Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Tuesday's Forgotten TV: Rags to Riches
Hi, remember me? I'm back from my trip to Walt Disney World (which I may blog about in the near future), and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things here.
For this week's overlooked audio/video, I choose a particular childhood favorite of my wife's: the short-lived NBC family musical series Rags to Riches. The series, set in the early 1960s, starred longtime character actor Joe Bologna as Nick Foley, a self-made millionare and confirmed bachelor who takes in five orphan girls as a ruse to help him appear as a family man to close a lucrative business deal. Although Foley only intends to keep the girls temporarily until the deal is sealed, the crusty man's heart falls for the girls and he adopts the girls permanently. Throughout the series, the girls (and sometimes Bologna) would burst into song using classic pop songs from the era to desribe their feelings or thoughts.
Although the series had a loyal following, the series was never highly rated, and was cancelled during its second season. But thanks to the Internet, you can enjoy the pilot right here! Fans of Glee or High School Musical (don't know how many of those read this blog, if at all) would have loved this show.
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