And finally, the long-awaited Halloween week issue of TV Guide. I'll admit, I've already blogged this issue, but I took more scans this time and interjected with fresh (no guaranties) humor from friend John. This time, it's 1978 with a cover that frankly just makes me sad.
Bonny Maid fame. See how my posts all tie together?! (okay, maybe loosely).
He enjoys smoking almost as much as he enjoys letting his chest hair out for some fresh air and his waxy skin out for some sunlight.
Was "Project: Kill" one of Leslie Nielsen's last serious roles? After his turn in "Airplane" it was all farce all the time for him.
Let's see, what would I have watched this Saturday morning. Starting at 7:00 a.m. it was probably "Scooby Doo" followed by "Fangface", then "Superfriends" with a break over to "Bugs Bunny" now and then. "Fantastic Four" at 9:30 (with that stupid Herbie the Robot and no Human Torch. What were they thinking?!) Then on to "Krofft Superstar Hour" and finally "The ABC Weekend Special" at 11.
"The ABC Weekend Special" was a half-hour show adapting popular children's books into live action and animated specials. Here Donny Most proves he's not just Ralph Malph. The "$1000 Bill" also starrs Richard "Fred Rutherford" Deacon. I don't recall seeing this one. I'm wondering if it's an adaption of Mark Twain's "The £1,000,000 Bank-Note". Donny Most had more luck when he discovered that someone got their peanut butter on his chocolate.
Oh I MUST be delighted with my Personalized Pony Rocker? Really? You're not the boss of me Kendall House! You don't tell me what does or doesn't delight me!
I think the 1970s had a rule that anything "epic" had to feature Richard Chamberlain somewhere in the cast.
"Summer of My German Soldier" was actually a pretty good movie. Starring Kristy McNichol as a Jewish girl who helps an escaped Nazi prisoner of war (Bruce Davison). It also stars Esther "Good Times" Rolle who helps her deal with the prejudice she encounters when it's discovered she's been harboring the enemy.
KPLR is taking a pretty liberal view of Sci-Fi with a Hammer Studios Dracula movie and a Martin/Lewis romp.
Based on the other things Mrs J. Forrest circled in the TV Guide (News shows. Beethoven. Richard Leakey.) I never would have pegged her for an Alice Cooper fan.
I never watched "What's Happening" when it aired orignally, but got hooked on it in reruns (no pun intended). Little did I know then, years later Fred "Rerun" Berry would attend my wedding. No, really. I ended up working with the girlfriend of a friend of his. When she told me she had spent the weekend riding around in a limousine with Fred Berry, I didn't believe her. She tried calling him, but he didn't answer the phone, inspiring me to write a Top Ten list a la David Letterman of reasons why Rerun wouldn't answer the phone. He liked it and a year later, made a surprise appearance at my wedding. I swear this isn't photoshopped.
Gary Coleman and a few of his quips. Who knew his life would end so sadly.
And that's all for this week in TV. A big thanks to friend John for his usual input. Stay tuned.