Sunday, June 23, 2019

BOTNS Top Ten #21

1) Hardcastle and McCormick: Yes, the subject of our latest podcast episode--all the high-octane thrills and good-natured mismatched partner camaraderie you could ask for--but enough about Battle of the Network Shows; you might want to check out the series sometime, too.

2) I Married Dora: When was the last time you thought of this series? Check out yesterday's post for a closer look at this short-lived sitcom co-starring Daniel Hugh Kelly and Elizabeth Pena. Now, more than ever, we can use a sitcom celebrating defrauding the government by manipulating the system to circumvent immigration rules!

3) Michael McDonald: In an entertaining but low key (yet deeply soulful) appearance on The BS Report with Bill Simmons, McDonald talked with good-natured charm about that infamous What's Happening!! episode.

And it's always a good time to watch this:

4) Bryant Gumbel: Watching NBC celebrate 25 years of Today at its current Rockefeller Plaza studio makes you realize, hey, Bryant may have been a handful, but he was no Matt Lauer.

5) Jane Pauley: She did a great job on the show and had to deal with Bryant Gumbel.

6) Greg Gumbel: Because a few weeks ago, I stumbled on the fact that he was 73 years old, and I have been trying to work that in somewhere ever since.

7) T.J. Hooker: It's the big binge on Decades this weekend, so grab a six-pack and...uh, a donut or two and enjoy a marathon of what was once called The Best Damn Cop Show on TV.

OK, maybe it was Shatner himself who called it that, but it counts.

8) Mary Hart: She premiered on Entertainment Tonight on this date in 1981 and spent 30 years on the program. Plus she was guest timekeeper for the main event at Wrestlemania III!

9) Doctor Who: Classic episodes are turning up everywhere, now streaming 24/7 on Pluto. Remember the good old days when the biggest "controversy" over the series was figuring out when the hell the local PBSstation was running it?

10) Jim Belushi: A wide-ranging interview with Decider gave the website a reason to post this, an instant contender for the What We'd Like to See category:

1 comment:

  1. I had found this part of the article to had been vulgar

    "Remember the good old days when the biggest 'controversy' over the series was figuring out when the hell the local PBSstation was running it?:"