Soap was riding high in 1980. Its producers gave who would likely be the 6th most popular cast member on that show her own vehicle, with a cast that includes a comedy icon and a future comedy icon. I'm a Big Girl Now was one (season) and done.
Outer space science fiction was everywhere in the late 70s--in your movie theater, on public television, in primetime, even on Saturday mornings. The crew at Filmation gave us their take on space adventures with Jason of Star Command, which featured a veteran from an outer space classic.
McCormick from Hardcastle and McCormick and Audrey Griswold #3 star in a sitcom about marrying someone to ensure they aren't deported from the country. Of course, hilarity ensues. The best moment of the show came at the very end of the final episode, when everybody knew the writing was on the wall.
Marvel Month concludes with possibly the second-worst season of SNL ever. We talked about probably the worst season of SNL on episode 97, about the 1980-81 era. Now, we look at the 1985-86 season, a transition season of sorts, when most of the cast lasted just this one season if not less, and the writers lasted just as long, ushering in one of the best eras in the show's lengthy history.
In honor of what would have been Mr. Fuji's 88th birthday on May 4th, we present perhaps the single greatest thing the legendary WWF manager gave us.
As part of a series of skits on WWF Tuesday Night Titans in 1985, Fuji and his wrestler Don Muraco play Crockett and Tubbs in this parody of the NBC drama. This sketch is so bad it's good.
Bob Saget is playing a widower taking care of his daughters, but it's not Full House. It's the early 2000s, this show is on the WB, and the two daughters on the show went on to much bigger and better things in the upcoming decades. Marvel month rolls on with Raising Dad.
MCU month rolls along with a recent series where Cobie Smulders has a lot of lesbian sex and some other stuff happens in Portland. This was a good show but sadly the pandemic reared it's ugly head forcing the show's premature end. Also, there's a brief discussion spoiling Episode 4 of "Moon Knight" at the start. You've been warned.
"I really got derailed at the lesbian sex part" - Mike
Before he was Thanos and Wade Wilson's sidekick, Josh Brolin in 2003 starred in this NBC political drama about a California Senator. Can a prison teacher turned politician survive in the wild world of D.C. in this modern-day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?
Also, we briefly touch on one of Mike's adventures involving one of the show's guest stars around this time.
Marvel Month resumes here at It Was a Thing on TV. In the past, we have had many modern-day adaptations of plays on both television and in movies--West Side Story, The Odd Couple, You Can't Take It with You, and the list goes on. In 2014, a modern take of Pygmalion/My Fair Lady titled Selfie aired on ABC. Despite having devoted fan base, only a handful of episodes aired on the network before being burned off online.