Monday, May 3, 2010

Classic Clip Monday: Love, Sidney

Man, how do I not remember this show at ALL?

"Love, Sidney" starred Tony Randall as a gay man who helps raise the five-year-old daughter of a single mom friend.

Apparently it was the first series to feature a gay central character, although the Wikipedia entry notes that his homosexuality was downplayed after the pilot.

Do NOT remember this at all, do you? I love Tony Randall, but the theme song, however, comes off like a bunch of fifth-graders wrote it for their school talent show. "Friends forever!'

Bob Kempe, I KNOW you remember this, since you mention that finding out your future wife knew all the lyrics sealed the deal on your marriage! That's what inspired me to dig up the link!

7 comments:

Erica said...

I do remember this show ... very vaguely!

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY remember this show, and especially the song!

Amy said...

OH my gosh, I loved this show! I wanted to be Sydney so badly...

Nilliem said...

I remember this! Not the theme song, but the show. I enjoyed it; Swoozy Kurtz was new to me. The whole gay thing to me was pointless to accentuate. So he was? Big deal.

I enjoyed the odd contrast of him to Swoozie, heh. *that* was an odd couple.

Captivated said...

I remember the theme, not so much the show but more than anything I remember those National Enquirer commercials. "I wanna know!"

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, I LOVED this show!! That little Kaleena Kiff was THE absolute most adorable child EVER (until my daughter was born, of course, and Kelly too- LOL!)

I remember the pilot was a TV movie and Lorna Patterson played the mom. It was very funny and sweet and Tony Randall was great in it, as always. Thanks for the memories Gael!

Laurie :)

Wayne Nix said...

I loved that show. I don't remember him being gay, until much later in the series. Maybe I didn't see the pilot.

What I remember is that he came out toward the end of the series and it was canceled not long after that.