Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1975: Today on TV

If we lived in Pomeroy or Middleport, Ohio, today in 1975, here were our TV choices.

If the Family Affair rerun at 7 p.m. Eastern is a snoozer, I'm probably going to give the new Don Adams Screen Test a whirl. He was pretty funny in Get Smart, and I like game shows.

I wonder if that episode is where Adams and James Caan became friends.

I don't know who's supposed to be on the 7:30 Pop! Goes the Country, but, man, I hope it's this fantastic Willie Nelson appearance.

Tonight's episode of Sanford and Son, "The Olympics," is lights-out excellent. And, besides, it's always so great when the precise episode of a 37-year-old TV show that you are interested in is available in full on YouTube, as this one is.

I love how the studio audience cheers for Redd Foxx when he appears in a workout outfit in Part 3. There was a lot of cheering by studio audiences on TV shows in the '70s when their favorite actors and actresses appeared in unconventional costumes.

I'm rolling with NBC the rest of the night. David Brenner is making one of his record 158 appearances on The Tonight Show tonight. (So crazy that Brenner was once engaged to Tai Babilonia.) Also, Michael Caine might be doing more standup.


  1. Meanwhile, in Kentucky, the Wildcats started the year ranked number 6 in the country in the pre-season polls, but lost their first game of the season at Northwestern by a score of 89-77. It was the first time in eight games that the purple Wildcats from the Big 10 beat the blue Wildcats from the SEC. And, in fact, the two sets of Wildcats have not met since.

    In the next poll, the Cats fell to number 7. Now we are waiting for the second game of the season, which will be on December 8. The Cats are travling to Charlotte to take on UNC. I'm depressed just thinking about it.

  2. That was a great, great performance by Willie Nelson. If you only saw that one clip, and didn't know anything else about him, you would know that he must be a huge star.

    1. I totally agree. I love how he goes back and forth between speaking and singing. And, of course, his writing is just fantastic.