Oh man - thanks for the memories!!!
First off - that theme song is likely to be in my head ALL DAY now!
Confession - we played this in Senior Band at High School for three years running - they may STILL be playing it, for all I know!! Well, we all loved Frank Furillo, but I LOVED Betty Thomas - Lucy something... I thought she was realistic and a really underrated actress - not sure what I'd think if I watched it again now... I do know she became a pretty fine director.
hah - makes me want to watch it!