Sunday, April 17, 2022

Top Ten #173

1) Easter: Happy holiday, everyone! We haven't yet done an official Easter podcast episode.

On another note, did you catch this mysterious image posted here the other day?

2) She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown: Bet you didn't expect us to highlight this Peanuts special today! I just watched it this past week.

Now playing on Apple Plus, this 1980 half-hour is weird--intelligible adults, vaguely Eastern European Snoopy as a skating coach, and, oh, yeah, the whole thing is built around Peppermint Patty's obsessive training to be a champion figure skater. Worth a watch,

3) K-MART: Only 3 stores remain in the United States! It was huge in my toy-getting days, I tell you--huge!

4) Family Ties: A 12-hour marathon of the 1980s sitcom is on Antenna TV today, and for some reason they used an image of Andrew to promote it.

5) USFL: The new one premieres this weekend, but the original should never have gone away.

6) National Bookmobile Day: I can't help but think of this:

7) COZI CONDENSED BOLD: Yep, this fondly remembered classic, also known in some circles as Highway to Heaven, is still spotlighted at the bottom of the Cozi TV homepage.

8) Daffy Duck: The star of stage and screen debuted on this date in 1937 in Porky's Duck Hunt.

9) Dick Vitale: Dickie V is cancer free according to a statement he released this week.

10) R.I.P. Liz Sheridan:

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