A young man is supposed to go to college. But he wants to be in showbiz. So he goes to college, but he sneaks to auditions and gets parts in small plays, bigger plays, and even movies.
His mom helps him sneak behind his dad’s back to go to rehearsals. His mom’s friends help out by trying to keep the dad busy so he won’t notice the young man’s comings and goings. However; what all of them don’t know is…the dad gets a phone call from the young man’s producer who tells the dad how well his son is doing in the movie.
What am I talking about? G-rated TV…not even PG.
An old black and white TV show starring George Burns and Gracie Allen. It’s playing in the background as I’m typing this. I enjoy the Burns family and their shenanigans late at night. Their show plays 11:00 to midnight Monday through Thursday. And they’re followed by Jack Benny. And they’ll be just about the only shows I miss when our TV service goes away at the end of this month. Yep, I canceled TV from our cable service. The only thing that’ll be coming through our TV will be internet content.
I won’t miss the 5 or 6 minutes of commercials between each of the shows. I won’t miss hearing all those lawyers talking about helping you get all the compensation you deserve from those dastardly drug dealers. I won’t miss hearing infomercials telling me how to build wealth whether the economy is bad or good. I won’t miss channel surfing trying to find a show where no one’s going on a killing rampage, having sex, making crude jokes, or turning into vampires and zombies.
But I will miss Gracie’s voice and mixed up perspective of the world…and George’s corny jokes. George and Gracie…good ol’ G rated TV…
Hey…wait…I’ll bet I can find ’em on YouTube. 🙂