POTD: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”

Picture Of The Day: In 1956, Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle in the first Broadway production of “My Fair Lady.” Fifteen years later, Dick Cavett got her to sing one of the show’s signature songs on his ABC show, and it was perfect.

Policing Television

In light of current events, I look back at “NYPD Blue” and “Cops,” and note the impact they had on public opinion regarding law enforcement.

What I’m Watching

Some thoughts on a few TV shows I have watched recently, including “Run” on HBO, “Defending Jacob” on Apple TV+, “Space Force” on Netflix, and the second season of “Homecoming” on Amazon Prime.

Bruce Jay Friedman

Remembering the late Bruce Jay Friedman, who gave us “Stir Crazy,” “The Lonely Guy,” and “Steambath,” in which an actress showed her nipples on American network television for the first time.

Phil Gets Fed Again

We are such fans of “Somebody Feed Phil” that when the third season was released on Netflix, we binged all five episodes in a day. Here are a few thoughts on the show.

Audience Applause

In response to a blog post by Ken Levine about whether sitcom showrunners should allow the studio audience to applaud when a popular character or guest star makes an entrance, I remember one instance where it was highly appropriate.

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