Thursday, September 21, 2023

Show Notes: Bonus Episode: TV Guide Card Game

*We don't have a lot of notes this week (and no video playlist for this episode), so let's share the cards with you! Big thanks again to Friend of the Show Dann for providing these:

*We have not covered L.A. Law, Dallas, The Cosby Show, Hawaii Five-0, Thirtysomething, Mission Impossible.
So we have a lot of big shows to get to someday!

Click on the show title for our episode covering the show!
The Jeffersons
Hill Street Blues

*Lesley Ann WARREN was the performer on Mission Impossible.

*Sock and Buskin are the comedy/drama masks.

TV Guide Card Game

Using a set of trading card-sized reproductions of TV Guide covers, we wing our way through a new game, The TV Guide Card Game. Like baseball cards, each card features stats and trivia on the back, and Rick uses that to see if Mike can guess the cover subjects. Play along and maybe learn some "fun facts" about some of your favorite BOTNS-era shows!

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Collectible Corner: Starsky and Hutch and the Gran Torino!

I got this little number, a 2002 Corgi release, on a recent excursion and loved it as soon as I saw it. Lucky for me, I could get it at a reasonable price.

I will admit, though, in the moment, my standard for "reasonable price" was changed a bit knowing that we were doing a Starsky episode this season! Here is the back:

I like that you get the car but also a little tableau of the lads and Bay City. The little cardboard "standee" of Dave and Ken is a bit cheesy, but it adds to the charm as far as I am concerned. As I have said on the show, I am not a car guy, but this particular cop series is in many ways a car show, and this little vehicle is now one of my favorite podcast-related toys.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

YouTube Spotlight: "The Doctors"

The Doctors was a daytime soap on NBC from 1963 to 1982. A generous uploader posted this clip with a very young Paul Michael Glaser from a 1967 episode, and we included it in this week's Starsky and Hutch playlist:

The show was forgotten for years, or so I thought. It seems to have a fervent following. As you can tell from the watermark on the clip, Retro TV picked up reruns and started airing it in 2014, though it does not have all the episodes. Apparently it does not have access to anything before 1967, but you can see episodes on demand here.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Show Notes and Video Playist: Episode 11-12: Starsky and Hutch "A Coffin for Starsky"

*Click above for this week's video playlist, featuring promos, commercials, music, and more!

*And remember, you can always check out our official YouTube page for all of our past podcasts and episode-specific playlists for each one!

*Thanks again to listener David for inspiring this episode. As a reminder, check out his The Atari 5200 Podcast right here.

*Watch this page for a review of that kids book I mention! Also, I plan to write more about that Aaron Spelling memoir at some point!

*Busting is a 1974 film with Elliot Gould and Robert Blake, directed by Peter Hyams and distributed by United Artists. Antonio Fargas is even in the cast!

*Bay City is fictional, but much of the location shooting on the series took place in the Los Angeles area.

*"Starsky vs. Hutch" is the next-to-last episode of the series, number 21 in Season 4, and you have to see it to believe it.

*The wrestling episode is in the same season, "The Golden Age" in Season 4.

*I'll share the Corgi Starsky and Hutch car soon in a separate post! You can see some cool toy ads in this week's playlist.

*9-1-1 service began in the USA in the late Sixties and was rolled out in different areas through the Seventies and into the Eighties. We're not sure when it began in "Bay City."

*The show is now no longer available on streaming, and Get TV and Cozi dropped it a while back, but it is still there on DVD; look around a bit for a deal.

Episode 11-12: Starsky and Hutch

Buckle your seat belt and cinch your cardigan because this week we're hitting the mean streets of Bay City with Starsky and Hutch! Things get harry for the boys after someone poisons Starksy with a deadly neurotoxin. As they race against a ticking clock to find the culprit and an antidote, they make time for their emotions and a fair amount of proprety damage. All in a day's work for these 1970s stalwarts.

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