Social Security’s Patty Duke Reunion

Revisiting in honor of Patty Duke, RIP.

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I was too young to remember The Patty Duke Show‘s initial run, but I loved seeing it in reruns. Not only is Patty Duke a truly enjoyable actress, I also love identical twin movies and shows. That’s part of why I adore the original version The Parent Trap. So I was absolutely delighted when I stumbled across this true reunion of The Patty Duke Show most of the cast returns in this Social Security commercial. It includes an update of the opening. OK so there’s no plot and it lasts a minute and although it’s not terribly clear, I think that’s Patty’s real life husband taking the place of the high school boyfriend on the show, but it’s great to see them all again and it’s wonderful to see the cast again.

If you’re unfamiliar with the original, here is the opening,  in which acting legend Patty Duke…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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