#7 – “Bionic Woman”, Lindsay Wagner, Farrah Fawcett, and…Van Halen!

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Happy in retirement!

He's had better days.

He’s had better days.

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86+26 = Viagra?

Suzanne somehow manages to discuss Lance Armstrong, Phil Jackson, Hugh Hefner, and Loretta Young in the opening minutes this week, which makes Bob think she just might have the instincts of a real Hollywood Gossip Queen!

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The Bionic Woman Main Title

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Farrah Fawcett

She then turns her attention to Bob’s first real television writing assignment, and he recalls how Kenneth Johnson gave him a big break on Bionic Woman, resulting in one of the series’ most watched episodes, “In This Corner, Jaime Sommers”.
Then, obviously caught a bit off guard by his wife-interrogator, Bob flubs around trying to answer a direct question that pinned him to the wall: “Did you ever hit on Farrah Fawcett?”

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Van Halen rockin’ it

Doing all he can to sidestep Suzanne’s curiosity about his attraction to the hottest blonde on the planet, Bob recalls that working on the production staff of Bionic Woman gave him something of an inside track to selling a second script on the show, proving his theory that “the best way to break into the business is…any way you can.”  Bob then shares his strategy for selling the next script he did for the show “Jaime and The King”, and the chance meeting which led him and Suzanne to a raucous backstage night with David Lee Roth and Van Halen.

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Robert Loggia

As he recalls the professionalism of Lindsey Wagner in her starring role as Jaime Sommers and how Universal almost lost her over contract issues, Bob highlights some of the other high-caliber actors crossing his path repeatedly over the years and sings the praises of Robert Loggia.

As they wrap it up, Suzanne touches upon Bob’s “slow on the uptake” approach to getting an agent to get his career going, and the episode closes out with a unique (and youthful) commercial message.
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