It’s time to jump back almost 17 years (already?) to the fall of 1997 — when CBS decided to go up against ABC’s TGIF and invite everyone to its own Block Party. Oof. One of these shows was Meego..take it away, CBS:
Bronson Pinchot returns to series television as Meego from planet Marmazon 4.0, an alien wise beyond his 9,000 years, whose spaceship crashes onto Earth. Meego is discovered by three children: Alex, Maggie and Trip Parker, who could use a little TLC and pass him off to their single dad, Dr. Edward Parker, as the perfect caretaker. Originally intending to stay only until his spaceship can be repaired, Meego has a change of heart and decides to move in after he becomes emotionally attached to the kids, particularly to young Alex, and realizes that he has an out-of-this-world knack for child-rearing on Earth.
The show was produced by the same team that worked on Perfect Strangers, gotta work right? There were 13 episodes, but the network put the kibosh on it after 6. Boo. The remaining epis aired overseas. Thankfully, some people let their VCR roll during the CBS Block Party. Here are the first 2 epis of Meego!
Pilot — aired 9/19/97. Meego is made temporary babysitter for the Parker kids after his spaceship crashes in their backyard and he waits for repairs to be completed, but quickly finds himself growing attached to the youngsters and questioning his return home.
“Love and Money” — aired 9/26/97. Meego gets his first paycheck, but still has a lot to learn about money; Maggie interrupts her studies to watch Trip and his friend play street hockey. Family Matters star Jaleel White has an uncredited cameo in his Steve Urkel character.
We’re going to start doing some throwbacks on Thursdays — why not, right? Let’s kick it off with BP’s first visit to Seattle. Northwest Afternoon was a local talk show on Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO TV. This was about July 1990 because Dick Foley mentions the Goodwill Games (‘memba those?) which were played there that year. Anyway, there’s a kilt, some late ’80s graphics, and fun hair. Also, people still dress like this in the PNW. Enjoy!
As always, big thanks to Linda Kay and her extensive archives! Check out her YouTube channel and for all things Perfect Strangers visit her website P.S. I Love You!
This happened a while ago and was widely commented on our Facebook page, but it’s too much fun not to share with all of you who might not have seen it yet!
Bronson and Butch Patrick (who played Eddie Munster on the Munsters) appeared at the Fox 43 News program to promote the American Music and Pop Culture Expo in Hershey and, well, you must see it for yourself. Enjoy!
The BP Project Sneak Peek will air tonight at 11pm ET on the DIY Network and to get you in the mood for the show, we have two other videos generously shared with us as always by our “fairy godmother” Linda Kay from P.S. I Love You!
The first is another promo video for the show and the second is a special segment of the “DIY Nation” program where Bronson talks a little about the show and we get to see a bit more of it. Check out both videos below!
A brand new promo video for the Bronson Pinchot Project has just been released! It has a lot more info about the show, as well as the definite date for the premiere which will be on Feb 11th.
Check it out and don’t miss the sneak peek next Saturday, Jan 21st at 11pm ET on DIY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEw3hxZAlao&feature=colike
We are 10 days away from the premiere of The Bronson Pinchot Project and a small commercial promoting the show has already started to air on the DIY Network! Our friend Linda Kay from P.S. I Love You contributed the video for all to have a little look at what’s coming!