Hello fellow bloggers! If you keep up with my other blog, My Miracle Life, you probably know already that I’ve had a pretty crappy couple of months. Now that I’m back in the ‘swing of things’, so to speak, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh has yet again come up with another fun and exciting blog hop…
Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!
So that’s what we do today, post about our favorite unknown –
MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK
Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir is an American sitcom based on the 1947 film of the same name. The movie was based on the 1945 novel by R. A. Dick. AHA!! 🙂
Hope Lange plays Carolyn Muir, a widow with two young kids, a housekeeper and a wire fox terrier dog named ‘Scruffy’. She rents a place called Gull Cottage, near the fictional fishing village of Schooner Bay, Maine.
What she doesn’t realize initially is that the cottage is haunted by the ghost (poltergeist) of its former owner: Daniel Gregg, a nineteenth-century sea-captain, played by Edward Mulhare (sigh).
The Ghost affects things in the house, outside the house, and appears or disappears whenever he damn well pleases. At first it was only the son who could hear or speak to him. When he’s really cranky, like when his bumbling descendant Claymore Gregg (played by hysterically funny Charles Nelson Reilly), his bad moods even affect the weather. He loves to claim they’re not related… Anyhoo, Claymore is one of the few people who know of the Captain’s presence in the house since he now owns it I guess and is Mrs. Muir’s landlord. That doesn’t mean he isn’t godawful terrified of the Captain; that’s one of the Captain’s pleasures, torturing poor Claymore.
Not too many people from back in the day even remember the show. I’m surprised. I know it didn’t last too long. When I read up on the show in Wikipedia, it said that the show struggled in ratings and was cancelled after only two seasons.
I have to admit though, when I was about five I had the HUGEST little kindergarten crush on the Captain. I don’t even remember what that crush felt like. No, really…Like what did I want? Him to come over and offer to carry me through the park on his shoulders? Push me on the swings? Ride the see-saw with me? What?
Yeah, so that’s my Underrated Treasure. I love that show and I’d watch it over and over no matter how corny it is by today’s standards. 🙂