TV Guide #16: Aug 31-Sept 6, 1985
This issue's glorious cover promises to be an outstanding edition... but, alas, it's just a lame article on George Peppard, and it's the summer, so not much to be hyped about in terms of programming.
Still, we haven't yet ventured into the 1980s with our TV Guide posts, and there's plenty here of interest. Let's have a look...
I never liked Moonlighting. But then, I haven't tried to watch it in thirty years, so maybe my tastes have changed.
We are introduced to the 24-year old George Clooney, and up-and-comer on The Facts of Life. Who would've guessed he'd become top of the A-List.
MTV VJs get a "jeer" for yammering during Live-Aid, and Jane Fonda owns two of the spots in the VHS top ten list.
This is well past the days when I could enjoy some Saturday morning cartoons. "Rubik The Amazing Cube" "Dungeons & Dragons", "Mighty Orbots" - no thanks. At least there's "Mr. Wizard's World" and a "Land of the Lost" rerun.
And this is why I still am a sucker for old horror flicks. "The Children" and "Tales that Witness Madness" both are on this Saturday.
I loved "You Can't Do That On Television". The jokes were bad, and the people Canadian - and yet I watched it.
Weird Al and Benny Hill, both on tonight. Life was good this Tuesday night.
Dear God Hometown looks absolutely unbearable.
Be careful R2, I think that Retton girl is a Sith! How else, besides dark magic, can you explain that level of spunkiness?