Come Play In Our 2020 Holiday Contest!

Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! This week I want to celebrate this great year on That’s Entertainment! with our semi-annual holiday contest. First, I’ll tell you that every subscriber who participates — subscribers only; please subscribe if you want to play along — will get a little something for trying: the original, extended I Dream Of Jeannie pilot, which is over five minutes longer than what was aired and released. Meanwhile, all winners will receive: digital copies of the seven episodes each that I cited as favorites from two memorable short-lived comedies we discussed in 2020, The Bill Dana Show (1963-1965, NBC) and Love On A Rooftop (1966-1967, ABC). That’s 14 episodes in total PLUS the Jeannie pilot. Interested?

Now for the game. I’m asking you to guess what I have selected as the five best episodes that we’ve covered on Sitcom Tuesdays in 2020. These five were each singled out as their season’s MVE (Most Valuable Episode), so what you basically have to do is guess what I would say are the five best MVEs of the year. Now, I’ve been looser with the schedule lately — some Sitcom Tuesday posts aired on Wednesdays — so here’s the list of what’s eligible.

That’s 49 MVEs, of which you’re picking five. In order to receive the prizes above, you have to get a minimum of ONE correct. If you get more than one, I will throw in seven unreleased episodes from another short-lived ’60s sitcom that we covered (years ago), Angel (1960-1961, CBS). And if you get all five, I have something else — and even better…

Leave your guesses in the comments. I will update this post with the correct answers and award the winners next Wednesday. (So, be sure to check back!) Here’s a sample template (with wrong answers) — please include the name of the show, the season, and the episode. Have fun!

  1. BURNS & ALLEN (S7): “Ronnie’s Initiation”
  2. LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (S5): “Nobody Loves Me”
  3. THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (S7): “Goober Makes History”
  4. THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (S6): “The Great Snow”
  5. THE MUNSTERS (S1): “Country Club Munsters”

 

UPDATE – 12/23/20 – Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest! I have emailed all the winners, including the two players who got a perfect score (YAY!) and are receiving a bonus prize of the complete run of My World And Welcome To It! There were a lot of good guesses, but here are my picks for the best MVEs of the year

  1. BURNS AND ALLEN (S8): “Gracie Is Brilliant”
  2. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (S1): “The Court Martial”
  3. THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW (S7): “Danny And The Little Men”
  4. THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (S4): “Citizens Arrest”
  5. THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (S3): “Hedda Hoppers Hollywood”

 

 

Come back next week for another Wildcard — and check out this post again next Wednesday when I edit it and add in the answers! Also, stay tuned Monday for a new Musical Theatre rarity!

48 thoughts on “Come Play In Our 2020 Holiday Contest!

  1. 1. Dobie Gillis (S1): “Rock-A-Bye Dobie”
    2. Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    3. Car 54 (S2): “Toody Undercover”
    4. Beverly Hillbillies (S1): “The Family Tree”
    5. Addams Family (S1): “Amnesia In The Addams Family”

  2. 1. BURNS & ALLEN (S8): “Gracie Is Brilliant”
    2. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (S1): “The Court Martial”
    3. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (S2): “A Mess Sergeant Can’t Win”
    4. CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? (S1): “Get Well, Officer Schnauser”
    5. THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (S2): “The Giant Jackrabbit”

    • Congratulations, Charlie! With two answers correct, you have won both the prize and the bonus. I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  3. 1. Burns & Allen (S8): “Gracie is Brilliant”
    2. Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    3. Danny Thomas (S11): “Beautiful Lady”
    4. Car 54 (S1): “Get Well, Officer Schnauser”
    5. Beverly Hillbillies (S3): “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”

    • Congratulations, Elaine! With three answers correct, you have won both the prize and the bonus. I have emailed you at your yahoo address.

  4. 1. Burns & Allen (S8): “Gracie Is Brilliant”
    2. Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    3. Danny Thomas (S7): “Danny and the Little Men”
    4. Dobie Gillis (S1): “Rock-A-Bye Dobie”
    5: Andy Griffith (S3): “Convicts-At-Large”

    • Congratulations, Christian! With three answers correct, you have won both the prize and the bonus. I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  5. I have to say I love these contests!!

    1. Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    2. Danny Thomas (S7): “Danny and the Little Men”
    3. Andy Griffith (S4): “Citizen’s Arrest”
    4. Car 54, Where Are You (S2): “Toody Undercover”
    5. Beverly Hillbillies (S5): “The Indians are Coming”

  6. The Phil Silvers Show Season 1: “The Court Martial”
    Car 54, Where Are You? Season 2: “Toody Undercover”
    Andy Griffith Show Season 3: “Convicts at Large”
    The Beverly Hillbillies Season 4: “Possum Day”
    Dobie Gillis Season 1: “Rock a Bye Dobie”

  7. 1. Bilko (s1) – “Court Martial”
    2. Andy (s2) – “The Pickle Story”
    3. Burns & Allen (s4) – “An Elephant sits on Gracie’s Fender”
    4. Hillbillies (s2) – “The Giant Jack rabbit”
    5. Jeannie (s1) – “Lady in the Bottle”

  8. Phil Silvers (1): “Court Martial”
    Danny Thomas (4): “Danny’s Proposal”
    Andy Griffith (4): “Citizen’s Arrest”
    Beverly Hillbillies (2): “Giant Jackrabbit”
    Addams Family (2): “Morticia’s Romance (I)”

    • Hi, esoteric1234! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Stay tuned next week when I reveal my answers and let you know how you scored!

    • Congratulations, esoteric1234! With two answers correct, you have won both the prize and the bonus. I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  9. 1. BURNS & ALLEN (S8): Gracie is Brilliant
    2. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (S1): The Court Martial
    3. THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW (S7): Danny & The Little Men
    4. THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (S4): Citizen’s Arrest
    5. THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (S3): Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood

    • Congratulations, Ian! With all five answers correct, you have won the GRAND PRIZE, which includes everything listed above plus the complete run of MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT. I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  10. My picks:

    Burns & Allen (Season 8): “Gracie Is Brilliant”
    The Phil Silvers Show (Season 1): “The Court Martial”
    The Danny Thomas Show (Season 7): “Danny and the Little Men”
    The Andy Griffith Show (Season 4): “Citizen’s Arrest”
    The Beverly Hillbillies (Season 3): “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”

    • Congratulations, MikeGPA! With all five answers correct, you have won the GRAND PRIZE, which includes everything listed above plus the complete run of MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT. I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  11. 1. Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    2. Danny Thomas (S5): “Uncle Tonoose Meets Mr. Daly”
    3. Andy Griffith (S3): “Convicts at Large”
    4. Car 54 (S1): “Get Well Officer Schauser”
    5. Beverly Hillbillies (S2): “The Giant Jackrabbit”

  12. Phil Silvers 01 – “The Court Martial”
    Car 54 01 – “Get Well, Officer Schanuser”
    Andy Griffith 04 – “Citizen’s Arrest”
    Beverly Hillbillies 04 – “Possum Day”
    Dobie Gillis 02 – “The Big Question”

  13. 1. BURNS & ALLEN (S8): “Gracie Is Brilliant”
    2. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (S1): “The Court Martial”
    3. THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW (S7) “Danny And The Little Men”
    4. CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? (S2): “Toody Undercover”
    5. THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (S2): “The Giant Jackrabbit”

  14. Thank you for all these great posts and the chance to win these shows! I would love to see Angel.

    1. Burns & Allen (S8): “Gracie is Brilliant”
    2. Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    3. Car 54 (S1): “Get Well, Officer Schnauser”
    4. Beverly Hillbillies (S3): “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”
    5. Leave it to Beaver (S4): “In The Soup”

    • Congratulations, Marcus! With three answers correct, you have won both the prize and the bonus. I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  15. These are my (best) guesses!

    1. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (S1): “The Court Martial”
    2. BURNS & ALLEN (S8): “Gracie Is Brilliant”
    3. THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS (S1): “Rock a Bye Dobie”
    4. THE ADDAMS FAMILY (S2): “Morticia’s Romance”
    5. CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? (S1): “Get Well Officer Schauser”

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for putting this on!

  16. Burns & Allen (S8): “Gracie is Brilliant”
    Phil Silvers (S1): “The Court Martial”
    Andy Griffith (S3): “Convicts at Large”
    Andy Griffith (S4): “Citizen’s Arrest”
    Beverly Hillbillies (S3): “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”

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