I have to say that I don’t usually read this type of book. Someone recommended “The Knight in Rusty Armor,” and I was skeptical because of the book’s premise. It follows a knight that doesn’t take his armor and always wants to prove to other people that he’s the best knight. He’s always slaying dragons and saving helpless ladies in towers, but his family is left behind with all this work.
I have to be honest, and Robert Fisher was a complete unknown to me. I was pleasantly surprised by the writing and the overall story.
One of the most prolific of sitcom writers, Fisher began in television the 1950s by pairing up with a veteran radio writer twenty-five years his senior named Alan Lipscott. Lipscott and Fisher wrote the first episode of the CBS-TV sitcom series Make Room For Daddy (starring Danny Thomas) in 1953, and went on to craft teleplays for The Donna Reed Show, Bachelor Father (which starred John Forsythe), Bronco, How to Marry a Millionaire, and others. Following Lipscott’s death in 1961, Fisher then began writing with Arthur Marx, and that partnership (which lasted for over twenty-five years) produced episodes of McHale’s Navy, My Three Sons, The Mothers-in-Law, the short lived ABC-TV series The Paul Lynde Show, and NBC-TV’s Life With Lucy in 1986. He and Marx were also story editors and frequent writers on CBS-TV’s Alice from 1977-1981.
Unfortunately, he’s passed away, but his fantastic body of work stay for us to enjoy.
Why did I like it?
It’s an allegory of our ordinary times. People have hard armors that they keep on to protect themselves from pain and suffering, but they forget that they need to take the armor out to feel something from those who love them. Also, people don’t need to prove that they are “the best knight” and take things a little bit slower. Putting everything on top of appearances makes you unhappy like the knight and even can let to complex paths like separation and heartbreaks.
Where you can find it
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I have no affiliation with this brand or person (people), and the views here are my own. I didn’t have any bad experiences, but if you do, please know that this is a recommendation, and you’re always free to make decisions by yourself before buying something.