Sunday, September 10, 2023

Top Ten #265: Special "Steelers are feeling pretty good about themselves" edition!

1) 227: We resumed Season 11 this week with an all-new, all-fresh, all-227 episode. Well, we did discuss a few other TV shows, as we often do, but you can hardly hold an appropriate Ohara reference against us. I still wish I could see that Danny Dark rapping promo, though.

2) Franklin Cover: As our Friend of the Show and Suggester of the Topic Kevin said on Facebook, he fit right in with the rest of the cast in the episode we spotlighted, "The Butler Did It."

3) Marla Gibbs: OK, maybe she deserves a higher spot for singing the theme song, let alone being, you know, the star of the show, but Cover spent years getting called names on The Jeffersons, so let's give him this.

4) Jackee Harry: It sure is a good thing the Marla/Jackee feud was quashed years ago and therefore this ranking won't be a source of friction. I believe Jimmy Carter brokered the deal with them in a courtyard at the National Arboretum.

5) Hal Williams: I have a feeling we may be talking more about Williams and Lester come Batty season.

6) Lotsa Luck: 50 years ago tonight, this Dom Deluise sitcom premiered on NBC. Based on a Britcom, it lasted a mere season yet somehow got a DVD release back in the days when cool companies would put stuff like this out on video.

7) Diana: Still waiting for the DVD release of this one, another failed sitcom that debuted right after Lotsa Luck. Diana Rigg is a divorced Londoner starting over in NYC and trying to make it in the fashion industry.

8) The NFL returns: Whether you like it or not! Get ready for something like 98 of the 100 top-rated  broadcasts this season to be pro football games.

9) Saturday Night Live: 40 years ago tonight, NBC reran the 1982 appearance of Robert Blake despite supposedly "banning" the host for being a jerk during production. A writer later reported that Blake threw a script at Gary Kroeger's face. Gee, Robert Blake being difficult? What a shocker!

10) R.I.P. Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie: The wrestler toiled in the AWA for many years and then probably made 10 times as much money during a brief stint as "General Adnan" in the WWF during the first Gulf War.

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