Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Surely I Must Be Dreaming

Not only was that James Bond’s reaction to hearing Honor Blackman say that her name is Pussy Galore in ‘Goldfinger,’ but it was also my reaction to reading that there will be a new Knight Rider TV movie…and that The Hoff will be in it! Granted he’ll be playing Michael Knight as the father of the new Knight kid driving the new Kitt (or something like that). The new KITT hasn’t been selected yet. As a kid of the ‘80s, I guess it was my responsibility to like Knight Rider, just like it was my responsibility to like The A-Team, The Fall guy, Airwolf, The Dukes of Hazzard, Different Strokes and Silver Spoons.

You probably know what’s coming next, don’t you. Yep, I’m wondering how all those other favorite ‘80s shows could be given a 2008 TV movie treatment. Take the A-Team for instance. Yes, Hannibal has passed on, but we could use that as the plot point. The rest of the Team comes out of hiding to reunite for his funeral and is approached by someone who needs their help and thought they might show up at the funeral. Of course Admiral Decker assumed this too, even though he is retired, so the A-Team arrives in disguises. Face’s Corvette has been replaced by a new European sports car and the famous black van is now a Dodge Caravan mini-van, with in-seat DVD screens. Also, Murdoch is now a psychiatrist, specializing in multi-personality disorders. BA owns a jewelry pawnshop and Face is a soap opera actor. Yeah, I’d watch at least the first 15 minutes of it.

I would like to see a Fall Guy reunion too. The theme song for that show was great. It was also sung by Lee Majors. Sadly, I don’t remember it well enough though (other than the blonde and the cool brown Chevy truck) to mock it. But I DO remember Silver Spoons. Ok, I remember Erin Grey who was on Silver Spoons. I think it also had some blonde haired kid in it like that dude Zach from Saved By The Bell or maybe it was the kid from NYPD Blue. It’s really hard to remember now, I mean with the Erin Grey memories flooding back and all. And that makes me think of Buck Rogers because she was in that too. I mean she’s no Tina Fey, but definitely deserves special mention.

A Different Strokes reunion would be nice. Maybe the girl that subbed for Jan (or maybe it was Marcia) in one of the Brady Bunch reunions could play Kimberly Drummond. It could be called Whatcha You Talkin’ Bout: The Different Strokes Reunion. I wonder ff both of the Drummond’s housekeepers are still around? If Mrs. Garrett is still kicking, the reunion could air the same night as the Facts of Life Reunion. Ahh, if but to see Tootie, Blair, Molly and Jo again. Yeah, I just wrote ‘if but to see.’ I thought it evoked whimsy and longing. Whatever. And no, I have not forgotten that George Clooney was once a cast member of that fine program. I just can’t see him reprising his role though. Maybe Ricky Schroeder can reprise it for him. Ricky Schroeder, now where have I heard that name before?

A Cagney and Lacey reunion might be good. They could both be retired and substitute teaching in Miami. Each week they would kick some smart wise-cracking kid’s butt and teach said kid the value of a life well lived. I’d also like to see how the kids from Mr. Belvedere and Head of the Class turned out. Wow, I watched too much TV as a kid. I’m actually starting to wonder worry if any of my childhood memories were real or something that I watched on TV. Although I’m pretty sure I remember my Uncle jumping that shark during our beachside family reunion that one summer. He always used to wear that worn out black leather jacket. Boy was he a character.

I mentioned before I tripped the rerun fantastic that no new car had been picked to serve as KITT yet. How about a convertible PT Cruiser? Or some lowered Honda with a tale pipe thicker than the mid-section of a pig before slaughter? I guess it really doesn’t matter what they pick as long as it has that ‘woo-woo’ Cylon moving red light on the hood. The new KITT could be voiced by Steve Carell, or to really get with the times, a woman. How about Tina Fey? Actually, Barbara Bush might be ideal for conveying a stern yet caring vehicle. Or Fred Willard. Or Bob Newhart. Everything they touch is golden. I’d certainly listen to them. Although if either one of them were ever speaking to me I’d probably pass out. No, I’d soil myself then pass out. What if the new KITT was a truck and was voiced by Dolly Parton? Yeah, that would be nice. Man oh man am I fighting back the urge to make a crack about KITT having ‘airbags’ right now. Sorry, the doctors tell me I’ll grow up some day…

11 comments:

katherine. said...

Cagny and Lacey DID do a reunion show type of thing didn't they?

How about a Rockford Files reunion...or WiseGuy reunion...what ever happened to those guys?

captain corky said...

A fella can only dream... LOL!

Terri said...

Michael I saw your dream girl, Tina, on Iron Chef America Sunday evening; she was a judge and I can tell you, she likes the sweet stuff, but not too sweet (Don't overdo it), just thought I'd give you this hint for when you meet and woo her. :o)

Michael C said...

Katherine: I think most of them are still alive. I'd watch 'em.

Captain: Then in that case I never want to awaken...

Terri: I gleefully watched it. She might be the first judge who ever talked about taking her top off. The show also had my new life quote. It was by Paula Deen and she said '...because cheese is a food group.' Gotta love her!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

I have tears running down my face, from laughing sofa king hard.

I cant even handle how well you tied all of these shows together.

I looooooooved all of these shows.

Facts of Life & Silver Spoons were some of my all time FAVORITES ever.

This is a CLASSIC post.

Well done.

Now....if only some of these reunions were REALLY going to be on TV.

The Exception said...

I would love to see a Facts of Life reunion... or even The Love Boat - the old Love Boat that is! Another that would be fun would be Family Ties with Michael J Fox.

This was a fun post!

Odat said...

Dream on......maybe they'll come true!! ;-)
Peace

Ralph said...

Gee, too bad about the picture of the junk 'KITT' Pontiac Firebird. Well, not that bad. A talking car, either 'Knight Rider' or 'My Mother the Car' is a tad creepy.

If you are going to have a remake of a show and a Firebird is one of the stars, you couldn't do better than The Rockford Files while Jim Rockford snaps the rear axle of the gold Pontiac as he does a 180 while escaping from the bad guys...

kat said...

I am pulling for a "Small Wonder" reunion. Sure the show only had about a dozen episodes but that doesn't mean it isn't worth revisiting!

SQT said...

OMG! You are so funny. My husband is hoping for an A-Team remake too. Magnum P.I. would be high on the list too.

FRIGGA said...

I heard that KITT was gonna maybe be a Mustang. After my recent purchase I'd say I'm all for that :-)