Question: Back in the late '60s there was a show that started with the following opening: "It's about time, it's about space...." Can you please tell me what show those lines came from? Thank you.
Televisionary: You're thinking of It's About Time, a sitcom produced by Sherwood Schwartz (Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch). It focused on two astronauts, Hector Canfield (Jack Mullaney) and Mac MacKenzie (Frank Aletter) whose capsule traveled through time and landed them in the Stone Age. The theme song for the show, which debuted on CBS in September 1966 and left the airwaves the following August, began with the lines "It's about time, it's about space."
It's About Time also featured a family of cave people, played by Joe E. Ross (Car 54, Where Are You?), Imogene Coca (Your Show of Shows), Mary Grace and Pat Cardi, who lived nearby. About halfway through its run, the series's two flyboys made it back to our time, bringing the cave family with them. The laughs then shifted to the predicaments of the prehistoric folks trying to get used to life in the modern age.