Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nostalgia Theater: Sonny Spoon Edition

Sonny Spoon was a short-lived detective show that ran on NBC for two half-seasons in 1988. Created by '80s detective show stalwart Stephen J. Cannell, it starred Mario Van Peebles as the title character, a street smart private eye who's also a master of disguise, and Mario's dad Melvin played Sonny's dad Mel. I can't really tell you much about it beyond that, as it just kind of came and went (there were only fifteen episodes produced), and in fact the only reason I know about it at all is because I happened to see an episode or two in Saudi Arabia when I was a lad. The only thing I really do remember about is the jaunty theme music composed by Mike Post, which has stayed with me far longer than the show itself has. Give it a listen below, and see if it gets stuck in your head too.

One Year Ago in Nostalgia Theater: The Disney Afternoon Dominates Weekdays

Two Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: He-Man and She-Ra Get Awkward

Three Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Mission: Impossible Edition

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