Today's afternoon installment brings a slight change for "What was on TV". Typically, I profile a TV Guide. This time, I present the June 24-30, 1979 Television magazine from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Gracing the cover is Barney Miller himself, Hal Linden.
Some forgotten shows. Probably for the best.
Sunday was the red-headed step-brother to Saturday programming; Sunday morning cartoons paled in comparison to Saturday's. But this mattered little to me since I was in church most of the morning, not to mention my father took possession of the TV at 11:00 to watch Wrestling. But the afternoon programming on Channel 11 or 30 generally had something to offer.
"What a Year 78" was hosted by Melissa Sue Anderson, Mary Ingalls of Little House on the Prarie. I just finished reading the autobiography of Alison Arngrim who played Nellie Oleson. She said the only person she never got along with on the set despite her best efforts was Melissa Sue. Probably not a big surprise. Oh, and plastic slip covers? I always laughed at them until I had kids.
Of all the local ads I recall from my childhood, "Creepy guy wearing a house" still stands out.
They quote "Citation" because it would never receive any.
This was one of the "very special" episodes of WKRP. Mr. Carlson talks to a little girl over the phone and guides her to hiding in a closet during a tornado, only to lose the connection. Later, Andy is blown into a wall as a window in the office gives way to the wind. He survives with minor cuts and bad acting.
Only in 1979 could you say adding bars to your home's windows beautified it. And when's the last time you heard the word "rathskeller"?
For you Walton's fans out there (and you know who you are), an interview with Judy "Mary-Ellen" Norton.
Which brings us to the day of the week we all waited for: Saturday
I don't recall Fonzie ever riding a moped. "We Sell Puch." Good luck with that.
Bonnie & Clyde (not the owners' real names) assure you X-Rated tapes are indeed available.
Don't forget to join me next time. Probably not the same Bat-time, but definitely the same Bat-channel.