Friday, January 17, 2020

Show Notes: Episode 7-3: 3-2-1 Contact

*3-2-1 Contact aired on PBS 1980-1988 for 225 episodes. The series is a Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) production.

*An Australian series, The Curiosity Show, inspired Contact, which went much younger with the hosts!

*Thanks to friend of the show Laurie for suggesting this series!

*We talk on the pod about Contact as an afternoon show. Daytime programs on the networks at the time this one aired:

ABC: Ryan's Hope/All My Children/One Life to Live/General Hospital
CBS: Search for Tomorrow/Young and the Restless/As the World Turns/Guiding Light
NBC: Days of Our Lives/The Doctors/Another World

*This episode, Light/Dark, Electromagnetic Spectrum (didn't Mr. Belvedere have an episode with the same title?) is the 38th episode of the first season (the daily show produced 65 in all in S1) from February 20, 1980.

*The Kiss concert featured in the episode appears to be October 27, 1979, at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, part of the Dynasty Tour.  That's not to be confused with the Grant Goodeve Dynasty.

*The Love Boat episode Mike mentions with Sonny Bono as "Deacon Dark" is Murder on the High Seas/Sounds of Silence/Cyrano de Bricker, season 2 episode 25.

*We can find no evidence of Dennis Weaver appearing on 3-2-1 Contact. He doesn't appear in the show's credits on IMDB, and the show doesn't appear in his credits. But, hey, who are we to argue with Wikipedia?

*Tannis Vallely, who played Janice on Head of the Class, was indeed on Contact. Maybe she knows what happened to Dennis Weaver.

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