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The Retro Report: Dauber Returns, The King and Queen of Comedy, Love: Boat or American Style & More!

Doris Day danced and pranced with her hat in the opening credit sequences of The Doris Day Show before Mary Tyler Moore tossed up her cap in the opening credit sequence on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a second familiar face is will be joining Craig T. Nelson on the new Coach comeback series this fall on NBC:  Bill Fagerbakke, who portrayed special teams coach Michael “Dauber” Dybinski on the original show (which ran on ABC from 1989 to 1997).

Steve Blauner, Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelsonin BBS Productions, which produced big-screen classics like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show, died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, CA.  He was 81 and suffered from a broken hip.  As Variety recently reported, in the ‘60s, Blauner was involved with Screen Gems classic TV comedies like Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Hazel and The Monkees.

Meanwhile, the Emmy-winning legendary producer Harry R. Sherman, best known for television’s Get Smart, passed away at age 87, on June 5.

Larry David is the funniest man on the planet, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the funniest woman on the planet.

The theme from Love, American Style or The Love Boat?  You pick.

Peace to lovers of all things classic.

Writer/producer Herbie J Pilato is the Founder of The Classic TV Preservation Society.  
He’s also the author of several critically-acclaimed, top-selling classic TV books.   Log on to his Author Page at

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