Friday, October 11, 2019

Show Notes: Simmons or Sandy?

*Thanks for listening to this week's bonus episode! For more background on why we would want to play, let alone create, a game called Patrick Simmons or Gary Sandy? check out our season 6 finale in which we talked about the Doobies episode of What's Happening!!

*Why was Gary Sandy not in The New WKRP in Cincinnati? It's unclear. A Los Angeles Times article from the time of the revival's 1991 debut in syndication says Sandy and Jan Smithers expressed interest in doing guest shots, but this Sun-Sentinel article says:

Gary Sandy and Jan Smithers have been out of contact, but if they can be located and coaxed aboard, they'll be welcome.

If they can be located? The article makes it seem like everyone got the gang back together (or many of them) for a new go-round and just decided to wing it and find the others if they could.

*The Doctor reached #9 on the pop charts in 1989.

*Here's the Isaac Hayes performance of Shaft at the Oscars. Can YOU spot background dancer Gary Sandy?

*The Falcon and the Snowman was a 1985 Orion motion picture based on a true story and a 1979 book.


  1. The Shaft Oscars performance was even more horrible and bizarre than I could have ever dreamed...thanks for sharing it!

    1. You're welcome! I really think mere words cannot do it justice! It's great to see how excited Sammy Davis Jr. is at the end of it, too.