Because let’s face it, when you have hair like mine, you need all the magic you can get!
It’s usually a big surprise if a summer replacement show is a big hit – it’s filler and B-grade material by design. In the summer of 2002, Fox struck big with a show about moderately attractive young people singing karaoke that became the most popular television show of the decade, American Idol. I never watched it. Because NBC was airing this bizarre sitcom/variety show/sketch show experiment called The Rerun Show, in which veterans of the excellent L.A. sketch and improv scenes recreated a popular live show and remade, word for word but with a healthy amount of irony, straight-faced mockery, and rampant cross-dressing, memorable episodes of classic cheesy sitcoms.
It only lasted for a few weeks, long enough for just a handful of re-dos of episodes of things like Saved By the Bell, Bewitched, and The Facts of Life.
Elizabeth Montgomery contributed to many causes throughout her life, and one of them was the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In this PSA from 1969, Liz asks, “won’t you help the children, help the children”.