This video is part of an ongoing project to build a retrospective TV archive made for the LL community on my Retro TV channel at
Aired from 1967 to 1968, 1 season 26 episodes. A pretty obscure title this time.
This show falls within what is termed a "high concept" show. The main theme of which is a
"what if?" scenario. In the case of this show, what if a 33 year old guy has a son, is buried by an avalanche in Alaska and is unfrozen 67 years later. His son is now 67 years older and his grandson is now his age.
Sounds silly I know but some of the most famous TV shows and movies are categorized as high concept. For instance "What if witches lived in modern day America?" you get Bewitched. Or "What if we could clone dinosaurs?", just as two examples.
Much of the humor in this show revolves around the fact that Luke is somewhat astounded by the advancement of modern technology and the fact that he's now younger than his son. The show didn't develop much beyond those types of jokes before it was cancelled.
The final Esso commercial stars the late Michael Vale who later played
Fred the baker in the famous "Time to make the donuts" Dunkin Donuts
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