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I've been a huge fan of TAGS since the original episodes were broadcast for the first time, but recently many of the later color episodes have been available and I'm wondering if it's just me or are most of the later shows so corny and contrived as to be ridiculous ?  I try not to criticize anything unjustly, but it just seems that so many of them tried way too hard for the laughs that came so much more easily in the series heydays of the early 1960's.  It was nice when they were first re-run to see what all the locations looked like in color.  Aunt Bee's "apple pie" ordered home, the courthouse, the diner and Floyd's, but the new characters, Warren and Howard just weren't funny.  One thing I always loved about the B&W episodes was the music, always perfect for the storyline.  In the color episodes the dance music parodies were so awful! - I don't mean to be mean by any means !  Just wondering if anyone else feels the same.

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Didn't think about it at the time--but we may be married (see above)!  Only problems I see are that I'm way too old for you and I'm already married.  Maybe next time:):):)

I don't feel that way at all.  I love all the episodes.  Some of the funniest episodes of the series to me were in the color years.  Dinner at Eight, Suppose Andy Gets Sick, Wyatt Earp Rides Again, and so forth.  I know you meant nothing by it, but for a cite to be dedicated to the love of one of the greatest shows ever, it seems we too often find ourselves in a critical position of the shows final three seasons.  I would urge anyone to take another opportunity and watch the final three seasons again, episode by episode, and see if they don't grow on you a little....

Some of the color episodes are perhaps a bit corny. And there is definitely less of a down-home feel to the color episodes. Still, there are some great color episodes, like "Goober Makes History", "Mind Over Matter", "Dinner at Eight", and "Man's Best Friend". And there are some quirky episodes like "Wyatt Erp Rides Again", "The Gypsies", and "Howard's New Life". And the Barney episodes are all very good except the very last one, "Summit Meeting" (at least for me). 

So watch them as a different show. The theme is a bit more modern, the folksy music has been replaced, but the attention to detail and spectacular acting is still there. You might grow to like them, as a separate product. 

I like the color episodes. Of course, like the b&w ones, some are better than others. Warren never did much for me, but I thought Howard Sprague and his mother and other women problems was pretty funny. The ones with Goober as a main player were often good. I know there are some TV stations that play only the b&w episodes, but fortunately others will play the color ones also. 

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