I was only five years old in 1967 when "Malibu U." first aired; my family and I were then living in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, where we saw this show on then-ABC-owned WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.
My folks watched almost every episode of this summer show, but one episode I seem to remember was when the New Jersey pop singing group The Happenings performed their recent Top 10 smash version of "I Got Rhythm" (the part of the chorus where they sang, "dit-dit-rhy-thm, dit-dit-rhy-thm" stood out in my mind).
Does anybody else remember this episode? What were Bob Miranda and Company "lecturing" about before they performed their hit?
It's too bad that the Four Star Television shows, including this one, are now controlled by 20th Century Fox Television (explanation: Four Star officially ended in 1989 when it was purchased by New World Communications, and then seven years later New World itself was purchased by 21st Century Fox, Inc. - then doing business as NewsCorp - and absorbed into 20th Century Fox Television). So, Fox, if you even bothered to renew the copyrights on "Malibu U." - and I can only hope you *did* - would you *please* see about putting this show on DVD, or if you don't want to bother with it yourselves, then maybe loan out the DVD rights to Shout Factory or some other "classic TV" DVD label? It would not only be nice to see said Happenings episode again, but also the ones with Mrs. Miller and Tiny Tim since, judging by the other readers' reviews, they sound really funny!
In the meantime, however, I would strongly urge anyone who wants to see that happen to go to TV Shows on DVD.com; as of this posting, "Malibu U." amassed only 42 votes. Let's make the total number of votes more than 100!
(I am having someone restore a Seeburg jukebox for me as of this posting. One of the records I located for when the juke is finished was the reissue of the Happenings' "I Got Rhythm," with their version of "Go Away, Little Girl" on the B-side. I have no doubt that, even though it's monaural, "I Got Rhythm" should sound great on the juke when it's ready!)
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