Friday, February 6, 2015

What's Not On TV Tonight (1969)?

Hoptown's Ugliest Girl In Town fans were disappointed to see that their favorite show is not on tonight's ABC schedule. ABC axed the show after 17 episodes. Here was to be the 18th, which would've aired Feb. 6, 1969:


  1. On behalf of The Ugliest Girl In Town, I will say that I do really like the notion of explaining in very clear terms the whole premise of a show during its regular opening. This show did a very good job with that. Rest in peace, Ugliest Girl In Town.

  2. So this episode of Ugliest Girls In Town regarded the Soviets as goofs, and so did the show that today 1969 replaces it on ABC, What's It All About, World?, a Laugh-In-influenced variety show. I wonder when it was that TV stopped giving the Hogan's Heroes treatment to the Russians. The Cuban Missile Crisis didn't do it. Maybe it was after we got ripped off in Munich 1972.

    1. As I recall, the networks generally avoided treating the Soviets as bad guys. There were a number of early episodes of "Mission: Impossible" where the Soviets were obviously villains.but even they switched over to more generic villains after a few years.

  3. On Saturday, February 8, 1969, 11,500 fans packed the Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky, where the Kentucky Wildcats -- now ranked number 4 in the country -- smashed Ole Miss 104 to 68. Dan Issel had 26 points and 7 rebounds; Mike Pratt had 22 points and 7 rebounds; Mike Casey had 18 points and 6 rebounds.

  4. On Monday, February 10, 1969, another sell-out crowd at Memorial Coliseum saw the Big Blue roll over Mississippi State 91 to 69. Issel had 26 points and 19 rebounds; Casey had 18 points and 9 rebounds; Pratt had only 6 points, but picked up 11 boards.

    With the wins over Ole Miss and MSU, UK ran its record to 17-2, and 11-0 in the SEC. The Cats have now won 11 straight.