The Ten Commandments of Classic TV

A Little “Retro-Spective”

I.] Thou shall be like Kwai Chang Caine of Kung Fu, and respect the creeds of all good religions and spiritual beliefs.

II.] Thou shall honor thy mother and father as gracefully as Theodore and Wally Cleaver, and honor thy children with as much loving-kindness as Uncle Bill showers upon Buffy, Jody, and Cissy.

III.] Thou shall liken thyself unto Samantha and Darrin, and respect one to the other’s differences and concentrate on what makes all of every nation and diversity the same (our common humanity).

IV.] Thou shall be like that girl Ann Marie and that boy Don Hollinger, and respect one to the other purely, based initially on sincere affection which later transforms into truly committed love (at which time noble physical pleasure replaces vacant lust).

V.] Thou shall honor thy physician as long as said physician resembles Dr. Welby, who honors the independent needs of the individual patient’s body, with patience, compassion, and understanding.

VI.] Thou shall respect and protect the laws of humanity, as valiantly as Perry Mason and Barnaby Jones.

VII.] Thou shall have as strong a work-ethic as Rob Petrie and Mary Richards.

VIII.] Thou shall understand the power of true inner strength, as does Steve Austin and Jaime Summers.

IX.] Thou shall be like the Waltons, and gather consistently at the dinner table with whomever thou namest as thy family, and appreciate every morsel of food that passes through thy lips.

[X.] Thou shall make one to the other laugh as much as Lucy.

Herbie J Pilato writes about pop-culture, stays positive, and hosts THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, a TV talk show on Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime UK.

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