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R.I.P. Sherwood Schwartz

Pop culture genius Sherwood Schwartz died yesterday at the age of 94. And by now you've probably heard snippets of the themes to "Gilligan's Island" and "Brady Bunch" featured in news stories about his passing. That's because he was the producer of both shows and the writer of their theme songs. But you may not have been treated to this gem from  the short-lived show "It's About Time." I don't really remember this particular show, which aired for one season in 1966 and '67, but I have heard this catchy theme song before. Enjoy this fine theme song, written by the late Sherwood Schwartz. Through some quick web research I discovered that the first half the season featured the modern day astronauts back in caveman days, but when ratings started to tank, it was re-tooled so the astronauts came back to the '60's and brought their new cave friends with them. Obviously that didn't do the trick either since the show was not renewed. One amusing note: Imogene Coca's character was originally called Shag, but when the big wigs discovered the word was the '60s equivalent of "making whoopee," her character's named was changed to Shad.

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Gilligan's Island helped shape my humor. It still holds up for me. I would put the Russian ghost episode up against anything today.
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