Friday, June 11, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #49 - Answer

Congratulations to Patrick Tillett from 'Patrick Tillett - Extremely Overdue' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from 'Felicity'! I don't mean to offend you in any way Pat, but when you posted the answer, I had to do a double take when I saw your name.... 'Pat Tillett watched Felicity? I did not see that coming....' I think you may have been the only Vietnam Veteran to have watched 'Felicity'.... By the way people.... If you haven't check out Pat's blog, do it.... It's amazing! His amazing stories about the life he's lived, the amazing Vietnam posts, and the amazing photography are.... well, amazing. The man knows how to tell a story.... Ok, now, onto this week's theme....

'Felicity' was a powerhouse from the get-go.... Created by two of the brightest minds in Hollywood, J.J. Abram`s and Matt Reeves, and produced by two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, 'Felicity' ran for only four seasons, following Felicity throughout her college years....

Keri Russell plays Felicity Porter, a young high school graduate who decides to go against her parents' dreams of a fully paid Stanford Pre-Med education to follow a boy, Ben Covington (Scott Speedman), to the University of New York.

Felicity gets to New York and learns about herself, and develops relationships and friendships throughout her four years in college. Struggling in a love triangle with Ben and Noel (Scott Foley, originally playing Felicity's Resident Advisor).... Creating friendships with friends
Julie and Elena (played by Amy Jo Johnson and Tangi Miller).... P.S. For those of you who recognize the name Amy Jo Johnson, but just can't remember who she is, she's the original Pink Power Ranger!

During the series, you're introduced to Sean Blumberg (played by Greg Grunberg, who on a side note is a childhood friend of the great J.J. Abrams, and has been cast in many of Abrams' projects.... He was in Alias, Mission Impossible III, and he was the pilot who crashed the plane into the island on 'LOST'! All three are Abrams' works....), Ben's original roommate and the guy who comes up with all sorts of crazy new ideas (e.g. The Before and After Restaurant - Where they only serve appetizers and desserts)....

I could go on, but there were so many characters, and each character plays such a pivotal role in the show.... I've already put most of you to sleep.... I'm not even going to talk about Donald Faison and
Jennifer Garner being on the show.... Or even Tyra Banks' short run on the show....

Anyway.... On to what everybody knows about the show.... The controversy about what killed the ratings. The Haircut vs. The Network's Decision To Move The Show To A New Night.... The producers had the idea to snip Keri's lovely locks, to symbolize a fresh new start after a breakup with Ben.... After the 'haircut heard around the world', and the time change, the ratings decreased significantly and never fully recovered.


  1. First off, I'm amazed that I actually knew one of these things. I wouldn't go so far as to say that I was a "fan" of the show. In fact, the only thing I really remember is that I thought the theme song said "A new VIRGIN," instead of "A new VERSION," and thinking that was a little "out there" for american TV.

    Second, thanks so much for the kind words.

    I hope I can guess a few more of your theme songs...

  2. Stopping in to say hi from Friday-Follow. Thanks for flying with us.

    Looking for the Friday-Follow button.


  3. I always thought the haircut was a pretty horrible decision. Keri Russell just looks so much better with that long, curly hair.

  4. I never watched this show but I knew ALL about the haircut...

  5. I never watched the show either and had never heard of the haircut drama before, but I agree..they shouldn't have cut it!! Congrats Pat ;)

  6. Yep, Ally is super cool! I love her blog!

  7. Hey, I'm Ally! Anyway... Believe it or not Black-as, I wasn't a fan of this show and have no idea why not. I wanted to, but never got into it. It had my name written all over it. NYC, drama, child stars turned young adult actors, etc. I can't even blame it on my age, because here I am 37 loving crappy Hills, Kardashians and The City.

  8. Yes, the show was all about the hair: Felicity's fantastic curly mane, and His Blondness, Ben, with those funky waves. Scott was such a nice guy, but he never really had a chance with that inferior mousy hair!


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