Sunday, November 1, 2020

Top Ten #92: Special "It's kind of almost still Halloween" edition

1) Poor Devil: What more can we say about this forgotten 1973 TV movie/failed pilot? Frankly, I think we did a good job of doing 45 minutes on it on this week's podcast!

2) Chuck Brown's Pumpkin Time: Treasure the old shows while you can, folks, because they may not be around forever.

3) Sammy Davis Jr.: Let me tell you something about this guy, man. This talented cat is one of the most extraordinary performers in the business and one of the most extraordinary cats I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

4) Jack Klugman: The Klugger wasn't the most dynamic part of poor Devil, but he got the job done. We have to give credit to his loyal wife Fences, though.

5) Cheers, "Fairy Tales Can Come True": The Bar Wars episodes may come to mind first, especially the explicit Halloween theme of "The Final Judgment," but here's a nod to the third season's charming tale of Cliff finding the possible woman of his dreams in costume at the bar.

6) Fruit Brute: We gave space to Count Chocula last week, so here's the first appearance of the short-lived werewolf cereal:

7) The Brady Bunch: Who can forget the Bradys' foray into horror--sort of--with "Fright Night"?

8) Halloween II: I think these movies lose a little something on broadcast TV, but maybe that's not always a bad thing! I still thought it was weird whenever something like this showed up on "regular" TV:

9) James Randi: R.I.P. to the noted skeptic and frequent Carson guest:

10) Yogi's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper: Ok, we've been celebrating Halloween, but let's mention that the beloved holiday classic premieres on HBO Max this weekend! Click here to listen to us break it down on the podcast!

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