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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Remember Once and Again and thirtysomething?

By Nicholas Stix

Even if you don’t, get thee to my blog, The Critical Critic, for “‘When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along,’ Once and Again, and thirtysomething.”

Once and Again and thirtysomething were two of TV’s greatest dramatic series. They were made by socialists, but at their best, transcended political correctness. While my essay is not very long, it is the most technically ambitious I’ve ever published, with three video boxes: Two from the respective shows, and one of Doris Day singing, “When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along,” as a stunning photo spread of Day during her performing years and retirement fades in and out. (Day is now 86 years old, and still caring for animals in Carmel, California.)

I wish I could take credit for creating the boxes, but after nine years of writing for the Internet, I am just now getting the hang of embedding pictures and videos.

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