7 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of February 22
Batman begins, Fonzie sings, the Bradys spin off and the Love Boat heads to Sweden.
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This week offers a delicious sampler of television treats. (Sorry, we still have not finished our Valentine's chocolates.) Catch the origin of a classic hero, a failed spin-off The Brady Bunch with a familiar face from Mayberry, and a musical episode of Happy Days. Oh, and not to mention horror icons Vincent Price and Boris Karloff. Let's dig in!
The Brady Bunch "Kelly's Kids"
Tuesday 23 at 7AM | 6C
Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama's Family man Ken Berry starred in this backdoor pilot from creator Sherwood Schwartz. Berry plays Ken Kelly, who moves in by the Bradys with wife Kathy (Brooke Bundy) and a new adopted son. The premise was a little bit Brady, a little bit Diff'rent Strokes, but the series did not sell.
McCloud "The Barefoot Girls of Bleeker Street"
Friday 26 at 3AM | 2C
Night owls can catch many different detective series in our MeTV Mystery Movie slot. This week, look out for McCloud, which featured Dennis Weaver as a New Mexico marshal in the Big Apple. This episode, the fifth season premiere, features erstwhile child star and Emmy winner Kay Lenz (The Andy Griffith Show, American Graffiti, Breezy).
Happy Days "American Musical"
Friday 26 at 8PM | 7C
This divisive eighth season finale is certainly a curiosity among the 255 Happy Days episodes. Fonzie helps Chachi study for history class which leads to musical dream sequences about the Great Famine of Ireland and Joanie-Chachi love.
Batman "Hi Diddle Riddle"
Saturday 27 at 6:30PM | 5:30C
Slide down the pole to the Batcave all over again with this first episode of the camp classic. It originally premiered 50 years ago, and still retains its colorful charm. Some things to note: The footage of the Gotham World's Fair was shot at the Thailand Pavilion of the New York World's Fair of 1964–65. The BAM!s and BONK!s were also superimposed over the photographic image — a technique that was later abandoned for jump cuts to save money.
Svengoolie presents The Mummy
Saturday 27 at 10PM | 9C
Tom Cruise was recently cast in Universal's reboot of this classic horror flick. (He's not playing a mummy.) Refresh your memory of the original from 1932 starring Boris Karloff.
F Troop "V is for Vampire"
Sunday 28 at 7:30AM | 6:30C
Classic horror fans will also want to rise early to see Vincent Price guest star as Count Sfoza.
The Love Boat "Girl of the Midnight Sun" Parts 1 and 2
Sunday 28 at 5PM | 4C
The show makes a rare detour to Scandinavia as the crew cruises Norway and Sweden. See the sights of Oslo and Stockholm — not to mention Janet Jackson!