Wrong Ain't Got a Chance
This week seems to be about obscure old TV, so I might as well continue with it. The Internet's role as a repository for the obscure never ceases to amaze. Take Exhibit A.
Until this week, that show existed, for me, only at the extreme fringes of memory. I was only five, but it had spacemen and cavemen -- so I must have been paying attention. Not that I'd recommend watching very much of it now. Bad is bad. But still, I'm glad I spared a few minutes for it here in 2007.
I never watched Exhibit B that I remember. This clip is the only piece of the show I've ever seen, but I do remember reading about it, since it was often cited as an example of one of early TV's bizarre titles, and as a bizarre concept for a sitcom that never caught on. I'd have to agree with that. Like Exhibit A, a version of B's theme appears on the theme-song compilation album Teevee Toons, which I acquired on tape in the 1980s, so I was much more familiar with the theme than any of the rest of it.
A fellow I used to work with more than 20 years ago once told me that the theme to Bonanza actually had words -- which he sang a bit of, adding that it was wise that the show used an instrumental version instead. Maybe. But this version is quite good -- how could Johnny Cash do otherwise with it?