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DL, I need your help naming a 1970s or 1980s sitcom

I remember a 1970s or 1980s sitcom being discussed here that was so bad it was forgotten. I believe it was either cancelled after only a few episodes or either cancelled before it even aired.

I want to say the title had the name Jimmy in it but I could be wrong. I remember seeing posters of it with a dark haired man in his 20s or 30s as the main star.

It’s driving me crazy and I feel like I imagined it.

by Anonymousreply 40January 26, 2023 4:43 PM

Or maybe there was an actor named Jimmy.

by Anonymousreply 1January 24, 2023 4:02 AM

Maybe Jimmy Baio? In my mind's eye I see his stupid, cheerful grin as part of a promotional photo for a sitcom, but i never watched it and don't know the name.

by Anonymousreply 2January 24, 2023 4:05 AM

That’s not it R2 but thank you.

by Anonymousreply 3January 24, 2023 4:11 AM

Perhaps it was Out of the Blue, starring Jimmy Brogan?

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by Anonymousreply 4January 24, 2023 4:28 AM

Or Billy, starring Steve Guttenberg?

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by Anonymousreply 5January 24, 2023 4:29 AM


by Anonymousreply 6January 24, 2023 4:34 AM

OP youuu fuuugggger youuuu

by Anonymousreply 7January 24, 2023 4:38 AM

James at 15

by Anonymousreply 8January 24, 2023 4:42 AM

OP, can you remember literally anything else about it?

by Anonymousreply 9January 24, 2023 5:00 AM

The Jimmy Stewart Show

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by Anonymousreply 10January 24, 2023 5:04 AM

more details. Don't waste people's time

by Anonymousreply 11January 24, 2023 5:07 AM

Honestly, I can’t remember any more details because I never actually saw the show but just remember it being discussed on here as well as some Facebook groups.

Thank you for your help. Maybe I’ll dream about it and come up with the answer.

by Anonymousreply 12January 24, 2023 5:18 AM

Billy, Don't Be A Hero'?

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by Anonymousreply 13January 24, 2023 5:35 AM

Johnny, Are You Queer?

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by Anonymousreply 14January 24, 2023 5:37 AM

Oh yeah, I remember that show, OP. It also had that one woman in it.

by Anonymousreply 15January 24, 2023 5:48 AM

Riigghht! And they had that one episode where he accidentally schedules two dates for the same night, remember?

by Anonymousreply 16January 24, 2023 6:06 AM

Jimmie Walker in Good Times?

by Anonymousreply 17January 24, 2023 6:08 AM

Best of the West.

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by Anonymousreply 18January 24, 2023 6:29 AM

Oh, did it have that lady from the 40's that used to be somebody in it?

by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2023 6:46 AM

I just remember all the 70s hair looked FANTASTIC.

by Anonymousreply 20January 24, 2023 6:51 AM

r20 it was all courtesy clouds and clouds of Aquanet. There's a reason why the ozone developed a hole.

by Anonymousreply 21January 24, 2023 7:15 AM

Best of the West was not bad. It was actually a great show from a bunch of MTM writers and producers. It ran a full season.

by Anonymousreply 22January 24, 2023 7:18 AM

Hey OP, you never did reply to this old thread once I identified the actress for you. Did you forget you asked?

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by Anonymousreply 23January 24, 2023 11:04 AM

OP you ignorant slut. Why not update this thread?

by Anonymousreply 24January 24, 2023 11:06 AM

R24, some people sleep.

R23, I thought I was the one who wrote “I knew the eldergays would help me figure it out.” Thanks, again though!

by Anonymousreply 25January 24, 2023 2:44 PM

No problem r25, hope you find the title for that short and this sitcom, too.

by Anonymousreply 26January 24, 2023 2:53 PM

Was it the one with that thing?

by Anonymousreply 27January 24, 2023 3:04 PM

No I think it had the other thing.

by Anonymousreply 28January 24, 2023 3:43 PM

That was only in the first season, r28.

by Anonymousreply 29January 24, 2023 4:05 PM

David Brenner was in a sitcom called "Snip" in 1976 that never aired. He played gay and Leslie Ann Warren was his ex-wife. It was reportedly terrible and offensive.

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2023 4:06 PM

There are all long shots but I thought I'd mention them:

There was the infamous "Turn-On" (1969) which was a kind of "Laugh In" ripoff with TIm Conway, which was so weird and bad that stations switched to other shows in the middle of the first episode.

There was an "Animal House" ripoff called "Co-Ed Fever" in 1979 which was cancelled after one episode. Starred nobody you'd remember. No Jimmys.

"Angels 88" was a reboot of "Charlie's Angels" which was postponed to 1989 because of the writer's strike, then just abandoned, but I think some filming was completed.

The pilot for "The Dictator" with Christopher Lloyd aired in 1988 and critics liked it, but it was abandoned also because of the writer's strike.

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2023 4:14 PM

OP is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2023 4:32 PM

Did r8 get it? With Lance Kerwin's death I was just reminded of that show, only ran one season.

by Anonymousreply 33January 26, 2023 5:29 AM

OP, possibly you're thinking of the short-lived 1979 sitcom called Makin' It. It starred David Naughton and aired for a whopping nine episodes.

by Anonymousreply 34January 26, 2023 6:26 AM

R34 I do believe that’s it! Thank you!

This is the tv ad I remembered.

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by Anonymousreply 35January 26, 2023 7:22 AM


by Anonymousreply 36January 26, 2023 7:32 AM

You're welcome, R35, I don't know why but this show just came to mind when I read your post.

by Anonymousreply 37January 26, 2023 7:43 AM

R36 I must have got two different shows confused in my head. I apologize. It’s very hard remembering something from 1979!

by Anonymousreply 38January 26, 2023 7:51 AM

I don't remember any of the episodes but for some reason this song has stayed with me all of these years.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 26, 2023 9:31 AM

Yea, I liked the song a lot.....the show not so much.

by Anonymousreply 40January 26, 2023 4:43 PM
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