The Top 10 Nicknames for Jack Klugman

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  1. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    10. Jackie
    9. Klug
    8. Klugger
    7. The Klugmeister
    6. Oscar/Quincy
    5. Buzz
    4. Cowboy
    3. Spud
    2. Dink
    1. Cap'n
  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

  3. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I thought there was an odd couple in that list.:rolleyes:
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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    #7 ia my favorite. I had the pleasure of seeing him at the Kennedy Center in DC for a play titled Mr. President. What a thrill, after all that time watching Quincy.
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  5. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    THE ODD COUPLE (1970 - 1975) is my favorite sitcom. I even liked all the reboots, albeit short-lived.

    It's a shame that the Klugman/Randall series was cancelled after the 5th season. From what I've read, it never got anything more than passable ratings in its original run on ABC, so I suppose we're lucky it lasted as long as it did. I remember watching the last few seasons first run, and perhaps saw it from the beginning. (I was 5 when it started.)

    A year and a half after the final episode first aired, it became a smash hit in syndication. I remember at one point in the late 70s, as many as 3 episodes a night were aired by WPIX Channel 11 in NYC. That's when I became a fanatic about the show.

    I think it's a minor miracle that it survived at all after its first season, which was its weakest. Filmed with one-camera and with an added laughtrack, most episodes were horrible. You really need to hand-pick the good ones.

    Thankfully, Gary Marshall convinced the powers-that-be to film in front of a live audience for seasons 2 through 5. It became a completely different show. And it was not just the actors performing better live; the writing improved tremendously.

    By the 5th season, in an attempt to get better ratings, they started having many more guest stars. Most of these episodes worked well, with only a few clinkers. Even though they were cancelled, it was good that the producers found out before the last episode was filmed. At least the series received a proper finale.

    As far as Jack Klugman goes, he is definitely one of my all-time favorite actors. He was great in an early role in 12 ANGRY MEN with Henry Fonda. I love THE TWILIGHT ZONE episodes that he was in. And of course, he was great in QUINCY. I remember watching it off and on during its original run, but I don't think I ever became a regular viewer.
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Gifted Actor
  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I don't see that on the list (nyahh nyahh).
  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

  9. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

  10. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Then let's add it.
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  11. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    The 2 biggest crimes in sitcom history were canceling THE ODD COUPLE and TAXI after only 5 seasons. What were they thinking? What were the people who weren't watching, causing the ratings to sink, thinking?
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