I have lamented in recent TV Guide posts how I was running out of Guides to blog about, even resorting to a decidely non-vintage (by my standards) TV Guide earlier this month. Well, a couple weekends ago, I stumbled upon an amazing cache of TV Guides dating from the 1960's through the 1980's at an estate sale. They were bargain priced and I ended up with 120 of them. My first offering from this group is this October 25th through 31st, 1980 issue with an Al Hirschfeld cover. Don't forget to look for his daughter's name "Nina" hidden in the picture. Enjoy, and there will be plenty more coming in the future.
Reach out and let someone know what an idiot they were for leaving behind such cool neighbors. Wait a minute. "David and I dressed as our fantasy of each other...". So he wishes she were a rabbit and she wishes he was a devil? Or is it vice versa. The wording is a little obscure.
Onion & Chive... One, two, three cartoon vegetables. Wait a minute. Who's onion, who's chive and who's the third wheel?!
Apparently, this Delco car stereo only plays Eagles' tunes.
Yeah, Kraft I get it. The next president will be "ready to serve dip"s. Well, Kraft, I don't care for your commentary on the American electorate. If you don't like it, move to Russia!
At the advertising photo shoot for "Flo": "Okay Geoffrey, make your goofiest face. Sudi, look constipated. Flo, make googly eyes at Geoffrey's groin. Anonymous guy, just stand back there anonymously."
On November 21, 1986, on the set of the film Million Dollar Mystery, after the completion of the main stunt, the emergency medical staff was dismissed from the set. While filming a routine high speed run by the camera with a fellow stuntman, Robinson rode his stunt motorcycle past the braking point of a turn and straight off a cliff, to his death."Salem's Lot", of course, is a made-for-tv movie classic. How many children of this era are scarred by the memories of that kid scraping on the outside of Lance Kerwin's window? I think Lance himself is scarred from it. I've never been able to find the full 3-hour version of this. Every VHS/DVD release and every airing I've seen of it is a condensed 2 hour (or less) version.
"Hope for president". Why does that sound familiar...
I always enjoyed the Bugs Bunny Howl-O-Ween specials, but the filler animation between the classic shorts was always jarring and even Mel Blanc and June Foray couldn't reproduce the voices as they were in the originals.
In a bit of some marketing crossover, Arnold and Loni (seen above in "The Jayne Mansfield Story") appeared in 7-Up ads around this time
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I wrote about "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" during last year's countdown. It's not a bad watch and the full episode is on Youtube.
I hope you enjoyed this TV Guide and a return to television gone by. Stay tuned for 119 more.