Friday, May 24, 2024

Carl Reiner Hopes “Some Wise, Rich Entrepreneur” Will Colorize the Remaining 156 Episodes of “Dick van Dyke” Show


Guess what shows won their time periods on Friday night on CBS?

From 8 to 9pm it was “I Love Lucy.” From 9 to 10 pm it was “The Dick van Dyke Show.” In fact, “Kucy” was the highest rated show of the night on broadcast TV with 5.86 million viewers.

Yes, it’s 2018, not 1965 or 1956. CBS showed two colorized episodes of each classic comedy. They’ve done it before.

We remember these shows in black and white. They were filmed in black and white. But the people who made them were in color. You get that, right? The cast, crew etc were themselves IN COLOR. The film was black and white.

Personally, I’m not for the colorization. But “Dick van Dyke” creator Carl Reiner, who’s 95, loves it. He said so on Twitter.

Reiner Tweeted: “Just chatted with Dick Van Dyke about how, last night, we, and a majority of viewers, enjoyed seeing our old show in living color, Our hope is that some wise rich, entrepreneur also colorizes the 156 other episodes.”

No, no, no Carl. Rob and Laura, Sally and Buddy, Alan Brady– leave them in glorious B&W please! Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel, too!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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