Monday, November 26, 2012

The Good Guys

This 1968 TV GUIDE cover was one of the first I remember ever seeing. IT spotlights a then new show starring former GILLIGAN'S ISLAND star Bob Denver with an actor I'd never heard of named Herb Edelman. Basically, the latter and his wife (played by actress Joyce Van Patten) ran a diner and Bob played their cab driver buddy. A second season retooling had Bob's character helping out at the diner as well. With Edelman, eventually one of my all-time favorite character actors, a much different person than Skipper Alan Hale (who guest-starred in one episode), the dynamic with Denver was very different as well. The show was basically low-key and not as unrealistically silly as Denver's previous gigs either. Overall, apparently too old-fashioned for the rapidly changing times and THE GOOD GUYS succumbed to the ratings in 1970.

1 comment:

  1. the only episode I remember was the epilogue one w/ Alan Hale as guest.
    Alan Hale and Bob Denver in the diner and I believe this other actor played a drunk. The drunk picks up his head and looks over to Bob and Alan and says "Didn't I see you guys on an island somewhere?"
    As a kid I cracked up knowing the inside joke.