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#27468 - 07/16/03 06:41 PM Bewitched reference
Redsy Offline
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Thanks to CATV networks, I was watching a re-run of Bewitched (1966).
They mentioned that an electrician would charge $7.50 / hr.
Fairly steep for that era?
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#27469 - 07/16/03 06:53 PM Re: Bewitched reference
LK Offline
Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
Have a billing from 1965
Service call $12.00 Trip charge
Hourly Rate $12.00 Electrician
Hourly Rate $8.00 Electrician Helper
Area Central New Jersey

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#27470 - 07/17/03 03:50 AM Re: Bewitched reference
Redsy Offline
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Cool stuff!
#27471 - 07/17/03 04:31 AM Re: Bewitched reference
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
If Darrin didn't have his "no twitching" rule, then Smanatha could just zap up a new circuit whenever they needed one!
#27472 - 07/17/03 05:52 AM Re: Bewitched reference
Redsy Offline
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Funny thing,
When watching the show now, I look at Samantha MUCH differently than when I was kid.
#27473 - 07/17/03 06:20 AM Re: Bewitched reference
mamills Offline
Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Paul: I wonder if "twitching" was code-compliant back then...?

I'll bet Sam's mother could conjure up one heck of an installation...

Hey Redsy; My favorite is "The Munsters". You've gotta love all that electrical gear of grandpa's downstairs in the dungeon, as well as all that neat K&T wiring throughout the house...


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#27474 - 07/17/03 10:28 AM Re: Bewitched reference
Big A Offline
Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Lynchburg, VA
Hey All,

Can you imagine how much money Darrin could have made as an EC. Just bid the job and have Samantha zap it done. But the one I could never figure out was Major Nelson from I Dream of Jeanie. Why didn't he ever marry her? Well I guess he did at the end but what took him so long? If I had a woman like them I'd let them blink and zap to there heart's content. Just don't make them mad!
#27475 - 07/17/03 09:14 PM Re: Bewitched reference
Scott35 Offline

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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA
If my Wife could blink / twitch nose, and things are fixed / new / improved / less annoying / or in anyway better than before, the last thing I would do is complain about it... heck I would encourage it!

No wonder Endora blinks 'Ol Derwood to the South Pole so much!

Now, in Major Nelson's case, I think he suffers from irrational thinking, due to Alien abductions while he was preparing for the Moon landing (while he was in orbit).

Once again, if you want to blink something and make it better, go right ahead!

If it's non-compliant to any codes, blink a correction notice!

I like when they have the broom, vacuum sweeper, duster and several other housekeeping tools all running tasks themselves! Great example of multitasking with high productivity while sitting on couch reading magazine!

OK, that's about enough of this.

Thanks for the laughs, everyone!

Scott " 35 " Thompson
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#27476 - 07/18/03 05:12 AM Re: Bewitched reference
PCBelarge Offline
Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
A lot of customers we have today must have watched those shows. They think we can just 'blink' our way through a job. "Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes"!

Pierre Belarge
#27477 - 07/18/03 10:14 AM Re: Bewitched reference
condenseddave Offline
Registered: 03/30/02
Posts: 25
Loc: East Stroudsburg, PA USA
I'd like to have someone twitch my Hole Hawg to use itself, without me anywhere around...
It's all about integrity.
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