Let’s sing along with ‘Daktari,’ shall we?
BY DAVID INMAN The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Q. What’s the name of the song that played at
the end of the December 17 episode of “How I
Met Your Mother?”
A. The song is “Let Your Heart Hold Fast” by
Q. As a youngster growing up in the 1960s I
remember a series about an animal sanctuary
based somewhere in Africa. Aside from the
main cast, there was a trained monkey and several
other tame animals were featured. Can you
help solve this mystery?
A. Let’s all sing the theme song from
“Daktari,” shall we?
They don’t write ’em like that anymore.
As we all know, “Daktari” means “doctor” in
Swahili, and “Daktari” ran on CBS from 1966-
69. Produced by Ivan Tors, who also gave us
“Flipper” and “Gentle Ben,” “Daktari” dealt
with the exploits of Dr. Marshall “Marsh”
Tracy (Marshall Thompson), who ran an animal
clinic in Africa .
Also along for the ride was Marsh’s daughter
Paula (Cheryl Miller) and sidekicks Mike (Hari
Rhodes) and Jack (Yale Summers). Providing
animal-based comic relief were Judy the
Chimp (She’s a funny one!) and Clarence the
Cross-Eyed Lion. During the show’s final season,
a young Erin Moran (later Joanie on
“Happy Days”) joined the cast as Jenny Jones,
Q. Has “The Good Wife” been canceled? Will
it be back?
A. Fret not – “The Good Wife” is scheduled to
return with new episodes at 8 p.m. (CDT) this
Sunday on CBS.
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