TV Guide #6:November 10-16, 1973
As you can see, it's "a very special week". So, it's time to adjust those rabbit ears, pour yourself a bowl of Frankenberry and plant yourself on the well-worn spot on the living room shag. Don't touch that dial!
They used to play British shows (like Department S) at odd hours in the 1970s. Also this afternoon: Mancini is on Lawrence Welk and Peter Brady is Bobby's personal manservant.
This is what I actually love about only having a few channels to choose from: if you're going to watch TV this Saturday night, chances are you're watching a Jazz festival. Chances are, hundreds of thousands of people were likely exposed to something new this evening; something they would never have chosen to watch had there been a big selection of channels like today.
Watching Dino in '73 with a martini in hand, reclined in your Barcalounger - that was truly living the dream.
I like Airport, but for my money there's nothing like Airport '75 with Chuck Heston (and Erik Estrada).
I find it a little odd that there's a big advertisement for a Lizzie Borden book in this week's TV Guide, don't you?
So many of these late night movies have been lost to the traces of time without even a DVD release. Thankfully, Frogs (at 10:40) is on Netflix Instant.
One of the foxiest babes of this era - Joey Heatherton could really add some heat to an otherwise boring special. A shame she had to hit rock bottom before the decade was over.
Mr. Rogers explains how to cope with guilty feelings. Meanwhile, James Brolin is trapped in a department store with attack dogs on the loose. Now that's entertainment.
Vic Tayback is on Cannon and Robert Reed is on Baffle. What more do you want out of life?
Both Bill Cosby and George Foreman are on Mike Douglas. I'm tempted, but I'll refrain from making a joke about how they were both great at knocking people out.
On Dinah Shore: Don Knotts talks about being the ideal lover. WTF?
Bowie makes his American television debut tonight.
Getting your fashion advice from your TV Guide: never a good idea.