Old Brooklyn Fan made a rare appearance the other day and promptly disappeared. He reminded me of a TV show and a simpler time in America.
50 years ago, between the time of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Mets, there was a great sitcom on NBC that was unlike any of the reality TV drivel that is fed to us today. Bring back the scripted drivel!
The theme song is crying out for a Dodger do-over.
- There’s a holdup in the Bronx,
- Brooklyn‘s broken out in fights;
- There’s a traffic jam in Harlem
- That’s backed up to Jackson Heights;
- There’s a scout troop short a child,
- Krushchev’s due at Idlewild!
- Car 54, Where Are You??
Francis Muldoon (Frank) and Gunther Toody (Ned) in executive session. The words may be different, but the feeling is the same.
Keep watching that traffic. The rest of the MLB is passing you by.
This Day in Dodgers History
On August 17, 1992 – Kevin Gross no-hits the Giants at Dodger Stadium, 2-0.