I remember the original show, but never saw it.
Looked boring. I don't think the original was intended to be humorous,
but now that I think of it, most shows of that era that didn't intend to be, look very humorous now.
I was watching some 70's gangster flick recently, and the tough guy had a John Travolta Saturday Night Fever suit on, hair on his chest and a huge gold medallion. How do you NOT crack up at the stuff!