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#27468 - 07/16/03 09:41 PM Bewitched reference  
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
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 09:53 PM Re: Bewitched reference  
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
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

[This message has been edited by LK (edited 07-16-2003).]

#27470 - 07/17/03 06:50 AM Re: Bewitched reference  
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
Cool stuff!

#27471 - 07/17/03 07:31 AM Re: Bewitched reference  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
If Darrin didn't have his "no twitching" rule, then Smanatha could just zap up a new circuit whenever they needed one! [Linked Image]

#27472 - 07/17/03 08:52 AM Re: Bewitched reference  
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
Funny thing,
When watching the show now, I look at Samantha MUCH differently than when I was kid. [Linked Image]

#27473 - 07/17/03 09:20 AM Re: Bewitched reference  
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
Paul: I wonder if "twitching" was code-compliant back then...? [Linked Image]

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

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... [Linked Image]


[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 07-17-2003).]

#27474 - 07/17/03 01:28 PM Re: Bewitched reference  
Big A  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 46
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 - 07/18/03 12:14 AM Re: Bewitched reference  
Scott35  Offline

Broom Pusher and
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,707
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!
[Linked Image]

No wonder Endora blinks 'Ol Derwood to the South Pole so much! [Linked Image]

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! [Linked Image]

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
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

#27476 - 07/18/03 08:12 AM Re: Bewitched reference  
PCBelarge  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
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 01:14 PM Re: Bewitched reference  
condenseddave  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 25
East Stroudsburg, PA USA
I'd like to have someone twitch my Hole Hawg to use itself, without me anywhere around... [Linked Image]

It's all about integrity.

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