saturday 9

77 Sunset Strip

1) 77 Sunset Strip was one of TV's early hits, running for six seasons. Before this morning, were you familiar with this show? I've never heard of it, that I can remember anyhow

2) The show's jazzy theme is punctuated by finger snaps. When you snap your fingers, is the left-handed snap as loud as your right-handed snap? I am equally proficient in snapping with both hands

3) The show revolved around Bailey and Spencer Investigations. Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were among TV first "private eyes." Who is your all-time favorite TV PI? I have a soft spot for Jim Rockford

4) Their office had "a fancy label," meaning an attractive address, on Los Angeles' Sunset Blvd. Tell us about the prestige area of your neighborhood.  I am adjacent to what I consider the nicest street in town:  large historical houses with a wide, tree-lined street (the houses remind me of Christmas village houses)
5) Next door was Dino's Lodge, the real-life restaurant and bar owned by entertainer Dean Martin. Are you a Dean Martin fan? I don't dislike him and sometimes I can identify his singing voice

6) The valet at Dino's was Kookie. He was known for his perfect hair, his slang ("ginchy" meant cool, "germsville" was the hospital, "a dark seven" was a bad week) and his desire to someday be a private investigator, like Stu and Jeff. Do you think you'd be a good detective? I have good observational skills and I am very good at detecting bullshit
7) Stu and Jeff had a loyal secretary named Suzanne, played by French actress Jacqueline Beer. In real life, she was married to adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, who famously traveled from Peru to French Polynesia by raft. Does 100 days on a raft, sailing the south seas, sound fascinating to you? good lord, no

8) Clint Eastwood was fan of the show and, in the 1990s, tried unsuccessfully to bring 77 Sunset Strip back. Is there a show from the past you'd like to see "rebooted?" sometimes I wonder what the Golden Girls would be like in our techno world

9) Random question: Thinking about the last week, did you nag anyone? Or were you the one who was nagged? no on both accounts


The Gal Herself said...

My favorite part of The Rockford Files was always those messages on his answering machine that we'd hear before the credits rolled. It was a quick and charming way to establish what a rascal our hero was.

Re: The Golden Girls -- Now that I'm in that age group (gulp!) I'd like to see it rebooted with actresses born in the mid-1950s. I wonder if I'd still find it funny.

Stacy said...

Oh, the Golden Girls would be a fun one to reboot. We had a lady in the dementia unit who would have made a great Sophia! She loved to watch reruns of the show, by the way.
Jim Rockford. My parents always watched him, but he was after my bedtime, I believe, so I rare saw the show.

Diana_CT said...

#8 Sophia probably would be explaining the techno stuff to the others

CountryDew said...

Having a good bullshit detector has become very important in today's world. I applaud that!

Lori said...

Oh what a funny spin to the Golden Girls. Great idea! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


songbird's crazy world said...

I loved the Golden Girls. I always liked BeacArthur.