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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Musings on Age and Color

Been talking about “The Wild Wild West” recently. Last night at dinner with Gina and Erin, and today with Kim.

Gina was saying last night that she wanted to borrow by DVDs when we were done, because she and her husband were debating how old Robert Conrad was during “The Wild Wild West”. Gina thought he was much older–because she watched the show as a child. (She’s wrong, he wasn’t very old at all. See here; be sure to click on the Robert Conrad link.)

Now, in case you haven’t seen it, the first season is in black and white. The remaining three seasons were in color. Today as I was talking about this with Kim, I realized that I think I only ever saw the show in black and white–my parents didn’t get a color TV until 1980, and I don’t remember if I saw the show after we got our new TV.

This is also why, as a child, I wondered why Mister Rogers had a closet full of gray sweaters.

And here you go Gina, is this old?


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