Battle of the Network Season 4 Premieres Thursday, May 10, 2018!
Monday, April 30, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
And remember our official YouTube channel is loaded with episode-specific playlists like this!
Thursday, April 26, 2018
This week, we take a brief look back at the career of the late Steven Bochco, co-creator of BOTNS-era-defining dramas "Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law," as well as groundbreaking nineties shows like "NYPD Blue" and "Murder One."
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Remember, this list contains SPOILERS and gives away the identity of ???. If you don't want to spoil the game, make sure you listen to the podcast first. Do be sure to check this out, though, because there is some great footage of ???. And feel free to poke around our YouTube page for more episode-specific playlists!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
In The Fame Game, Rick puts Mike on the hot seat and challenges him to identify a BOTNS-era celebrity based on a series of clues. Will Mike rise to the challenge or fail miserably? Find out in The Fame Game!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Here for your convenience is our final rankings:
Mike's Top 5
5) Cook from the Olympia Restaurant skit (Saturday Night Live)
4) Edna Garrett (Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life)
3) Scooby-Doo and Shaggy
2) Chef Tell (PM Magazine)
1) The Swedish Chef (The Muppet Show)
Honorable Mentions: Cinammon Toast Crunch Bakers, Snap (Rice Krispies), Justin "Cookin' Cajun" Wilson, David Letterman
Rick's Top 5
5) Charlie (Sesame Street)
4) Fred the Baker (Dunkin' Donuts)
3) Big Al Delvecchio (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)
2) Jack Tripper (Three's Company)
1) Mel Sharples (Alice)
Honorable Mentions: Alice Nelson (The Brady Bunch), Chef Brockett (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), "Julia Child" (Saturday Night Live)
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Internet loves lists, and we've added another one. Mike and Rick each pick their 5 top TV chefs and cooks from the seventies and eighties--real or fictional--plus a few honorable mentions.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
In February, Warner Brothers--or whoever owns/runs Warner Archive Instant; it's not as clear as you would think considering WARNER is in the name--announced it was killing off its streaming site and transitioning subscribers to Filmstruck. We at BOTNS like movies. We watch movies. Sometimes we even like to watch movies. But Filmstruck is not TVStruck, and therefore we see this as a sad thing.
What is going to happen to all the rare television that is on (or has been on) WAI? Will we have to SEARCH for rare shows as if...almost as if we were a private eye like HARRY O? Will we feel as out of a place as a MAN FROM ATLANTIS on our quest for rare and interesting TV? Will we have to make a PRACTICE (Danny Thomas 1970s sitcom, not David E. Kelley legal show) of going without, or will we find a steady FLOw of it elsewhere?
I hope the loss of WAI doesn't force us to seek treatment at a MEDICAL CENTER. I saw at least 8 cool series through Warner Instant, but I would never say EIGHT IS ENOUGH in a case like this. I almost feel like our podcast listeners are getting the SHAFT here.
Oh, and by the way: THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW, McCLAIN'S LAW, BEYOND WESTWORLD, ALICE, LUCAN, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN. Furthermore, LOGAN'S RUN. In conclusion, THE YELLOW ROSE and FALCON CREST.
So there! Enjoy the playlist below, our little tribute to what WAI meant to us over the last few years. Note that as we mentioned on that episode, Search is kind of what started us on the road to creating BOTNS. Without WAI, there would be no...Well, I don't know if I would go that far, but there would be no Eight Is Enough episode, which would be a shame because we really liked doing that episode.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Check out this episode!
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Oh, and did we mention another appearance by the semi-official beverage of the podcast? That's right, another Lowenbrau ad! Click below to start the clips or visit our official YouTube page for this and many more episode-specific playlists!