1) Cheers: The only show mentioned on both the top 5 lists of Mike and Rick on this week's mailbag podcast!
2) Alice Cooper: Check out this footage from the American Music Awards broadcast 45 years ago today, January 31, 1976:
4) National Backwards Day: On this special "national holiday," su tel kool ta Htraem morf Mork and Mindy:
5) Shogun: The epic 1980 miniseries was a big hit at the Golden Globes this night 40 years ago.
6) Supporting Actors and Actresses: Speaking of the 1981 Globes, both these categories were TIES on this evening. Vic Tayback (Alice) and Pat Harrington (One Day at a Time) shared the prize, and also splitting an honor were Diane Ladd (Alice) and Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time).
Can you imagine the Globes voters agonizing over all these categories because they loved Alice and One Day at a Time so darn much?
7) Stuart Margolin: Happy birthday to the star of Rockford Files, Love, American Style, and so much more.
8) Hee Haw: Roku Channel added a random (?) batch of mid 1980s episodes last week. I believe this is the first time the show has been on a major streaming platform.
9) Search and Legends of the Superheroes:
10) R.I.P. It's been another tough week for TV deaths. Farewell to Cloris Leachman, Bruce Kirby, Cicely Tyson: