|Dear Mr. Scannell,
If you think back to the very first SNICK line-up, you'll remember a unique
show called Roundhouse. It was a lively show with unbelievable dancing,
fantastic singing, and humorous little skits. The show had a catchy theme
song, a very talented cast, and received wonderful reviews.
Roundhouse was a nice, wholesome show which people of all ages enjoyed
watching. It was something that the whole family could watch together,
and everyone laughed. At the same time, it promoted positive values such
as staying in school, going for your dreams, individuality, and accepting
your family. After fifty-two episodes and four seasons, Roundhouse
ended in 1994.
When Roundhouse was canceled, fans were disappointed and fought
back with letters and petitions showing how much they loved the show. Unfortunately,
it wasn't enough and Roundhouse remained off television. BET bought
the rights a few years later, but, to the best of my knowledge, Roundhouse
was never aired on their station.
I've been a fan of Roundhouse since it first aired in 1992. Last
year when I found websites for it on the internet, I knew I had to see
it again. My cousin Meredith found that she had some episodes on tape.
After watching them and laughing 'til our sides hurt, I knew why I had
loved the show so much.
In the fall, I decided to start a petition to get Roundhouse back
on the air. Meredith had the idea to post it on-line to get more people
involved. Her idea worked and there were a lot of people interested in
Through means of the petition, we had the privilege of talking to people
who knew the cast, such as Michelle Brooks and Adrienne (Adge) Doucette.
We even talked to Marty Walsh, the guitarist for Roundhouse.
Marty isn't the only person from Roundhouse who knows about the
petition. In March, when our friend Adge met David Sidoni, she mentioned
the petition to him, and he couldn't believe it. Later in March, I went
to a Crystal Lewis concert. After the concert, when Crystal was signing
autographs, my friends and I took the opportunity to tell her about the
petition. She thought it was cool and gladly signed.
As of now, we have a total of 679 signatures. I hope this demonstrates
how much Roundhouse is loved. All the cast members were,
and still are, extremely talented. Roundhouse was a show like no
other and I hope you'll seriously consider showing reruns of it.