After many months off, get ready for the long-awaited and highly-anticipated (at least I hope it is) return of "What was on TV". Last year at this time, I bypassed the entire month of April because the issues were catalogued behind May for some reason. By the way, the issue also marks the return of "The Mad Annotator", "R", this time joined by "V" as they vie for the best shows of the week. Also returning is the assist from friend John. You think I alone can pack this much acerbic and witty humor into a post? Silly reader. Anyway, without further ado, I give you Olivia Newton John, whom I always called Olivia Fig-Newton John when I was a kid. See, I had an incredible sense of humor even back then.
Jack Curry nailed four out of six Oscar winners! His only misses were the supporting categories which went to Melvyn Douglas and Meryl Streep.
$699 dollars for a VCR and $40 to $70 to rent a movie? Oh 1980...if you only knew...
Did "R" own one of those $699 VCRs? How else were they going to watch Once Upon a Classic, Popeye AND the National High School Cheerleading Championships on the same day?
"R" was going for some knowledge with Odyssey but decided against it when "V" stumped for the Best of Benny Hill.
David Soul refuses to gaze upon the small, bikinied woman on Clint Eastwood's shoulder! "I will NOT look," he says defiantly.
Sorry "R" and "V", but "The Great Escape" beats "Raid on Rommel" every time.
That's right! 2,000,000 watts! Channel 30 will be rockin' your cottage with some serious wattage!
Jack Palance in a bad, monster b-movie? Believe it or... Meh,just believe it.
Thank goodness That's Incredible was only highlights that night. Had they been full segments, this woman's head would have exploded.
Champale malt liquor. When you want your brutal malt liquor hangover to have a touch of class!
Seems like an odd thing to exclaim while riding a horse, but okay.
There are so many questions about this ad. Where did he get the wood for the fire in the desert? Isn't he sitting a little close? Is that pyramid still partially buried? How is the camel casting a shadow in front of it when the light is next to it. Still more secrets the tobacco industry is hiding from us.