Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good Neighbors Marathon

Well what do you know. Imagine a T.V. Series that follows the misadventures of a couple who leave's the rat race behind, decides to "homestead" on their land in Surbington, a Suburb of London, and in the meantime drive their Uppercrust Neighbor, Margo Ledbetter, absolutely nuts?
Sound like some homesteading bloggers we all know?
One of the funniest (IMO) T.V. shows ever, Introduced audiences to some of the best actors Britain ever produced (Penelope Keith, Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal and Paul Eddington) as the Goods and their high class neighbors the Ledbetters.
People living in the United Kingdom know this program as The Good Life. This was how it was released and is the original title of the show. However, when it was released in the United States, the title was changed to Good Neighbors. Why the change then? There was an American sitcom called The Good Life starring Larry Hagman and Donna Mills. It ran from September 1971 to January 1972 on NBC. While it was not running when the British version came to The United States, the name was changed so as not to be confused with this earlier American show.
Anyway if you are lucky enough to live in the KBTC broadcast area, or have Netflix -get the Good Neighbors, you may thank me later.
Great news for Puget Sound residents- KBTC PBS channel 28 (Channel 3 or Channel 12 on comcast cable) Is showing a Marathon of "The Good Neighbor" on Christmas day! from 8:30pm to midnight 5 episodes of this grand import from the BBC.

A snippet from one of the Good Neighbors Christmas Show and their home made "Crackers"

2 comments:

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I always enjoy BBC comedies, though I've never seen Good Neighbors aired here in my area. I'll have to find the dvd.

P.S. From the link you posted, I see your cable also has Red Green, one of my favorites when I was in northern VT!

Condo Blues said...

I love BBC comedies! The reason we have digital cable is so we can see BBC America.

I haven't seen Good Neigbhbors but I'll be on the lookout for it.