5 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of June 5
Andy visits Hollywood, Lynda Carter dangles from a helicopter, Lucy raises chickens, and the spotlight hits Betty White.
Summer is already in full swing and we have something for everybody. The new Summer of Me schedule continues in its second week, bringing you classic comedies, '80s nostalgia, awesome sci-fi, remastered black & white gems and more. There's a lot to choose, but we boil it down to five each week. Here is our handful of hand picked highlights.
The Andy Griffith Show "The Taylors in Hollywood"
Wednesday 7 at 6:30PM | 5:30C
Road trip! Andy, Opie and Aunt Bee take a rare vacation from Mayberry to head to Southern California. There's a good reason. Hollywood is making a picture of Andy, titled "Sheriff Without a Gun." The Carolinians are eager to visit the set, but Andy becomes a little perturbed when he sees the actor portraying him — Gavin MacLeod. Who is bald.
The Brady Bunch "Dough Re Mi"
Thursday 8 at 5PM | 4C
Sha-na-na-na Sha-na-na-na-na! Grab a box a crackers and sit on the couch, because Peter's voice is cracking! Yes, this is the immortal "Time to Change" episode with the kids singing in the studio. Puberty hits Peter hard.
Wonder Woman "Anschluss '77"
Saturday 10 at 8PM | 7C
The whole world is talking about Wonder Woman. We have one of the best episodes of the original on tap this week. This episode comes from the start of the second season, when the show made the jump from WWII to the 1977. Still, Wonder Woman must face a bunch of Nazis, who have been hiding out in South America. More notably, this is the episode in which Lynda Carter daringly dangled from a helicopter in one of the craziest TV stunts of all time. Series costume design Donfeld also earned an Emmy nomination for his work on this episode.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The New Sue Ann"
Sunday 11 at 2PM | 1C
Our Very Mary Sunday event rolls on in week two! This Sunday, we focus on the brilliant Betty White. Her portrayal of the charmingly ditzy Sue Ann Nivens set the mold for most of the White roles that followed in the subsequent decades. In this wonderful episode, a fresh young face joins the station and threatens to "All About Eve" the sweet Sue Ann.
I Love Lucy "Lucy Raises Chickens"
Sunday 11 at 4PM | 3C
The scene with the chicks is up there on the Lucy Mount Rushmore with the chocolates, grapes and bread. This episode came near the end of the run, and proved that the show didn't miss a step over six seasons.