Monday, June 12, 2017

WKRLEM-TV: Day in and Day Out!

It's my favorite TV show of all time.

It's what I want to do in retirement. Own a jazz club. Wear sharkskin suits with a skinny tie and solve crimes.

But that ain't gonna happen.

(Hey check out who is the bad guy!)


edutcher said...

Pete owned Mother's?

I thought Mother did.

AllenS said...

Peter Gunn, man, that was a long time ago.

William said...

Blake Edwards wrote and directed it. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Peter Gunn is who Inspector Clousseau sees when he looks in the mirror.....The show lasted 25 minutes. That's four minutes longer than half hour shows last nowadays, but theyre sitcoms. To solve a murder, it takes modern detectives a full hour. They were more efficient back then. Even in a half hour show, they had time for a musical interlude.......,,.The streets are always wet, but it never rains. Peter Gunn is always nuzzling Lola Albright, but it never rains.

edutcher said...

Half hour shows were cheaper.

And today's shows are at best that long. Remember commercial breaks (3 of them) take time and a minute for the station break.

AllenS said...

Peter Gunn, man, that was a long time ago.


Leland said...

Great intro music

ricpic said...

The best thing about shows back then was how uncreative the camera work was. Plus, a shooting was a shooting, not an opportunity to indulge in a gorefest. Whether the '50's were less frantic, less pressured than the present is another matter. Considering the number of men who dropped dead from heart attacks and strokes in their fifties and even forties, it was damned pressure-filled. But at least the shows were calmer. The exception was Your Show Of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Those two bounced off the walls.

edutcher said...

The Lefties didn't think so.

They screamed about all the violence on TV.

Until they got control.