Thursday, July 29, 2021

Show Notes: Episode 9-7: The Master

*Special thanks again to Ryan for suggesting this show topic!

*One ninja show we didn't mention is 1983 TV movie The Last Ninja, which premiered July 7, 1983, on ABC.

*If anyone laments the fact that we didn't cover the dirtbike episode of the series, may we suggest you click here to get your fix?

*The Master aired 13 episodes, January 1984 to August 1984.

*'Fat Tuesday" is the sixth episode of the series, premiering March 9, 1984. As we mention on the podcast, it aired Friday nights on NBC.

*On this particular night, NBC followed it with Legmen and The New Show. ABC had Benson, Webster, Blue Thunder, and Matt Houston. CBS had a repeat of The Dukes of Hazzard, then new episodes of Dallas and Falcon Crest.

*Lee Van Cleef (1925-1989) had a pacemaker installed in the early 1980s and already had lingering effects from a severe car accident in the late Fifties. The Master was his last TV role, but he was in several feature films after the show.

*Timothy Van Patten is still around and is a prolific television director!

*Will we take this opportunity to put the Robert Pine commercial in the video playlist this week? You bet your steak and Lowenbrau we will!

*Remember what Austin Beaumont says: "The proximity of success!"

Yeah, we still don't get what he was going for there.

*Apparently you can drive during MardiGras, at least according to this site.

The key to driving during Mardi Gras is patience. When parking, make sure you pay attention to posted signs. What’s more, do not block hydrants, driveways, sidewalks, or fire lanes, and do not park on a neutral ground (median) or within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection, or stop sign. 

*The other "Legman" with Bruce Greenwood was John Terlesky, who was a regular on several other series before becoming a productive director--like TVP!

*Show creator Michael Sloan's book is available here in softcover. Sloan is married to actress Melissa Sue Anderson. This is from the official Bear Manor Media (we love Bear manor here!) description:

In “One More Thing, Sir”, Michael Sloan brings his extensive knowledge of the television business to this charming, personable memoir of his years of bringing such iconic TV shows to life as McCloud, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, B.J. and the Bear, The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E., Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries, Call of the Wild and The Equalizer.  

Notice what series is not mentioned?

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