The Good Life is an original series in which radio host, Ernest Pillay, takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey with some of South Africa's influential icons. Ernest and his guest... See full summary »
Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him. But the boys are growing up now, and ... See full summary »
A sort of sequel to the 1955 movie, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" first involved Mia Elliot, a Korean immigrant who fell in love with Paul Bradley and Dr. Jim Abbott. These interracial ... See full summary »
Albert & Jane Miller were an ordinary middle-class couple who became bored with their lives and decided to pretend to be the butler and cook for the very wealthy head of Dutton Industries, Charles Dutton, and his family. Only Dutton's teenage son Nick was aware of Albert & Jane's true identities, and often helped to get them out of whatever trouble their secret got them into. Dutton's busybody sister Grace was constantly trying to undermine the Millers' authority and have them fired.Written by
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... tonight in a (thinly disguised promotional) biographical programme about Donna Mills. According to him, the show was cancelled after 13 weeks because it was put up against All In The Family, "in its hey-day" as he said. He said that nowadays it would only have lasted two weeks in similar circumstances, which sounds about right.
For what it's worth, I fondly remember this show as being a favourite of mine at the time, although I am very unclear now about its content. I do remember it being warm and fuzzy, not to mention funny. That's not unlike my recollection of That Girl or Nanny and the Professor from the same era, although The Good Life was more mature than either of those shows.
I still remember the melody to the theme song from this show, but only the first two verses. That's not saying much; I think I could do a complete rendition of the Love Theme from Nanny and the Professor. "Or is love the only magic thing that Nanny brings?" Sounds lascivious in retrospect.
But I have to be careful not to conflate my memories of this show with those of Larry Hagman's next sitcom, "Here We Go Again", which I remember as cuter but lighter, and not one of my great favourites, although I did like Diane Baker in that one. I still know two verses from that theme as well, and I can picture the title sequence.
Question: If trivia is so "forgettable", then why is it always so hard to forget?
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