Friday, October 7, 2022

Season 10 Battys by the Numbers

Let's take a look at the 10th Battys by the number of awards won per show:

It's Garry Shandling's Show: 5
Little House on the Prairie:3
High School USA: 2
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 2
McMillan and Wife: 2 (plus the Genius Award)
Maude: 1
Kolchak: 1
Perry Mason: 1
Bosom Buddies: 1
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town: 1
Siskel and Ebert: 1

Shut out: Bob Hope Specials, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

A few more numbers of note:

Temperature of average walk-in meat freezer (recommended): -10 to 0 degrees F

Average annual income per family in Walnut Grove circa 1870s: -.45 cents
Minimum wage in 1983: $3.35/hour
Beau Middleton's allowance in 1983: $500/week

Per capita corn consumption circa 1970s: 28 pounds
Per capita potato consumption circa 1972: 122 pounds
Per capita corn AND potato in the same meal consumption circa 1972: too low for accurate measurement

Episodes of Maude dealing with a certain controversial subject: 1
Episodes of Maude in which the sound of Maude's voice may have served as de facto birth control: 84

Number of stars Roger Ebert gave Cop and a Half: 3

Number of series (not specials/movies) we covered in Season 10: 10
Number of those available for official streaming as of this writing: 6

Number of Battys won by Bob Hope: 0
Number of jokes about the Battys that Bob Hope would make if he were around today to give a monologue: 2
Number of jokes about Dwight D. Eisenhower that Bob Hope would make if he were around today to give a monologue: 3

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