History Series / Route66

22nd Oct '16 11:36:40 AM Mdumas43073
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''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock (Maharis) -- the latter replaced late in the third season with Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, Linc Case (Glenn Corbett) -- stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.

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''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock (Maharis) -- the latter replaced late in the third season Season 3 with Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute named Linc Case (Glenn Corbett) -- stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.
22nd Oct '16 11:35:05 AM Mdumas43073
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''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock (Maharis), and then Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Linc Case (Glenn Corbett), stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.

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''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock (Maharis), and then (Maharis) -- the latter replaced late in the third season with Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, Linc Case (Glenn Corbett), Corbett) -- stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.
22nd Oct '16 11:33:04 AM Mdumas43073
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''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock (Maharis), and then Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Lincoln Case (Glenn Corbett), stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.

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''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock (Maharis), and then Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Lincoln Linc Case (Glenn Corbett), stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Lincoln Case, who does the dark and brooding to Tod's golden-haired also brooding. He pretty much picks up right where Buz left off.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Lincoln "Linc" Case, who does the dark and brooding to Tod's golden-haired also brooding. He pretty much picks up right where Buz left off.
22nd Oct '16 11:31:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* SpecialGuest: The third season episode "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" is a HalloweenEpisode that features Creator/PeterLorre, [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 Lon Chaney Jr.]], and Creator/BorisKarloff as themselves.

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* SpecialGuest: The third season episode SpecialGuest:
** "Journey to Nineveh" (Season 3) features old-time slapstick movie comedians Creator/BusterKeaton and Joe E. Brown.
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"Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" (Season 3) is a HalloweenEpisode that features Creator/PeterLorre, [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 Lon Chaney Jr.]], and Creator/BorisKarloff as themselves.
22nd Oct '16 11:27:23 AM Mdumas43073
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A 196064 drama series on Creator/{{CBS}}, starring Martin Milner (later of ''Series/AdamTwelve'') and George Maharis, ''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock, and then Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Lincoln Case, stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.

The writing, much of it by series creator Sterling Silliphant (who later wrote the classic Oscar-winning film ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight''), can be clever, nuanced, and heartfelt. In fact, the series was essentially an {{Anthology}} with two recurring characters that allowed Silliphant to explore a vast number of topics as he felt like it. However, whether due to a changed social landscape, the dawn of the cynical age, or the fact that invariably any drama will have scenes that miss their mark, the series is also the victim of extensive {{Narm}}; it was made in a period that still falls thematically into the era exemplified by TheFifties (as opposed to TheSixties).

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A 196064 drama series on Creator/{{CBS}}, created by Herbert B. Leonard and Sterling Silliphant and starring Martin Milner (later of ''Series/AdamTwelve'') and George Maharis, Maharis.

''Route 66'' chronicles two heroic [[TheDrifter drifters]] WalkingTheEarth (or at least the continental United States) in a [[CoolCar Corvette convertible]]. Each week Tod Stiles (Milner) and Buz Murdock, Murdock (Maharis), and then Murdock's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Lincoln Case, Case (Glenn Corbett), stumble upon different AdventureTowns and take odd jobs to support themselves while committing random acts of kindness, chasing skirts, putting right what once went wrong, wearing skinny late-50s ties, etc.

The writing, much of it by series creator Sterling co-creator Silliphant (who later wrote the classic Oscar-winning film ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight''), can be clever, nuanced, and heartfelt. In fact, the series was essentially an {{Anthology}} with two recurring characters that allowed Silliphant to explore a vast number of topics as he felt like it. However, whether due to a changed social landscape, the dawn of the cynical age, or the fact that invariably any drama will have scenes that miss their mark, the series is also the victim of extensive {{Narm}}; it was made in a period that still falls thematically into the era exemplified by TheFifties (as opposed to TheSixties).
21st Oct '16 6:43:33 AM Mdumas43073
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** Also notable as being much LighterAndSofter than the typical episode of the show. There's a whole comedic B-plot around Buz acting as liason to a convention of beautiful secretaries at the hotel they're working at.
21st Oct '16 6:24:41 AM Mdumas43073
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** And in fact, the producers had originally wanted Andre Previn's "Like Young" to serve as the theme tune but couldn't get it, so Riddle (who had already been signed to compose the weekly scores - executive producer Herbert B. Leonard did not like the idea of a RecycledSoundtrack, so both this and his ''Naked City'' had original scores) was asked to write a piece in the same vein.

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** And And, in fact, the producers had originally wanted Andre Previn's "Like Young" to serve as the theme tune but couldn't get it, so Riddle (who had already been signed to compose the weekly scores - -- executive producer Herbert B. Leonard did not like the idea of a RecycledSoundtrack, so both this and his ''Naked City'' had original scores) was asked to write a piece in the same vein.
21st Oct '16 6:21:57 AM Mdumas43073
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21st Oct '16 6:19:42 AM Mdumas43073
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* HalloweenEpisode: "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" (Season 3) has Tod and Buz encountering Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/PeterLorre, and Lon Cheney Jr., who are worried that their brand of old-school horror is lost on a younger and more jaded generation.

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* HalloweenEpisode: "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" (Season 3) has Tod and Buz encountering Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/PeterLorre, and Lon Cheney Chaney Jr., who are worried concerned that their brand of old-school horror is lost on a younger and more jaded generation.
21st Oct '16 6:18:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* HalloweenEpisode: "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" (Season 3) has Tod and Buz encountering Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/PeterLorre, and Lon Cheney Jr., who are worried that their brand of old-school horror is lost on a younger and more jaded generation.
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