Yes, there was a show called Then Came Bronson.
Thanks KS. Wasn't it some guy riding around on his motorcycle for no reason? I vaguely remember some guy with a wool knit hat riding a honda around.
Then Came Bronson was on NBC in the late sixties and starred an actor named Michael Parks who was very briefly the "It Boy" of the moment. He was good-looking enough, but had a shuffling, mumbling "Method Actor" delivery which got real old, real fast. He sounded very much like the young Robert Blake.
The show was about a Brando-esque loner named "Bronson" (maybe it was his first name, maybe it was his last, who knew?) who zoomed around the country on his bike in a black leather jacket and knit hat and had a different adventure each week. It was supposed to be very hip and socially revelant in a late-sixties youth culture way. But underneath the brooding existentialism, he was really just a hippie Ann Landers, solving problems in each new town he hit and then moving on. He helped love-starved women discover their sensuality (which gave him an excuse to take his shirt off - always the high point of each episode); reconciled crusty old fathers and rebellious young kids; encouraged teenage misfits to believe in themselves; and rallied apathetic townsfolk to stand up against bigotry.
I think it's time for a big-screen version with Mark Whalberg.
Edited by Albanyguy, Jan 4, 2004 @ 2:04 PM.