1) Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs: No offense intended to anyone, but to me the true meaning of the holiday is it instigates widespread availability of these:
2 Fred Astaire: The GOAT of Rankin-Bass narrators is Burl Ives, but the fact we can even discuss Astaire without dismissing him right away is a credit:
3) Family Circus Easter: We at BOTNS never forgot the Keanes, but this is one of the forgotten holiday cartoons of the era. Will you learn a lesson? Shed a tear? Enjoy a warm, knowing chuckle? All of the above.
4) The Easter Beagle: A lesser-screened Peanuts special is still a Peanuts special.
5) David Letterman: Happy birthday to one of the true TV legends.
6) Mort Drucker: The MAD icon drew so many of the stars of the 1970s and 1980s. R.I.P.
7) Thomas Miller: The prolific producer helped bring the world Full House, but we mourn his passing anyway.
8) Cadbury: A distant runner-up to peanut butter eggs, yes, but it has its following.
9) The Ten Commandments: Honestly, ABC showed this each year, but unless it was Superman or James Bond, there was no way I was gonna watch 4 hours of movie on TV.
10) James Drury: R.I.P. to the star of long-running The Virginian, which is kind of on the periphery of our time period, but he was also in this short-lived 1974 series called Firehouse, which I can't help but wonder if it was in any way "inspired" by Emergency.