Not so long ago, we had Kojak featured on a 1975 Electric Company magazine, now he's back a couple years later on TV Guide. Let's face it - we can never get enough Telly. Who loves ya baby?
Saturday morning features Fat Albert preachin' about TV addiction. There's Jabberjaw, Superfriends, Dr. Hook on Bandstand, Monster Squad... and, if you're reall up for some thrills - Homer Formby will teach you the arcane arts of furniture care.
"Pinky roars to the rescue with the most spectacular motorcycle stunt this side of Evel Knievel"
Alas, Blanksy's Beauties was one Happy Days spin-off that never quite caught on.
Cast your vote, folks. Favorite female performer in new television show? Is it Farrah, Nancy Walker or Linda Lavin?
I guarantee I was sitting in front of a TV set tonight: ZOOM, Starsky & Hutch, and The People's Choice Awards hosted by Dick Van Dyke.
One of my favorite Star Treks (the one with the infamous phallic cave rock) is on tonight. What kid didn't love Jacques back in the day? Toland discusses his book on Hitler - I actually read this back in 1988. Then, Shatner is back again on American Sportsman.
John C. Reilly did a pretty accurate parody of those early morning psychiatry programs as Dr. Brule (on the Tim and Eric show). If you haven't seen it, I'd recommend an episode or two.
How to choose what to watch at the 3:00 time slot? A no doubt thrilling episode of "All About Houseplants" or program on "Why being a parent has become so problematic".
Captain & Tennille was my favorite variety show back in the day. Check out the motley crew on tonight: Abe Vigoda, Leo Sayer and Lou Rawls.
The Andros Targets sounds like some hard hitting journalism that would give Geraldo a run for his money. Never saw it, but I'm sure this "one man investigative crusade against evil and vice" was quite the watch.
I've noticed as I've gone over these old TV Guides, for every program of mindless entertainment, there is generally a choice of some intellectual value. In other words, sometimes you could watch Maude, and sometimes you could watch Meeting of the Minds. At least you had a choice back then.
You youngsters out there with fancy shmancy digital televisions won't get the ghost reference above - and I'm not even going to explain it to you.
Bruce Jenner is on Dinah! tonight. He's hanging out with macho men Johnny Bench, a Viking, and Jack Klugman.... and Jim Nabors. I wonder what that male dynamic was like on set.
Some of you may remember my crusade to go through every single Wonder Woman episode. As I recall, I made it to Season 1 Episode 7, then Retrospace went into an altogether too long of a hiatus. I've had a few requests to resume the project, and have decided to to pick up at Season 2. Let the crusade continue!
Wednesday is chock full of Native American entertainment options. In Search of was a personal favorite growing up; the Nimoy ones on ghosts and bigfoot have stuck with me for decades.
"Unofficial Miss Las Vegas Showgirl Pageant" where a talent entry includes a tap dancer who performs with her head submerged in a fish bowl.
As if Dirty Mary Crazy Larry on TV wasn't good enough, there's Scatman Crothers on Chico and the Man! And, damn, eyeglasses were ugly in '77!
Should read "Also Starring Linda Evans' Cleavage"
And there's always some interesting advertisements to be found...
For whatever reason, I vividly remember this Hard Head Flair Pen mascot. Maybe it's because he's nude.
Deee-lish! Until next time!