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Show Toppers: Joe Don Baker In ‘Eischied’ (1979)

We haven’t enjoyed a Show Toppers segment in ages, so let’s rectify that today with a rare one. Eischied starred Joe Don Baker as the gruff, Southern-born, New York City Chief of Detectives of the title. Earl Eischied’s catchphrase was … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘The Rich Little Show’ (1976)

The Rich Little Show originally ran Monday evenings on NBC, February through July, 1976. The one-hour comedy-variety show starred impressionist Rich Little (as one or two of you may have already guessed) who would begin each episode with a monologue … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘Born Free’ (NBC, 1974)

Born Free originally ran Monday evenings on NBC from September through December, 1974. The one-hour drama, filmed on location in East Africa, was based on the 1966 film of the same name. Gary Collins and Diana Muldaur star as husband … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: Claude Akins In ‘Movin’ On’ (1974)

Truckin’ was hot and hip in the 70s and the suits at NBC were ready to capitalize on the trend. Movin’ On originally ran Thursday evenings (later switching to Tuesdays) from September, 1974 to September, 1976. This one-hour drama about … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘Lou Grant’ (1977)

Lou Grant, a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, originally ran on CBS from September, 1977 to September, 1982. The show stars Ed Asner, reprising his Lou Grant role from Mary Tyler Moore, but this time moving from a … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘Baretta’ (1975)

Baretta (a re-tooling of the cop show, Toma) originally ran on ABC from January, 1975 to June, 1978. The police drama stars Robert Blake as undercover detective, Tony Baretta, who works without a partner in an East Coast-based city (though … Continue reading

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