Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Love Comes To DVD In November

Love, American Style was an hour-long television anthology which originally aired between September 1969 and January 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222, and The Odd Couple. Each week, the show featured different stories of romance, usually with a comedic spin. All episodes were unrelated, featuring different characters, stories and locations. The show often featured the same actors playing different characters in many episodes. In addition a large and ornate brass bed was a recurring prop in many episodes. Charles Fox's delicate yet hip music score, featuring flutes, harp, and flugelhorn set to a contemporary pop beat, provided the "love" ambiance which tied the stories together as a multifaceted romantic comedy each week. That is the description provided by Paramount as they finally prepare to release this long-awaited tv show.

It's been many years, but I remember this as a precursor to shows such as Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat, where each episode depended upon the stories of the guest stars. Interestingly, many may have forgotten that Happy Days began as an episode of this series. Presented below is the opening of that episode.

For those of you who have had this on your lists of must haves, you can mark November 20 on your calendar as the day in which you can now own a copy of this trip down memory lane.

1 comment:

Clyde said...

I have this episode on tape. Somewhere.


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