Since I’m struggling to write about current affairs at the moment, I decided I am going to try to get back to doing something I used to do a lot more often: link to interesting articles.

I can’t think of a better way to start than this piece.

The Strange Disappearance of Ed, the Great Show That Time Forgot

Old school friends will remember how much I loved Ed. Every few years something will remind me of it and I’ll sniff around a little to see if there has been any resolution to the music rights issues which have prevented it from ending up on cable or a streaming service. Each time I’ll find an article like this one, which is from 2016, where the writer laments the loss of the show, explains why it disappeared, and then talks to people involved in the show who are hopeful there will eventually be a path to the fans of Stuckeyville being able to watch our old heroes again.

There’s a tiny part of me that hopes that NBC’s new streaming platform is the answer, but I mostly resigned to the reality that we will never see the show again. Which could be a blessing. I wonder, after 20 years, if the show could live up to the place it has carved out in my memory.