Tom Jones

1998, TV Show

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 12/7/1997

Season 1, Episode 5
With all the characters having entered into a finely balanced web of misunderstandings, schemings and rompings, Tom is now faced with a sinful lowness of fortune. This final episode resolves all in a torrent of uncovered truths and happy endings.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 11/23/1997

Season 1, Episode 3
Sophia is hotly pursued by Tom on the road to London and both face perils along the way. They encounter a lecherous puppeteer, scheming Harriet Fitzpatrick and voracious Lady Bellaston before being reunited.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 11/16/1997

Season 1, Episode 2
Having left home, Tom Jones gets caught up in a Jacobite rebellion, while his love Sophia attempts to escape the threat of marriage to Mr Blifil. At the White Heart Inn a case of mistaken identity causes confusion.

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Season 1, Episode 1
Abandoned at birth, Tom Jones is adopted by kindly Squire Allworthy. He grows up and falls in love with Sophia Western, daughter of neighbor Squire Western. Unfortunately, she is already betrothed to Blifil and Tom is forced to leave home to seek his fortune in the outside world.

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We are going bonkers trying ...

Question: We are going bonkers trying to get to the bottom of this. When Eddie Murphy was on Saturday Night Live, he did a sketch called "Buckwheat Sings" in which he sang several songs as Buckwheat (i.e., virtually incomprehensible). We recognized most of the songs ("Three Times a Lady," "Bette Davis Eyes"), but there is one that we just can't figure out — "Oona Panoona Bonka." This has caused a major disagreement: My friend says that it is a song that Murphy made up, and I say that it is a real song from the '50s, but I just can't put my finger on it. Can you enlighten us? We have resorted to the Bet: The prize is a tasty adult beverage at our favorite watering hole. Please, wise Televisionary, quench my thirst for knowledge so that I may be rewarded with a tasty beverage.


Answer: All right, everybody. At the risk of turning poor Mike read more

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Premiered: April 05, 1998, on A&E
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Henry Fielding's ribald novel about the life and loves of a charming rogue and his climb in 18th-century British society. Jones, played by Max Beesley, a well-known British backup rock musician, has a penchant for mischief and engages in a procession of bawdy, brawling adventures.

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