Thursday, July 20, 2023

Show Notes and Video Playlist: Bonus: TV Guide Game 9/11/82

*This week's bonus episode is an installment of our popular TV Guide game, in which one of us tries to guess what the other would have watched on a particular night in TV history. This time we look at a Los Angeles metro edition from Saturday, September 11, 1982. If you don't want to be spoiled, please listen to the episode before checking out these Show Notes and the video playlist! Would your picks match Mike's?

*Click below for that playlist, featuring ads, promos, and the entire Texaco Star Theater special we mention!

And remember, you can always check out our official YouTube page for all of our past podcasts and episode-specific playlists for each one!

*Gus (1976), directed by Vincent McEveety, was Bob Crane's final feature. It was a hit for Disney's Buena Vista distribution arm

*Roger C. Carmel was best known for playing Harry Mudd on Star Trek and also starred in The Mothers-In-Law after beginning as a successful stage performer.

*Peter Allen and the Rockettes played multiple shows at Radio City Music Hall in 1981 and 1982.

*Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night does not feature Milton Berle, but it does have Ken Berry! It's a salute to musical theater and does not have a direct connection to the old TV series.

*If you want to see Berle at his most obnoxious, check out our playlist to see him presenting an Emmy to the writers of SCTV a mere 8 days after this date we examine on the podcast. He interacts with a Genius Award winner!

*The Miss America 1982 show selected the 1983 Miss America, was won by Debra Maffet, who later became a TV presenter on PM Magazine and other shows, even acting in Matlock

Maffet moved to California after a series of unsuccessful pageant appearances in home state Texas. After her MA win, the Dallas Morning News reported she had extensive cosmetic surgery before the competition. Maffet's mother claimed there was only one procedure in 1980 to repair a deviated septum. I think in the early Eighties that procedure was more common than booster shots.

*CHOMPS is an acronym for "Canine Home Protection System." The 1979 film was produced by Hanna-Barbera and disappointed at the box office.

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