Sunday, November 13, 2005

What's Happening !!: The Doobie Brothers Episodes

"Feeling good" after that Doobies concert...

The Doobie Brothers episode of What's Happening!! is classic TV. To recap, Raj got an assignment from the much heralded Jefferson High Gazette to do an article on the Doobie Brothers. The Doobs were performing in the area. Fantastic. The guys get a chance to meet the Doobies. The Doobies all look high. Turns out what they hate the most is bootleggers. Rerun's had all of that covered. Earlier Rerun met Al Dunbar and his partner Brother Bruno. Al even gave Rerun some state of the art equipment for the task.

I read somewhere this pic was taken on a plane. That's probably true but they still look toasted.

You know the suspense on this show was great. Everytime I watch this I forget that Rerun is indeed breaking the law. I'm reminded however during the end of "Takin' It To the Streets" when that big, bulky cassette recorder falls out his trench coat. Every one notices, Raj, Dee, Dwayne, the crowd and the Doobies. We were all ashamed. It looked like Rerun was totally wearing Jox tennis shoes too.

The Doobies and the guys arranged a sting operation at Rob's Place. We all saw Al and his cohort Brother Bruno slither in. Al didn't want any chit-chat from the gang, he wanted that "Doobies Live" cassette and no gabbing. When the deal was going down, Rob's Place became surrounded by Doobies, oh yeah, a cop showed up too. After all of that Al Dunbar is still serving time for his piracy fiascos.

Question of the Day: Why were Raj and Rerun singing, "Fly Me To The Moon?"

An actual tape deck from Al Dunbar's collection...
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