorite fictional, Midwestern psychologist! Before there was Newhart, there was The Bob Newhart Show. (And also...The Bob Newhart Show. Are you confused yet? Check out the exhibit, and all will be made clear.) Listen in to learn exciting trivia, such as which two Newhartites voiced seminal cartoon characters! Find out who compared Bob Newhart to a dragon-slaying choirboy! Discover which cast member went "the Full...

Duration:00:37:33

Exhibit 26: THE SAINT

3/11/2018
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Join Hannah and Jeffrey deep in the vaults for a peek at a 60s cult hit that still maintains a vigorous fan club. Watch a pre-Bond Roger Moore rub elbows with the rich, larcenous, and murderous as he Robin Hoods his way through high society. Listen in to learn more about the long history of Simon Templar, the most popular pop culture icon you may have never heard of. Find out just how much James Bond echoes the Saint, why George Lazenby got to be Bond, and what Maester Pycelle and the...

Duration:00:33:46

Exhibit 25: THE GOLDEN GIRLS

2/25/2018
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Grab some cheesecake, pour some OJ, and settle in! Hannah and Jeffrey end their unscheduled hiatus to look back at a groundbreaking stalwart of 80s* Saturday nights. Will the girls hold up thirty years later? Tune in to learn how Golden Girls connects to Mama's Family, what Julio Iglesias has in common with Quentin Tarantino, and just how Jeffrey feels about Park Overall. And while you're at it, be sure to support the show and get great audio content with a free trial from...

Duration:00:37:05

Exhibit 24: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW

6/13/2017
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Hannah and Jeffrey take a look back at the show-about-a-show that helped put HBO on the path to original programming greatness. If you missed Larry Sanders the first time around, start streaming now to see why this single-camera comedy of embarrassment is arguably as influential as The Big S itself.* *Yes, we just made up that nickname for Seinfeld. Listen in to learn whose ear was torn by Rip Torn, what was the other successful Delta Burke vehicle of the mid-late 80s, and which star...

Duration:00:43:04

Exhibit 23: STAR TREK (The Original Series)

5/26/2017
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Hannah and Jeffrey are finally taking on Star Trek! In this exhibit we cover (in semi-exhaustive detail) the folks behind the scenes and in front of the camera on TV's most influential sci-fi series. Beam in to learn which cast member's bar mitzvah prompted a return engagement, which star did unspeakable (fictional) things to Angie Dickinson, and who got career advice from MLK, Jr. himself. Keep listening to find out which TV legends (more than one!) had a hand in getting Star Trek to...

Duration:01:20:14

Exhibit 22: THE ROCKFORD FILES

4/5/2017
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Travel back with us to a time when men were men, the beach parking scene was laid back, and the cars were brown....1970s Los Angeles, where $200 a day (plus expenses) could get you the best private eye in town. Tune in as we assess the Rockford Files, a stalwart of syndication with a loyal following. Listen carefully and you'll learn ingenious tricks to avoid paying royalties, star James Garner's unfortunate birth name, and who had a battle of words with good ol' Newt Minow! Extra!...

Duration:00:41:59

Exhibit 21: CHEERS

1/26/2017
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Sometimes you want go...watch one of the 80s' defining sitcoms! In this Season Two opener of the Museum, we turn back to NBC's legendary Thursday night line-up for a look at Cheers. Like its namesake watering hole, this show feels like home to almost anyone who watched TV between 1982 and 1993. Though Cheers is surely familiar to most listeners, in this episode Jeffrey and Hannah seek to uncover new information about a classic. Questions which may be answered include: Learn...

Duration:00:55:16

In Memorial: Mary Tyler Moore (Repost)

1/25/2017
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We are heartbroken about the loss of the singular Mary Tyler Moore, whom our listeners know we revere and respect both as on-camera talent and as a force behind the scenes. We simply can't imagine TV without her incalculable contributions. In memorial, we are reposting our episode from December 2015 covering Mary Tyler Moore, and its hourlong spinoff, Lou Grant, and featuring our interview with the legendary Ed Asner. We join you in mourning Mary. Let's remember her together.

Duration:00:55:28

A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

11/24/2016
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To celebrate both the holiday of Thanksgiving and the august tradition of special Thanksgiving episodes, we look back at two shows we covered in previous exhibits, watching holiday-themed episodes we skipped in the first go-round. Both A Different World and Third Rock From the Sun tackled everyone's favorite family-and-food holiday in their own unique way. Do they hold up as great TV? Do they capture the hallmarks of their respective shows? Is Whitley a classy drunk? Does Jan Hooks...

Duration:00:23:05

Season One Wrap Up!

8/14/2016
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As we go on a brief hiatus to welcome the tater tot, we invite you to join us for a look back on the highs and lows of the first 20+ exhibits of the TV Museum Podcast! And, we give you a preview of what's to come when we return for Season Two!

Duration:00:25:31

Exhibit 20: 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN

7/21/2016
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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...

Duration:00:39:25

Exhibit 19: MORK & MINDY

7/7/2016
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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...

Duration:00:34:51

Exhibit 18: MY FAVORITE MARTIAN

6/15/2016
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Join us to look back at a prime example of one of the strangest trends of the 60s: the scifi/fantasy sitcom. In the course of this exhibit we unearthed a treasure trove of TV trivia. Learn what a first-class time slot can do, find out about the connection between MFM and The Beatles, discover what happens if you turn a squirrel into a man, be amazed by the longevity of Lassie, and find out which star of MFM went on to appear in an 80s classic and which had to settle for a movie called...

Duration:00:26:10

Exhibit 17: COLUMBO

6/1/2016
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If, like Hannah, you have ever bought a lot of Agatha Christie paperbacks off eBay, we have the show for you! Not just another 70s police procedural, Columbo turns the detective genre upside down, as we start each episode watching the killer commit the crime. How will everyone's favorite soft-spoken, disheveled sleuth unravel the mystery? But more importantly, is Columbo worth your TV time? Learn much (MUCH) more about one of TV's most memorable icons: The Ultimate Columbo Site Get...