Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Forgotten TV: MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT



This was a delightful TV show that only graced our screens for one year. Based on the humor, sketches and quirky mind of James Thurber, William Windom played a writer (Monroe) working for a NEW YORKER like magazine. Much of the humor was actually from the work of Thurber and used animation and such to get it across. Monroe had a wife (Joan Hotchkis) and a daughter (Lisa Gerretsen). A real favorite for me in its one year.

13 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I really liked this show. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Too intelligent for television, even then.


Jeff M.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, my goodness, I remember this show! Hadn't thought of it for decades!

Dana King said...

I remember this show well. One of television's great failures, not renewing it.

Jerry House said...

Loved that show.

Todd Mason said...

You're welcome, folks.

John said...

Our family watched this show religiously back in the 70s. We all loved it. I remember Lisa Gerritsen later became Phyllis Lindstrom's (Cloris Leachman)daughter in select episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and eventually the spin-off "Phyllis."

MWAWTI was fantastic. It made me a Thurber fan for life. Later in my college years I adapted several Thurber stories for a radio show called SPOKEN ART in Allentown, PA. His stories practically clamor to be dramatized.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

I used to love this Patti even though it was dubbed into Italian back home - a nice companion piece with the Jack Lemmon and Barbara harris comedy, "The War Between Men and Women"

K. A. Laity said...

I used to *love* that show!

michael said...

It won the Emmy that season for best comedy series.

Erik Donald France said...

Oh yeah! Love it~ William Windom came to Duke and gave a performance like this, must have been in the 1980s.

Ron Scheer said...

Thurber I love; his story "The Night the Bed Fell" gets read often at Christmas here. Never watched this show and have no idea why not. Must have been in some other demographic.

Yvette said...

Oh, I do remember this show, Patti. I loved it. Thanks for reminding me. :)