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27 July 2019

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme.

Saturday 9: Come and Knock on Our Door (1976)

 Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song was the theme to Three's Company, a sitcom that ran for eight seasons. Were you a fan?

I wasn't a fan exactly, though I watched it from time to time.

2) The Three's Company theme was composed by Joe Raposo, who also wrote the theme to Sesame Street. Can you recall any of the lyrics to the Sesame Street song?

Just the first verse.

Sunny Day
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get?
How to get to Sesame Street

3) The lyrics to this song invite you to "come and knock on our door." What's the last door you knocked on (or the most recent doorbell your rang)?

I knocked on the door of the house where my mother lives.  About a week ago.

4) Three's Company was about three roommates who live together platonically, sharing a two bedroom apartment. Tell us about a roommate who shared your living quarters.

Oh my word, how much time do you have??  Over a 10 year period we hosted some 70 foreigners from 14 different countries.  And then,  of course, there were the five children who lived here.  One of our guests was Maria, from Mexico, who lived here for a year (in our living room).  She learned English, got a job (she had dual citizenship) and ultimately graduated from high school, went to college, got an advanced degree, married, and now owns a restaurant in the Sacramento area.  Then there was Vince, from Malaysia, who lived here for three years, later got his citizenship, married, has twins who are going to college now.  And my Brasilian daughter, Sonia, who ultimately married a man she met in Davis (I was her matron of honor).  Her husband is a vintner and they live in Napa with their two grown kids.

5) Each of the roommates has a profession: Jack is a cook, Chrissy is a secretary (aka administrative assistant) and Janet is a florist. When did you last buy flowers?

I used to buy flowers regularly for my mother but now that she doesn't even notice, I don't spend the money any more.  (Do you really think readers of this wouldn't know that "secretary" is also "administrative assistant"?)

6) They often meet their neighbor, Larry, at a nearby bar called The Regal Beagle. What's the name of the establishment where you most recently enjoyed an adult beverage?

Good lord.  I don't have a clue.  It's been a very long time.

7) Their meddling landlord was Mr. Roper. He was cheap, nosy, and very talented at fixing things around the building. How much are you like Mr. Roper? Are you frugal? Nosy? A handy do-it-yourselfer?

Probably more nosy than the other two.

8) Three's Company was controversial again, more than 15 years after it ceased production. In March 2001, Nick at Nite re-edited an episode after a viewer called, alerting the network that a bit too much of John Ritter was visible in his blue boxer shorts. Have you ever called, emailed or written to, a TV station to complain?

A year or so ago, our Comcast decided we could no longer get the San Francisco PBS station, which MANY of us protested, alas to no avail.  Sacramento has a PBS station, but our favorite programs were local to San Francisco and we can't get those any more.  Our protests were not effective.  :(

9) Random question -- Is the screen on your cellphone cracked?

No, but it's terribly dirty, and all the dust bits seem to be under the glass, because cleaning it does no good.  There is also a very annoying small coffee stain under the glass. 



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