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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Shows We All Remember

From Network (1976):

     Barbara: These are those four outlines submitted by Universal for an hour series. You needn't bother to read them; I'll tell them to you.  The first one is set at a large Eastern law school, presumably Harvard. The series is irresistibly entitled "The New Lawyers." The running characters are a crusty-but-benign ex-Supreme Court justice, presumably Oliver Wendell Holmes by way of Dr. Zorba; there's a beautiful girl graduate student; and the local district attorney who is brilliant and sometimes cuts corners.  The second one is called "The Amazon Squad."  The running characters include a crusty-but-benign police lieutenant who's always getting heat from the commissioner; a hard-nosed, hard-drinking detective who thinks women belong in the kitchen; and the brilliant and beautiful young girl cop who's fighting the feminist battle on the force.  Up next is another one of those investigative reporter shows. A crusty-but-benign managing editor who's always gett--
     [Diana cuts her off]

[Frank Snyder]

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