7 years after the Doctor Who last aired, Whovians got some closure in the form of the Seventh Doctor regenerating into the Eighth Doctor, whose lifespan was, more or less, this movie. The ratings weren't that great, a revival was passed upon, and the franchise would be dormant for another 9 years.
Today you get a special treat in the latest edition of our remastered series. You're getting two episodes for the price of one! (and because Episode 6 is less than 20 minutes which is what we'd consider a Minisode today)
First, Mike and Greg look at Meow Manor a weird show with cats that came from Iceland which aired on UPtv around 2017. It's Big Brother with cats basically.
Then, they took a look at what they considered at the time to be one of the most offensive topics covered (oh if only they knew what else was to come) on the podcast in Lidsville. A trippy show from the minds of Sid and Marty Krofft which stars Charles Nelson Reilly!
In November of 1970, a story aired on KATU news in Oregon about a beached whale being exploded with dynamite to dispose of it. It ended up being one of the most unusual and memorable local news reports of all-time.
Original KATU news report - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6CLumsir34
NewsNation on the 50th Anniversary of the report with Paul Linnman - https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/west/50th-anniversary-of-viral-beach-whale-explosion/
The Coneheads was a staple of the early days of SNL and it was later a cinematic release, but there was an animated pilot in 1983 which was a one and done. Get your sensor rings at the ready as we look at the wacky adventures of Beldar, Prymaat, and Connie Conehead.
Now that WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's runs on Disney+ have wrapped up, Greg and Chico are here to give their thoughts on both series in this edition of It Was a Thing on TV Presents.
The two go over their favorite moments and least favorite moments of each show (coughmostofthewandavisionfinalecough).
Afterwards, they discuss other things going on that include the guest hosting carousel on Jeopardy!, Season 3 of Dark Side of the Ring on VICE, weird moments at the NFL Draft and WWE's Most Wanted Treasures on A&E.
You heard about the TV movie in the previous episode. The powers that be at NBC felt it was so successful that a pilot was made a year later. It had its moments but alas, no Michael J. Fox, no Todd Bridges, and no Nancy McKeon only got High School U.S.A. to pilot stage, one which aired.
Our next edition of the remastered series goes back to Episode 5 as we looked at two pet-centric game shows. That's My Dog which had a four-year run on The Family Channel and Think Like a Cat a one-off special that aired on GSN back in 2008.
Let's just say that Sega CD-ish animated open for That's My Dog is one of the best things we've ever talked about on this podcast.
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Nolan Ryan's 7th and final No-Hitter for the Texas Rangers against the Toronto Blue Jays at Arlington Stadium.
On that night for some odd reason the game wasn't carried locally in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, however the local NBC station in Dallas thought it would be a good idea to carry the 9th inning live on-air to start the 10 O'Clock News. Enjoy as we listen in on this strange simulcast and explain the strange story as to why this occurred which wasn't revealed until recently.
Hardline - The Ticket (Dallas) Friday Fun on this broadcast: https://omny.fm/shows/the-ticket-top-10/hardline-friday-fun-nolan-ryans-7th-no-hitter-call
Terry Briggs and Norm Hitzges Talk NBC Airing Nolan 7th No Hitter Commentary: https://player.fm/series/the-ticket-top-10-2166161/hardline-terry-briggs-and-norm-hitzges-talk-nbc-airing-nolan-7th-no-hitter-controversy
NBC's young stars came out to shine in this NBC TV movie, which also acted as a reunion of sorts for two other much older TV shows. It was had star power, it was funny, it had too many plots, and most importantly, it has a connection to our pilot month. Stay tuned...
(Note this is best enjoyed while watching the movie on YouTube, starting at about the 26:55 mark in the episode. We give about an hour of commentary while watching the movie.)
Around Halloween 2012, a pilot to a rebooted version of The Munsters aired. If you were expecting campy humor that worked in the 1960s, you're solely mistaken. Mockingbird Lane was a very dark comedy which was not your Munsters from 50 years ago.