Picks and Pans Review: The Secret Life of Kathy Mccormick
NBC (Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. ET)
A twink-fest: Barbara Eden plays the supermarket clerk everybody loves; she not only knows how to add but also knows her customers by name and saves them money (this sure is fiction). She cooks and cleans for her widowed, miserable father and baby-sits for her bratty sister’s kid. She’s a saint. So a customer gives her an invitation to a snooty ladies’ benefit lunch where Barbara innocently says she works in “the market.” The rich ladies presume she’s a stock-market yup, and Barbara plays along until this case of mistaken income goes too far and she whines, “That’s what I get for going where I don’t belong.” Who says this is not a class-conscious society? Eventually the rich ladies learn that Barbara is poor and treat her like dandruff. And that’s when Barbara gets mad and gets to yell at them in a scene right out of her classic Harper Valley P.T.A. Who says this is a classy network?