I’m sitting here listening to “The Partridge Family Greatest Hits”. A real blast from the past. I got so silly with nostalgia, I went and ordered the complete series on DVD. You know, there are some real dialogue gems in those episodes, especially between Danny and … well, anyone, but especially Ruben, the manager. Sure the episodes are cotton candy when compared to sitcoms today, but that’s part of their charm. They are simple but not simplistic … sweet but not sugary. And the music! How refreshing to be able to understand what’s being sung! And the tunes are catchy as well. I think David Cassidy was the only one doing any real singing, the other actors were dubbed – and how many kids the age of the youngest boy can realistically play the drums? Plus, I have trouble believing Danny could manage a regular size bass guitar. Still … with all the obvious flaws and dreadful 70’s fashions, it’s a show that never gets old, not for me anyway. It may not burn any calories, but taking a stroll down that memory lane sure burns away the blues.
Come on, get happy!