"Boy the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made
the Hit Parade. Guys like us we had it made, Those
were the days!"
I'm hoping most of you remember the tune that
Archie and Edith sang to open "All in the Family!"
We heard it and about 50 other TV musical
memories this past Sunday when my wife and I
visited the Music Box Dinner Theater in Swoyersville.
The cast entertained us as part of a show called
"The TV Guide Musical."
We enjoyed it immensely! Especially since the
play was preceded by a spaghetti and meatball
dinner! Pasta and a play! How can you beat that!?
Usually, at a playhouse, you sit back and let
the folks on stage do all the work. But part of this
performance included a couple challenges to the
All of a sudden the spotlight is on you!
Since the theme was old TV shows we found
ourselves in the middle of a Trivia Game based on
It's amazing how much we don't really remember!
That said, I won a Snickers Bar when I correctly
named the home town of Marion Lorne who played
Aunt Clara on the series 'Bewitched."
As we all know....don't we....Marion hailed from
We were all in the final act too as we were
challenged with a game of "Name that Tune."
They played instrumental versions of 20
songs used as the themes for television programs
through the years.
Most folks would consider me an avid viewer.
Still, I only identified 12 of the 20.
Three people got all the right answers. They
watch way too much TV!
It's kind of neat to be "part of the act" As long
as they don't interrupt the spaghetti and meatballs!
Hope you're not a "Ding bat" and that all your
NEWS is good!