*The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party premiered at 8:00 P.M. December 7, 1980, as a two-part episode on NBC. It went up against a Charlie's Angels episode and the first half of Fighting Back on ABC and a CBS comedy block of Archie Bunker's Place, One Day at a Time, Alice, and The Jeffersons.
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*Milton Berle's residence may have been in Malibu in 1980, but when he died his estate was in Beverly Hills. Oxnard is about 35 miles away from Malibu.
*Berle feuded with Bob Hope for years, but the BOTNS crack research team could find no evidence that Hope ever pushed rocks down towards Berle's place.
*Actors and Others for Animals, now with JoAnn Worley as president, is still active in Southern California.
*Pushball was invented in 1891 and, according to Miriam-Webster, : a game in which each of two sides endeavors to push an inflated originally leather-covered ball six feet (1.8 meters) in diameter across its opponents' goal; also : the ball used We're not sure when indoor pushball was invented. Maybe it was after the first pushball rain delay.
*Dody Goodman had a prominent role in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and was in both Grease movies in addition to her recurring role on Diff'rent Strokes.
*Here's Boomer lasted two seasons (1980-1982) on NBC. Boomer was played by Johnny the dog. In fact, an episode of the show preceded this episode of CHIPS.
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