Sunday, September 19, 2021

Top Ten #133

(Note: this post should have run yesterday, but it didn't. Please read it in the spirit of it being yesterday. After all, we all enjoy revisiting the 1970s and 1980s, so why day ago? We'll be back on track next week. Thanks!)

1) Battlestar Galactica: Watching the ill-fated follow-up makes me appreciate the show even more. I liked Battlestar Galactica  more than I ever thought I would; I dislike Battlestar Galactica 1980 more than I ever thought I could.

2) Masters of the Universe: He-Man and his pals are among the nominees for the 2021 Toy Hall of Fame class along with luminaries such as the Cabbage Patch Kids. If "riots caused" is a key qualification, then the Cabbage Patchers are no-brainers!

3) The NFL returns: Big ratings in week one for pro football, but I still miss this:

4) Paul Williams: Happy birthday to BOTNS fave Paul Williams, AKA Alison Troy, AKA one of the people who makes sure we can't play his songs on the podcast without getting our butts sued!

5) The Emmys: Yep, they're having them.

On this date in 1982, the L.A. Dodgers helped kick off that year's show:

6) Columbo: Cozi-TV celebrates the series' 50th anniversary this weekend with a marathon. Yes, you'll roll your eyes if they run "Just one more thing," before each episode, but admit it: You'll be disappointed if they don't.

7) Talk Like a Pirate Day: Does this day make anyone else think of watching the Pittsburgh Pirates on hot summer nights in the 1980s? Just me?

8) The Mary Tyler Moore Show: It premiered this night in 1970. Sky point to Ed Asner!

9) Christopher Knight: Me-TV ran a piece on one of the most important Very Special Episodes of the era: Peter's courageous struggle with puberty:

10) R.I.P. Leta Powell Drake: You may not know her offhand, but her interviews provide plenty of fodder for our YT playlists. I mean, there's even one for Tucker's Witch!

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