In 1986, Bruce Forsyth wasn't the only UK entertainer to be imported by ABC.  For one week, UK legend Noel Edmonds had his own self-titled talk show following Nightline.  Even throwing out a gaggle of superstar guests didn't get the show a longer run.

July 27, 2020

Episode 79–Condo

Two families tied together through relationships struggle with each other on an ABC sitcom in the early 80s.  Where have we heard that?  Soap, but also this entry from people who brought you Soap--the McLean Stevenson vehicle Condo.  Could this series have gotten a popular emcee his iconic hosting gig?

From a listener request, we look at the very short-lived CBS entry from summer 1992, The Hollywood Game, where your knowledge of movies past and present could pay off handsomely.

Everybody loves Unsolved Mysteries.  In honor of the recent reboot on Netflix, we look at a dozen of the more bizarre stories from the original series including stories involving a magic rock, lightning strikes, and a death chair.

This show is likely the most bizarre show we will cover.  Greg took copious notes on each of the 20 episodes of this Adult Swim series which makes Aqua Teen Hunger Force look straight-laced.

Warning:  The language is inappropriate occasionally in this episode.

July 13, 2020

Episode 75–Video Power

Video Power--is it a video game cartoon or a video game game show?  ¿Porque no los dos?  This might be the only show we will cover which can be classified as a show in two different genres, while keeping the general premise intact.

Video Power contestant interview:  https://lakupo.com/grblitz/video%20power.htm

Password is a timeless classic which came off as dated in 1974.  What's a show to do?  Raise the stakes, upgrade the set, and for a brief while in 1974 and 1975, turn it into a celebrity tournament.  These changes didn't help, as the show was off the air by mid-1975.

20/20 has been a television staple for over four decades. Its start was a different beast than the 20/20 we have seen for years, from a graphic expose to words and their definitions to Claymation animations.

July 2, 2020

Episode 72–Go

Go was in the death slot of Noon and had a very short life, despite being a exciting, action packed game.  All 3 of us look at how the game was played with the assistance of Funko Pop dolls.  (You wish this episode was a video podcast.)  Also bad impersonations of Johnny Olson.