Thursday, November 14, 2013

Do You Remember Dawber?: A PWE from Mark's E-Femme-era

I got a PWE from Mark of Mark's Ephemera loaded with 70's kitsch.

I have never seen the Sgt. Pepper's tribute movie that was done in the late 70's, despite the all-star cast and the fact that my father-in-law has the soundtrack on vinyl (yikes, BTW).  It seems really stupid which is a sign that it probably spawned some amazing cardboard.  Case in point: the card shown above.  That thing is a masterpiece.

Our cart technology is light years ahead of yours....

Mark also sent me these great cards from Space: 1999.  I'm crazy about campy sci-fi, especially that of the 70's.  Great logo.

Sadly I never watched the show.  I grew up watching a lot of Nick at Nite, so I’m more heavily versed in shows like Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, My Three Sons, The Patty Duke Show, Get Smart, Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp, and The Many Loves of Doby Gillis.  Of all the shows that have been on Nick at Nite through the years, you might think that the pre-teen boy I once was preferred Petticoat Junction.  Not so - I was more of a Get Smart fan, though Doby Gillis was definitely ahead of its time. 

Eventually I did grow up and figured out what the big deal was with Petticoat Junction; but that was lust, not love.  The PCJ sisters were who you wanted to spend a weekend with, but they were not for settlin’ down.

For that you needed Mork & Mindy.

This is the show that made Robin Williams a household name; but to me, the star of the show was Mindy played by the lovely Pam “Hot Diggity” Dawber.

I spotted El Dawberino in a recent post on Mark’s Ephemera, and Mark himself generously offered to PWE her to me.

The Dawbster clearly had a great sense of humor and endless patience for her coke-addled co-star who was constantly jumping around the set like a baboon on, well, coke.  She was also a cutie-pie.

Is it just me or is that tooth-to-gum ratio irresistible?

Pam later appeared as Helen Knable in the 1992 film Stay Tuned along with fellow 70’s TV staple and all-around great guy John Ritter.  The film also featured America’s favorite pederast Jeffrey Jones (aka Principal Rooney from Ferris Bueller).

I did not pull this image from the Internet.  This is a scan of my personal copy.

Dawbalicious is currently married to Mark Harmon from NCIS.  Pam is the ex-sister-in-law of rocker Ricky Nelson and fabled auto executive John DeLorean (yeah, the time machine guy).

Thanks a lot, Mark!  I'll find something good to send back your way.  In the mean time, I'm off to find Pam Dawber's autograph on eBay.  (note: found it - 6 bucks!)


  1. Ah yes, Pam of my first TV crushes (along with Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeannie).

  2. I hope that you will gently love them. Keep them safe.

    Q: How do you know if a DeLorean has been down the road?
    A: The white line is missing.

    Thanks folks. I'll be here all week. Remember to tip your waitress.