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Old 06-16-19, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
I'll agree with you on Bewitched, and for me, that was not a channel changer, but even silly TV of back in the day had it's limits.
Still beats the heck out of "reality" anything.
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
I'll agree with you on Bewitched, and for me, that was not a channel changer, but even silly TV of back in the day had it's limits.
I was thoroughly smitten by Elizabeth Montgomery aka “Sam.”

Never understood why Darrin wouldn’t let her be her true self.

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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Still beats the heck out of "reality" anything.
Personally, I never gave "reality" TV a chance.
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Old 06-16-19, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I was thoroughly smitten by Elizabeth Montgomery aka “Sam.”

Never understood what Darrin wouldn’t let her be her true self.
It's the classic comedy double act, with Darrin being the "straight man".
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
Personally, I never gave "reality" TV a chance.
Nothing real about it.

The most real show on TV is the weather. Then "production news." After that... EVERYTHING is staged. Reality TV is just not paying writers for real well developed plots.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Nothing real about it.

The most real show on TV is the weather. Then "production news." After that... EVERYTHING is staged. Reality TV is just not paying writers for real well developed plots.
In actuality, I now remember giving one "reality" TV program a chance, "Survivorman", in which I still have a DVD of the first season, in which is my favorite season, and Les Stroud at his best in presenting it as real has he dared.
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Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of crashing bikes on TV...

Chris Elliot did it well

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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
In actuality, I now remember giving one "reality" TV program a chance, "Survivorman", in which I still have a DVD of the first season, in which is my favorite season, and Les Stroud at his best in presenting it as real has he dared.
Yeah, Suvivorman... where the film crew was never far away...
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Yeah, Suvivorman... where the film crew was never far away...
In the first season, they actually were far away, and why I liked it so much.
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Old 06-16-19, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by JonBailey View Post
in the late 1970's was famous for falling off a bicycle in the intro.

He was lucky the sand of the beach softened the landing.

He was spotting some young passing hourglass figure (stacked like Paul Bunyan's pancakes) instead of looking ahead.

What kind of bike did he fall off of? What make and model?

What became of that prop bike? How much is it valued now if still in existence?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Q0HxuXgt4
If I had to take a guess based on the really quick look at it, my vote would be along the lines of a Free Spirit.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of crashing bikes on TV...

Chris Elliot did it well

https://youtu.be/P-7pgeD__qU
May I add a movie?

40 Year Old Virgin

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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
If I had to take a guess based on the really quick look at it, my vote would be along the lines of a Free Spirit.
So, is that a $150> or <$150 bike?
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Old 06-16-19, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
So, is that a $150> or <$150 bike?
From memory a "less than".
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Old 06-17-19, 06:56 AM
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I have been deathly afraid to post this thread for the following reasons;

1.) Bike Forums, I am informed by at least one mod, is now a “family friendly” message board.

2.) Three’s Company was clearly NOT a family-friendly show. It featured:

a.) an unmarried young man named Jack Tripper (a drug reference?) living with two extremely attractive women.

b.) Jack pretended to be a ****sexual (!?) so as not to raise the eyebrows of his “prudish” landlord.

b.) the landlord and his wife had a dysfunctional sex life, with his muumuu-clad wife was always demanding sexual relations, but the landlord was evidently physically unable to perform the coital act.

c.) a playboy neighbor named “Larry” who sold used cars (so clearly not of good moral character) wore chains and open-collared shirts, and was reputed to engage in frequent fornication, and possible cocaine use.

d.) another neighbor named “Lana” who was obviously oversexed and always begging to perform sexual favors on an unwilling Jack

e.) many overhead conversations that were misconstrued as being sexual in nature, and while there were never any sex acts explicitly depicted (you just know the actors were doing it in every possible disgusting way behind the scenes) I did catch part of a movie that John Ritter was in called “Bad Santa” where he used some really obscene language, so that alone ought to be enough to lock this disgusting thread.

I honestly can’t believe we are even allowed to discuss such degenerate TV programming on this board, it’s a slap in the face to hard-working, Midwestern American values, and promotes a viewpoint the the entire world revolves around sex, and that if you don’t live in Santa Monica California with two (2!) gorgeous women, you’re just an old impotent fuddy-duddy. If it were up to me, and I had my druthers, I would delete this entire thread and ban everyone who posted in it, and send them scary threatening PM's.

THAT SAID, there was a question in the OP about what kind of bike Jack Tripper (*shudders*) was riding during the 1st season opening credits. Comments:

1.) As the bike approaches, Jack’s terrible form on the bike becomes glaringly obvious.

2.) According to the trivia website mentalfloss.com, the well-built girl Jack is gawking at is actually Suzanne Somers, wearing a wig.



3.) A freeze frame reveals that the bike is painted copper in color, with turkey lever-style brakes, a rear rack, and a seat that’s adjusted far too low. On the downtube, there appears to be a black band, in which the manufacturer’s name is presumably displayed. As the bike crashes harmlessly into the beach sand. 40-50 playbacks, done at varying speeds, show that Jack’s head moves back and to the right, in a somewhat Zaprudian manner.

4.) A later freeze frame from just after the crash shows more details. The forks feature chrome socks. The bike’s stem shifters become visible. The copper-colored paint and and black band on the downtube are seen in greater detail:




CONCLUSIONS: While it would be prudent to let T-mar to weigh in on this (the man has wisely held his tongue thus far) I suspect the bike is a possibly low-end Raleigh.

When I saw the copper-colored paint, my first instinct was the bike might have been a Super Course or Gran Prix. However, neither of those bikes ever came with stem shifters combined with turkey levers, that I am aware.

In the first still frame, you can see that the headbadge is not perfectly oval, it appears to consist of two circular shapes, consistent with a Raleigh headbadge of the era. The chrome socks would not typically be found on department store bikes such as those produced by Huffy, Murray, Sears, JC Penney, Kmart, or Montgomery Ward, so these brands would all be ruled out.

And while I have not found an exact model Raleigh with the correct copper paint, chrome socks, turkey levers, AND stem shifters, would lead me to suspect something from the the Rampar line, which was being produced during the mid-1970’s when “Three’s Company” was in it’s first season.

(I will likely be banned for this post, so it was nice knowing you all. Scarecrow, I'll miss you the most ...)

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I'm sure, that over the years, Suzanne Somers has made a few more than men than just Jack Ritter crash on their bikes or whatever else......






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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
I have been deathly afraid to post this thread for the following reasons;


An outstanding presentation. You can't see it, but I'm giving a one person standing ovation.

BTW, compared to what's currently on HBO, well times sure we're different.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post

And while I have not found an exact model Raleigh with the correct copper paint, chrome socks, turkey levers, AND stem shifters, would lead me to suspect something from the the Rampar line, which was being produced during the mid-1970’s when “Three’s Company” was in it’s first season.

I think it's a mid level Trek, that was painted to look like a high end Masi, then repainted and dumbed down to look like a lower end Raleigh.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of crashing bikes on TV...

Chris Elliot did it well

https://youtu.be/P-7pgeD__qU
That show was so dumb it was hilarious. I mean that as a compliment.
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