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|The Mickey Rooney Show Hey Mulligan|
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 5/11/2014...
What can be said about Mickey Rooney? He was a show business superstar since he could barely walk and over the years I loved him as Andy Hardy and up to the amazing performance he did in Bill! This series is early TV for sure but gives us an interesting glimpse into history of the boob tube we all still love! We will miss you Mickey!
Mickey Still Playing a Teenager
Only-A-Child | 02/26/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
The 39 black and white half-hour episodes of "The Mickey Rooney Show" were originally broadcast from 1954-55 on NBC. The series was subtitled "Hey Mulligan", a reference to Rooney's character Mickey Mulligan.
This was Rooney's first and probably least known TV series and amazingly the perpetual child star (who was in his mid-30's) is still playing a teenager. Young Mulligan is a page working for a fictional television network and has acting aspirations; generally a reprise of his eager and fast-talking Andy Hardy character.
In 1954-55 much of America had yet to purchase their first television set and even relatively experienced viewers knew little about the inner working of the networks. So the segments of Mulligan at his day job would have had a certain novelty. Segments in which Mulligan attended acting classes in the evening (with Alan Mowbray as his teacher) and segments at home with his parents (played by Claire Carleton and Regis Toomey) supplemented the network page scenes.
The writing (Blake Edwards was chief writer) is not bad by early television standards but the show itself is more interesting as a curiosity than for the entertainment value of its content. Amazingly, it has been released on DVD.
Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child."
GREAT, CUTE TV SHOW WITH LEGEND MICKEY ROONEY
THIERRY | CALIFORNIA | 10/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is such a cute show. I'm so happy to own all the episodes on DVD now. Thanks Timeless Media. This company rocks too by the way.
Mickey Rooney is hilarious in these great shows as he is in everything.
If you love Mickey Rooney and great 50's comedy, you will love this little show.
Sadly, it was short lived. It should have lasted longer. Mickey Rooney is charming and as lovable as Andy Hardy.
Please buy this set. The cost is great and it's WELL WORTH the money!
The mickey rooney show hey mulligan
Danette Rohen | Grand Rapids, MI USA | 02/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mickey Rooney fans will love his TV series. Very funny!!This 1954/55 series gives you 3 discs with 10 episodes on each disc plus a bonus extra on each disc. one extra being a Mickey Rooney interview. I never seen his TV series before and decided to buy it just because I really like his movies. I loved it! My husband and kids really like it too, they really never knew Mickey Rooney until now. This was fun to watch with the family We laugh so hard we cried, He is really such a great talent the younger generation can enjoy him too. This is a very good buy for the young and old."