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Welcome back for the penultimate anniversary post and four more Endart drawings based on and inspired by TV shows and casts.
"Charlie's Angels" was nothing short of a Television phenomenon, and a lot of that was due to the presence of Farrah Fawcett ("Jill" in the tv show).. Her beauty, that flowing mane of blonde hair....and, of course, there was that poster of her in the red bathing suit that probably sold a bajillion copies. The other "Angels" probably had mixed feelings about the whole thing. On the one hand, it was all good publicity for the show. At the same time, it meant that all the media attention was being focused on one person. Maybe Farrah started believing the media hype--or maybe someone was telling her to believe it. She made the decision to leave the show after the first year to focus on a movie career and other pursuits. Endart makes a pretty good guess in regard to how her co-stars probably felt about it in his drawing, "Jill Pays The Price".
Take a show about a man who is clearly a bigot, then throw in plot lines addressing such issues as race, politics, and even rape. It hardly sounds like a laugh riot, does it? Yet "All In The Family" managed to do it all and be a top-rated and highly regarded show year after year. Credit goes to the writing and the incredible cast, especially the work of Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker Let's not overlook Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, and Rob Reiner, though. This was the first television program that saw Emmy wins for all of it's main characters.
Wringing laughs from debates about serious issues was no easy task, and sometimes those debates could get quite heated. Archie wasn't used to having someone stand up to him, and it probably was a shock everytime his wife, Edith, or his daughter, Gloria, took up the opposite viewpoint. As we see in the Endart drawing, Gloria has maybe gone a bit too far on some subject, and Archie feels the need to remind her that she's still his "Little Goil".
Next, we go to the suburbs and the seemingly idyllic streets of Wisteria Lane. For eight seasons, "Desperate Housewives" gave us a look at all the usual problems or raising a family or maintaining a relationship in suburbia, as well as some of the more serious problems, like addiction, alcoholism, murder. In other words, just your average, everyday neighborhood and the four friends--Bree, Gabrielle, Lynette, and Susan--who happen to live there. There's nothing some good food, good wine, and a weekly poker game can't fix. And when it comes to one of the ladies fooling around behind her husband's back with the gardner? Well, Bree knows how to take care of that, too, in "Naughty Gabrielle".
In the last picture, there's nothing in the title--"She Is Shocked"--to suggest that the drawing is a take on a TV show. There's no background that can be used for identification. No flags, no badges, no pencils stuck in ceiling tiles. No posters proclaiming, "I want to believe". No one whistling to spooky music. Still, based on the likenesses, I do believe that we have FBI agent Fox Mulder applying his palm to the posterior of Dana Scully in a representation of "The X-Files". The truth is out there.....and in this case, the truth looks like it hurts.