Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Madison Brown -- Great TV Action Character (Could Be)
Scowl-Face continues the Library's centennial celebratory blog by talking about what went down from 1916 through 1937 at MPL. Well, he is just cherry-picking highlights, not blabbering about every little detail, like he usually does. Boy, are you lucky. We have to listen to him non-stop.
Key to the Library's historical tale is the partnership between residents of Brown and Madison Townships, in Morgan County, Indiana, between 1920-1928 in their support of my Library. That kind of cooperation would make a good TV drama. "Madison and Brown -- They're cops!" Or how about an action character? "Madison Brown -- By day, mild-mannered librarian; by night, she's Persephone, who strikes fear into the hearts of evil-doing dudes everywhere." Wait, that's too much like Batgirl. Okay, how about Madison Brown, that quirky, lovable everygal who is trying to make it on her own in the big city. No, that's the Mary Tyler Moore Show and That Girl! all mixed together. Maybe "Madison Brown" could be an ex-jewel thief who helps the authorities catch crooks . . . Well, it's not To Catch a Thief or It Takes a Thief. No Cary Grant or Robert Wagner. Well, maybe it is, for girls. Perhaps "Madison, Brown & Associates: They're CPAs who see dead people." Ghost Whisperer recycled. Can't anything original appear on television anymore?
I suppose I'll have to stick with historical reality, which is hardly any fun to blog about. But it is interesting, informative, and educational. I get three cans of tuna-in-oil whenever I say such things about Scowl-Face's blog. Sweet deal, I'm telling you.
Maybe Scowl-Face Should Give Green Stamps to Encourage More Readers to Follow His Blog,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library History News Beat
P.S. I've deliberately not hyperlinked several old pop culture references, some that go as far back as the 1960s. (Okay, Persephone is ancient Greek mythology, but the rest is American television pop culture.) Why no links this time? You should hone your Googling skills. Of course, my senior people readers will remember all that stuff. They rotted their brains on television.
P.P.S. Anybody remember Cagney & Lacey, the TV police drama (1981-1988) that featured two hard-nosed female police officers? That was ground-breaking for prime time network television 30 years ago. Here's the series intro from its first season.