2) Just about every family sitcom that was in reruns in the Eighties: Because they are represented in the cast of High School USA and its 1984 pilot version! As an example, Elinor Donahue from Father Knows Best:
3) Independence Day: I believe 1984 may have been one of the most American years in history:
4) Michael J. Fox: His star turn in High School USA (1983) becomes even more impressive when you see someone else attempt to take the role in High School USA (1984).
5) ALF: The Animated Series: Remember ALF? He's back...in cartoon form! The Animated Series is now on Shout! Factory TV:
6) Fantasy Island and Family: July looks to be an almost barren month for new-to-streaming BOTNS-era TV (nothwithstanding ALF), but these two Sony shows are back on Tubi after an absence of a couple months.
7) Project UFO: Friend of the Show Steve Cloutier appeared on The Illuminati Social Club podcast to share his thoughts on Jack Webb's 1978 series.
8) Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure: Talk about "filling time": 40 years ago tonight, on a Saturday night, CBS re-ran a 1979 TV movie about the pilgrims. I guess there's a July 4 tie-in, but is the beginning of summer the time to revisit the Mayflower?
9) Salute to a Cockeyed Optimist: 50 years ago tonight, CBS gave us this brand-new special, a star-studded tribute to Oscar Hammerstein.
10) International Drop a Rock Day: Whoa, whoa, whoa! For some of us, the emotional scars from the trauma of "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party" are still too raw to celebrate dropping a rock.