Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
A family portrait of Arnie with Agnes, Terry, Roger and Chester.
Barkley (Henry Corden) was the patriarch of the family. Like other
stereotypical sitcom fathers, he was blustery, opinionated, had a deep unwillingness to keep
up with the times and constantly cooked up hairbrained schemes, but he deeply
cared about his family and only wanted what was best for them—regardless if
they wanted it or not. Not only was Arnie a bus driver like The Honeymooners’
Ralph Kramden, but that connection was further deepened by Corden eventually
taking over the lead role in The
Flintstones franchise, also inspired by the sitcom, and
providing dubs for star Jackie
Gleason in TV edits of Smokey and the Bandit.
His wife, Agnes (Joan Gerber), did what she could to maintain the house and the
family peace. They had three children: teenagers Roger (Steve Lewis) and Terry
(Julie McWhirter), and young Chester (Gene Andrusco).
Arnie tends house while Agnes goes off to work in a battle of the sexes moment.