Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hearts Afire - The Blog-o-Rama Christmas Show A Day.

Hearts Afire

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Everyday's A Holiday

Between "Three's Company" and "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter" (retitled  8 Simple Rules after Ritter's untimely death) John Ritter starred with Markie Post in "Hearts Afire".  The show also starred Billy Bob Thornton, Ed Asner, and George Gaines.   It aired from 1992-95 and aired on CBS.

The show found John Ritter playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in prison for financial impropriety, and her somewhat-unnecessary attempts to re-integrate him into society.

This episode is all about family as the gang piles into Adam's Winnebago to go to New York, but when the Winnie stalls, everyone is forced to spend Christmas in the camper.  It first aired on December 14, 1992.

It's a pretty good episode.  Until I found this, I had forgotten that this show even existed.


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