You are going to get two posts from me today because I can’t connect the prompts from Song Lyric Sunday and August Break. Hope you don’t mind.
First up is Song Lyric Sunday as curated by Jim Adams. I decided to go with a pretty old show, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. It was on from 1969 to 1972 and was a cute show about a young boy, Brandon Cruz, trying to find a wife for his widowed dad, Bill Bixby. There were a lot of up and coming actors on the show and it was a feel good kind of program. Each episode started with a conversation like this:
The song was written by Harry Nilsson and while I’m not a big fan of his, the song fits perfectly.
The lyrics are short:
Bill Bixby went on to play David Banner (the Hulk) and sadly died at age 59 from prostate cancer. He also had a brief show, The Magician, and was on My Favorite Martian with the late Ray Walston. Personally, I always thought Mr. Bixby was a handsome guy so I enjoyed watching him on all the shows.
And there’s your #SLS. Make sure to pop over and see the other participants in today’s song fest.