My blogging buddy Ivan* has begun a new feature to replace "Mayberry Mondays" - "Doris Days", in which he'll analyze and recap each episode of 'The Doris Day Show'.
Ivan's observations always make the episodes funnier than they ever had a right to be!
Don't remember the series? Many people don't. Here's the Wikipedia splainin for the original premise:
In this gentle sitcom, she was cast as Doris Martin, a widow and mother of two young sons, Billy and Toby, who, when the series premiered, had just moved back to a rural ranch outside of San Francisco, after living in big cities for most of her adult life.
With his look at the first episode, Ivan introduced us to the main players of the sitcom, including the family pet.....
Hey, it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble that Doris Martin was originally in New York City. With her own writer/editor background, she may have come to know Joan Nash. Perhaps her late husband Steve Martin (No, not him!) worked with Jim Nash as a teacher?
When her husband died, Doris may have gone off the deep end for a short time. Long enough to pack up her kids and belongings and move back to her Daddy's ranch, outside of San Francisco.
And for some unfathomable reason, she stole the Nashes' dog, changing its name to Lord Nelson during the trip West.
Of course, it could be that Joan Nash was happy to see the hairball go....
* Ivan's site is called "Thrilling Days Of Yesteryear" and you can find the web link to the left.....